I specifically qualified what I said by saying "(arguably) the best". Because Derek HASN'T ever had to face the partner challenges that pretty much most of the REST of the pros have had to face at one time, or another. Hell, even JULIANNE got stuck with Carolla, and WHO was that other baby she got saddled with where she was just about ready to tear her hair out during rehearsal because he couldn't even focus enough to get serious and stop playing around?
And yep, Derek IS a straight-up rule-breaker, when it suits him to do so. Then, IF he gets called out for it, he wants to either try to charm his way out of getting nailed by trying to justify why he did what he did, or drag out the dog-tired: "Well, the FANS liked it, and we're dancing for THEM!" banner and starts waving it around as a smokescreen, or just gets flat-out pissed when he DOES get called out and starts pointing the finger at what OTHERS (in his opinion) are doing, or HAVE done wrong.
Looking forward to what he'll put on the floor, I am. But I don't have blinders on, and I'm no fool, either.
He HASN'T had a partner who is REALLY challenged, dancewise. And yep, when it suits him, he DOES and WILL break the rules. Then try to cover his ass IF he gets called out for doing it. Which to me ARE cardinal sins, on his part (i.e., doing it in the FIRST place, then trying to justify it or getting pissed about getting nailed for doing it in the SECOND place).
So no, in no way would I ever intentionally refer to him outright as the "best" dancer/choreographer. And good as he is, what we've both pointed out will always keep from clearly being called "the best".
Unless he and/or TPTB change their ways.
And frankly, I don't think that's gonna happen in this lifetime.
Because, HE won't, and THEY won't, either.
Like I said, he's got a REAL good gig goin' on on DWTS.
No, much as I'll miss seeing him, I don't blame him at all for saying: "I'm OUTTA here!".
Just like I don't blame dear Edyta for doing the same.
Still miss her, but she had to do what she had to do.
I wouldn't've continued to stick around and get dumped on if I were her, either.
I think Maks should stop dating the other pros on the show( he also dated Julianne as well didn't he?) goodness, so many ex's on this one show.I think he will be back to DWTS, if not, the show will go on.I wont miss him, I find him boring, even if it his show.:lol
It does make sense, as I posted - Sean doesn't have the abrasive personality some others have had. Emily was apparently going to sign up, but that was when she was in the news, I gather they have to sign them and have them dance while they are still on the show.It remains to be seen how good he will be. He says he cant dance.Quote:
Makes sense since it airs in the same time slot. I think they do well if they are liked. Remember, Melissa placed third her season and won All-Stars. Jake was not liked - and his fakeness couldn't translate to win him additional fans. I think if Sean can dance, he will do well. I think both he and Ingo are attractive.
I am just pleased Derek is there, and I don't care if he breaks the rules - never have. .I love his choreography and watch it because of that.As to his partners- Kellie has never danced.I will be interested to see what he does, he makes anyone look good:) If I didn't like him- I would just FF like I do for most of them
Maks was engaged to Karena. After they broke up (he took it hard) he did a stint on the Ukrainian version of The Bachelor.
Then he dated Peta, he also dated Derek's sister for a short while . I don't think that's a good idea imho
I think it's up to them if they want to date each other. They are consenting adults and I don't have a problem with it or with any people dating within the workplace. It's where I met my husband. A good percentage of professional ballroom dancers are married couples, so I doubt it's uncommon for them to date.
Mark is OTT, if he wasn't, well as I posted above who would everyone hate? I see a little of Marks dancing in Henry and actually in Val, all a little OTT.
Derek, well he is down as the rule breaker, that isn't going to change and I don't think the show wants him to.( he would be off the show, if that were so) It doesn't matter what the judges say
Tony, Tony is the good guy( he never used to be) he won, so will he win again? Melissa was one heck of a partner, and she worked her butt off. That is what is needed, not just a fan base.
The judges, they will say the same things, and the only one I really listen to is Len. The singers will ruin the songs, and the judges will say how great they are
I watch because I like dance of every kind.If Derek left, the show would go on, same with Maks. Maks fans are obviously pissed, but on a couple of forums, they said right up until a week ago he was on this show. It could of been the partner he was given or it could of been what they all think they are worth- more money