The trouble is, it's not so much him, as it is his publicist who is dropping the real pot-stirring tweets before the season is over. After the finale is done, he can do/say whatever he wants. But do you think ABC wants the fans to be talking more about a dancer who isn't on the show anymore than the stars who are competing in the finals?
It's not the end of the world either way, and yes it is just a TV show, I'm just saying I didn't think it's the most professional thing to do.
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Last edited by jucamer; 05-09-2012 at 10:17 PM.
Everyone I know that watches DWTS, even the Derek fans, have told me they won't watch the show anymore if Maks isn't on it.
Those same people cannot stand CA or Bruno. So, apparently, the combination of CA and Bruno without Maks on the show will have an impact on viewership ... it's already down from previous seasons.
Tom said last season he thought the show should only be on once a year, if that's the future for the show, it's better for the pro's go now and find something that is worthwhile, rather than hang on to a show that's on it's last leg anyway.
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As I've said before, I don't think one pro makes or breaks the show. The biggest factor I've seen people tuning out is simple fatigue. Not just with DWTS, but with reality TV in general. It's on twice a year, and unless there's a celeb they're really interested in, they aren't going to bother. We could insert the judges comments from season 10 into this season, and realize it's the same script they've been reading from. Only difference is the stooges get a little louder, more obnoxious, arrogant, and overbearing with each passing season, and being able to feed their egos by using fancy paddles to unevenly score couples who are looking to win a tacky trophy. The judges, the same pros advancing every season, the singers, and the staleness of the dances are other reasons I've seen people tune out. Last season, even with controversial cast member Chaz Bono and the good side of stunt casting J.R. Martinez couldn't see a ratings spike. That season was down from season 12, and the current season is down from last season. I think the celebs ultimately make or break a season, and then add other little factors into it, and there go the ratings.
I will greatly miss Maks is he's gone. If there's no celebs I care for, and if there aren't any of my favorite pros who look like they might finally win, I may take the fall off from this show. But even without Maks, I might still watch. I'm not expecting anything to happen with the 3 stooges, or for the band to learn to sing on key, or for the show to go back to being unpredictable. At least there's Youtube to go down memory lane with
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I can't blame Maks for NOT announcing his decision to stay or go right now. He's still very emotional, I'm sure. Not a good time to make a major decision.
I have to say that his departure would make me consider not watching. He's really the last pro that I really love. I like some of the others, but not many of the new ones (Damian is the exception). Without Maks, Edyta and Jonathan, it's not the same show for me. Some of the other pros left do nothing for me. Especially Mark and Derek. I just never liked Derek. I can't explain it. I know he's a good dancer, choreographer, etc. and I think he's nice looking, but I don't find him sexy or interesting at all. I wouldn't want to date him or even hang out with him. The same cannot be said for many other dancers on the show, including Maks.
I'm sad to see M&M get eliminated, but I knew that the 2 couples who got eliminated this week would be the ones to go. As much as I like Melissa, she's just not up to the level of the rest of the contestants.
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I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"