A mash note to one of “Bunheads’” bunheads
“Bunheads” finished its first season last night, or rather, the all too brief, eight episode second half of its first season. On the occasion of this hopefully brief interlude in the free flowing of “Bunheads”— I don't want to contemplate the possibility that the show won’t be picked up for a second season— I want to shout out the revelation of the last eight episodes, young Ginny, the bunhead I previously knew only as mini-Megan Hilty but who got so good, so fast I finally looked up her name: Bailey Buntain, breakout bunhead.
In the first batch of “Bunheads” episodes, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino focused on badish-girl Sasha and very sweet girl Boo, giving both Ginny and Melanie, the other two members of the show’s foursome of high-schoolers, short shrift while she figured out exactly what they were good at. This season, she figured it out: Melanie developed an agro streak (producing this, the best sight gag of 2013 TV thus far) and Ginny, well, Ginny turned out to be good at everything.