We honestly had no idea this was even a thing but we are glad to saw this! We loved Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike and steven-episode reality series FINDING MAGIC MIKE gives aspiring male dancers a chance to compete for a $100k prize and a chance to join the famed troupe.
Firstly, we love that in addition to amazing dancing, captured beautifully like a slick, gorgeous Music Video by Gareth Paul Cox, the Series really focuses on the storylines of our Contestants and their own personal growth journeys. Some have no experience as performers and just want to improve the chemistry of their relationships with their partners, some are failed Olympians, some are looking for a breakthrough into the Entertainment industry. There is a bit of diversity and inclusion in the storylines and we like the direction the Series goes. There is even a fire-throwing, bisexual Mormon competing and if that isn’t covering the spectrum, I don’t know what is!
The Series brings aboard some awesome Panelists like Nicole Scherzinger, Whitney Cummings, Robin Thede, Nikki Glaser and more. Serving as Mentor is Adam Rodriguez, who actually starred in the Magic Mike films, speaking to his own experience on the movies, knowing first-hand what to look for in these aspiring dancers. Choreographer Alison Faulk also serves as a Mentor and comes with a fun positivity that is infectious, as does Choreographer Luke Broadlick.
Some of these challenges the dancers are given are impossible including Aerial Dancing, a Shower Dance but these contestants are in it to win it and despite a spirit of competition, we see a bond of brotherhood among them. Be warned, FINDING MAGIC MIKE is tears, vomit, injury and a dash of egos. Where the final two land in terms of their progress is astonishing. We could not stop watching and quickly-zipped through these episodes and you won’t be disappointed, trust me!