Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New TV Series review, Make It or Break It

Make It or Break It, a new TV show featuring the drama surrounding national champion gymnast hopefuls, premiered last night on ABC Family. Of course, having a gymnast in the family, we couldn't wait to see this new show.

Like watching the Olympics, I enjoyed seeing the spectacular feats performed on the beam, bars, floor, and vault. Since I did not see a whole routine executed start to finish without a lot of flashes to the feet, I am curious who performs the routines for the filming. It requires great physical strength, balance, and poise to be a gymnast, and the exercises performed appeared advanced to me. I would love to know who the actual gymnasts are!

Although I missed the beginning and didn't see the complete episode, part of what I saw was a lot of cutthroat between the team members. The show appeared to be as much drama as gymnastics, and heavily geared to the teen viewer. My daughter said she really liked the show, and I am reserving my opinion until after I've seen a full, future episode.

My hope is that the show will continue to feature amazing feats that will lure more spectators and participants into the sport of gymnastics. Even for kids not competing at a national level (lets face it, most of them aren't), the physical benefits of gymnastics are easily evident. My daughter is in excellent shape as a result of the sport.

Did you see Make It or Break It? What did you think?


Anonymous said...

I didn't watch the show, but frankly think that most "reality TV" shows are less reality and more BS. Sorry, but I've no itch to see teenagers getting catty with one another. :(

Dorlana said...

I must have missed this one. Boo - The gymnastics part of the Olympics is my favorite. I will look this up and tivo. thanks for the info.

Sheryl Tuttle said...

Wondering if anyone saw episode 2 last night? There was a lot less gymnastics and it is evolving more into a drama. My pre-teen loves it so far.