I started thinking about my lack of enthusiasm and what was behind it. It wasn't a matter of no longer enjoying the professional dancers do what they do best. That enthusiasm was still there, despite mourning the loss of Julianne Hough or the return of bad boys Alec Mazo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
I will admit to being tired of great dancers like Cheryl Burke, Edyta Swilinska, Jonathan Roberts, and Tony Dovolani being paired with celebrities that ensure them an early drop out. On the other hand, it's fun to watch "So You Think You Can Dance" alumnus Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, and Lacey Schwimmer strut their considerable talents on the floor.
At least, this season, viewers finally got a chance to see Kym Johnson in full action. She has moves that she's never had the chance to show off in recent cycles.
While new comer Anna Demidova appears to be a talented dancer, her choreography has been less than stellar. Anna Trebunskaya, although talented, doesn't seem to have the star power she needs to build a loyal following.
Karina Smirnoff is always a pleasure to watch on the dance floor. There is no denying that she is one of the best pros in the bunch. However, putting up with the daggers she throws the judges and the audience when things don't go her way is just too much to ask.
It could have also been a slap at her pro partner, Alec Mazo. His arrogance doesn't play well to the audiences or the judges.