Look what arrived in the mail. I tried desperately to resist tearing into the DVDs and start my own mini-Fame party. That lasted till 11:00 last night - after a kick-ass episode of Law & Order: SVU.
I nestled in my bed, plugged in the mighty headphones and curled up with my laptop. A great way to watch a DVD.
I made it through the first episode, wondering what it was I loved so much about this lame-ass show. Was it really this bad when I was a kid? It just had to get better.
Thankfully, it did. I had forgotten about that first episode - the pilot. It was obvious that many of the scenes were filmed (taped?) out of order. Some weren't even within the same few months. [check out Bruno's hair at the beginning, compared to the middle and end.]
By the end of the episode, I was struck wondering where was Danny Amatullo? My crush. My boy. I started to panic. Had I purchased a season that didn't include Danny? No, can't be. Wasn't he always on that show? The answer: YES. Just not in the pilot. whew!
I swear, when episode two started and I saw Danny's face on the full screen, I gasped and clutched my heart like a schoolgirl. I immediately remembered why I loved the show so much. All is well with my world again.
Poor acting/directing, weak scripts and discontinuous editing were all overlooked by the 14-year-old me. Instead I was drawn in by the fun characters, great stage music, beautiful dancing, and fantasy life at a school for the arts. Remember leg warmers, french berets, sweatbands, knickers, hip-belts and neon? Sure, we can wear that stuff again today -- just not at the same time!
Or not. Remember too, you can always add the series to the top of your Netflix queue!