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Tiny Pretty Things Review

Netflix’s Tiny Pretty Things premiered on December 14th, based on the novel of the same name by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra. The show is about a ballet company called the Archer, set in Chicago, that chronicles the lives of their dancers. Bette, June, Oren, Shane, Nabil, Caleb, and new student Neveah. Neveah, joins the school after star student, Cassie was pushed off the roof, which is the main plot point of the season.



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The show as a whole was decent and it definitely kept my attention. As for the characters, some of them could use some work. June, is determined to stay at the Archer even if it means divorcing her mother. However, her determination always blinds her to what’s in front of her. She’s very naive and watching her is like watching a rollercoaster. You never know who’s friend she’s going to be, Neveah or Bette or both. Which brings me to Bette, it makes sense she lives in her older sister’s shadow and she will do ANYTHING to be better than her sister, but she’s super annoying and the mean girl of the show. She’s also very hot and cold as well. It’s very unclear of where her true feeling lie when it comes to who she’s dating and who’s she’s friends with.
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As for Neveah, she’s the determined new girl ready to prove herself and fix everything wrong with the Archer. I admire her determination and no nonsense attitude. She will do whatever it takes to do the right thing, even if her so called friends aren’t in her corner. Her only real friend is Shane, is Shane is the best character. He knows who he is and he is afraid to show it. Who doesn’t love that in a character? As for Oren, he was decent, and I liked how the prince of the ballet world wasn’t deemed as perfect. Bette too, even though she was the mean girl and tried to be perfect, she definitely isn’t. None of these characters are, and that’s one of the best aspects of all of these characters. Except for Ramon, he was extremely creepy and just a real moron.
Beyond the characters, the plot surrounding Cassie’s attempted murder is very Pretty Little Liars. Especially since the attempted murderer was wearing a hoodie. Really? Also, the cop, was way too involved and at times she’s overstepped. I thought she knew Cassie the way she cared so much. I get her wife died of something similar, but her involvement was annoying at times. The other plot was actually good, that was a MeToo movement plot, surrounding the director, Madam Dubois who was allowing some of the girls to work at an exclusive restaurant where the donors of the school go and they have their way with the girls in exchange for more money for the school. How sick is that? The best part is the way the dancers  told everyone, (no spoilers) but it’s in the final episode and it’s so amazing!
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My only issues with the show is the constant nudity. Must I see someone’s butt in every other scene? Dancers don’t see each other naked that often. Also the dream sequences were a bit creepy and they didn’t add much to the show.
Overall, the show is about a 7/10. It’s a good show to watch and it definitely keeps you entertained.
Fingers crossed for a season 2!
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The Premiere of ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ is Almost Here!

The premiere of Tiny Pretty Things is almost here! The series is going to be on Netflix and it’s based off the book of the same name, written by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaiporta. The book was released in 2015. Now the series is set to premiere on December 14! That’s only a week away!


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The book is about three girls at an elite ballet school in Manhattan, who are all vying to be the prima ballerina. Gigi, is the new girl and all she wants to do is dance, but it could kill her. Then, there’s Bette, who just wants to escape the shadow of her older sister who was a star ballerina. She could go to dangerous lengths to make sure she outshines her sister. June, on the other hand has so much pressure from her mom to land the lead role or else her mom will take her out of the academy. All three of these girls have a lot of stress on their backs. Based on the trailer, that you can watch right here, the actors are really bringing these girls to life.
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The actors in the series are Casimere Jollette as Bette, Daniela Norman as June and Kylie Jefferson will be portrayed Gigi, or as she is named on the show, Neveah. The name change is a bit odd, since the other girls got to keep their names, but the character arc shouldn’t be any different. There is also a sequel to the book titled, Shiny Broken Pieces, however no word of a season two has been announced. Based on the premise and how good the trailer looks, once the show premieres and the world sees how good it is, then it should get renewed.
In the meantime, get ready for the premiere of the first season by reading the books, right here.
Tiny Pretty Things starts streaming on Netflix on December 14th.
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