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"Our daugher sucks at driving, thats the problem so butt out."
-Christina, Parenthood

Tuesday, September 21

Why I Won't Watch DWTS

I can’t tell you the number of times people have said to me “YOU DON’T WATCH DANCING WITH THE STARS??? YOU WOULD LOVE IT!” Last night my husband and I sat down and watched the last 5 contestants perform and I am sticking with my original decision to not watch this show. I know it seems like a logical choice for me to watch. It has two of my favorite things in the title “DANCING with the STARS” – if you know me at all you know that I LOVE famous people! It is a weird obsession of mine (don’t worry I am not a stalker or anything). I love keeping up with what is going on in their lives and I have a weird pull on my heart for them (I know that is weird) but it is true! I have met several famous people over the years and it has been AWESOME and I always exercise extreme class and grace in those moments (class and grace equals, grabbing arms, screaming, taking pictures, and telling them how much I love them, right???). I also love DANCING! I am known for being the first one on the dance floor. A girl from my high school (thanks Leslie) actually made me a tape (yes a tape) of our high school dance team dances. I wasn’t on the dance team just love to watch their awesome dances. I also love SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!

With these two things clearly in the show you would think I would love it, but I don’t. Let’s review these two things again. STARS – the people on this show are barely stars (I know if I saw them I would probably get excited) but I don’t really care about what is going on in their lives. There have been exceptions over the years because of my love of TV they have had some people on that I would be interested in (Jeannie Garth, Shannon Doherty, Audrina Patridge) but overall I don’t care about these people. The only other draw to the people on this show is Chelsie Hightower because I LOVED her on SYTYCD but it was PAINFUL to watch Michael Bolton so I don’t think I will be sad to miss that. DANCING- The dancing is MEDIOCRE at BEST! Most of the dancing was extremely painful to watch and made me appreciate the contestants on SYTYCD that much more. I don’t enjoy ballroom dancing that much to begin with and this show is ALL ballroom and not even GOOD ballroom. My two favorite styles on SYTYCD are contemporary and hip hop. I am not impressed by this show and I don’t find their contestants amusing, more desperate.

On the plus side this won’t be taking up space on my DVR.

Other shows I am interested in trying:
Mad Men
The Event

I will let you know if they get added to my DVR

Happy Fall Watching!


Samantha said...

I agree with everything you said, well put! It took me ten seasons to cave in to watch DWTS. I'm not surprised you like dance competitions and famous people but don't like DWTS. I think DWTS is more for people who like beauty pageants and trashy tabloids. It's really just about sequins, spray tans and watching people embarrass themselves.

julie said...

ummm. Glee is a must. I am a Gleek for sure!