So, I’ve kept watching “Bunheads,” and it’s been pretty entertaining so far. But this week’s episode felt like it was dragging up until the end. Michelle and Fanny snarking at each other is witty and entertaining in small doses, but when that is the bulk of the episode it makes me want to smack them into adulthood. The show is in serious need of a sane character to ground it–preferably someone with testosterone, or even better a love interest (remind me again why they got rid of Hubbell so soon??). If they aren’t going to add new characters, then they need a better balance of Fanny/Michelle and the high school girls. I was glad I watched until the end to see the auditions and hear adorable Boo say excitedly, “I fouetted in a wig!” I bet all the other dancers watching laughed out loud at that, too.
In other news, the movie adaptation of Catching Fire will be out in November 2013. Mockingjay will be split into two movies, coming out in November 2014 and 2015. Honestly, I can’t imagine why they felt the need to split it. Except to drag it out and make more money. Mockingjay is 400 pages long, only 16 pages longer than The Hunger Games’ 384. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in contrast, is 784 pages.)
Also, where will they split it? The first movie will be Katniss doing something dramatic and waking up in a hospital on repeat about 20 times, and the second movie will be the fake arena bit in the Capitol with tons of blood and guts everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I did like the book (albeit not as much as the first two). I just don’t think they can get 5 hours of content/2 worthwhile movies out of it . But I’d love to see them prove me wrong…
Also, I am really looking forward to the Olympics coming up in a few weeks! The US athletes, however, may not be looking forward to being dressed as Polo flight attendants for the opening ceremonies. Best part: the uniforms were actually made in China.