I think TPTB do enjoy creating little fixed roles for the pros so they can play out a story over the season. Maks is the bad boy and they won't let him break out of that role, ever. I'd love to see him come back and win, but I don't think it would happen because, even if they give him a "contender," the judges are too biased against him at this point.
Melissa definitely wasn't top 3 material, but I don't think she was given enough credit for the things she did right. She wasn't my favorite of Maks' partners to watch, but I still rooted for her.
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?"
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The average dog is a nicer person than the average person
A reason that I might vote for the celebrity who may not be the best, is the comments from the judges. If CarrieAnn or Bruno make a snarky remark, I may just vote for that celebrity from every phone I can find, just because I can and it wouldn't matter who the pro is - - - think Circ-de-sol gone wrong.
I'm a newcomer here and as I have said before my first time on a site that covers reality shows, but you can correct me if I am wrong as I don't really know the answer, but is it possible that these celebs ask for their partners at times and that is why they end up with the partners that they do? I thought that I had read by someone that Melissa requested Max because of her friendship with Kirstie. I don't know about Hope or any of the previous partners. I just wonder if the celebs requested certain partners of any of these pros that it may have some bearing on who gets who. I would think if a celeb requested a certain partner that the show would accommodate them as they have a need to get celebs to agree to do the show. In turn I would hope that they would tell the pro who was requesting them and would have a say in it as well. If someone knows I would appreciate it.
Thanks so much for this information. I do appreciate it as like I said I am a newcomer and never realized until coming to the FORT how many people actually were more interested in the pro over the celeb. Since I have always watched more for the celeb I have not formed as much love for or against any of the pros. I also now realize that it is not just here on the FORT, but many people who feel this way. Through articles that have been posted here which then points me in other directions it is like another whole concept has opened up to me that I did not know existed. I just watched season to season discussing it only with my friends until the next season when the cast was normally announced on The Bachelor. I never realized any of the background business that has gone on. I will admit that I have viewed different pros in the sense of not giving their celebs as much content as I think they should have or that certain pros have acted a bit differently then when they first came to the show. I always appreciated good choreography, etc. That was all done in my own sheltered viewing and then discussing it with my friends.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken .