Review of Flesh and Bone

60 minutes

Created/executive produced by Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad) and executive produced by Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and John Melfi, Flesh And Bone is described as a dark and gritty drama that unflinchingly explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world and follows a young ballet dancer, Claire (Sarah Hay), who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.
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Nov 22, 2015 6:46PM EST

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This show was both fascinating and twisted. The ballet scenes were beautiful, particularly as they included genuine ballet dancers in the main cast so instead of cut-aways and zoomed in leg shots, you see full, gorgeous scenes. The incest aspect however confused me somewhat... It seemed to jump from Claire escaping the twisted, stalkerish brother who had abused her, to her reciprocating his feelings and even initiating sex... only for it to jump back to her seemingly hating and being repulsed by him. This somewhat ruined an otherwise interesting storyline for me as it made it seem as though the writers had forced in a twist that did not fit at all with the narrative they had seemingly been carefully building.
Still a very good watch however not something I see myself returning to again


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