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Bunheads 1x16 “There’s Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit” Recaplet

Michelle has to practice her best Hillary Clinton. Ginny does her best Sutton Foster. The results vary.

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Talk Less Naturally So far, so good, but literally every conversation should be painfully obvious that it’s being read directly from the script. No one should be interrupting each other, natural chemistry should be kept to a minimum, and whenever there’s something witty and sarcastic to be say, it is forbidden to stop and giggle or make it a point to acknowledge it.
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Talk Less Naturally
So far, so good, but literally every conversation should be painfully obvious that it’s being read directly from the script. No one should be interrupting each other, natural chemistry should be kept to a minimum, and whenever there’s something witty and sarcastic to be say, it is forbidden to stop and giggle or make it a point to acknowledge it.

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Is it really fan-service if you’re mentioning the most obnoxious part of the entire show? Or is this more foreshadowing than simply referencing for laughs? Because after all, Michelle’s going to go around yelling at people about her dragons, and explaining her boring life story to everybody as much as possible probably, and nobody will really care about her or her dragons. But maybe she will open a door and it will be just snow and Hubbell, talking his funny grunty rapey way, and then she will set everybody on fire? That is so Michelle.

- Jacob Clifton, suffering through yet another episode, Bunheads 1-9 “No One Takes Khalessi’s Dragons” Weecap

Is it really fan-service if you’re mentioning the most obnoxious part of the entire show? Or is this more foreshadowing than simply referencing for laughs? Because after all, Michelle’s going to go around yelling at people about her dragons, and explaining her boring life story to everybody as much as possible probably, and nobody will really care about her or her dragons. But maybe she will open a door and it will be just snow and Hubbell, talking his funny grunty rapey way, and then she will set everybody on fire? That is so Michelle.

- Jacob Clifton, suffering through yet another episode, Bunheads 1-9 “No One Takes Khalessi’s Dragons” Weecap

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I would feel so much better if I knew that this show was adapted from a foreign TV show — with a better title, hopefully — and that’s why nothing ever, ever makes sense. Like it would be so interesting to look it up on Wikipedia and be like, “Oh Martha, it says here that they did this in the original Israeli series, Women Without Tasks, because over there, the youngest daughter’s boyfriend actually is expected to work as an unpaid handyman from the second grade on. It’s based on the myth of Jacob and Leah. Isn’t that so interesting?”

-Jacob Clifton, the only person getting us through this show, Bunheads 1-7 “What’s Your Damage, Heather” Weecap

I would feel so much better if I knew that this show was adapted from a foreign TV show — with a better title, hopefully — and that’s why nothing ever, ever makes sense. Like it would be so interesting to look it up on Wikipedia and be like, “Oh Martha, it says here that they did this in the original Israeli series, Women Without Tasks, because over there, the youngest daughter’s boyfriend actually is expected to work as an unpaid handyman from the second grade on. It’s based on the myth of Jacob and Leah. Isn’t that so interesting?”

-Jacob Clifton, the only person getting us through this show, Bunheads 1-7 “What’s Your Damage, Heather” Weecap

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Whatever. It’s hard to judge something when you come to it with no expectations whatsoever, and who am I to say that this isn’t art? Who am I, to bring up my hidebound notions of “storytelling” and “narrative” and “causality” and “physics”? What kind of a jerk just assumes that a character will in some way resemble herself from week to week, or even scene to scene? What’s this obsession with characters and plotlines that disappear without a mention never to be heard of again? Which is to say nothing of the temporal and editing issues plaguing the whole thing, like how they jump back and forth literally days between scenes, or spend an interminable amount of time blowdrying an entire room of carpet — don’t ask — with their hair morphing back and forth between styles, or the fact that this week sadly does not include a mean sexy dance.

- Jacob Clifton, Bunheads 1-6 “What’s Your Damage, Heather?” Recaplet

Whatever. It’s hard to judge something when you come to it with no expectations whatsoever, and who am I to say that this isn’t art? Who am I, to bring up my hidebound notions of “storytelling” and “narrative” and “causality” and “physics”? What kind of a jerk just assumes that a character will in some way resemble herself from week to week, or even scene to scene? What’s this obsession with characters and plotlines that disappear without a mention never to be heard of again? Which is to say nothing of the temporal and editing issues plaguing the whole thing, like how they jump back and forth literally days between scenes, or spend an interminable amount of time blowdrying an entire room of carpet — don’t ask — with their hair morphing back and forth between styles, or the fact that this week sadly does not include a mean sexy dance.

- Jacob Clifton, Bunheads 1-6 “What’s Your Damage, Heather?” Recaplet

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Cast Megan Hilty as Ginny’s Mom  The resemblance is uncanny, and it won’t be too much of a stretch to find a way for her character to humiliate her daughter. Perhaps she could sing a number from Bombshell?
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Cast Megan Hilty as Ginny’s Mom
The resemblance is uncanny, and it won’t be too much of a stretch to find a way for her character to humiliate her daughter. Perhaps she could sing a number from Bombshell?

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Keep Trying to Turn Sutton Foster into Lauren Graham Just in case it’s not painfully clear that Michelle Simms is no Lorelai Gilmore, keep giving her dialogue and jokes that Sutton Foster cannot begin to pull off, even in a campy way. And the more Michelle can attempt to show her “emotions,” the better.
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Keep Trying to Turn Sutton Foster into Lauren Graham
Just in case it’s not painfully clear that Michelle Simms is no Lorelai Gilmore, keep giving her dialogue and jokes that Sutton Foster cannot begin to pull off, even in a campy way. And the more Michelle can attempt to show her “emotions,” the better.

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Make Fanny Crazier On that note, Kelly Bishop’s character should be even more over-the-top loony, because asking for a series with a learned, elegant, funny and sharp mature woman who happens to be beautiful is just way too much to ask for.
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Make Fanny Crazier
On that note, Kelly Bishop’s character should be even more over-the-top loony, because asking for a series with a learned, elegant, funny and sharp mature woman who happens to be beautiful is just way too much to ask for.

Read more: Bunheads: How to Make It Even Worse