Susan Speaks: Married to Rock


Ever wondered how real my fictional world is?

Me, too, sometimes. After all, I (thankfully) didn’t marry a rock star. My creation of Mitchell, Kerri, and Trevor was mostly my attempt to humanize people we put up on a pedestal.

Now, the E! Entertainment Network is showing us a glimpse of the real thing. It’s called Married to Rock, and it follows four very svelte women. Three are married to their stars. One is MERELY a girlfriend. I hope she sticks to her guns; from the first episode I saw, I could see danger signs in the relationship. Like I’m some expert… but that’s my point. If *I* can see danger, you know it’s there.

Anyway, the first episode I saw was the one where Susan Holmes McKagan (Hey, nice first name!) went out with the other women and got a bit toasty. And lost her house keys. ‘Cause, you know, she’s toasty.

She’s concerned Duff is asleep, and she doesn’t want to wake him. Which, really, is quite considerate. She decides to see if any windows are open. She’ll get in that way.

Sure enough, the bathroom windows are open. Susan begins to climb through.

This is where I paused my TiVo and let myself envision the scene as *I* would write it. (and we’ll ignore the fact that Mitchell and Kerri’s house is laid out much differently and has no bathroom window to crawl through.) I’d have Kerri crawl through that window and look up, only to find Mitchell leaning against the far wall, arms crossed, eyebrows raised in a tolerant look that plainly said she was busted — and would need a few years to live this one down.

I pushed play.

And what happens? Duff comes into the bathroom, very awake, a questioning but amused look on his face, and helps his wife climb through the window.

That alone was enough to hook me on the show, but I have to admit to being somewhat fascinated with Etty Farrell. I think there’s a worldliness to her, a wisdom, that’s going to allow her to really be the star of this show. As the show unfolds, we’ll be able to see if I’m right or wrong.

In the meantime, I’ll keep watching and checking to see how much more of my fictional world comes true on the small screen…



  1. Leah Braemel

    January 10, 2011 4:29 pm

    Oooh, I like the idea of hitting pause because the scene plays out while you consider how you’d write it. I often do re-write scenes or have long conversations later about how I’d have done it, but the pause button is intriguing. I think I’ll try that myself next time.

    Don’t think we get that network though, so I’ll have to see any of the Canadian networks have picked that show up so I can see what you’re talking about.

  2. bobkat

    January 10, 2011 7:25 pm

    Can you call ’em or what?! LoL!

    I don’t think we get the show over here but I’m intrigued. It sounds like it;s nearly as real as your writing 😉

  3. Alice Audrey

    January 11, 2011 3:38 pm

    Keep us up to date as you watch. The odds I will work my way through the maze of menues offered by my cable company is low. When I want to watch something on TV, I hand the remote to my kids.

  4. Shaunesay

    January 22, 2011 10:03 pm

    Wish I had seen that, it sounds hysterical, and Duff was my fave from GNR, followed by Slash! 😉
    .-= Shaunesay´s last blog ..Giveaway- Your Big Break by Johanna Edwards =-.

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