I’ve got 3 things in particular that I want to blog about and figured it would be easier to just combine them all in one post. So here we go.
The Emmys were on this past Sunday (yes, I’m 2 days late in blogging about it), and I have to say that I’m overall quite pleased with the show. Eric Stonestreet won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, which like I said in my nomination post, I would be totally happy with whoever won as long as it wasn’t Jon Cryer. Jane Lynch won for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and Jim Parsons won for Best Actor in a Comedy, all of which made me incredibly happy. Edie Falco won for Best Actress in a Comedy, and I was okay with that. I mean I don’t watch Nurse Jackie, and I did want Lea Michele to win, partly because it was her birthday that same day, but as much as I love Lea, I didn’t think she would win. On the drama side, well, again I don’t watch all that many dramas so I can’t really say anything about them. Although I must say, next summer, I will be catching up on Breaking Bad (Fall TV season is around the corner! Don’t have any more time to catch up on things!). The biggest shocker (for me…and well, almost everybody else) was that The Amazing Race lost in the Best Reality TV Competition (which it has won every year since the category was created) to Top Chef. I guess it had to happen eventually, but I still kinda wish Survivor had been nominated this year after 2 fantastic seasons. The top 2 categories, Best Drama and Best Comedy, went to Mad Men and Modern Family, and I am perfectly happy that Modern Family won because I absolutely love that show (I still love Glee!). Jimmy Fallon was a great host and the Emmys overall were a success!
DANCING WITH THE STARS
The cast for the 11th season of DWTS was announced last night during Bachelor Pad. You cannot pay me to watch that trash, so I looked it up online afterwards. Anyways, this year’s cast includes:
- Audrina Patridge
- Jennifer Grey
- Florence Henderson
- Margaret Cho
- Bristol Palin
- Rick Fox
- The Situation
- Kyle Massey
- David Hasselhoff
- Michael Bolton
- Kurt Warner
This is a pretty…varied cast. I mean we’ve got people who definitely fit certain DWTS types that we have every year – the athlete, the older person, the pop star. But then, I just can’t get over the fact that they have 2 reality stars, which is really stretching the word ‘star’ and then Bristol frickin’ Palin, who is not a star by any means. She’s a politician’s daughter whose only claim to fame is that the media gave her and her mom flack for the fact that she became a teenage mom. Like seriously. I think it’s time for producers to consider changing the name of the show. Obviously there’s no way they’re gonna get A-list stars to come on the show but still, can we get more people who aren’t famous for being famous?
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA
Oh SYTYCD Canada. I still don’t know what to do with you. There are times when you are great (pretty much whenever Sean Cheesman and Stacey Tookey choreographs). And then there are times when you bug the living hell out of me. A lot of that happens courtesy of Leah Miller, who I don’t like to begin with and is no Cat Deeley. Take last night’s show, before each couple dancers, she does her little introduction, but for each couple she gives commentary on what their styles are and if they are out of their element. I don’t need to hear that! The contestants themselves say in their video package that they are out of their element. Just do a simple introduction: style they are dancing and who’s dancing. If you must give some remarks, at least change it up! Something else that bugs me: the editing. They tape the show, it’s not even live, you would think they could do a better job editing. What I’ve noticed a lot of times from all the seasons, is that sometimes the editors cut to the dancers/performance before Leah has even finished her intro. It’s annoying; I don’t wanna hear Leah while I’m watching the dancing. And the getting back from commercial breaks have been weird too. And then the music…my biggest problem before was when they would use rock songs for Disco. Yeah, no. That also goes with the fact that I’ve never been a big fan of Melissa Williams’ choreography. Last week’s show featured a Jive to Marianas Trench’s “Celebrity Status” which seemed a little bit off to me. Dealt with it, but it didn’t fit right. This week, they must’ve gone crazy or something, thinking Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” would work for a FOXTROT. Again, a FRICKIN’ FOXTROT TO LADY GAGA. I’ve seen some crazy music choices thanks to 10 seasons of watching DWTS, and they usually save those weird choices for Tango and the Latin Ballroom dances, but this just took the cake in all that is crazy. And you wonder why I love the U.S. version more. The dancers are all great, but it’s what surrounds the dancers and what’s given to them that bugs me so much.