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  1. crowceilidh

    S16.E03: Auditions 3

    Word to everything you said, but esp this.
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    S16.E03: Auditions 3

    Yep. About 20 minutes to watch that show. So much is unwatchable due to some quite misguided scripting (how fake was the set up for Granddad up dancing with grandchild?)
  3. crowceilidh

    S16.E01: Auditions 1

    Oh yes, they certainly can't say something like, "Season 4 was WAY better than this", BUT I just question why they have to make comparing the seasons their be-all and end-all narrative. 1) Comparisons are odious and 2) the hyperbole is so constant that it becomes completely un-believable very quickly and so they might was well be standing there nattering, "rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb"...
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    S16.E01: Auditions 1

    That standing O, best season ever OTT crap is endemic to every show now. Why? It must work for them in some way.
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    S16.E01: Auditions 1

    I'm not loving some of the changes. I've always disliked the packages about auditioning contestants, so making them even more slick and personal is not going to meet with my approbation. The overthetopness of SEASON SIXTEEN is reaching epic levels in epi 1, but all the reality shows do that so far as I can tell. I just wish that ONE of the shows would treat us like we didn't want to hear all of the same cliches all of the time. I definitely do not like LAG's OTT judging to the point where I was ffing through the judges by the second dance. I wasn't nuts about DTrix's emotionalness either. Gah. Bring back lil C and tWitch (or Lu Brown - I really miss him and Mary flirting at the judges' table).
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    In The Media: DWTS

    If you're saying what I think you're saying... It's kinda the other way around. I mean there are now pros choreographing for sytycd who were never sytycd contestants, but surely that's due to the connections made with the former sytycd contestants who are now dwts pros?
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    SYTYCD in the Media

    He was accused of some homophobic acts (I remember posters of some type with stick drawings on them, but it's guhzonks ago and I was shocked but uncaring, so I didn't follow it that closely). I remember discussions about bullying and Lacey's potential reaction and a lot of cultural back and forths about the dance world, different parts of it and homo-sexuality/phobia. I saw the stuff and was reasonably appalled, but who knows what changes he's made real or otherwise, or what was really going on? Not me.
  8. crowceilidh

    S01.E20: Free Fall

    I'm a semi-serious browncoat, so pretty much anywhere Nathan goes, I check it out. Wasn't nuts about Castle, which suffered from the same problem this series occasionally veers into, i.e. too much Fillion being cutesy or earnest, but reardless I watched it faithfully for 3 or 4 seasons. Since its cancellation and all of the goss about Katic and Fillion, I've worried over following Fillion various places because, unfortunately, I find the rumours believable, despite not wanting to find them believable. It's too bad because FIllion has been my captain for a long time and I'd like him to be the guy I thought he was. I hope he is. I'm glad that this show seems to be serious about developing its ensemble nature because imho FIllion is way better at leading an ensemble than at being a star.
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    S01.E20: Free Fall

    I came for Nathan Fillion, but I'm staying for the ensemble cast of whom Fillion is arguably not even close to the most important - in fact, his character here is definitely not my idea of a great Fillion character (writing more than acting) Bishop is my fave.
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    SYTYCD in the Media

    I'm glad to be rid of Vanessa, not so much tWitch who always seemed to have the compassion of a former contestant to me. I don't really like Dominic very much - never saw good explanations for his tour behaviour and etc. although I agree that he is capable of doing a good job of this.
  11. crowceilidh

    In The Media: DWTS

    Actually, I thought it was super unflattering from the front too. She looked quite shapeless in comparison to the shape that we all know she has. Very weird choice. Maybe it looked better in real life - sometimes things do.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    It is interesting to me that Jussie's situation has killed my love for Empire. I haven't watched an episode of Empire (or Star which was getting too tedious anyhow) since it happened and have just erased the shows from my PVR. I think I must have felt that Jussie was the most important character (after Taraji and Terence) of the boys, but I didn't know that I did until this happened. I'm always seeing people threatening to quit watching shows and feeling, "Oh yeah? We'll see", but it's actually really happened to me.
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    S05.E10: My Fault Is Past

    No matter how hard I try, I can't remember whether we've found out who is in the coffin yet (and I'm not sure I'm going to watch this week's episode to see if it answers that question)? At this point, a clever writer would put Jamal there.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    I haven't been following this too closely, because frankly, the world sucks and someone whom I casually considered to be one of the good guys turns out to be a careless unforgiveable idiot. But I would just like to say that at one point Chris Brown's career was ruined.... Also, if he can use an insanity or mental instability-type defence, then all of the people who are supposed to be making mental illness something we can talk about and through, will be somewhat forced to find a path to forgiveness for him. I think Empire needs Jamal more than Hakim or Andre, so killing him off is really a no go. It seems to me that he's more central to the core Shakespearian storyline.?
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    S18: Tristan MacManus

    I would love to see an epi or two. Sharna and Tristan are very interesting choices as judges.
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