The other thing I can't stand is the blatant move by the show in the last two seasons to push their agenda. Last season they wanted Ralph out at F4, so we got the WTA cha cha. This season, they wanted Hope out, so we get the marathon cha cha and Rob just happens to take first? I get that stuff happens and I get that Rob has improved. But at the end of the day, this is a fan show and the finals should contain who the fans want to be there. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I would rather have Bristol Palin in the finals, if that is what the fans want, then to have another season of this crap pulled in the semis by the show and the judges. I actually haven't watched the show in a few weeks - and I doubt I'm going to watch next week. I will root for JR, but then I think I'm done. Each season I hope it will be different - and it is, but it is only getting worse and going in the wrong direction. I don't enjoy it anymore.
I agree with everyone's assessment of the show--
The judges have producer driven favorites...so Ralph was unfairly judged, picked apart until even he was aware of it and still handled himself graciously, and some like Kelly Osborne (and Bristol) was handled with kid gloves and favored...as is Rob.
The judges are SO OBVIOUS!
For years, I have watched the show with my, now 90 year old, mother who LOVES the show because of her love for ballroom dancing...and you should hear the disdain she has developed for the judges....I wonder if the judges are getting tired of being told who to favor...and grumble all the way home when they have to say what goes against their grain (and smile while they are saying it!).
As for Brooke, lol, it seems more that it's the job (and possibly what she is told to say) that is so inane rather than the person. Many people didn't like her predecessor either. Maybe they should have someone like Carson in that spot so he could entertain us with the ridiculous questions as if he is making a big joke!!
Pardon my ignorance, but what is "WTA?"
You didn't watch last season, right TIA_MA?
On the bolded part, this morning I saw a segment on GMA about Brooke and DWTS. It showed all she had to do before the night of the show, including taking care of her children, blah blah blah, and rehearsing the notes on what she was asked to say that evening. I took it as she had nothing to do with the questions she asked. Of course, someone like Carson, could be given the same notes, still do them as asked, but, because of his personality, could make it all his own and entertaining!