Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dancing with the Stars - The Results and more.....

Well, as I predicted Josie, the super model was the first to go home. I did feel sorry for her and still feel like given a chance she would have made a great dancer. But, she's gone and it's too late for that.

I was disappointed to see that the millionaire (or was it billionaire) was also in the bottom two. I thought his rendition of the Cha Cha to Trailers for Sale or Rent was good. He did a great job of playing to the crowd and was a surprise to the judges for just that reason. Unfortunately sometimes, the best dancers don't always get credit and popularity takes over.

That was obviously the case or the boxer would have been in the bottom two. He was certainly there on points! For a totally different perspective on this week's Dancing with the Stars , this woman actually thought the boxes was good! Bad posture! Doesn't she know that's a bid no no in ballroom?

On to other things, last nights premiers of both Private Practice and Dirty, Sexy Money left something to be desired for me. I could care if the star doc from Grey's Anatomy moved to LA to a new practice to dance in the nude. I thought the show started off slow and nearly lost me.

Dirty Sexy Money on the other hand really lost me. While I'm not sure what the other half really lives like, I thought these people were disgusting. They had no morals and no character and no appeal. All they had was money and who cares. For me, you can bet, that show won't be on my list to watch.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Dancing with the Stars

I have to admit that I love Dancing with the Stars Normally, I'm not much of a television watcher which maybe you can tell by how much I post here. But Dancing with the Stars has me entralled.While I may not have a clue who some of the stars are, I still enjoy watching them struggle with the dancing each week. It's intriguing to see the growth from one week to the next. I know they must really be spending bunches of time on the dance floor. Although how some of the do it and still manage their careers is beyond me.

I think I've watched the show from its inception only missing a segment or two because of meetings I just couldn't get out of, but on the whole, this has been one of the only highlights in television for me. It's particularly nice to see a reality show that isn't out to shock or gag me!

This years cast of stars seems to be the most recognizable to me. Although there are a couple of stars I don't know much about, I feel fairly comfortable that I some idea about most of these stars. That has been a plus keeping track of who did what.

I was surprised to see that all of the dancers seemed to be better than on the first dance of previous seasons. The judges can be tough but even they seemed to appreciate the first attemps of this new group as well.

Of course, there were a few participants who stood out having a better grasp of the notion of dancing than others. But at least they all came seriously prepared to dance, unlike P in a previous session. It's great to see the stars making themselves vulnerable and literally working their a _ _ _ _ off!

Now, as far as who I think will go home on tonight's results show. My gutt tells me the super model, Josie, who danced first will not pull enough fans to stay on. Unfortunately, I think she'd be a great one to watch improve each week. With her body strength being a major issue this week, she's got lots of possibility down the road.

My next favorite candidate for leaving was the boxer, Floyd. And I must say I was pretty surprised. I guess after watching Laila Ali dance last year, I just expected the guy to handle the footwork. But his posture killed him and his execution was a bit too brutus.

For a complete review of all the dancers see The Mercury News Interactive for a great blog post . I think I actually agreed with most everything he had to say except about Floyd.