Vulture.com reports that the Bunheads set has been put into storage, but don’t get out your black armbands quite yet.
Bunheads was written and created by Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and is awaiting official renewal or cancellation, very likely to be confirmed later this month. With the positive fighting spirit Fostered by the show and all the girls, both in front and behind the camera, we know it’s not over until it’s over. Even with eyes teary with mace, they’ll go on with the show and give it their lunatic best.
With great critical reviews and good-not-great viewing figures, Bunheads echoed Gilmore Girls’ warm start, which only found its feet and its audience in the third series. Also like Gilmore Girls, Bunheads is awash with direction, positivity and heart. It would be a real shame to lose this blossoming series to the prevailing winds of short-term pay-off. Seriously, I understand that show business is a business like any other, but why not try to make something wholesome that bears re-watching in a decade’s time, something we might look back on the way we do our favorite shows? Quality is not anathema to profit, my friends.
Bunheads sought to be quality. Perhaps if it had less self-belief or tried to achieve less, it could have wandered aimlessly, actively driving off its viewers but instead, it stuck to its guns. It kept up its pace and banter, it had progressive story arcs, it made us cry and laugh out loud. The mid-series kick off, ‘You Wanna See Something‘ wasn’t just good, it was Gilmore Good. Witness Emily reaching out to Michelle in some Nevada dive, their repartee tighter than the bubble wrap that Truly’s trapped herself in. Gasp at Gilmore Girls’ T.J. flailing around like a magic octopus and pretend you’re not moved by Hubbell’s wedding video.
Although there were a lot of familiar faces, Bunheads wasn’t trying to be Gilmore Girls. Bunheads’ Paradise is kookier than Stars Hollow, it’s more showbiz. Characters ride the sharp edge between celebrity and being certifiable, from the coffee guy to the one-eyed plumber, the dress shop owner’s sister to an illusionist in Henderson, Nevada.
For now, we can still hold a hopeful flame for more of Truly’s battiness, Michelle’s nuggets of inappropriate dating advice and a continuation of Boo, Sasha, Ginny and Melanie’s happiness and heartbreak, dance and disaster. Most of all, I need to hear them talk.
Truly: My niece isn’t even allowed to sit on my lap any more, not since I catapulted her into a wall.
Michelle: Yeah this would be a lot easier if I could offer you a drink.
Michelle: There’s so many buttons to button and every time I button a button there’s another button to button.
Truly: I could play with the crotch a little.
Michelle: Best offer all day.
Fanny: I haven’t understood a word he’s said since ‘Hi my name is Bob.’
Eric: Eric. My name is Eric.
Roman: Wow, you’re weirder than I thought. And I thought you were pretty weird.
Michelle: Give me some warning before you get married again.
Scottie: There’s usually not that much time.
Ginny: It’s a Chinese restaurant mum. They don’t do Gay Marines.
Michelle: Hard hat, waffle iron, Bananarama box set.
What are your Bunheads best bits so far? If you haven’t seen it yet, catch it on Amazon Prime or Hulu and tell us about it after.
Pics c/o ABC Family