Thursday, January 21, 2010

Make it or Break it Volume One: Extended Edition

How far will they go to achieve their ultimate dream? Experience the rivalry and romance of four teenage girls on their path to Olympic gold in the original ABC Family series that has fans and critics cheering all across the nation. “You’ll flip for…Make It Or Break It,” raves David Hinkley of the New York Daily News.

Who will rank #1 at Nationals and what will it take to get there? Viewers will flip for this engaging series chronicling the triumphs and heartbreaks as close friends balance their lives as high school students with the intense world of competitive gymnastics. Fans can relive the series that raises the bar on family drama, complete with a never-before-seen extended episode, and go behind the scenes to discover what it takes to perform such amazing stunts—only on DVD!
Bonus Features
• Never-Before-Seen Extended Finale
• Making It—Watch How These Stars Balance Acting With Difficult Stunts
• Deleted Scenes

I have always been ridiculously jealous of girls who could do gymnastics. As someone with the grace of a plane crash, I could never really understand how they could perform those amazing flips and twists. For that reason, I was pretty excited to watch Make it Or Break It, an ABC Family series.

The good thing about this show is that it's not totally about gymnastics. The series has a good, solid storyline, good acting, and lots of drama. The story lines center around Emily, a girl who receives an opportunity to attend a top gymnastic school ("The Rock"). Typical "new girl" angst ensues; the other girls aren't friendly, she's the daughter of a single mom and her brother is disabled. I enjoy stories about underdogs and Emily fits the bill. She's the type of character I enjoyed when I was a kid and I want my own kids to relate to.

This is a family series and a great show to inspire kids to keep trying, even when life isn't easy. And the gymnastics are really cool to watch.

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