Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Dancing Has Begun.........Now What?

OK, it's taken me a couple of days to reflect on what I saw before I could come up with a post. I guess the first dances of the season weren't as bad as some past BUT the real question is, "Did they go as expected?" Everyone always wants to know if there were surprises and to be truthful I'm not really sure about that even yet.

When the show actually began I was surprised to see that I really knew even more of these "stars" than I first stated. I think Aiden Turner formerly of All My Children is a real hunk and I sure hope he can dance. I would have no problem watching him shake his booty for awhile. True on this first night he looked of bit crazed in his attempt at the Cha Cha but hey it was a good crazed......... a really good crazed. I can only imagine what it'll be like when he really learns HOW to shake that too cute b*tt correctly.

Buzz Aldrin was as I expected........a little stiff but what 80 year old (besides of course Jack LaLane could be supple enough to pull this off) He seemed to be a nice guy not afraid to take a risk. How else could you get yourself into being on national TV at that age? Any guy who could be the first to walk on the moon has to have the guts it takes to jump off a cliff like Dancing with the Stars. Despite having the lowest scores of the night, I hope Buzz manages to stick around for a bit.

I was surprised by the network sports caster. She's my bet for the dark horse of the lot. True it didn't look like she had the feel all the way to the tips of those long lithe limbs of hers but her musicality was good. Definitely a diamond in the rough but not all that rough.

The Pussy Cat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger, brought a lot to the table. After seeing her first dance I can see why the early bets were on her to be the winner. If the ice skater can't learn to remember he is dancing with a partner, she could make mince meat out of him. His lines were beautiful but he did not draw in the audience of the judges like madame Pussy Cat.

Speaking of drawing the judges in, Pamela Anderson, did just as I expected. Both male judges were drooling at the sexuality of her dance even if her technique sucked. But the what do you expect from the former Baywatch star. The woman hasn't lost her edge in that department just because she's older. She's still a bombshell. I wouldn't mind feeling that confident about myself.

I heard on the radio today that Mrs. Reality TV Mom is something of a primadonna to work with. There are rumors that she's late for hair, make-up and costume and obnoxious about it when they ask her to "Please come on time." The word on the streets is the Dancing crew are hoping she'll be voted off quickly so they don't have to put up with her cr*p.

Of course, this is probably rumor but part of that rumor was that she is planning to bring all eight of her kids to the next show. She expects to be in the bottom two so is hoping to use the kids to garner audience sympathy. I guess we'll have to wait for the show to see if this rumor is true. AND if it is, maybe it'll lend some truth to the first half of the thing.

Other than that the group seemed to be pretty close together in scores. It looks like they have a nice solid group of people to turn into dancers. It will be interesting to watch how quickly some pick dancing up......... and the struggles of those who don't. Oh.........and lest I forget, the costume failures that happen in the process.....seems like we started off the season with one already and I'm sure there are more to come.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Season.........Dancing with the Stars

With the new season for Dancing with the Stars fast approaching I almost don't know what to think. For the first time I can think of I actually know who at least half of these "stars" are. Just the idea that there are people I know making up the cast of characters makes this season seem inviting. Now if they just turn out to be people who can dance.......... or have great personalities I might actually enjoy this new season.

I can't help but think the Olympic gold medal winning ice skater might just be a ringer. While I can't spell or pronounce the man's name, I HAVE seen him skate. Whether he can loosen up enough to do give those Latin dances justice will tell the tale.

I don't know what to think about Pamela Anderson. I assume she will be reasonably athletic but the top heavy part worries me a bit. Hey! If Apolo Ohno can make the comment on national TV, it should be ok for me to mention here. I don't know how her balance might be affected but I'm pretty sure both male judges are going to love seeing Ms Anderson in those skimpy costumes!

It will be interesting to see how the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, does with these dances. He is no spring chicken at 80 and he will not be in the weightless state he was on the moon. Still I think it's cool that he is representing the "older" generation. I wish him well.

When talking about age, I must admit I surprised myself I even know who the Pussy Cat Dolls are. I can't tell you what songs they sing but I get that they're a popular group with the younger set. For me it was a big plus just to recognize the roots of one of the Dancing competitors. That's a huge improvement over times past although the name, Nicole Scherzinger, doesn't mean a thing to me........ yet. Forget the fact many think she is a ringer........ I'm still sticking with the Olympic gold medalist being the ringer!

I could care less about Jake from The Bachelor I've had enough of him already. I can only wonder how much he can really be into Vienna if he's planning on doing this gig for any length of time. It just doesn't make sense to me they finally GET to be a public couple and he runs off to do more reality TV and not just any reality TV but the one that requires a huge commitment of time.........AND physically exhausts you......... if you get my drift. Oh, an one minor other thought, when is this guy going to get started dancing in the first place. The show starts in a couple of weeks and he's still making commitment appearances for the last reality tv AND The Bachelor was supposed to be sending the couple back to St Lucia for a vacation.........when is he going to fit that in??? The first week should be telling for Jake........

I only know about Kate Gosselin from the rag TV shows but I do know who she is. I hear them slamming the two parents of eight pretty regularly. Who is and isn't right, I haven't a clue but do I think that doing Dancing can help her self esteem..........ABSOLUTELY! and do I think she could do with some more of that....... YOU BET! Any woman raising eight kids knows how to loose herself in the process. I'm hoping Dancing helps her in that regard.

And that's it....... six of the eleven competitors. If I thought for a while I might even remember another couple more or so. Like I said, I was really surprised to know so many of this year's contestants. Now if we could just get the darn show under way.