Episode 1: Dirty Dancing

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I feel like this is going to be terrible, but I just can't look away! Rating:

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May 25, 2017 3:34PM EDT
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It's not the kind of outright disaster you can hate-watch with glee, nor is it a joyful success. Here's what it is: It's a lot of very good actors being asked to do silly things. It's a milder and slightly embarrassing romance between the two leads (Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes). It's a lot more of the backstory of the supporting characters, for better or for worse. And it's all sandwiched between a truly bizarre and unnecessary time jump involving the musical theater version of Dirty Dancing. Honestly, don't even watch these intro and outro segments. All that said, (young?) people who've never seen the original film could really enjoy this, as could fans of individual performers, like Breslin, Debra Messing, and, believe it or not, Nicole Scherzinger, who low-key steals the whole thing as Penny.
It's not the kind of outright disaster you can hate-watch with glee, nor is it a joyful success. Here's what it is: It's a lot of very good actors being asked to do silly things. It's a milder and slightly embarrassing romance between the two leads (Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes). It's a lot more of the backstory of the supporting characters, for better or for worse. And it's all sandwiched between a truly bizarre and unnecessary time jump involving the musical theater version of Dirty Dancing. Honestly, don't even watch these intro and outro segments. All that said, (young?) people who've never seen the original film could really enjoy this, as could fans of individual performers, like Breslin, Debra Messing, and, believe it or not, Nicole Scherzinger, who low-key steals the whole thing as Penny.
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Jun 11, 2017 2:27PM EDT
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I wasn't prepared. I thought this movie was going to be a continuation, or something like that. This re-make of the classic never even got off the mark. There are no Jennifer's and Patrick's left out there. Leave our memories intact please...
I wasn't prepared. I thought this movie was going to be a continuation, or something like that. This re-make of the classic never even got off the mark. There are no Jennifer's and Patrick's left out there. Leave our memories intact please...