Tiny Pretty Things is a Guilty Pleasure Teen Drama

In the latest Netflix drama series, based off the novel of the same name, Tiny Pretty Things (2020) follows a group of students at an elite ballet school in Chicago as they live, learn and compete to be on top. Created by Michael MacLennan, the series stars Brennan Clost, Lauren Holly, Anna Maiche, Jess Salgueiro, Kylie Jefferson and Michael Hsu Rosen. YouTuber Chris Tait from his channel Tait’s Take, shares his opinions on the first season of the teen drama.

This show is wild. I had no idea what to think about it going into it. Obviously, I never read the book but there’s no way the book could be this crazy. I don’t know how to put this so I’m just going to say it, these are the horniest kids on TV … the book says it’s for teens and young adults, but in the first episode I’m seeing butt cheeks and freak downs.

A guilty pleasure teen drama that touches on subjects such as weight issues, sexuality, religion and even sex trafficking, says the YouTuber who is quite taken back by the series because he is expecting the show to be somewhere along the lines of a Pretty Little Liars (2010) type teen drama. He notes that most of the main characters are played by actual dancers who aren’t necessarily professional actors and says it is very apparent at times, giving the show a “low grade soap opera feel.”

Another issue the YouTuber has with the series is the writing. It seems to be all over the place and very random, according to Tait who uses the example of when the teens are in the steam room “butt naked” and having discussions about murder accusations. No one talks about murder when they are butt naked, says Tait, who finds the series to have “crazy writing all around.”

YouTuber Chris Tait from the channel Tait’s Take, rates and reviews new movies and TV shows regularly on his channel.