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Registered: ‎01-31-2015

Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

I've watched every season of this show.   My Dad and I would watch because he was a dancer in his youth.   I could get around some of the unknowns they call "celebrities," but not this upcoming season.   

 

I only know Paula Dean (and can't stand her), Bindy and maybe one more person.  The others I have no clue who they are so it will not hold my interest.    I wish they would have more recognizable contestants.    It seems as the years go by, the show is getting less and less interesting to watch.

 

Oh well, I guess I'll be watching more of Monday Night Football.   I always loved DWTS because it was entertaining and a nice distraction from the stress in my life.

 

I'm thinking that maybe less and less celebs want to go on it and turn them down when they are asked.

 

 

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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

I too have given up on DWTS.

 

Besides the fact that most of the constestants are not really "stars" I absolutely HATE the camera work. I know, I'm old-fashioned.

Plant the camera so I can see the whole area where the dancers are dancing and ditch the "change the angle every 3 seconds." I think they partailly do that to cover up any mis-steps and mistakes.

 

The costumes have become a little risque too, for prime-time viewing.

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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

I stopped watching when Julianne became the fourth judge, but this season there are a lot of dancers I want to see. We'll see how long I can put up with Julianne! Smiley Wink

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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

I liked the way the show used to be.  But I know they are worried about keeping viewers and ratings.  And, of course, they are trying, I am sure, to get the younger crowd interested.  I thought Len was the best judge and I will miss him a lot.  I never really cared much for the rest of them.  Don't care for Julianne at all.  I like Tom, the announcer.  

 

The dancing has changed, too, it seems.  Trying to be very modern, and yes, some of the costumes are a little bit much.  Or should I say --- at little bit less???  

 

And as for "stars" -- I don't know many of the people dancing either.  

 

I will give it a shot but the show doesn't have the appeal for me it used to.  

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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

 ITA.   At least in the begining it was Dancing with  "has-been" stars.  I lost interest in the show long ago.  I may tune in for a show once a season.

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Registered: ‎03-20-2010

Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

I like the way the show has evolved incorporating so many dance styles and not just the same old ones.  I will miss Len and would really like Tony to replace him or Max.  I don't like the theme nights and would sooner just see dances without all the emotion of memorable year, Disney, etc.  Another thing I could do without Erin Andrews as she seems so awkward and her questions don't flow like the other 2 hosts' questions and interactions did.

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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

Agree with pook....find another hostess and replace MS.HUFF with TONY.

 

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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

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I never understood what the attraction was to watching has beens or B grade out of work ex personalities dance. Awful show. 

 

The he only show I remember that was slightly entertaining was when Kate plus Eight with all the kids was on....she was so bad....like a refrigerator with legs....

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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

I'm in the minority but I still enjoy this show! Last season, I didn't know hardly any of the "stars" but they turned out to be some of the better dancers I've seen. It made it a good competition. I don't mind that the contestants aren't A listers....because we all know those A listers would be busy working doing other stuff. I do think they are reaching a bit now just to get the young voters so they keep adding younger contestants - esp if they can include a young guy to get the young girl swoon votes. I will miss Len - he gave legitimate comments about the actual dance. Julianne is a horrid judge - any other relatives dancing this season that she can't give anything but glowing reviews to? Someone mentioned Maks doing judging? Now that is 1 idea that could be interesting! He definitely speaks his mind plus he has the dance skills and knowledge to give legit comments.
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Re: Will Not Be Watching DWTS This Season

I usually decide each season after viewing the initial episode whether or not I'm going to watch the rest of the season.  

 

I really don't expect "real" stars to participate because they don't have that kind of time.

 

 Julienne Hough should not be a judge as long as her brother is competing.  I'm sure she tries to be impartial but who knows if she always is.

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