In Oklahoma, comedy and drama events begin with the most famous woman in the state, Vicky Ellis. Vicky tries to make Samantha Stone, the desperate girl, a worthy contender for Miss America in other competitions. Vicky is the girl who can transform any girl into a winner, but when combined with her beautiful integrity, it will turn into a conflict of her reputation.
In the series, a black comedy (or is it a drama with occasional jokes?) about the desperate hangers-on in the beauty pageant scene, Zeta-Jones feels constrained by the show's sensibility and its sour lack of ambition.
Still, there's a watchable spark in Zeta-Jones and something admirable in the respect that Queen America shows to Samantha, who's played by Shouse with just the right mix of naïveté, charm, and self-awareness.