I'm almost done with this show & it stinks, because I SO enjoy Tom's quick responses & ad libs!
Haven't posted here in a long time, but I too am really disgusted this season. I had been taping "The Sing-Off" (which airs at the same time) so that I could vote on DWTS, but for the last few weeks I've taped DWTS instead so I can fast forward through the DWTS judges' comments, which are so predictable and have begun to make my skin crawl. The producers of DWTS should look at the judging on "The Sing-Off." Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, and Shawn Stockman are always constructive and kind, even when they are pointing out problems with a group's performance, and the feeling of the show is so different because of that. DWTS helped distract me during a really terrible time in my life, after my daughter was killed, but I've realized this season that it just isn't as much fun and I don't know if I want to give it my time any more.
It's not like Hope is the only one benefitting from her pros fanbase-except in certain celebs cases, they also get a pass from the judges. Since one particular judge isn't fond of Maks, that's a strike against Hope already.Hope and Max have gotten very lucky to have made it this far. It was due to popularity.
I agree, the first weeks were painful, but people just voted for Maks, no matter that she was so bad. Chynna was better than her, but we lost her.This whole sulky Maks and Hope saga has spoilt the show in some ways.Now they are all over each other pretending like the first weeks never happened, make me LOL and
RE: Rob. I'd agree if he had a normal family, but his family has a million dollar empire, so maybe the editing of him slacking off and playing video games is just that. Of course, I guess that'd be like any other overly rich kid, college degree or not. Didn't Bruce Jenner have another reality show with his 2 sons about how spoiled they were? It's been a long time since I've actually watched anything Kardashian, so maybe he's actually doing his own thing with the Kardashian brand. Or maybe Mama Kris only wants that reserved for the girls and Rob will go back to being an outcast once DWTS is over. I know what it's like being compared to your family, but even if Rob's last name wasn't Kardashian, I still wouldn't be rooting for him. I just hope he's the last we see of that family. And PA Snow Bunny: I love that-Karrie Kardashian
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And yes, obviously, the celebrities on DWTS aren't elite dancers, and that's why it's not appropriate to compare what they do to the choreographic choices made for and by elite figure skaters. Being simple and clean doesn't work there at all. It really shouldn't work, IMO, on DWTS either, and you don't have to have an extensive knowledge of dancing to notice which pros are choreographing easier routines for their stars and dancing around them. All you have to do is look at their feet--if the star isn't moving nearly so much as his/her partner, there's a problem. If people watching don't care and just want to vote for whomever for whatever reason, that's their right--but the judges really should notice and they shouldn't reward someone who isn't keeping up with his/her partner in comparison to those who are. And they should care about whether the choreography is clearly simpler for some stars than for others, because if the star is capable of carrying it off, then he/she is likely the better dancer and are more deserving of those tens. Some dancers/pros shouldn't feel obligated to work their stars harder in order to get a nine or a ten either, though they obviously do. That ten CA gave Rob for his samba was a complete gift in comparison to what others have had to do to get tens and nines, not only this season but in prior seasons. Likewise, Chaz and Nancy were often over scored for completing much less complex routines, because that's all they were capable of doing. Carson, however, was not similarly rewarded--and I'm not saying he should have been. They should all be held to the same standard, just as someone taking an ACT or SAT or a fourth grade math test are.
Also, in exactly what sports does it pay off to do simpler things? It definitely doesn't necessarily pay off in gymnastics or figure skating. In diving, it also matters what the base score for the dive is. I'm assuming you're only referring to judged sports, as it surely isn't a better idea to clear a high jump more beautifully at a lower height, for instance.
If you really want to see who can and can't dance, mute your TV when each couple performs. Makes you want to count right along with them 1 2 3 and step 2 3 slide and turn......etc.
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