This post in sponsored by Lifetime. Although I am being compensated for it, the opinions are my own. As always.
You know how for the past few months Tuesdays have been like the worst night of the week, because the TV-viewing sucks?
Well, I have some fantastic news. Dance Moms is back next Tuesday, January 10th, on Lifetime. For its second season.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge reality TV fan. The Real Housewives, Khloe and Kim Do NYC, The Bachelor— I love them all.
But I love Dance Moms more.
Because it’s like Toddlers & Tiaras but with older girls that are talented and whose mothers don’t need to be subtitled.
I’m just saying.
And because I love the focus on moms.
Abby Lee Miller, a woman with a raspy voice and an iron fist, is the dance teacher.
But it’s not really about her, not even about the girls, adorable and talented as they may be.
It’s about the moms.
Oh, The Moms.
The Dance Moms who are there for every class, every performance, every road trip. Watching, gossiping, advocating for their daughters and screaming at Abby for her various misdeeds vis-a-vis their girls.
No question about it, Abby has a favorite student. Melissa’s daughter Maddie. Everyone seems to love Maddie. Except for the other mothers who think that if their daughters received the same attention from Abby that Maddie has been enjoying, their daughters would be winning as well.
Are they right?
Personally, I think Maddie is adorable and a great dancer, but I can’t tell the difference in skill level between her and Chloe and Brooke and Nia. They all seem fantastic.
And exhausted. Because they practice for hours and hours.
But what’s interesting is to see the mothers advocate, argue, threaten to pull their girls out of Abby’s studio.
Because it’s impossible not to cheer for a mother that’s pulling for her kid, even as you want to tell her to stop living through your daughter, you had your chance, lady. But you can’t, because you’re too busy washing down that popcorn with a Pinot Noir and waiting patiently for the next episode.
Season 2 premiers on Tuesday, January 10th at 9/8c. I can’t wait!
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