Thursday, May 17, 2007

"Dancing with the Stars", well sort of

Okay, none of these "stars" pass muster as celebrities (i.e. my mom doesn't know who they are without much detailed information), but that doesn't mean it's not a hell of a lot of fun to watch. I haven't watched all season, but sort of got sucked in because it filled the void on Monday nights after How I Met Your Mother before Heroes (if you read this blog, you already know I watch way too much TV, so no comments please) if I watched them live instead of on DVR. So the first couple of episodes were pretty boring because the dancing was only mediocre, across the board. Now, the finalists have been learning for 10 weeks at least, and have gotten amazingly fun to watch. The season finale airs next week on Monday and Tuesday, with all kinds of dances, from ballroom to jive and cha-cha. Since the "celebrities" aren't really a reason to tune in to watch this show, I recommend watching to learn a little bit about dance - like who knew the samba could be done to "Walk like an Egyptian"? They use good songs, mostly well known or at least fun, and dance fairly traditional dances, if not exact steps to all of them. The genius of these finalists is that they can make these formal movements seem natural when the music moves them. Tune in to see who wins, or at least laugh at the fun.

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