'Bunheads' premiere is very reminiscent of 'Gilmore Girls,' and that's a good thing

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The fact that ABC Family's newest series, "Bunheads," comes from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is so apparent during the show's premiere episode that the music and the snappy dialogue alone are enough to transport you back to Star's Hollow -- and that's even before Kelly Bishop (the erstwhile Emily Gilmore) shows up as the disapproving mother figure, Fanny."Bunheads" is funny and charming while being heartfelt at the same time, i.e. all the best parts of "Gilmore Girls" with a little dance class thrown in. Sutton Foster is perfectly cast as the newest fast-talking heroine, Michelle, a Las Vegas dancer who elopes with her longtime admirer and moves to his sleepy California town. She's kind of a slightly more sarcastic Lorelai. And there aren't enough good things to say about Bishop or the "GG" rhythm she slips back into so easily. "You should've been a radio announcer, or an auctioneer," she tells her new daughter-in-law.The...


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