Do you have the new ABC Spark channel on your cable lineup?

There is a new show on there that I really like. I usually don’t pay too much attention to new shows being advertised, but when a commercial said the show’s executive producer was Amy Sherman-Palladino I knew I had to give it a chance. She created Gilmore Girls. I still miss watching the Gilmore Girls, I loved it!

I’ve watched the first two episodes of Bunheads now, and it reminds me a lot of the Gilmore Girls – probably for some obvious reasons – small town, interesting quirky small town characters, and Kelly Bishop is back (Lorelai’s mother from the Gilmore Girls). The main character is similar to Lorelai – dark hair, talks quick and fast, and is sarcastic.

The premise of the show so far : Main character Michelle is a Vegas show girl. When she is tired of her life and needs a change, she accepts a marriage proposal from her biggest fan and admirer. He is kind and sweet. She doesn’t love him, but he is willing to wait. They marry that night in Vegas and then he brings her home – to the home he shares with his mother (Kelly Bishop) who runs a ballet studio out of the back of the house.

Everything was being set up really nice in the first episode for a good series, we were being introduced to 4 teenage girls who hang out in the ballet studio, and a couple characters from the small town, but I couldn’t figure out how we were going to be able to ditch the husband from the series. He didn’t fit.  He was a really weak character. And how could we watch a show where the main character is already hitched? One of the best parts of Gilmore Girls was rooting for Lorelei to end up with Luke from the diner.

The end of the first episode solved that problem when he is killed in a car crash.

The first episode is free on iTunes. I think the second episode might be on ABC’s website, or you can catch it repeating this week sometime if you get ABC Spark.

Two thumbs up!