The acclaimed series is now in its penultimate season, and the end of the 1960s is rearing its ugly head. Ugly in more ways than one: Polyester is making a big splash in the wardrobe department, the Vietnam War is becoming harder and harder to ignore, and Don Draper, the ad man at the center of it all, is spiraling back into his self-destructive ways. We don't ever want the show to end, but we also don't want to have to experiences the 1970's, so we'll take its eventual demise as both a blessing and a curse.
If this quirky drama set in a small California town reminds you of another quirky drama set in a small town, and centered on a fast-talking female lead, that's no accident. Bunheads comes from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, and her patented brand of quirk can be found in lead Sutton Foster's rapid fire, pop-culture-filled dialogue, the students she teaches, and the many townsfolk who prove to be both bothersome and delightful.
Based on the epic novel by Stephen King — a novel that only spans a few days! — this new series is part science fiction, part small town drama, as the residents of Chester's Mill suddenly find their township surrounded by a huge, transparent dome. No one can get in, and no one can get out, and when put under such pressure, real personalities emerge, both evil and heroic.