I am unabashedly a fan of So You Think You Can Dance. Every summer I live for the show, and S doesn't get it. I'll remind him of that feeling when March Madness comes around again. (ugh)
Anyway, the choreographers are always coming up with these Big. Emotional. Routines. because apparently there always needs to be conflict. I get a tired of the Very. Bad. Thing. themes that permeate each season. People who have actually been through these Very. Bad. Things. may feel the same way I do about this season's adoption themed dance between a mother and daughter:
Holy fuck it was bad.
The routine started out with a beautiful and loving mother-daughter dance, clearly a "I will always be there for you". Cut to the mom sitting the daughter down in a chair and giving her the news that she's adopted, and the routine turns into shocked young girl and mom who looks befuddled. At the end, the girl turns back to mom, happily ever after, naturally. I wonder how adoptees who have had that experience view that story through their lens, because it's clearly an "adoptive parent is a savior" lens that this dance was created through.