Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Big Leap

There is no school this week (yay, vacation!), so I'll save the subbing stories from last week for next week, and this week I'll shift to the "summer schedule" (which hasn't been used much as I keep working during the summer). That makes today the day I recommend some TV show or other.

This fall season has been filled with lots of procedurals, which I have been getting away from. The only new show I've been watching is The Big Leap

On FOX, it's a fictional show about a reality dance competition where the winners are doing a version of Swan Lake. Except they're not ballet dancers. The ballet "expert" is kind of teaching them ballet, but the point is that they come from different backgrounds. Since this is not actually a reality show, the episodes focus on how the characters deal with being on a reality show.

I'm enjoying this way more than I expected. I rather like several of the characters, and then there's the dancing. It's based on a British show that is likely better (as American remakes tend to not be as good as the source material), but I'm still enjoying it. 

It looks like you can stream it on FOX's app or on Hulu. Here's a trailer that pretty much sums up the pilot episode, just to give you an idea: 

Is anyone else watching this? What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. I watched the video and had a good laugh! Thanks, Liz. I'll look it up. I need something new.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  2. Hi Liz - I certainly hadn't come across the British link - but it does sound enjoyable ... and a feel good story. Thanks for the nod to both programmes ... cheers Hilary

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  3. I had been thinking of watching and now I must - a soundtrack that includes "Tiny Dancer"! I'll have to see if my cable has this on demand. And tear myself from the Internet.

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    1. They do have quite a few interesting songs.

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  4. It look like Saturday I will be checking out a few dvds to watch. Once I get them I will post them
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  5. I've been watching The Big Leap. It reminds me a bit of Unreal, a show I really enjoyed with Constance Zimmer.

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    1. I'll have to check that out. Is it streaming?

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  6. Sounds interesting. I don't know the British show. A bit meta to have a scripted fictional reality show.

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  7. This looks good. I had no clue what it was about but I will look out for it. I like Ghosts which is also a remake but I am enjoying

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