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29 June 2010 @ 05:40 pm
It is quite probable that only treacle_tartlet  will understand why this made me bark with laughter.

Kat: Think of it as Defence of the Hip-Hop arts! You're Hermione.
Sammy: Why am I Hermione? Why not Harry?! Okay … at least Ron …
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on June 29th, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
I thought it was probably one of the best bits of the entire episode, that and when Abby finally showed her stuff with some hip hop.....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 29th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
I should have KNOWN you would be on board the Dance Academy boat! And yes! Abigail had moves!
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on June 29th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
Haven't seen it all, and seem to have missed a few key episodes (Ethan and Tara breaking up, what happened to Abby after she collapsed in the exam, what's the deal with Ethan and choreography, Tara's accident) but what I've seen has been kind of fun :) The female teacher just reminds me of a younger Cornelia Francis and none of the teachers are anything like any ballet teacher I ever had.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 29th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
Well ...

Christian asked Tara why she was going out with Ethan, and then made a move to kiss her. Tara ducked out of it, but later found herself inches away from his lips and was unable to help herself. Petra, the convenient German exchange student, caught a photo of the kiss.

When Natasha and Mr Karamakov stayed in Europe rather than come back for Kat's birthday, Kat took matters into her own hands and held a party at her harbourside home, and invited everyone.

Tara was trapped behind at private classes with Miss Rein, trying to get her fouette turns right. Kat was desperate to talk with her, and in her absence, turned to alcohol. Her sleazy boyfriend whose name I never bothered to learn took her upstairs and began to force his attentions onto her, which she rebuffed.

Sleazy kept going, until hauled off by Christian, who had come up to check on Kat -- worried that she was wasted, and sent packing.

Meanwhile, Abi and Sammy were dancing downstairs with Petra -- who had been drinking jelly shots. She asked Abi to take a photo of her and Sammy, and when Abi went to do so, she noticed that the previous shot was Tara and Christian, and was unable to resist an evil impulse to send a copy of the image to Kat.

Tara finally arrived at the party, in time to see Christian comforting Kat, who went the snog. She reacted badly to this, which might have escaped notice had she not been standing with Ethan at the time and had not Christian spotted her in wide-mouthed horror before she fled.

Christian ran outside just in time to get in a fight with Kat's horrible boyfriend. Meanwhile, Kat pulled out her phone to call Tara and found the photo, alas, Ethan was standing beside her. Which is how they all ended up on detention and with a broken up Tara and Ethan.

I think this may require two comment replies ...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 29th, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)
After Abi collapsed, she was forced to stay home and rest, then put on a diet with the nutritionist to make sure she took in enough calories, and sent to a therapist to talk about her control issues. Her friendship with Sammy bloomed as he helped her through recovery.

Ethan's father, whose name may be Sergei Karamakov, is a famous choreographer who travels the world shouting at people, from what I can gather.

Tara's accident occured after she and Christian had an afternoon off and went to Clifton Gardens together, where they started off playing beach cricket and ended up snogging wildly. They were on the late ferry back, and ran in time to get back for their gala performances, not knowing the performances had been brought forward and thus they had already missed their chance.

Just as they made it to the wharves, Tara missed her footing on a step and fell. Now I must say that having had both one of the injuries she sustained and several of the types of accidents she did it in: I call bullshit. She could have dislocated her patella falling that way, but there is no way she could have broken her femur.

Also, when Christian carries her into the school, she has her knee bent sharply at first, then out straight later. When someone changes the position of your knee while you have a dislocated patella, you both scream a lot and cause them physical pain, as an orthopaedic specialist in Royal Sussex County Hospital can attest, having worn my other pointe shoe in his ribs.

And Miss Rein is Tara Morice! I had no idea! (Their little Russian character teacher is exactly like one of mine -- it's spooky!)

I recognise that my encyclopaedic knowledge of this show is tragic, but comfort myself in the certainty I will forget it soon enough ;-)
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on June 29th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Thank you for catching me up - but frankly, Ethan is the better catch (well duh, blond for a start). And I so totally would not have recognised Tara Morice..... my ballet related accidents were much less exciting, overuse injuries because (to quote Ronald Quirk) while the perfect dancer's body is a freak of nature, I am soooo beautifully normal :) But I nearly spit tea out all over the keyboard reading about your adventures with a dislocated patella.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 29th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
And he's so pointy and smiley!

I did not recognise her, either, but as it turns out she is several years older than I thought. And that poor doctor ... it was involuntary! He took it very well and said he would remember to remove patients' shoes in future.
Kieranfilmatleven on June 29th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
Ok, I haven't seen that episode but I GET IT. Cause, I KNOW THOSE CHARACTER NAMES. Cause you put videos in my LJ, and made me go google it, and youtube it, and F YOU I don't have time for another fandom (but it's so cute! so I really don't hate you.)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 29th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
There's canon slash coming up! I am so excited that they are making kids shows for kids like the one I was ;-)

I suspect I will be buying the DVD in bulk when it comes out and just shipping it around the world ...

Also, Patrick is a joy to watch, and Ethan is so charmingly pointy!
Kieranfilmatleven on June 29th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
oooo dvd, that's a good idea. I have an all-region dvd player. hopefully I have money by then and can arrange that with you! (right now I'm saving saving saving every penny so I can mooooooooove in 2 months) \o/
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on June 29th, 2010 08:23 am (UTC)
Don't know what continent you are on or if you can access ou iView on ABC - but if you check out the ABC website - www.abc.net.au and then have an explore through the ABC 1, ABC 3 (they replay it on ABC 3) and iView (download ABC shows) tabs, you might be able to access some of the other episodes.
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on June 29th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
And thought I was replying to cinnatart there, hopefully that's obvious.
Kieranfilmatleven on June 29th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)

Bryoneybryoneybrynn on June 29th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! I adore Sammy. I think he's my favourite. I'm only up to episode 10 but dude, they need to give him more screen time. I'm so sick of that main girl, whatshername, Tara. MEH.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 29th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
You are going to DIE OF HAPPY at one of the upcoming story lines for him. About which I will say nothing! But yeah, more Sammy coming!
prone to mischief: Cheerleader!Dariatreacle_tartlet on June 30th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
*happy flailing*

I KNOW! I tried IMing you but my net connection was all wonky last night. I snorked tea up my nose! And I can see the slash looming on the horizon! I'm sure Small Girl will approve.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 30th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Daria icon! It was a Great Moment in Drama :-)

Also, by horizon, probably this evening's ep: this show moves fast!

Edited at 2010-06-30 02:46 am (UTC)