Yes, as I've confessed on this blog before, I absolutely adored the winsome mother-daughter adventures of Lorelai and Rory on "Gilmore Girls," so naturally, I couldn't help being intrigued by the promise of a quirky new sitcom from A.S.P.
On a side note, is it weird that I feel like I've totally earned the right to abbreviate her name since I've spent sooo much time in A.S.P.'s make-believe universe?
Alrighty, back to the show... For anyone wondering, yes, "Bunheads" does share a couple of things in common with our beloved "Gilmore Girls." Not only does it feature a few "Gilmore" players like Kelly Bishop who played Rory's notoriously uppity grandmother, Emily and set in a quaint small town (although so far, there seems to be a shortage of good coffee), but there's also plenty of fast-paced dialogue peppered with pop culture references aplenty.
Aside from that, however, "Bunheads" definitely has its own thing going. Basically in what has to win some sort of award for sheer impulsiveness, a former ballerina named Michelle, who now moonlights as a Vegas showgirl, escapes her rather ho-hum state of affairs by marrying a man she barely knows, moving to his small coastal town called "Paradise" and then in a twist of truly heartbreaking fate, (SPOILER ALERT) becomes a widow after only one day of wedded bliss.
Naturally, that leaves our protagonist's life in serious flux...
Since I'm only two episodes in, it's sort of hard to say whether this storyline will have legs. But so far, I'm loving the motley crew of characters, clever writing and sly humor, so here's hoping it'll continue to be a winner in the season of boring ol' re-runs.
A.S.P., don't let me down, okay?