I realize, as an adult, that this stuff shouldn't get to me, BUT...
I spent the last eight weeks (I missed a couple episodes) invested in a reality TV program, watching not once but TWICE weekly. And what happens? The wrong flipping person won the show.
Not sure what I'm talking about? Dancing with the Stars.
Don't get me wrong--Emmitt Smith is a terrific guy and a great football player. BUT he was NOT the dancer Mario Lopez was. Not by a long shot. Was he doing spins? Leaps? High kicks? NO! Because his body--a physique suited to athletics, not dancing--would not allow him to do such things.
But evidently the viewers don't care about dancing ability.
Same thing happened with So You Think You Can Dance, although at least in that case the winner (Benji sp?) could perform some of the moves. Emmitt can shake his groove thang, and he has a great smile, but those limited skills do not make a dancer. Just think if they did! What kinds of shows would we see on Broadway.
I doubt Mario Lopez will ever read this blog, but I'm going to say it anyway, "Mario, you are an AMAZING dancer. You deserved to win. And I hope you don't let this setback discourage you. DWTS was a popularity contest, and evidently a football star is going to have a larger fan base than a former kid star and show host. Keep on dancing!"
I am not totally frustrated and annoyed with reality shows. Why bother making the contestants do all this dancing stuff at all if true talent doesn't matter? Ggggrrrrr...
BTW,opposing opinions will not be met with snarky comments. I promise to bite my tongue :)
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