‘Cashmere Mafia’ newest TV sensation

Natalie Smith

They are powerful, poised, tenacious and positioned to make million-dollar deals over breakfast without batting an eye. They accomplish all of these things in 4-inch Manolo Blahniks, complete with matching designer handbags and belts.

Meet the “Cashmere Mafia,” four high-ranking female executives in industries previously dominated by men until their head-turning rise to power.

Mia Mason (Lucy Liu) is a publishing mogul who oversees an entire corporate empire.

Zoe Burden (Frances O’Connor) is the epitome of a modern-day working mother who manages to broker deals as a successful investment banker and still be home to tuck her children in at night.

Juliet Draper (Miranda Otto) is the chief operating officer of a major hotel chain, who manages to keep a cool head so she can manage affairs in the office and at home.

And Caitlin Dowd (Bonnie Sommerville) is a top marketing executive for a major cosmetics brand.

Somehow the four life-long friends from business school manage to hold down their jobs and personal lives, which always threaten to spiral out of control, while leaning on each other along the way.

Men, jobs and drama come and go, but the “Cashmere Mafia” will remain best friends forever as they take on New York City in a glamorous league of their own.

With cheating spouses, catty socialites, business hurdles and unreliable lovers – not to mention an endless array of high fashion – ABC’s newest drama is a must watch that will hook fans just as quickly as “Sex and the City.”

“Cashmere Mafia” has a knockout combination of writing and acting that sends the show well on its way to becoming the newest TV sensation.

The writing (in the middle of the writers’ strike) is sexy, witty and keeps each storyline packed with drama that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the next episode.

The acting is praiseworthy and believable, employing some extraordinary talent.

“Cashmere Mafia” is an interesting combination of “Sex and the City” and “Desperate Housewives” that makes for great TV every Wednesday night at 10 p.m.

Viewers may can also watch the show online at ABC.com.