“Bunheads” intensely and humorously depicts women going through growing pains in life, work, and love. The female characters take center stage while the revolving doors of the supporting male characters stand in their shadows. Sutton Foster is just as active on screen as she is on stage. With her thousand-watt smile, Foster brings her all-around character to life; Her Michelle is wild, goofy, fun, and compassionate at the same time.
Foster’s bubbly performance pairs well with Kelly Bishop, who is less cold-hearted but just as regal as Emily Gilmore. Fanny is a wise and artistic mentor whose eccentricity makes her a good connection to Michelle. Together, Bishop and Foster take their characters’ journey from strangers to family and respected co-workers to engaging.
The teen band showcases various sides of girlhood: a skeptical Sasha grapples with her parents’ divorce, Boo innocently confronts her body image, Mel explores how to ignite her rage. herself, and Ginny fell hard because of different relationships. There is a sweetness and authenticity in their interactions that keep viewers invested in their teenage struggles.
“Bunheads” is also a laid-back show like “Gilmore Girls” with the added excitement of grandiose choreographed dance moves (from a nasty set of modern numbers to They can become “Istanbul (Not Constantinople) of the Giants), a disastrous “Nutnut Clip” and a piece inspired by recycling). The series perfectly blends comedy and romance. While it has a bit of a quirky premise and speaks to very specific tastes, its slice-of-life style is a joy to watch.
https://www.slashfilm.com/964147/tv-interrupted-amy-sherman-palladinos-bunheads-had-its-dance-recital-cut-short/ Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Bunheads had its dance performance cut short