The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl Recap

June 18, 2008 By:
The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl Recap

As I was hoping for a repeat of last years Weeds and Californication line-up, admittedly I was unduly intrigued by this new sizzling show Secret Diary of Call Girl based on the real life escapades of Belle Du Jour and her blog "The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl".

Well, to be honest it was just OK for me. Nothing outlandishly original really. Just different kitschy and scandalous elements of the high class hooker life repackaged. Belle leads 2 lives.

The Call Girl life, and the Legal Secretary/ girlfriend to nice guy Ben life. Not a bad person, just someone who likes sex and money and being her own boss. What's wrong with that? In the pilot, the conflicts are pretty simple. There is potential conflict with Stephanie, her booking agent to her clients essentially. The whole double life thing of course. Different clients provide different methods of pleasing them. Some wackier than others: like the horseplay scene at the end. Some she'll not be able to tackle and will grate her as we saw with her client who wanted a more "girl next door" type woman. (Although she did indeed close that deal after a failed first attempt) And then there is competition between the different call girls that Stephanie gets clients for.

Etc. etc.

We'll see where it goes. Maybe more interesting conflict awaits. Like her parents finding out? How would they react? Hmm.. we'll see, I'm not holding my breath on this one.