Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bunheads: A Review!

I saw MONTHS ago that this show was being picked up.  I did a dance of joy.  Why?  Sutton Foster.  I think she's simply amazing.  I want to be her when I grow up.  She's simply amazing.

I've watched the first episode a few times, and I've even seen the second episode twice.  I must say, the show is SO much more than ballet.  It's about Michelle Simms (Foster), former ballerina and Broadway Dancer.  She moved to Vegas to live the good life, then time slipped away.  Before she new it, she was older, and couldn't go back to the dance career that she wanted.  The Hubble walked into her life.  He was a business man that took her out every time he was in Vegas (which seemed to be once a month).  He adored her.  She put up with him.  Michelle hits the bottom, gets drunk and agrees to marry Hubble.  They go to his house, which is inhabited by his mother, an eccentric ballet teacher who loves her knickknacks.  She's hurt that he eloped.  His ex-girlfriend is very hurt that he eloped.  Things happen....

And Hubble dies.  Just like that.

Now Michelle is in this strange place, with people that don't know her, or like her.

I adore how Foster portrays Michelle.  Michelle is just lost.  She covers it with humor, but she's a woman that has lost her path in life.

Anyways, don't take my word for it.  Watch the show.  Trust me.

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