Recommended by one-half of the Cube Critics, I started watching because I enjoy the rat-a-tat dialogue of Amy Sherman-Palladino but do not have the time to watch 150+ episodes of the Gilmore Girls. This has some annoying TV things–continuity from episode to episode; sometimes the characters can feel very one note–but every episode has funny lines, an engaging hook and–my favorite–includes a choreographed dance number.* It’s too bad that this only ran for 18 episodes, but they are a fun and interesting 18 episodes.
Cost: free via Freeform (I got to once again experience the fun TV-watching exercise of muting the commercials. There were five of them and they played repeatedly. )
Where watched: at home
*There are also three generations of characters (teenagers, 30-something, woman of a certain age) and I enjoyed seeing a variety of older actresses rotate through as minor characters. I suspect many of them regularly turn up in Sherman-Palladino ventures.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/tv/bunheads_ver2.html
I read the YA book of this same title. I wonder if it was inspired by that tome or just shares the same title. I am out of summer viewing time and back to the semester so this will have to remain unwatched for the time being.
Same title, two entirely different stories. You would probably like this series, though.