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Skating with the Stars - Anyone Going to Watch?
This is the first I have heard of this show. It is going to make its debut here in Canada on CTV next Monday. Is anyone here going to watch?
You mean the American show? I'll look into it, but I don't have a good feeling about it. I remember that "Skating with Celebrities" show that they had here a few years ago, and it wasn't really skating, not the way Canada's "Battle of the Blades" is. There are some lovely moments in "Battle of the Blades." The Russian shows along these lines are also very high quality. But I'll give it a chance, because you never know. Look how good "Dancing with the Stars" has become. And a lot of us have become fans not just of the celebrities on this show but also the pro dancers. As I say, you never know!
they announced the judges yesterday. Johnny Weir and Dick Button... and I can't remember the third judge.
We've been discussing this show on the Le Cafe thread.
There is going to be so little skating from these celebs (certainly not at the quality of the hockey players on the Canadian version) that I will be cringing through most of the show. Skating is an Olympic sport for a reason... people can't learn how to do it in a month like they may be able to with dancing. I thought ABC's "Thin Ice" skating competition was an awkward trainwreck, and that was with all actual skaters. I have no interest in watching Dick Button ramble on about celebs attempting to skate, but I'll probably watch anyway.
Of course I'll be watching.....wouldn't want to miss any Weir witticisms! Should be a hoot.
The big problem with Thin Ice was it was disorganized. The skaters were responsible for finding their own choreographers and practice time. There was no time specification on training. Skating with the Stars has a mandatory training time for the couples and the show has choreographers responsible for the routines.
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Last edited by Pixie Cut; 11-16-2010 at 06:04 PM.
I'll be there rooting for "Greenlee" and Mosley.
Sure - I will watch but don't have any expectations.
First, I am not familiar with some of these "stars" so it will be like watching regular people who can't skate very well.
Might be fun to see Dick and Johnny and hear some of the banter.
Thinking about it now - I wish they had followed the Canadian "Blades" format. So what if hockey players are not nearly as well known in USA as they are in Canada. Atleast they can skate and the idea of the rough and tough hockey players depending on their Lady partners to learn about figure skating seems like fun.
This show is going to be a disaster I think - I won't be watching.
I'm so happy we have BOTB here in Canada!!