I watched the first episode of this show on Monday and I'm totally hooked. It's written and produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of "Gilmore Girls," one of my all-time favorite TV shows. It has the same smart and snappy dialogue and quirky characters. It's about a Las Vegas showgirl who moves to a small town to teach the girls (the "bunheads") at her mother-in-law's ballet school.
When I was in ballet, we didn't call everyone a bunhead. That term was reserved for the dancers who were so totally focused on dance that they had no social life or intellectual curiosity. They were all body and no brain.
AMC has been rerunning all of the episodes of "Breaking Bad," so I've been watching several of those each day and suffering from the unrelieved gloom and doom. "Bunheads" was a nice antidote.
Jeanine Mason, SYTYCD season 5 winner, has joined the cast of Bunheads. Former SYTYCD contestants Kent Boyd and Ricky Jaime are also on the show occasionally. There's some seriously good dancing on this show, and it's not all ballet.