It is not the 'editing' or the the 'scripting'. No one can make Maks behave like a jerk if he was not a jerk to begin with.
This is not the first time he has acted out when he has not liked his partner. His first big outburst with the judges was when he had Brandy (who, BTW, could really dance, but you could tell he couldn't stand her). Anytime he gets someone he doesn't like, he is distant, condescending, rude, obnoxious, and down right mean. There has always been this side to him, and I think it's getting worse.
And did I mention that it is also unprofessional for him to act this way?
I also fault Hope for having so little self-worth that she puts up with this behavior. I have no doubt that she could have been a very different dancer if she had another instructor - Mark, Derek, Tristan, whomever.
I used to be a big fan of his, and always made excuses for him. But I am done with that. Maks can be nice to people when he wants to be, and downright cruel when he doesn't like someone.
Well, the show tries to crack down on the celebs and pros saying anything negative during the season. I'd be more interested in what Hope says 6 months from now.
I agree. But given the fact Maks has stayed friends with some of his past partners (including Brandy), and is friends with all of the pros (I think-except Karina, but that's obvious), I can't believe he's that much of a jerk. He must just play one on TVWell, the show tries to crack down on the celebs and pros saying anything negative during the season. I'd be more interested in what Hope says 6 months from now.
Last edited by karalott; 11-02-2011 at 11:11 PM.
I don't think he's a jerk for the sake of being a jerk. I just think that he's at a crossroads right now. He was the Ukrainian (or wherever) Bachelor, and he's probably wondering if he should be looking to do bigger and better things -- but where would that even be? This probably makes the annoying parts of continuing to do this show seem 5 times as annoying to him, like the inconsistent scoring, having a partner with a bad attitude, being hamstrung by all these themes while trying to do good choreography, and the fact that he doesn't respect most of the judges' opinions, and the fact that he still hasn't won a season...he's only human. I would imagine he has stuff like this simmering underneath a lot of his words and actions.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
Maks is like the White Shaolin Priest in the Kill Bill movie sent to prepare the neighborhood kung fu club for a local tournament. Everyone thinks they should win due to their impressive master, but they never win. Must be bad students. If only he had some ringers like the other clubs...
(Just watch the scene on youtube, imagine Maks in the role! Sounds like idea for filler...)
I don't really care if the show wants to keep some oddball Pros that are fan favorites but will never win, but I do feel bad for Hope since I picked her and she is clearly miserable. The brief smiles we've seen when she's worked with other Pros look way too much like the reaction of a person in a desperate situation.
I would rather her stay than Nancy or Rob, so if she looks less miserable I'll vote for her this week.