I'm a little late in giving a review on the show "Bunheads," but that's not entirely my fault. On Monday night I sat on the couch in front of the T.V., ready and excited to watch it debut, only to discover I was three hours too late. I had gotten the wrong information about the exact time of the premiere, but since the first episode would be shown again on Tuesday night, I figured that was okay. I recorded it, then finally got the chance to watch it last night.
I'd almost given up on "Bunheads" about halfway through it. It wasn't holding my attention, and as is typical for just about anything shown on T.V., it had its distasteful moments that I didn't care for. Furthermore, the acting tended to come off as forced and awkward, and I cringed at the predictability of the characters. For example, one ballet student had the ideal dancer's body but lacked any passion for ballet, while another girl who wasn't blessed with the physique of a ballerina longed to be one.
As the show carried on however, I began to see something worthwhile. It may be headed in the right direction, although I wonder if this potentially engaging story will be wasted. The justification for such a negative outlook is based on how shallow everything felt. But in remembering that the first episode for any show is only to be used as an introduction to the characters and their world, I'll hold out hope that "Bunheads" will eventually turn out to be a decent show. Obviously there has not been enough time for the people, setting, or story to develop, so I must be patient. I plan on viewing the second episode, this time with a few expectations that I hope will be fulfilled.
1.) I will look for indications that the characters' personalities, as well as the plot, will deepen and become more interesting as the series goes on.
2.) I desire to see more dancing in future episodes.
3.) Something I don't want is raunchiness. I know it's to be expected on T.V. and that there are quite a few shows that contain much more than the little bit that was in "Bunheads," but I still wish for a higher standard.
So what did you think about it? Did you watch it?