Silly name, name, great show. As the resident “couch potato mom”, I watch more TV then the other moms put together. I loved ‘Gilmore Girls’ and watched it regularly. It’s back, or at least the energy and style that made it a seven year success is back.
Tony winner, Sutton Foster, plays Michelle, a Vegas Showgirl who’s had enough. Following a bad audition and drunken evening with an ardent admirer, Hubble (Alan Ruck), she marries him and moves to his beautiful, but somewhat crowded home in a small coastal community.
Did I say crowded? He lives with his mother, played by of all people, Kelly Bishop. That’s right, the same wonderful actress who played Lorelei’s mom in ‘Gilmore Girl’s’. Mom is also a dancer, and runs a dance studio from their home.
Amy Sherman-Palladino created both shows. ’Gilmore Girls’ was touted as having some of the best dialogue on television. ’Bunheads’ is equally well written. Fast-paced comedic chatter punctuates the warm, light but heartfelt drama.
I really enjoyed the premier that aired last night on ABC family. I look forward to next week’s episode when we hopefully discover what happened to poor Hubbell, it can’t be good, this show is more about the girls. If you were a fan of GG you’ll love ‘Bunheads’ and if you never saw Amy Sherman-Palladino’s original success, this is a great opportunity to find out what all the fuss was about.