2011.10.02 updated.

ABC Family annouced a third season for Make It or Break it on Sept. 16, 2011.





   source: abcfamily.go.com


每屆奧運唯一可以讓我沒有旁騖、定在電視機前的轉播,只有體操。老爸總笑說那是補償心理,因為我連走路都會跌到、跳躍都會扭到。所以去年夏天ABC Family推出以the lives of teen gymnasts為主軸的Make It Or Break It的時候,雖然離開青春期都好幾年了,我還是fell for it。

一開始被定位成summer drama的Make It Or Break It只有十集,為放暑假out of school的孩子們所製作(2009年六月首播),故事結束在The Rock的選手們到波士頓參加國家體操隊的甄選。出乎意料好的收視率讓電視台又追加了十集,今年一月續映,三月初劃下句號。第二季將在這個夏天推出,當然,每位演員都有奧運級的選手替身。

這四個以體操訓練為生活重心、進入國家隊在奧運奪金為呼吸意義的女孩(Emily、Payson、Kaylie、Lauren),雖然大半時間都專注在科羅拉多州Rocky Mountain中心(簡稱The Rock)的體操訓練,但她們畢竟是十幾歲的女孩,還是會因為家裡的經濟問題、父母的婚姻危機、異性的叛離與示好而分心,失去焦點。她們會嫉妒、會難過、會害怕,但就如Kaylie在第一季最後一集裡跟她的隊友們說的一樣,正因為這些issues才讓她們成為「一家人」。

很喜歡Kaylie在她的team pep talk裡的最後一段話:「It's OK to have fear, that means you have passion.」是啊,人生不就是這樣嗎?對於未知我們都會感到害怕,但就像村上春樹在《1Q84》裡寫的:「往後對誰來說都是未知的領域。沒有地圖。轉過下一個轉角會有什麼埋伏著,不轉過去看看就不知道。也無法想像。」如果在全國賽高低槓項目摔斷脊椎的Payson都能說服自己去相信,再一次飛舞,那麼我們跌倒受了點傷又怎樣?只要記得有人(family and friends)會緊抓著我們不放手、會always be there for us no matter what,就足夠了。

還有Damon為Emily寫的Tightrope,Paul Freeman唱得真好【watch it on youtube】:
I don’t want to wait too long, I don’t want to break it down.
The sun is sinking just like stone and it's hard for me to breath.
My mind is missing pieces of you, the fear and the pain have gone, but I’ll keep holding...holding.....
And I was higher before than I’ve ever been, I was walking a tightrope, can’t you see?
Nobody wants to be alone, I was walking a tightrope. Can you catch me if I let go?
As far as I can see the world is turning out of time, but your gravity will pull me close and it’s all I’ll ever need.
Don’t let me fall and break in two, cause all we are is skin and bones, so just keep holding...just keep holding on.....
And I was higher before than I’ve ever been, I was walking a tightrope, can’t you see?
Nobody wants to be alone, I was walking a tightrope. Can you catch me if I let go?
If I let go, there's no way back. If I let go, you're where I'll land.
So here I go cause I just want to live and I just want to feel it.
And I was higher before than I’ve ever been, I was walking a tightrope, can’t you see?
Nobody wants to be alone, I was walking a tightrope. Can you catch me if I let go?


 
單親家庭的Emily是跳馬天才。媽媽是個做什麼事都三分鐘熱度的樂天派,交往過的男人一個比一個差勁。
在加入The Rock體操訓練中心之前,公園就是她的練習場。為了生活費她不得不瞞著教練在披薩店打工。

 
笑容甜美的Kaylie是地板公主。她擁有令人稱羨的優渥家庭背景,爸爸過去是棒球明星、媽媽是暢銷歌手。
一切卻在她發現媽媽與前教練偷情、最好的朋友與自己的男友發生關係後變調了,在揭穿與隱瞞之間掙扎。

 
完美主義的Payson是全能選手/高低槓主將。凡事要求第一的個性,讓她一度無法面對脊椎受傷的事實。
還好有陪著她掉淚、無條件付出、沒放棄希望的爸媽,在她以為人生已失去意義的時候支撐著她走過一切。

 
渴望被愛的Lauren是平衡木精靈。在被媽媽遺棄的陰影下,她把自己武裝起來、腦袋分秒都轉動著計謀。
失落感加上好勝心,好幾次都讓她不顧一切、衝動地做出傷害別人的事情。內心的惡魔與天使總是在交戰。

   pictures taken from abcfamily.go.com



[Quotes]
.Kim Keeler to Payson: The Rock is everything you'll always have. It's maturity...it's displain...it's knowledge...it's taking risks...it's trying...it's always trying. It's being a champion in life. And you learned all of it at the Rock. You'll always have it, and you'll always be it. (Episode 1.11: The Eleventh Hour)
.Doctor Anna Kleister to Kim Keeler: The choice doesn't come from other people, it comes from inside you. (Episode 1.17: Hope and Faith)
.Kaylie Cruz to her team: We have something bigger than our fear, we have each other. We're more than a team, we're a family. ... We have our issues, with our parents...with boys...with each other, that's part of being a family. And yeah...yeah...we have our fear, but you know what? It's OK to have fear, that means you have passion. (Episode 1.20: Are We Family?)
.Kelly Parker to Kaylie: No one knows you like your competition. (Episode 2.07: What Are You Made Of?)


[Overview]
劇 名:Make It Or Break It
電視台:ABC Family
首 播:2009-06-22

集 數:40...unfinished(每集約42分鐘)
季 數:2...unfinished

演 員:Ayla Kell ... Payson Keeler (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Peri Gilpin ... Kim Keeler (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Brett Cullen ... Mark Keeler (15 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Mia Rose Frampton ... Becca Keeler (10 episodes, 2009-2010)

    Cassie Scerbo ... Lauren Tanner (40 episodes, 2009-2011) 
    Candace Cameron Bure ... Summer Van Horne (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Anthony Starke ... Steve Tanner (31 episodes, 2009-2011)

    Chelsea Hobbs ... Emily Kmetko (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Susan Ward ... Chloe Kmetko (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Wyatt Smith ... Brian Kmetko (15 episodes, 2009-2010)

    Josie Loren ... Kaylie Cruz (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Rosa Blasi ... Ronnie Cruz (20 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Jason Manuel Olazabal ... Alex Cruz (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Marcus Coloma ... Leo Cruz (6 episodes, 2009-2010)

    Neil Jackson ... Sasha Beloff (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Michelle Clunie ... Ellen Beals (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
    Erik Palladino ... Marty Walsh (6 episodes, 2009-2010)

    Zachary Abel ... Carter Anderson (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Zane Holtz ... Austin Tucker (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
    Nicole Gale Anderson ... Kelly Parker (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Joshua Bowman ... Max (6 episodes, 2011)

    Johnny Pacar ... Damon Young (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
    Nico Tortorella ... Razor (8 episodes, 2009-2010) 





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  • Lucille
  • I just started watching Make It or Break It.
    It's an amazing show. It taught me a lot about not giving up.
    Your article is beautifully written. Thanks for sharing your
    thoughts.
    Can't wait for the second season to come out in June!
  • thank you for the kind words!
    i very much enjoyed the show, very, and am counting the days until the second season releases! :)

    h.sheena 於 2010/04/14 05:25 回覆

  • 芊
  • 請問要在哪裡才能收看?
    之前我在暴風影音收看
    後來刪除了
    請問還有別的方法嗎?
  • 我之前在美國的時候是直接看abc.com的線上播出, 但台灣似乎無法這麼做...
    妳可以在youtube搜尋aussieshep19aaa1的頻道, 然後找make it or break it.
    enjoy! :)

    h.sheena 於 2011/08/27 14:19 回覆

  • Mandy
  • 才剛開始看,就整個愛上Payson!
    不知道會不會有第三季啊?
    *很喜歡妳的文字哦,很細緻但沒有雕琢的痕跡.....
  • 我也希望會有第三季, 但abc似乎還沒做出決定.....
    謝謝妳! 文字是我的出口, 但每天總是在追著時間跑, 哈!

    h.sheena 於 2011/08/29 14:42 回覆

  • kwanck1997
  • i think it is very good:)
  • the third season is coming out on march 26. can't wait!

    h.sheena 於 2012/02/26 03:51 回覆