My absolute favourite show, the one thing that keeps me from unplugging the tv for the entire summer, is in full swing..
It's a little thing called So You Think You Can Dance?
Maybe you've heard of it?
I've been addicted since day one.
The talent is incredible, the choreography astounding, the host genuine (take that Ryan Seacrest and *shudder*
Brian Ben Mulroney). The costumes are creative and the personalities are entertaining.
Imagine that. ENTERTAINMENT. On television.
It's a modern-day miracle.
Speaking of miracles, the competitors appear to genuinely LIKE one another and support each other. For reality tv, that's pretty much unheard of.
Even Hubby watches it, and Hubby watches very, very little television.
If that's not a ringing endorsement, nothing is. (In case you're wondering, he also watches Dr. Who and the original CSI. Oh, and sometimes American Idol. That is all.)
Ballroom, Hip Hop, Latin, Jazz, Krump, Broadway, Contemporary, Disco...there's really something for everyone, every single week.
Are you watching? If not, you should. In fact, the results show is tonight (it's on Fox, check your local listings). Watch the opening and there will be an amazing group performance. I dare you to watch it and not be hooked. Here's a little something to whet your appetite:
If you're already watching--Thank goodness! I didn't have anyone to dish with before. Who do you like? Do you vote? Who for?
The first season, I was amazed and liked pretty much everyone...except Blake. He was so full of himself. Ok, and I wasn't happy with the host either. I was so excited when they got Cat. I remember Artem, Nick and Ryan, but I can't even remember who I was rooting for at the time.
Second season, I was rooting for Benji and Travis, switching my loyalty between the two. I had a very hard time choosing who l liked more, but it was always those two, right from the auditions. Since they ended up as the top 2, I was over the moon at the results. (And, ok, any of the top 4 could have won that year.)
Last season I loved them all and felt almost maternal towards the bunch...but I was crazy for Neil. Sabra ultimately won, and I was ok with that, but Neil had my heart all along.
So now it's a new season and....I don't know who I'm rooting for. They're all great dancers (except for Susie, she just annoyed me). They each have something to admire: Twitch has humour and skill, Joshua is sweet and amazing, Mark is quirky and has great tricks...they all have something to recommend them. Joshua and Katie have been consistantly excellent, but I still don't feel connected to Katie. (And I know I keep mentioning the guys, but I like the girls too--just what is up with all the Chelsea's this season?)
I guess I'm just waiting for one performance/performer to grab me. There has been some magic already this season, but no one has won my heart yet. How about you? Who do you love and why?
And because I can never resist, here's a little Neil to brighten
my your day: