I will miss the show. One can pick it apart, as many have done here, but frankly the criticism here rang hollow to me.....petty even.
I'd like to see any of us work as hard as these dancers did; take the risk of allowing our lives to be on public display as these dancers did; and be as honest as I think everyone involved with the show was. Easy to sit in our arm chairs and pick at this and that.
Sure, the personal content was like being 20-something...........JESUS, they ARE 20-something!! Try to remember back when YOU were 20. How would you look if 1 million people saw YOU at a party when you were 22!! Some of the dancers were older and dealt with "older" problems. I'm nearly 69, and I deeply felt the pain of Christiana and Chris (as well as being privileged to see bits of their exquisite dancing).
Sure again, there wasn't enough actual dancing, but so what. I have NO doubt the producers, directors, and dancers in this series would have loved to show more dancing. Clearly there were contractual restrictions and other limitations that made such a thing not possible (makes me think of how many times I've heard my local ballet company's director -- Peter Boal at Seattle's PNB -- say with regret: "No, we can't produce a DVD.....it's just too expensive given the royalty and other such payments required."
Sure again and again, I winced a few times at my ripe old age, but overall, I thought the series terrific. It gave me an insider's view of a ballet company of dedicated people striving to do their best in the art form I love so much. THANK YOU BALLET WEST.
P.S. What strikes me the most is that such a documentary (OK....reality show if you like) was made at all.