"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain."~~Thomas Sowell
I would have much preferred to see more of the dancers actually dancing instead of poor Ryan, Ryan, Ryan. She bores me and annoys me at the same time.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.
I like Ryan fine, but they definitely give her too much screen time.
I guess they owe Ryan something for that horrible home visit last year. I agree that I'm thrilled they got rid of that aspect of the show - it was just painful.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
So many things to comment on.
I kept waiting for Robin Antin's lips to bust out and dance a duet.
While I greatly appreciate Natalia Mallory and she's downright skinny compared to Donielle from season two, she simply isn't good enough for this show. She's being manipulated just like Ryan was the season Evan made the show. Natalia got a pass on the contemporary round? Gimme a break! They need her for the big sister vs sister drama when it comes down to the last spot.
Alexis is a very nice dancer, but she's a million miles behind Jeanine. She should have given herself another year before trying out. She has potential, but auditioning now wasn't a wise move.
It scares me how much young dancers hang all their hopes on this show. It's great to have something like this, but when that guy stood there saying, "I don't want to go home," it made me feel a bit sick. Even if you make the show you could be out week one. If you want to be a dancer, you need a life plan.
But I do recall the bit of hip hop and I thought she was going to get cut after that
In general the coverage of dancing was lame. Way too much time on Cryin Ryan and the Sisters. And they need to stop showing us the judges during the dances - or at least do a split screen or something! But they seemed to save some money by showing us the same stock shot of Robin over and over again - at least I hope that's what they did, cause other wise it means that woman is so plastic and botoxed that she's immobile.
I agree with Jeanine 2.0 not going through but I liked Alexis - she took the critiques very well and I suspect she'll make it to the top 20 in another season if she chooses to re-audition.
All I could think about during DC Chapman's meltdown was that he either had a very pregnant girlfriend or a new baby at home. I might be begging to stay too
That was DC's big "human interest" story last week -- his pregnant girl friend and him becoming a father. Cat even asked him if it was "planned".All I could think about during DC Chapman's meltdown was that he either had a very pregnant girlfriend or a new baby at home. I might be begging to stay too
was it at the beginning of the episode? I came in a few minutes late. I do recall Nigel mentioning the police baton later and wondering what the heck he was talking about. I also remember the red outfit, but only in brief clips of dance montages.
ETA: I found a clip of what you missed -- Iveta's solo from last night.
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So he's trying to run away from being a father? Awesome.
I thought they really overdid the coverage of Natasha and she'll probably realize when she sees it on tv that she got through for tv drama purposes, not for her dancing. But, she is an appealing personality and I really do like Sasha's dancing.
Iveta's solo was genius. The reason she got cut in previous seasons is that she was too good to be fodder, but not Hollywood enough. By showing them that she can be sexy, she put herself into the running as a serious ballroom candidate. And for the record, she is turning 31 later this month, so she is eligible for the show. I would hazard a guess that she is doing the show in the hopes of turning the heads of the folks at Dancing with the Stars. Who cares? I want to see her go far so that she can dance with Pasha or whoever they get to be the Ballroom specialist.