|Poor Underdog Emily, |
Rich Mean Girl Lauren,
Talented Payson, and
I am a gymnastics fan so if there is a TV show based on gymnastics no matter how loosely, or even if it's geared for people 15 years younger then me I'm going to watch it. The story lines can be downright aggravating and roll your eyes dramatic but I still look forward to each and every episode. If it were any other kind of show I would not even like it. But this is Make It Or Break It and it's about gymnastics and therefore I love it. They have already had Nastia Liukin and several past gymnastics greats guest star as themselves. The season finale will feature legendary coach Bela Karolyi playing the role of The Rock team coach Sasha's dad. There are some glimmers of reality. Like Payson's dad working out of state while the rest of the family stays in Boulder for her training. It also gives you a glimpse of the dedication and sacrifice that is required to be an Elite gymnast. The tricks are watered down but the awesomeness that is gymnastics is still on full display. It's such a beautiful sport.
As a longtime lover of gymnastics I was super excited that there was going to be a show about my favorite and little publicized sport. I didn't realize it was going to be this unrealistic but what can I expect? Television and movies are notorious for distorting the truth and adding drama to increase ratings and entertainment value. The acting is good, it is well produced and I love checking out their cool leo's and warm ups so as long as it's on I plan to watch it in all of it's over dramatized glory.