DWTS

Last year, sometime early in the hockey season, some sales droid gave my boss four club-level tickets to a sharks game. The closer you get to the ice, the better hockey is, so of course I said yes. While we were there, the arena jumbotrons showing promos for the upcoming dancing with the stars *live* […]

Last year, sometime early in the hockey season, some sales droid gave my boss four club-level tickets to a sharks game. The closer you get to the ice, the better hockey is, so of course I said yes.

While we were there, the arena jumbotrons showing promos for the upcoming dancing with the stars *live* tour. The three guys I was sitting with, of course, sneered at the idea. Who would want to go to that?, by boss asked, with genuine incredulity. And I have to say, i kind of agreed.

It’s not that I couldn’t imagine being interested in competitive dance; it’s sexy, athletic, in a sense it’s artistic. But, you know, there’s just something that sounded incredibly cheesy about it.

A few months ago, while looking for Torchwood on BBC America, I caught a few minutes of a re-run first season DWTS. I was pulled in, predictably, by drop-dead-sexy women like Edyta Śliwińska and Cheryl Burke. And I was drawn in when I realized Jerry Rice, the best wide receiver ever to play football, was one of the celebrities. But dammit if I didn’t keep watching because it was good.

I’m a big figure skating fan; and this had just enough of that same appeal (technical skills, artistry, athletics, and sex appeal) that I was drawn in. I managed to get past the cheese, and with each week got a little more involved.

I admit it; I cared who won. I cared because because of my monstrous crush on ms Burke, and I cared because her partner really deserved to win.

I kind of figured, though, that I was done with it after that one re-run season. The whole thing is just too damned cheesy, too silly, and I keep swearing not to ever get hooked up in another reality show.

Only, the current season was just starting.

I told myself it was just to see Cheryl Burke. I told myself it was just to root for my man Penn Jillette. Only poor Penn and his battlestar-feet went home the first night. But you know, Kristi Yamaguchi was one of the stars in question, so I kind of wondered how a figure skater would do.

Yeah, I was hooked. And really, it wasn’t just because I’d kill a man just to lick the sweat off of Cheryl Burke’s back. I was hooked because I actually like the show.

There I said it. I confess. I like it. And I’m bummed it’s almost over.

*sigh*.

If I ever watch american fucking idol, someone shoot me, ok?

0 thoughts on “DWTS”

  1. My name is Syl and I, too, have become a glitterholic. Like you, I was snotty about it and then was drawn in late in the game.

    Let’s face it; it’s just fun.

    Though I won’t claim to be officially hooked, as I consistently forget what night it’s on. But when I do see it, I watch the whole thing.

    I missed the Penn Jillette and Adam Carolla shows; who were the only two I was ostensibly interested in seeing. And yet…

  2. Let me get this straight. After *that* confession, you have the *nerve* …. [sputters]

    I have it on close personal experience that American Fuckin’ Idol is cool, mkay?

    Dancing with the Stars, as if!

    No hugs for u,
    E

    p.s. my bestest hockey seat ever was against the glass. Against the glass in the CORNER. The guys got bodychecked and their faces smooshed *inches* from my happy little eyes. 🙂

  3. I won’t claim to be officially hooked, as I consistently forget what night it’s on. But when I do see it, I watch the whole thing.

  4. I have to say, this season is fucking underwhelming. There are really no interesting personalities, no major clowns, and no one I’m actually rooting for significantly. At this point (one episode in), I’m rooting for teh pros, not the celebs. So that’s Cheryl Burke (because she’s the fucking bomb), and then Edyta (because she’s absolutely CANDY and I want to eat her up) and then Anna Trebunskaya because she’s a fierce little russian redhead and I want to hear her call me daddy.

    The celebs, I really only have people I’m rooting against at this point – Kate Gosselin, Shannen Doherty, and the stupid pussycat doll woman because she’s a mannequin with absolutely no personality. Other than that I don’t care a lot.

    That’s the trouble. Recent seasons, they had me from the get-go with people like Donny Osmond, Kelly Osbourne, Melissa Rycroft, Kristi Yamaguchi, etc etc. Here, there’s just no life at all. I have a feeling this is going to be a major dud of a season, and I wonder why they wound up with such a weak cast.

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