I love Ballet, I used to dance when I was a young girl and I remember my favourite part was always the bar. People in ballet are serious hard-working people that ask the most from their bodies and I like that there is a series with this focus.
What is the series about?
Tiny Pretty Things follows the world of an elite ballet academy, and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin. The series has ten episodes and is a Netflix original.
I think this series was so interesting. As ballet is often seen as feminine in society, I found it fascinating how they could make the show quite dark. Letting one of the boys have an eating disorder was such an important choice as you rarely see this in the media but it does happen.
I did enjoy the fact that it wasn’t only about the school but also a crime show if you will. A “who did it” story. It was easy to watch and it did talk about difficult issues that the dancers go through.
The part about the girl that was taken advantage of was heartbreaking. I do think they didn’t flush that out enough. Which they could have done a better job with. Also, I did think the police in this series were really weird. You do not just take someone’s word for it when they have come out of a coma for months. In addition to this, why aren’t their camera’s on the roof of a school? I also think it is unrealistic that a girl on a scholarship is talking back to the teachers so much. As I assume she wanted to keep her place in the school. Maybe this is just the personality of the character but I found it a bit strange.
I did enjoy the series, it was simple yet enjoyable and it did keep me on the edge of my seat to see who eventually was to blame for all the troubles. I think it was a wonderful way to show dance to many people. I did watch this series quite fast and I did enjoy watching it.