I got an interesting text from my sister last night: "Are you watching Bunheads yet?"
I was immediately intrigued. I mean, the previews I'd seen for the new ABC Family show looked terrible, like a Gilmore Girls with lots of pink tights and top knots (it even has the Gilmore Grandma and Loralei/Rory look-alikes). This is no Center Stage or Dirty Dancing, people. There will be no dancing what you're feeling. Baby has been put in the corner. This is obviously ABC Family's attempt to attract a very specific audience member (much like Greek and That-One-About-the-Gymnasts). But of my sister was watching Bunheads, maybe it had a chance.
"We turned it into a drinking game ... And it's only episode 2."
The only thing better than a cable TV hit is a cable TV trainwreck. The rules of the Buns Up Drinking Recital are simple, according to Seester:
As the season progresses, I am also calling shots for inspiring rally-the-point-shoe-troops speeches and any episode that follows a "I hate you a little but then you did something nice and now I secretly like you" storyline. Based on the 10 minutes I watched last night, I can tell you on good faith that they are bound to happen.
And then there's THIS:
This is a legitimate plot point. I am kind of waiting for a so excited-so excited-so scared Jesse Spano to pop out somewhere. In which case we'll all just finish our drinks, mmkay?
Get your cocktails ready and gird your livers. It'll be like an interpretive dance ... but with booze. I recommend a Shock Top Lemon Shandy, by the way. It's delightful.
Bunheads is on ABC Family at 8PM CST on Mondays. Will you be dance-drinking with us?