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Guilty pleasures

So I spent several several hours at work (while actually doing work, thanks very much) watching this year's Dancing With the Stars. Under any other circumstances, I might say "sorry" and hang my head in shame. In this case, it's all because Ralph Macchio is one of the Stars. Okay, technically that's *still* a reason to hang my head in shame, but... Remembering that I'm a child of the early 80's, Karate Kid left some long term branding on my psyche. Assuming he's not putting on a serious act for the cameras (and it really doesn't seem so), he's every bit the nice little New York boy I always suspected. I never had an actual crush on 'Daniel', but he always seemed like a kid I'd like to have hung out with. ::shrug:: As it turns out, he can also dance (he's the current front runner after episode two). 

There are some other interesting people to watch - Kersti Ally, Sugar Ray Leonard, some others. The judges seem to actually be judging the dancing (heaven forbid!) without being weird about it - over the top at times, but not the diva posturing I've seen in American Idol and Sing-off. this is the first I've ever watched this show, and it may well be the last, but it's oddly fun and this seems to be a good group of fairly pleasant people who happen to be stars. I'm cool with that :)


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Apr. 6th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
*grins* I've caught it off and on through the years, but am watching it this year because of Ralph Macchio. While I've caught it, I've never been able to figure out why I like the judges, but you're right. They are professionals in the field that are judging the dancing without babying the contestants. (For the most part.)

As for the sing off, have you seen this article about the worst tv judges?
The vapid air-head from the sing-off makes #9.
Apr. 6th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
I think part of it (the judges) is that regardless of their personality quirks, they seem genuine in their attempts to give helpful criticisms. I think that may seem out of place to a lot of people because, I mean really, these people are already stars. The audience doesn't really care if they ever learn to dance or not, they just get off on reality TV and drama and legally sexy dancing (when did ballroom start looking like high class club dancing? I'm such a prude...) with people they know and fantasize about, or whatever. It's a popularity contest, and here are these three people actually trying to make it about the dancing. I thing the over-the-top personalities of the male judges make it a little more entertaining even as they give good advice. 12 seasons says it must be working for someone... :D

The article was amusing, I haven't even heard of half those shows, but I have to say the review of the air head was pretty spot on (actually, so was the one on Ellen, what little I saw of her days on Idol).
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