^ : clap: Toni is the only one who consistently presents his student, rather that trying to show off what he can do. Mark is the worst in this regard.
I suppose I should be less patient with Mark than I am, but his choreography is so wonderful that I can't be peeved at him. Derek and Mark both give themselves a lot to do, but they also show off their partners by creating really original takes on the dances. I just adore both these guys but especially Derek. I wish there were something more in the film world that was open to them, like those great old MGM musicals where dancing was an important part of the storyline. I think that dance has become enough of a part of the landscape by now that someone might risk an original dance movie (i.e., not a remake like the recent Footloose).
I wish they had shown snippets of the #'s that they were nominated for..... Only 1 of the choreo nominations was not DWTS nor SYTYCD. This category probably 'belonged' to PBS before these 2 shows came along.
I was surprised that Keshon was eliminated - I thought the NFL fans would keep in 'safe' for the 1st week. Out of all the NFL player to appear on DWTS, he was definitely the most challenged as related to dancing. Seems like a really nice guy though.
Anyone notice that Tom Bergeron gets better with every week? He's terrific!
And Scrufflet, I agree with you that Tom Bergeron gets better and better. He's able to field almost anything and keep the show on its rails, and he can be funny without being offensive. What's more, most of what he says seems to be off the cuff, completely made up on the spur of the moment. For my money he's the best reality show announcer on TV.
Did anyone watch last night? I didn't like Derek's Charleston; it seemed kind of frenzied. But I loved Mark's choreography, and the routine itself. I also loved Corbin and Karina's quickstep. The quickstep is probably my favorite ballroom dance, and this one was a doozy. I understand that Corbin has dance experience, but it makes him so wonderful to watch that I can hardly complain about it.
I felt bad for Bill Nye, but he handled his adverse situation with great grace. I love that everyone cheered for him and that Tom B. made Brooke hold her commentary for a moment so TV viewers could hear the entire studio calling his name. I've noticed that the show producers make special efforts to boost the spirits of older, less well trained contestants because the diversity of the roster is important.
I am getting fonder and fonder of Jack Osborne. What a splendid sense of humor he has: very dry and witty.
Although the judges are pretending this is the greatest group of "stars" ever and are giving out ridiculous high scores so early, I find them pretty boring and have lost interest in this group altogether. Hope next season will be better.
Well, I do like Corbin Blue. But last season, with Zendaya and Kellie Pickler virtually in a dead heat, was more exciting to me.
It's amazing how fond one can become of the unlikeliest contestants after watching them work their hearts out week after week. If anyone had told me that I would enjoy watching Snooki, I would have demanded that they (or I) have a mental evaluation. And yet she was unfailingly pleasant and hardworking and a completely good sport, a tiny dynamo who worked doggedly with her pro to master the dances. There was no sign of the out-of-control diva whom I'd read about all this time. (I could never bring myself to watch her actual reality show.) It's clear that the atmosphere of DWTS is geared to building team spirit backstage, which probably promotes good behavior. So much nicer than the spurious backstabbing of the various housewives shows or Survivor. (Also shows I mostly can't watch; the commercials are bad enough.) At this point, there's almost no one I want to see voted off this show. I wish they could all stay and then just be ranked at the end, like Miss America contestants.