May be in the minority here, but power to the 18-21 year old TCCs. I agree there should be some maturity, but these girls are chasing a time-sensitive dream. The younger ones are in that awesome time in life where you get to make your own decisions but still have heavy support from your loved ones, and don’t have things that life usually brings (getting into your career, grad school, slowing down dance-wise, marriage and/or kid commitments, etc.). I’m only 35 but my 20s feel so far away! I look at these girls going after this (fleeting) dream and I’m like good for you sis! The other side of DCC will last way longer than what they may have put off for a year or two in exchange for the lifetime of memories.
Verdict is out on this year‘s rookie class but with the pandemic, racial sensitivities, and pressure to produce a TV show, I’m interested to see how the show plays out. MTT is (and has been) at that point most long running reality TV shows get to - they say they are casting for the premise of the show when they are actually just trying to make good TV. If anyone watches The Bachelor, there’s a guy who spoils the show and makes his whole living off it. Some fans get upset to have the show spoiled for them, which used to piss ABC off but when they realized the vast majority of the show’s watchers don’t know he exists, they left him to do his thing. I suspect this is the same. We know what’s going on but the powers that be are producing a show for the ones that show up every October to be mindlessly entertained an hour a week for two or three months.