"The Playboy Club" OK, OK, this dead-on-arrival drama was not great, but I had fun watching. I think had NBC called this "The Beaver Club" and dressed the waitresses in bikinis and buckteeth no on would have complained. But making it about the apparently notorious Playboy clubs of the 1960s caused a furor, and no one even tried to enjoy the show for what it was--a big, glam soap opera. The main story involving gangsters and murder left something to be desired, but I could not wait for Laura Benanti to sing in each episode or to find out what the beardedly married gay couple played by Sean Maher and Leah Renee were planning with the Mattachine Society. Speaking of which, when do you ever see that early gay rights group in a TV series? Good for you, creator Chad Hodge.