Make It or Break It is an extremely compelling show about elite gymnastic athletes training for the 2012 Olympics. It is rare to see teenagers who are so goal driven that they sacrifice physically, emotionally, and socially to make their dreams come true. The viewers scowl at their mistakes, root for them to overcome challenges, and cheer at their victories. Fans cannot wait for the next season to see what happens. It is very similar to following your favorite NFL or NBA teams. I love having the season on DVD so I can watch episodes back to back without commercial interruption. The only disappointment to me is that ABC family has only opted for 8 episodes for Season 3, which will air just in time for the Olympics -- the goal for this group of elite athletes. Hopefully, they will take a look at the next generation of Olympic hopefuls. I am waiting for Make It or Break It: Season Two, Volume Four DVDs to be released so I can have the whole series so far. I love the show and enjoy watching my DVDs from Seasons One and Two any time I need an extra boost.
I have watched all three seasons with my girls and enjoyed each one. I have one daughter that is a competitive gymnast and I thought the show truly showcased the ups and downs of the sport. It was nice to enjoy a show that focused on the hard work and dedication that gymnastics requires. I hated to see the show come to an end but I thought that they did a good job of closing out the series with the girls looking forward to the Olympics. I would have liked to have seen some of the other characters lives develop as well. This was the shortest season and I think they could have done a little more with it.
Words cannot express my love for this show. Yes, it is a little on the cheeseball side of things and it is, at times, incredibly unrealistic. But if I wanted reality I wouldn't be watching TV.
Season 2 starts off with a the same gusto and flair as season 1. The added bonus is that the actresses are now a year further into their roles and I feel like they are beginning to own them. The acting alone has improved ten fold. The gymnatsics sequences are as mind-boggling awesome as ever.
Season 2 really starts stripping away the pretty exterior of the show and focuses on some real life issues - like Kaylee's eating disorder. Gymnast or not, a lot of young girls can relate and this storyline will resonate with them.
My granddaughter and I watch this series and I found myself watching it when she wasn't even over at Nana's house. It was interesting for grandma and still not inappropriate for my 13 year old granddaughter. Wish it hadn't ended as it is very hard to find series that are interesting for both ages.
I like gymnastics, but I also like the drama and backstabbing that comes with it... Lauren is a young Amanda from Melrose Place circa 1990's....I am waiting for the last chapter of this wonderful series...When will it be out