I love this show because I love dancing. I actually like Ronnie's muscular masculinity when he dances. He is a strong, dynamic dancer and better than Rex IMO. Yeh, Ronnie is a bit of an egotistical show-off and I enjoy looking at him more than listening to him, but he CAN dance. Allison is a b**ch and treats Rex terribly. I would love to see him dump her and find someone who appreciates a nice guy like him. Her whining is irritating and I would like the show to focus on other dancers rather than this selfish woman.
I have to say I strongly dislike the focus that's been on Rex and Allison's "relationship". I'd rather see the intricacies of the dancing relationships and rehearsals rather than the same "talk" every single episode.
The Rex-Allison stuff doesn't bother me as much as it bothers some. I do think that's where it becomes obvious that this show is on the CW.
Next week - which I think may be the finale - the drama seems to be coming from Christiana. It will be a nice change from watching Allison be the center of attention.
I thought this was a good analysis of the show and of ballet companies, in general: Kimberly Peterson: Ballet Dancers: Special, But Expendable....
Interesting article, Critical, and I agree with a lot of it, though I disagree with some of it. Most ballet companies are as competitive as this one and the dancers all know what is in store for them. Ballet has been modernized to a degree; we see a lot more innovation than in earlier times, but I never want to lose the beauty of the standard ballets we are so familiar with.
If anyone has not seen the movie, The Turning Point with Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Misha Baryshnkove, and Leslie Brpwme, I whole-heartedly recommend it as one of the best ballet films I've seen. Even James Mitchell (Palmer Courtland on AMC) is in it, though he no longer dances.
So Katie did end up leaving Ballet West...I was waiting for the last-minute call but she put on her facebook that she will be with Ballet Idaho next year.
I was expecting Christiana's husband to mention something about children at the dinner and then he instead talked about her putting pressure on herself to perform. I would think it would be an issue, maybe not immediately but down the road a bit - I know she's in her thirties.
Ugh at Alison going to Rex's house at the end. I'd like a second season (for Beckanne. And follow Katie, too and the other Tilton brother) but do not want more of the Alison-Rex nonsense.