Me: A whole series of Black Swan!?! Sounds pretty good. Well….it can’t be as good as an Oscar winning movie….
Flesh And Bone: Meet Claire Robbins, a young woman who has moved to New York…
Me: Okay, I’ve heard this one before. Keep going
FAB: She’s a dancer with a troubled past.
Me: Ooohh, mysterious. Still sounds a bit like Black Swan….
FAB: She’s going to save an evil/corrupt Ballet Company.
Me: Yeah…still sounds a little familiar.
FAB: There are heaps of evil mobsters and night club owners. Psychos in and out of the ballet company. Exotic ballet dancers and crazy ex-boyfriends.
Me: I’m in.
Flesh And Bone is incredibly dark, sexy and engaging. It offers an intimate view into the dark, twisted world of professional dancing. This mini-series is definitely worth the investment. We follow Claire Robbins (Sarah Hay) as she escapes the domestic traumas in her home city of Pittsburgh and moves to New York City to make in the prestigious American Ballet Academy, which is led by the kind of insane, dick-flinging artistic director Paul Grayson (Ben Daniels).
Watch the trailer for Flesh and Bone here. Post continues below.
If you love dance and darkness then this is the show for you. The show is certainly on the ‘heavy/gross’ end of the drama scale, but there’s plenty to mesmerise, too. The cast is strong throughout, with Ben Daniels being a standout (you might know him his as the sexy British photographer from House Of Cards). I should note that this show is really edgy. This show is not for the faint hearted. If you want the Disney-style “girl trying to make in dance academy” story, complete with a top 40 pop-rock sound track, I’d recommend Step Up or Centre Stage.