I love this show for one - the girls. I fast forward though the drama to see the girls dance. Beijg a competitive dancer myself, I love how they show how much hard work it takes to dance. These girls are all amaing, talented dancers that have helped me personally improve. As for the drama, much of it is edited. Not STAGED, not SCRIPTED, edited. I met the girls, and their moms, so this is all verified information from them. They film 40 hours a week and cut it into 1 hour. That means they can cut a part of a fight from one situation and put it into another. Also, they cut out Abby being nice and kind to the girls, congratulating them and such. The girls verified this. If you can't get through the drama, which does unloved quite a few "bleeped-out" swear words and your a dancer. you will get hooked!