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Old 06-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Bunheads - Season One Thread

Thought I'd start a season thread as I'm not sure the level of interest here.

Thoroughly enjoyed the pilot, quite the twist at the end. The Gilmore Girls style sheet was a little overplayed, but the banter and dialogue were suitably witty.

Best laugh was the Michelle line, 'I live next to a hooker.' after Hubbel described his house.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:33 AM   #2
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It seems like a lazy remake of something I've seen before.

Sutton Foster comes across as a knockoff Lauren Graham. She plays the role just fine, but her character is so similar to GG's Lorelai that it comes across as an SNL skit. Then there's Kelly Bishop who, once again, plays the sharp-tongued, dramatic, uptight mom.

This show is as similar to Gilmore Girls as L&O:SVU is to the original Law and Order.

And the setup is silly. Stalker meets girl, convinces her to marry him, then bangs her at the wedding reception after saying a couple nice things? Really?



Glaring defects aside, I think I like it anyway.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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This show is as similar to Gilmore Girls as L&O:SVU is to the original Law and Order.
It was a bit distracting when at the first commercial break the guitars and voices kicked in, exactly like Gilmore Girls. But at least it's an artist ripping herself off and not someone else.
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I didn't watch this, but what is a "bunhead"?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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I really, really liked it - silly plot aside.

I think that ASP excels at telling stories about mothers and daughters. And this will essentially be a show about a mother and daughter relationship, albeit unconventional.

I'm looking forward to next week!
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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I didn't watch this, but what is a "bunhead"?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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I think it will need a couple of episodes to see how the whole series will be. This was very much a 'set it up' pilot, getting Michelle to Paradise and surrounded by Fanny and the kids. Plus quirky townspeople of course. Now what will the weekly show be like?

I'm guessing since it is ABC Family they will do a lot of teen stories, which I'm fine with. ASP certainly can do that very well.

I'm not sure which girl it was (Clara?), but the teen with the boob obsession very much reminded me of a young Megan Hilty from Smash.
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If this was Jesse Stone's Paradise...
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they'd eventually find out that Truly ran Hubbell over on purpose, Michelle would have an affair with Jesse, and she'd do all the talking. Not most of it. ALL of it..

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I have never seen a single episode of Gillmore Girls so any references to that did not bother me. I found myself laughing and liking the characters. I was a bit miffed not to see the main character fall in love with Hubble.
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Ow! Did not like the ending twist. Should have figured it out though from imdb.
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I can see it all. She will end up teaching in the dance studio and it will be adventures with weird people in that little town.
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It seems like a lazy remake of something I've seen before.

Sutton Foster comes across as a knockoff Lauren Graham. She plays the role just fine, but her character is so similar to GG's Lorelai that it comes across as an SNL skit. Then there's Kelly Bishop who, once again, plays the sharp-tongued, dramatic, uptight mom.

This show is as similar to Gilmore Girls as L&O:SVU is to the original Law and Order.

And the setup is silly. Stalker meets girl, convinces her to marry him, then bangs her at the wedding reception after saying a couple nice things? Really?



Glaring defects aside, I think I like it anyway.
I agree with everything. And Sasha looks like Rory - tall, slender build, same face. 10 seconds into the first promo I saw I immediately thought Gilmore Girls before I knew who was involved. First episode wasn't bad and I love Kelly Bishop. I don't know how long I'll keep watching it, but for now I'm giving it a chance.

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I was very surprised that I enjoyed the pilot episode as much as I did. I did add a Season Pass for it, at least for now.

I was disappointed with the twist at the end. I really liked Hubbell.
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Didn't make it through 15 minutes. It was so bland. If Ferris Bueller knew this was what was going to happen to Cameron, he may have let him drown
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Didn't make it through 15 minutes. It was so bland. If Ferris Bueller knew this was what was going to happen to Cameron, he may have let him drown
I found the first half to be laborious to watch (almost gave up) while the second half was pretty decent. I would give the pilot another chance.
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I found the first half to be laborious to watch (almost gave up) while the second half was pretty decent. I would give the pilot another chance.
Sorry, not gonna do it. I can't make it through what I was watching. For those of you who like it, enjoy.
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I found the first half to be laborious to watch (almost gave up) while the second half was pretty decent. I would give the pilot another chance.
Which is good for the future of the show, as I imagine week to week it will be very much 'fish out of water' stories.
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I was very surprised that I enjoyed the pilot episode as much as I did. I did add a Season Pass for it, at least for now.

I was disappointed with the twist at the end. I really liked Hubbell.
Yeah I didn't like the twist at the end either. At this point what is holding her to this town?
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Yeah I didn't like the twist at the end either. At this point what is holding her to this town?
On the other hand, if not for that then what's holding her to the town is in effect having gotten drunk with her stalker. That was NEVER going to end well. Now she's a fish who's gotten tired of water, with the chance to make something of her life for the first time.

The show made some bold (and I suspect maybe not very good) choices in structuring the pilot. A major part of the premise of the show only comes into play in the final seconds, and the entire first half is really just background info. I can see where people might bail on it (like Tony) without having had a chance to see what it's all about. And even after the entire first episode we've only caught glimpses of that.

It will be interesting to see how it goes once the show really gets started next week.
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On the other hand, if not for that then what's holding her to the town is in effect having gotten drunk with her stalker. That was NEVER going to end well. Now she's a fish who's gotten tired of water, with the chance to make something of her life for the first time.

The show made some bold (and I suspect maybe not very good) choices in structuring the pilot. A major part of the premise of the show only comes into play in the final seconds, and the entire first half is really just background info. I can see where people might bail on it (like Tony) without having had a chance to see what it's all about. And even after the entire first episode we've only caught glimpses of that.

It will be interesting to see how it goes once the show really gets started next week.
Definitely this. Need to see where the next couple of eps go.
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Yeah I didn't like the twist at the end either. At this point what is holding her to this town?
I guess she was starting to bond with the students and the mother-in-law. Plus now she probably owns that house.

I was kind of looking forward to a series with Alan Ruck. Stupid twist.
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I guess she was starting to bond with the students and the mother-in-law. Plus now she probably owns that house.

I was kind of looking forward to a series with Alan Ruck. Stupid twist.
Yeah I should have put two and two together when they listed him in the credits as "special guest star"
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I didn't notice that. They are really telescoping that she will be working in the studio. Her correcting the form on one of the students was the tell.
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Sutton Foster was OK maybe she will grow on me.
Saw a couple GG alumns in the pilot.
Kelly Bishop is still a fun actress to watch.
The girls were really good and that dynamic will be fun.
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I had to laugh at Gypsy from GG to be one of the shop girls. She reminded me of a bit character from Dirty Dancing with the big hair and all the makeup.
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I thought it was odd that they picked a lead actress who looked and sounded like Lauren Graham. I wouldn't be surprised if Lauren Graham appeared on the show later on.

Like David E Kelley, Amy Sherman seems to like working with the same people.
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I saw no resemblance between this girl and LG. She's not nearly as pretty.
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LG won't be on. She has a job.
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