I think the producers focused so much on making Brooke seem like a miserable teenager, that people overlooked just how respectful and kind she was while on the show. Actually, both of Kelly’s kids always said thank you when leaving a private, always seemed super respectful…it’s a damn shame they didn’t get half that respect back. Brooke was extremely caring to the girls, when I can only imagine she had other priorities, like being with her friends and people her age. Brooke and Paige were always the first to offer a shoulder to cry on or a friendly hug. It really angers me that once they left, Abby decided to forbid the remaining girls from speaking to them, but more so that they actually listened (minus Chloe). I don’t care how old you are, you don’t just completely cut someone out of your life when it’s the wrong thing to do and they are good people. As a parent, you don’t allow that to happen either. I also think Abby should have never made this against Brooke and Paige, regardless of the history she has had with Kelly…it was her and Kelly’s history and it had nothing to do with the girls. She shouldn’t, as an adult, ever tell a child to never speak to another child. It’s awful, it’s bullying, it’s alienation, and it’s an awful thing to do. I can only imagine the lies she had fed Maddie with in regards to Brooke. Maddie has openly stated in the beginning of the show that she looked up to and admired Brooke…Abby couldn’t have that. She manipulates and controls Maddie so much and it’s truly sad. It’s so psychologically wrong to do that to a child mentally.
thoughts on abby lee miller going to jail and dance moms reaction
abby got a real lenient time sentence. she really won’t be forgotten and probably be making news for something. she’ll also come out real skinny. if anything, this is the long awaited break she needed to possibly reflect on some of her choices which led to harming others emotionally. still, we cannot forget that karma is a real thing. abby indeed got her dose of it for her erratic behavior. the mothers rejoicing are about to get their dose of karma as well. those mothers willingly stayed on a show KNOWING abby’s behavior was outrageous. they were stuck in a lengthy contract, however, not until season 2. they could’ve left after season 1, and mind you, these ladies had been with abby nearly a decade prior. kelly GREW UP under abby and even had her own dance studio competing against hers, yet found herself at the ALDC over and over again. christie and abby has said that she was on her way out prior to the show due to abby’s treatment, but used her daughter’s bond with the girls as a reason to stay. melissa willingly and undoubtedly stayed and benefitted greatly because of it. holly is probably the only one who didn’t know what she got herself into, because she was working. still, she remained on the show and consistently tried to impose her will on abby but never gave her credit for when she was trying to include nia. the other moms watched the show, was on her competition show, LOVED her, but will go ahead and throw her under the bus. they were well aware of what abby was going through but would do season after season bitching about things they KNEW abby didn’t have her focus on. She’s said so many times before, she was done with you once you’re a teen, so why the constant back and forth? all of these moms are being the terrible examples for their kids that abby always pointed out. they don’t rise above. they’re petty, bitter, and spiteful. now i might revel in justice being served to a murderer or rapist, but never simply bc i despised the person. my hate does not bring more love or show others to love who you hate. i think minister dawn is very hypocritical considering her title. she probably used God to justify it too. if you really think about it, these moms are upset because of their daughters confidence being tarnished when they are the ones who allowed it. they are upset bc abby never gave them their way when you rly wouldnt have a say at any other dance studio or even a hollywood job for that matter. they knew what they were getting themselves into. projection is real. they all dump their problems on abby–especially kira, holly, christie and kelly–when their daughters are MILLIONAIRES because of her. they can think it was their daughters who made the show all they want, but the only one making a name for themselves OUTSIDE of Lifetime and social media, is maddie (who owes abby the most respect, so i really want to know what went down between the zieglers and abby). the moms let fame get to them and became entitled af. they leave and turn their backs on her and accuse her of using them when they were using her all the while. they wanted to quit but have the focus still be on them. they didnt have the balls to quit the show and not return. even christie rid on the shows last wave. it’s bc of abby she could even return. if the drama wasn’t apparent between the two it wouldnt happen. all in all if the moms don’t care that’s fine. but to post your party bc of it makes them just as disgusting. those moms have ALL said disgusting things towards abby and about her but we don’t get to hear it. they get to save face and use abby as the scapegoat. if only they realized their daughters fame is on the downfall during this jail sentence. none are interesting enough to keep an eye on without the show. not even maddie. brynn, ashley, the minis, sarah, etc. know the true meaning of getting to know someone beyond the monster they present. i commend them. shit even cathy was an adult about the situation. i don’t think people grasp what jail is truly like.
Bree gets drunk and recaps “Dance Moms” Season 1 Episode 1, HOLD ON TO YOUR FUCKING BUTTS
Let’s do this okay so
The intro montage is SO. FUCKING. DRAMATIC. Which is funny because this season was so downright tame compared to future seasons.
Oh Cathy, what beautiful times we had.
Lol remember when it was “the” nationals?
I’ve never quite been able to figure out if Holly is 8 feet tall or if everyone else in Pittsburgh is a hobbit.
This season was so low-rent in terms of backdrops and stuff, it’s also clear why they provide that wardrobe budget because the moms used to dress SO much more plain.
Season 1: ESTABLISHING SHOT ESTABLISHING SHOT ESTABLISHING SHOT
Nia’s outfit is so adorably corporate, girl is gonna be a CEO someday.
Abby’s whole “I. Produce. Stars. I produce employable dancers” schtick always sounded like such a snake oil salesman.
I wonder if Abby hastily threw together her wall of crooked portraits in Walmart frames for the camera crew, or it they’ve always been there and she’s just a shit decorator. Either way, lol.
You can tell things have gotten nuts because Abby seems downright sweet in Season 1.
I CANNOT HANDLE HOW TINY THEY ARE.
I’m preeeeeetty sure all the red/orangey “You must win or else your parents will abandon you and you will have to sell your liver on the street for food money” signs in the studio were just put there to make Abby seem a lot scarier than she was because honestly she seems so tame at this point.
Kelly’s Kate Gosselin haircut :\
I miss Normal Holly.
Melissa’s facial expressions remind me of a newborn baby learning to make facial expressions for the first time.
Everyone’s names are so obnoxiously 21st Century Competitive Dancer.
Melissa’s whole “my girls are like little dolls” thing, omg they were so trying to make this show Toddlers and Tiaras.
The first season’s interviews were so poorly cobbled together.
Melissa is such an odd duck, gleefully admitting that her divorce isn’t final yet but her new boyfriend pays her dance bills.
With a huge smile: “IT’S ABOUT THE KIDS!” :D omg so creepy.
“Those legs are as straight as Elton John” so clearly put in in post production and a bad attempt at seeming edgy.
BABY CHLOE <3
With the emphasis on Chloe’s titles I sometimes wonder if they could have easily edited Season 1 to make Chloe look like the favourite.
Christi’s “but don’t tell my husband” what a shitty scripted line, like okay we won’t tell your husband just tell a TV crew.
OMG Nia just chilling on the floor lying down like a corpse while the kids are dancing in the background I can’t stop watching
Oh yes the rehearsals from Electricity being disguised as Party Party Party
Because we have to establish the whole “Maddie is a perfectionist” storyline in the first episode.
The scene where she goes back into the studio is so frighteningly intense.
Oh goodness the music for the MT trio just punch me in the fucking boobs how annoying.
“I’d rather be the one who makes your child cry in the privacy of my studio in stead of crying in front of 800 people at an open audition.” Okay well have fun making ‘em cry on national TV you daft woman.
I MISS PERPETUALLY MISERABLE BROOKE
Aww sweet normal Kelly
Brooke and Paige’s intro is so awkward. “Brooke wins everything ever, and also Paige has a lovely personality.” Poor Paige.
Paige has gotten so much more comfortable around the camera.
BROOKE GIVES NO FUCKS.
Normal Holly, we hardly knew ye
Has Nia just been trolling us all from Day 1
I love you.
OH SHIT IT’S VIVI
Is it just me or has Vivi, like, not evolved since she was six?
THIS KID IS SO FUNNY I forgot how funny she was.
“Carrots go hand in hand with bunnies.” The fact that Cathy exists, just, like, has gotten me through so much shit.
“I don’t want people to think I’m Vivi’s grandmother.” I mean at first blush it’s hard to tell Cathy’s related to Vivi at all.
Cathy is a pretty good actress considering the whole “Hi Abby I do not know you at all” scene was staged as hell. Damn this woman’s brand of crazy is special.
****Warning contains explicit language ****
I don’t condone this behavior at all. You have three million followers, many of which are young kids. You need to be aware of the consequences from what you say or do on these social media platforms. Getting drunk isn’t an excuse. I’m so sad :(
Jill, I'm sorry I made fun of your crappy extensions. It's not your fault they're so crappy. (Falls and is caught)
Melissa, I don't hate you because you're a brown noser. You're a brown noser because I hate you. (Falls and is caught)
Holly, I'm sorry I laughed at you that time Abby slept with you in your bed. And I'm sorry for telling all the moms about it. And I'm sorry for repeating it now. (Falls and is caught)
Kelli (Jaycee Wilkins Mom):
I just wish we could all go back to the way things were when our kids were still minis. I wish I could just choreograph an amazing number that would always win first place and showcase all of our kids talents. I wish-
Her daughter doesn't even dance here!
Does your kid even go to this studio?
No but I run a well respected studio called 'Club Dance' that might very well be one of the top studios in the country.
I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me but I can't help it that my daughter's the best member of the team. (Falls and no one catches her)
Walk it off. Save your tears for the pillow, Melissa.