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Bunheads - Season One Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by billypritchard, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. mwhip

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    Fun fact from Sepinwall on this episode:

    Also Borstein is also Lois on Family Guy with Daniel Palladino is a producer and writer.
     
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    mwhip

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    Last couple have been ho-hum. Not sure I like Michelle's brother.

    The whole Sasha thing is very weird, who is bankrolling this apartment? Did her parents let her stay? How long until she just lives with Michelle?
     
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    Jagman_sl

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    Yeah, the brother isn't as fun as I think they had hoped he would be. He's apparently Sutton Foster's real life brother, so I assume they felt this stunt casting would work better than it is.

    I think Sasha made a comment last night while speaking to the utility company that she had her mother's credit card ("They take it at the mall"). I think we're supposed to assume that her family is so well off that the extreme expenses will go largely unnoticed.

    As for the show itself, I still really enjoy it. It's funny and definitely doesn't take itself too seriously. But I'm concerned that the ratings aren't as good as ABC Family is hoping for. However, I'm not really sure what constitutes a hit on that network....
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #144 of 159
    mwhip

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    Yeah I was interested in if her mom knew she was using her card for an apartment and utilities.

    They are not focusing on the girls enough especially Boo and her home life. Her family is a lot of fun and would love to meet the dad.

    Unfortunately Liza Weil is just playing Paris as if Paris moved across the country and was a spinster with money.
     
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    Jagman_sl

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    Not gonna lie, she still cracks me up! :)
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 #146 of 159
    alpacaboy

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    "Life without Bunheads is no life at all." - Jon Stewart

    Funny, the only thing I know Liza Weil from is that she was on The West Wing for about 5 minutes.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2013 #147 of 159
    Graymalkin

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    They need to be careful that Liza Weill doesn't take over the show.

    Just what kind of small town is Paradise where you can find gorgeous old apartments like that one? And immediately available for rent? Never mind. This is television, where the middle class can afford gorgeous apartments in Greenwich Village and every homeowner in Los Angeles has a house in all-glass walls with a view and an infinity pool (as long as they're not a suspect or a witness, in which case they live in crackhouses).
     
  8. panictivo

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    I am trying to like this show because I was a GG fan, especially the pre-college seasons. But I don't think I can take any more of the GG Paris character in Bunheads.

    GG Paris was OK in small does because she had some vulnerabilities. The Bunheads incarnation of Paris is just arrogant and annoying.

    I wish they could bring back Krysten Rittter from GG. She brings quirky charm to every role. She should have some free time on her hands now that her B in Apt 23 series was cancelled.
     
  9. Robin

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    I've only watched a smattering of GG (it's on my "when I have time and it's available streaming" list) so I don't know who you're talking about.

    Ritter's amusing, but from Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad, and Apt. 23 she seems to just have the one character. Not identical, but she always has the same "look" and a lot of the same quirks.
     
  10. mwhip

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    That was season 1 finale and we will see if it is renewed. I hope so it is quirky and nice to have ASP writing on TV.

    Loved the line "You two are the horn dogs we have spinster/buddy sitcom written all over us!"

    So it turns out Ginny is the weak one, kind of would have guessed it but it was a nice scene with her and Michelle at the end. Loved seeing Boo stand up to Sasha, nice to know Boo knows what she wants and is getting the confidence to stand by her convictions.
     
  11. stellie93

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    I thought this was an awesome episode. Sad to hear that it's the finale.

    Do they really have auditions that bring out that many people when they have no intention of hiring anyone at all? :(
     
  12. TriBruin

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    I like this show and want to "really" like it. But, like Michelle, it is so all over the place.

    There seems to be so many story lines that just come and go with no real resolution. Like the condom last week. Big story, never resolved. (I guess it could have been Jenny's but she wasn't even dating the guy in last week's episode. Why would she have a condom?)

    The characters are likable, but just a little too shallow.

    I will keep watching, but I would like to see more meat.
     
  13. MikeCC

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    Yeah, it is rather scattershot.

    An ensemble cast like this could work, but not with SO much going on. It ends up being a jumble. I think Gilmore Girls worked for me because we met different characters at different times, and then only after we grew to understand and like the main leads, did we get into a little backstory of some of the others.

    Here, it's like everything all at once. Way too much.

    I still like the show, it's sweet and interesting. But I am nowhere near as caught up in it as I was in the lives of the Stars Hollow group.
     
  14. Agatha Mystery

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    Nothing says that Jenny didn't have sex with him prior to that. Her sniffing his jacket might just have been more of her trying to hang on to him, in the early stages. The kids seem to be able to come and go in the studio whenever they want, so I can see her having sex in the girl's dressing room (as that is where she is comfortable).

    Everything doesn't need to be neat and tidy, as life isn't always neat and tidy.

    As far as the other characters, I like that they've gotten Millie to bend a little. She was always too far over the top. :)
     
  15. mwhip

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    The Sepinwall post about the finale covers a lot of your issues with them not continuing storylines or following them but he reasons why that works. It is a good read.
     
  16. Agatha Mystery

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    BFE, So....
    sepinwall post?
     
  17. mwhip

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    Disappointing, but not a surprise.
     

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