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  1. I'm with you - his dialogue was really great AND he delivered it really well and his backstory seems multi-faceted and interesting. And Harper plays against him well. I am so against Bradford/Chen, mostly because she acts like a hormonal teenager, I get secondhand embarrassment watching her. I like slightly complex hardass Bradford one heckuva lot more than this renaissanc-y fantasy guy he's playing now.
  2. I was annoyed at how clearly they are telegraphing "we're going there" with Bradford and Chen. I like the looks of NewJackson better than old Jackson but that superficiality aside... The two exhausted parents doing exposition for us was plenty annoying. Bad writing. And Nathan has absolutely NO chemistry with Jenna and whoever dressed her for that date was not on her side. And I really don't like Jenna, and I've tried to be open-minded about her presence because I don't like her as a reality show person, but I thought she might be a decent actor... Nope, so I wish she'd go.
  3. I wonder about 3 different actors walking away from 3 very reasonable paying roles. Seems pretty fishy to me. I suspect we'll never know.
  4. I wonder if Tom is being pursue for Jeopardy? Trebek was firm that he wanted the show to continue. Would Tom be good at it? I think he's maybe too humorous. Derek dancing solo and clearly evoking both Kelly and Astaire threw me right back into my Derek hating days. I actually didn't enjoy the routine that much and felt that Derek was defo dancing with his favourite partner. He was lucky to get World of Dance as it changed his status forever and taught him a lot about reality show dance shows that he wouldn't have got from watching the 3 nincompoops I just say again, Battle of the
  5. I do like how they're dealing with the lack of live audience. It makes listening to the pretend cheering and gasps seem less icky. I miss Marie-France.
  6. Interesting to note that Battle of the Blades which is sfaik the only Canadian equiv to DWTS, has done something very clever with the absent-due-toCovid audience. On BOTB, their 'dance' teams are a professional hockey player paired with a figure skater and the prizes are money that go to each contestant's favourite charity On the first night, I actually said out loud, "Oh they've copied DWTS" because they didn't have an audience but I could had a cheering section. BUT, as the show has gone on (not sure I've seen it every week), they have put up screens where the live audience usually is
  7. I like the side by side dancing bit. I'm down to watching about 10-12 minutes an episode (shakes fist, curse you and your interestingness, Johnny Weir!)
  8. I don't know Nelly at all, but I was impressed by his arm work on this night. Also, he's super cute with glasses on.
  9. Wow, I was unaware of Maks' incarnation as an influencer - lo, how the mighty have fallen? Incredibly odd to watch for subtext too (watching the Val one, where Val points out, none too subtly, that Maks gives great feedback which "they're all learning from" backstage). I want the tell-all book about DWTS NOW!
  10. Loved the interview with Johnny and Brit. They're a great team and I like their energy in this interview a lot.
  11. Val really looked like Maks in that mullet. I consider it a harbinger of the complete death of this show that I seem to be the first person to say this.
  12. I don't watch the judges on DWTS but I expect a lot of that's to do with the experience and gravitas from _World of Dance_. He's treated well there and he's been trained well there. I think JLo did a good job and set expectations high - it's really interesting to see the real gravitas which they create (even though they are still very schtick-y), especially when you've been steeped in the fake gravitas that DWTS lathers on their judges (even Len). I found Jenna unrecognizable (face work? hair colour/style change? starving herself?)and missed the intro to her dance - I was completely be
  13. I was less than impressed with the promo I saw wherein the central image was of Tyra wearing a black bodysuit<?> and a single ginormous pigtail to one side. The whole thing was awkward and unappealing I felt Tyra herself didn't believe in the image she was projecting. I often don't know anybody on the cast. Tom would keep me coming back until I got involved with a couple of contestants. Judging by this promo, Tyra will not be able to hold my attention long enough (through the secondhand embarrassment) till I get interested in a contestant.
  14. The part of me that loathes Disney and ABC hopes that their firing of Tom was what they clearly did to Sharna. She was punished for speaking out and Tom has been punished for speaking out. I hope when it all goes pear-shaped that they ask him back and he refuses. Note, in general, this is not the part of me who watches DWTS (although I most certainly will NOT miss let-us-manipulate-your-feeble-brains Disney night).
  15. Oops, haven't watched in a long time and what with Twitch guest judging this week, I gave it another try. I loathe its OLD host (Jenna Dewan). New host seems fine, although I'd have to see the show more often to know if that's true.
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