We gave it a B
Do you like Reese Witherspoon? Obviously that’s a rhetorical question — everybody likes Reese Witherspoon. Through all of her incarnations — ingenue, indie film darling, A-list movie star, prestige cable luminary, lifestyle guru, film and TV producer — Witherspoon has maintained an aura of approachable Southern charm without ever suppressing her ambition and intelligence. And like a savvy businesswoman, she knows the best way to give her new Hello Sunshine Video on Demand channel a shot at success is by starring in its first show, Shine on with Reese.
“I’m doing a show highlighting powerful, ambitious women in different fields,” says Witherspoon in Shine’s bubbly opening credits. So far the aforementioned “different fields” all fall under the umbrella of show business: The first three guests are Dolly Parton, Ava DuVernay, and P!nk, all women Witherspoon seems to know pe