I hate to say it but I was bored. Again. Even for the finale.
Did they honestly waste a half an hour of my time by showing repeats of two earlier-in-the-season dances per couple? Please tell me I was just imagining it, that they really did find something more interesting on which to spend the first third of the show.
And didn’t they rip off Dirty Dancing with that footage of Brooke and Derek learning lifts in water?
And Lance & Lacey’s hip hop was fine I guess if you’re judging it from a ballroom-show perspective, but if you’ve seen America’s Best Dance Crew even once you know how hackneyed and unoriginal most of those moves were.
And how many times have I seen Proud Mary used for a jive?
And those kids’ competitions are getting really yawn-inducing too. The dancers are just so much better in America’s Ballroom Challenge.
It was just a night where I found myself thinking over and over again, how unimaginative, how overused, how boring…
The only thing I can really say I liked (and I know some people — Katrina, my mom 🙂 — are going to kill me) but I really enjoyed watching Lacey in the group Samba. That girl can move. And I like that she’s not an emaciated waif. And I like that she has a strong personality. She’s been out of line a few times (ie: making references to Cloris in a retirement home), but I think she’s realized the words were distasteful as soon as they came out of her mouth. I think it’s more a case of not thinking before you speak and doing it on national TV than really being an unfeeling person.
Anyway, I hope tomorrow night is better.