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Everybody Dance Now!

First, let’s talk about “Breaking Pointe”. Who watched it? I was sad it only lasted 6 episodes, especially since I have no idea whether or not they are going to bring it back next year. I was so engrossed in it. Okay, so for those of you that don’t know - it was a reality TV show that went behind the scenes at Ballet West, a major ballet company out of Salt Lake. It had some amazing dancing in it and as a dance-geek, I feel like I learned a lot about the inside world of dance - not to mention the terminology! The reality-TV level of it was about at Teen Mom, which I admit to guiltily watching, but in between that reality-TV style soap opera stuff, there was some serious dancing - so it was like the best of both worlds. It was harsh sometimes though…

Like when Katie got cut. Though I honestly think they should have had two episodes before that happened, so that we had more chance to really get attached to Katie before we found out she wasn’t coming back. Though even as it was, by the time they got to her leaving in the finale, I was so attached to Beckanne and Ronald that Katie’s leaving was upsetting just to see how upset they were. I thought Christiana and her husband were kind of adorable together, even though sometimes she could be high-strung. I went back and forth on whether or not I was madly in love with Ronnie or like completely unable to stand him. I was so over Rex and Allison by the like second episode. Why does he think so little of himself that he stays in a relationship with someone who flat out told him she will never love him?

I think if I ever get a chance to see the performance of “Emeralds” that I will. It may have just been the amazing costumes but I thought it looked like a beautiful show when they performed it at the end.

Now, who is watching “Bunheads”? Okay, when I called all my RL peeps and told them, “I think it will be like Gilmore Girls but with dancing,” I could not have been more right. It is Gilmore Girls. Grandma Gilmore is on it. The lead looks and acts and talks just like Lorelai. She lives in a small quirky town filled with quirky people. It feels so much like The Gilmore Girls that sometimes I expect Jared to come walking into the room. But that’s good, because I did like The Gilmore Girls in that easy kind of way where you don’t have to think too much about it but you know each episode will be zany and fun. The big surprise has been how much the four teenage girls at the dance studio have played a part in each episode, how they have their own storylines and such. I figured they would be more background, but they have stories of their own. Plus, there is more dancing than I expected - I figured they would back-burner the dancing after awhile. Not a ton of dancing, but more than I thought there would be.

The only thing I didn’t like was how they killed off Hubble so fast, or like at all, really. I know why they had too, I understand how it pushed the story forward and how if they ever want her to have romantic storylines with various people they needed to get him out of the way. But still, in the pilot episode, he was my favorite of all the characters. And there is a moment where she says, “I feel like I would be a better person if I could fall in love with a man like him,” or some such thing. Right at that moment I was like, “OMG, I hope she does fall in love with him! That’s what I want, a slow build of love between them.” I was so sad when he died but the show had me hooked right then.

I was going to do So You Think You Can Dance as well, but while I was typing this out The Little Brother called and we were on the phone for an hour. We had a really good conversation about many things but now it is time for bed. Perhaps tomorrow.
Tags: bunheads is my dance studio, dance-geek, family circus, gilmore girls has adhd, real life, reality tv is my shame, tv show blahblahblahing
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