I never messed with that Toddlers and Tiaras nonsense and I’ve only seen one episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but you’d best believe I’ve watched every episode of Dance Moms. Abby Lee Miller is one of the most hilariously insane reality TV figures probably in history – she’s loud, she’s obnoxious, she’s teaching dance even though it’s pretty clear she was probably never actually a dancer herself… what’s not to love?
There’s something vaguely terrifying about young dancers being put through the ringer at Abby’s dance studio. After all, they’re only kids, and the pressure to be the best – not to mention the fighting between all the moms who are sure that their kids are actually better than all the others – can sorta take its toll. However, their parents continue to send them, even if only for the opportunity to be on TV and to collect a paycheck, so it’s hard to feel too bad about how much I love it.
The fourth season of Dance Moms premieres on January 1, and UGH, I can’t wait. Now that the Abby Lee Dance Studio have been named the overall national champions, what craziness will the kids be subjected to in order to keep the title? I wait with baited breath to find out.