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BunheadsSummer TV series

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#31 kbarber


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

An interesting article in The Atlantic:

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

"ABC Family has torn down the Bunheads set. 


"But — and it’s a big but — the show hasn’t been canceled either, a hopeful sign considering the last original episode aired in February: If the network wanted to be done with it, they’d be done with it. So let’s indulge in some optimism, shall we, and focus on the reasons why it might come back."



I do hope that this show is continued. It's probably my tv favorite. flowers.gif



#33 dirac


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:46 PM

Bunheads  is toast.


The ballet drama had wrapped its 18-episode first season in February. The series, which starred Broadway veteran Sutton Foster as a Las Vegas chorus girl starting over in a small town by teaching ballet, had been a critics' favorite but didn't generate enough ratings power to get into second position.



I did not like the show as much as I had wanted and hoped to like it and stopped watching after a few episodes, but sorry to see a dance-related series go and sorry for its fans and the talented people who worked on it. Too bad.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

I enjoyed the show. It wasn't as good as the Gilmore Girls (to compare ASP shows) but it was very sweet. I was always smiling while watching it. And I'm glad it promoted a nice view of ballet. I had read that ABC Family had trouble finding viewers for it. I have a feeling most fans were like myself (not in high school!). The channel's more successful shows are like Pretty Little Liars. ASP had received orders in the second half of the season to focus more on the young dancers' love lives and she did that. For me, there was wonderful scenes like this one, where plot melded with performance to give us more than either could on their own:


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Somebody made videos of all the dance routines:



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

The farewell dance:



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

I thought one of the funniest lines I ever heard was when the ballet teacher sez: "Mr. Balanchine made us do grands battements for 2-1/2 hours and we couldn't stop until somebody died..."


Here on the Left Coast, things haven't changed much...

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

Gia Kourlas in the "New York Times" says that she really misses "Bunheads" (so do I) and tells why. She asks this question and ends with this touch of optimism.
"Can nothing be done to extend its life? Netflix? HBO? I’d take Lifetime.
"But what if Ms. Sherman-Palladino’s characters could really come to life? I can’t stop imagining “Bunheads” as a musical. The dances are already choreographed. The stellar cast, after all, featured the Broadway veterans Ms. Foster and Ms. Bishop. The farewell dance could be the encore. Maybe all we need is a bigger sandbox."
I'm quite fine as well with the original "sandbox" put back right where it was. Not an impossible idea for a 'not only of dance interest' *Very Entertaining TV Series*.

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