I watched for a while. Will make myself finish it – I guess. Anyway, I was more interested in watching Nathan Chen sitting in the audience than the actual show – and he wasn’t really doing anything but sitting there, clapping. At least that part was real and not overly manipulated.
Anyway, I thought Josh had a back injury when I watched his Paso Doble. The weird way he was standing – it was like he couldn’t bend even 10 degrees forward. (I haven’t seen the team thing so maybe he was ok in that.) And there by Tom at the end, Sharna seemed to uber-emphasize what a hard hard week they’d had. I think she mentioned that a reason was that Josh had started practice. I assumed she meant football practice (that is the sport he plays, isn’t it?) Anyway, the judges were pleased – but though I liked him last week, I thought his Paso was terrible. If he goes home next week, maybe I’m right about his real job starting back up and it’s time to say adios.
WTH was going on about the too-risque’ number that we’re too delicate to hear the name of, but which they were actually going to dance to for a couple days? What a gratuitous ploy to get family-values viewers to make all manner of assumptions and decide she’s their kind of woman, just in case we didn’t get the message last week with her children in the dance with her. It’s so disorienting, on a show that’s promoting Tonya Effing Harding, FGS. This is Orwellian or Fahrenheit 451... I feel like they're taking me for a fool or degraded or something.
Anyway, it does feel like they want a skater finale. I don’t blame them. I’m a Tonya-hater just on principle (based on her handwriting on a paper the FBI found implicating her in the lead pipe assault), so like Adam Rippon said, uh, she tried to KILL SOMEONE folks (or at least that’s how I also feel about it.) If it weren’t for that, I’d like her 3rd best I think – her dancing is good, considering her age and shape and I like Sasha. I wonder if OJ turned out to be great at the waltz... well, never mind. But I’m almost ready to say what the hell, I’ll chow down on whatever gruel they put in my trough, it’s just a stupid nihilistic world and I’m watching a reality show because... well, to watch Nathan clap I guess.
The pros seem more jaded than I am, except Lindsay I guess; maybe I’ll root for her next week, if she does a sexy strut with Artem or Gleb before a commercial break. This season is really awkward and makes me slightly nauseous (or is every season like this now? I was ok with it for a few years but now - blech!)