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Kelly Bishop and Sutton Foster are the only things keeping me watching this show. The teens add very little to the mix.
... who may be fabulous in Broadway, but has NO business on screens small or large unless she can be directed in a far better fashion than she has been on this cringeworthy television show. As for Ms. Foster -- she is only marginally less guilty of crimes against the art of acting on the screen; again, one gets the feeling she COULD be brought to heel, but so far the directors they've been hiring on this show ought to have been tossed out of the DGA and forced into food service for their execrable endeavours.
As to why I've remained a viewer -- god only knows. Something to do with the dancer element. And the eternal optimism inherent in those with a DVR and nothing better to do...
I can't believe only one person in 6 weeks has remarked on the over- theatricality of the acting/writing styles on this show. It is PAINFUL. the writing is overwrought, which doesn't help, and the direction is obviously non-existent, or they'd be doing something about it. When all three areas are so grotesquely overdone as to make a professional television show, produced by someone with vast previous experience, look like a frickin' middle school play week after week... One has to wonder if there is any hope at all for it.
Frankly, even though their storyline are the least interesting, it is the "Bunheads" who suffer the least from overacting and therefore have the greatest chance of not sucking going forward. Perhaps THAT is why the show seems to be headed toward them and away from the inimitable (thank god) Kelly Bishop -- who may be fabulous in Broadway, but has NO business on screens small or large unless she can be directed in a far better fashion than she has been on this cri
In my opinion, this show is missing the charm and strong relationships GG had. Plus there is no love interest for Michelle or the girls, beside Charlie. There is great chemistry between Sutton and Kelly Bishop, a bit like Lauren Graham, but it's missing a Rory! The characters are not as interesting as Gilmore's and the storyline are too superficial. They don't have characters like Sookie, Luke, Dean and that family spirit GG had. I know we shouldn't compare the two, but since it's the same creater, comparison is kind of inevitable.
Mediocre. I liked Boo as Michelle's secretary. Poor and/or disjointed writing.
They should have killed off Sasha instead of Hubbell. What a truly annoying character. If she were my daughter, I would have grounded her for six months after stealing.
Some of the scenes are so bizarre (leaky roof)I'm wondering if I should invest any more time in this series. But if it keeps going with storylines like this, it will be canceled anyway.
Memo to ABC Family: you're not sending a good message by having teenagers ransack someone else's apartment.
Well, in our blameless society it's only a matter of time before Sasha's theft is rationalized because of her troubled home life. News flash... not every kid from a dysfunctional home steals. (Can't stand that character, by the way.) Michelle should have thrown her out immediately. And having the girls plunder through the apartment was very out of character... what kind of example is ABC family trying to set.
Keeping Fanny on the sidelines is a huge mistake. It's now obvious the network doesn't really want adult viewers.
Meanwhile, I agree with previous posters regarding the stupidity of dealing with the leaky pipes. I guess by portraying adults as stupid it will attract more teen viewers, who feel we're idiots anyway.
Well, that was a good series...all 5 episodes of it. I don't know what this new show is, but I hate it and won't be watching any longer.
When I first found Bunheads I started recruiting friends and family to watch because I thought it exemplary. Now I feel like an idiot. This show started off smart and sharp and fast, yet with a gentle look at small town characters that was completely endearing. I loved that everyone had their quirks, but respected people in their own way.
What a 180 it's done. Now the show has begun to reflect the worst of our current culture. The "old" people need to be written out of life, those who are different need to be made fun of, and teens are taught that disrespecting others is the thing to do, up to and including trashing another person's property and privacy. Sutton Foster's Michelle was made to look like a royal bee-atch for calling out one of the characters for stealing, with zero remorse from that character.
How depressing. Without Fanny and
And why in the world would there be pipes overhead in the girls' dressing area? It's on the 2nd floor with nothing above it, so why would there be water pipes at all?
Kelly Bishop is really needed in this show; bring her back.
Sasha is an obnoxious brat.
This show seems a little out of character and doesn't seem to be going anywhere but Sutton Foster's Michelle keeps me coming back every time. I love her character and her witty dialog. She seems like an older person I wish I knew to help me through tough times.
Also Ginny dating the same guy since 2nd grade is not weird. If anything its romantic because he really loved and cared about her. And she did him. Love is hard to come by and dating around won't help anything. The mom attacking Michelle because she doesn't have her bitch boy is a little wrong though I will admit that. She should be helping her child through a break up not getting mad.
I personally liked this episode! While it is lacking a little without Kelly Bishop, I still found myself laughing!
I would like to see Michelle and Boo's mom become friends.
I really think people would enjoy this show more if they would stop comparing it to Gilmore. No show will ever be Gilmore and this show in my opinion has a lot of the goods parts of Gilmore but because it doesn't so those parts quite as good the criticism is harsher than necessary. This show has potential to be great and people need to give it time to find it's footing and its independence from Gilmore. The show just needs to focus on all the dynamics because that's the best part of the show and pull back Sutton's quirkiness a little because she is a great actress just her Broadway background cause s her to be a little over the top. Also please make the girls stop being such bad friends to boo she is my favorite younger girl and they all treat her like crap. Oh and stop this Sasha crap I am sick of her being forced down our throats.
you should also play spot the gilmore girls alumni. this episode had zach (todd lowe) who played davis and gypsy (rose abdoo) who played sam the other sparkles owner. tom the contractor has also appeared, mitchum huntzberger, the owner of the oyster bar, pete the pizza guy as the dance supply man.
i would also disagree that it was boring. it's not the BEST show on television, but it's far from the worst. it's also summer so television is a bit less serious. it's still a pleasant way to spend an hour.
"this is sparkles. we only do dresses." ahhh, truly
The world doesn't need anymore obnoxious teenage girls, and I had thought this show was trying to prove that teens can be decent human beings. One would think a network with the word "family" in the title wouldn't want to highlight teenage girls who steal and break into someone's apartment. But I guess that's girls being girls in this day and age, right?
Meanwhile, no Kelly Bishop again? Hello, McFly! While we're at it, let's have the adults do stupid things like clean up a flood with paper towels.
There is a lesson to be learned here: next time a hurricane hits some city in the United States, don't send cash, food or clothes, send hair dryers.
This episode was beyond stupid.
Kelly Bishop, white courtesy phone. You've been written out of the show.
What a boring, depressing episode. (And don't get me started about how anyone would put a bucket under a leaky roof and not throw paper towels at it and try to dry an entire room with hair dryers. That was beyond stupid.)
Student steals from me? Student is gone. Phone call to parents.
I'm giving this show one more week, but I'm afraid it might not be fixable.
Is this a recap or a critique?
I liked the show. I thought it was refreshing. I think the problem is that most people miss the Gilmore Girls...and they want this to be "exactly" like the Gilmore Girls. While the writers are going to great lengths to make it similar to draw in that crowd, it will never be...nor should it be...the Gilmore Girls. Since it isn't the Gilmore Girls, I am afraid it will be cancelled, which is truly a shame. I really look forward to Monday nights.
As for using a hair dryer to dry a rug....I have done it many times. It is not the unusual.
I totally agree. This show started out so great, but last night's episode hit the bottom for me. Drying the rug with hair dryers, Michelle's endless quips, and the girls' out of characters' behavior were all terrible script writing, but this episode hit an all time low with the one-eye, one-leg jokes. I was appalled and disappointed with this insensitive treatment of handicapped conditions. This show is directed at young girls. These jokes were not only in extremely bad taste, but totally uncalled for. Can you say "bully"? Our young do not need to hear these cruel remarks on a TV show from an adult!!!
Is Michelle and Boo's mom becoming fast friends? Does anyone see the physical resemblance between this pair and Lorelai/Sookie? The casting of characters is too spooky-too much in the shadow of Gilmore Girls. The most refreshing relationship is Michelle/Fanny. The rest of the cast/script needs work. 'Truly' is the new 'Michel Gerard'. Michelle's quips are becoming annoying-it's over the top.Not funny, just overdone and annoying. And that music...jeez...it doesn't fit. Bunheads started well but I'm losing interest.
I, too, am becoming increasingly disenchanted. The kids would not trash Michelle's place, nor would anyone try to use hairdryers to dry the rugs. Stupid does not equate with funny or witty. All the characters are behaving stupidly. Humor/comedy only works when the characters are behaving intelligently and being thwarted by the situation. Get with it or I'm not going to be able to continue watching. And that's a shame, because I like the actors. But the scripts suck.
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