Monday, July 26, 2010

Guilty pleasures vol 1

I have a confession. My current guilty pleasure is So you think you can Dance, or sytycd, for those of you in the know. Also for those of you who don't watch it, this show is a reality TV contest where amazing dancers tackle two or three routines a week and perform them in order not to get kicked off the show. Omg, I know! I'm such a nerd. I DVR the show and make my husband watch my favorite routines. Sometimes three or four times in a row. I think this show rocks mainly because I get to watch amazing talented athletes seem either push their bodies to the limit or take some off the wall routine that a choreographer threw at them and nail it? I wish I could do it. Also, not all of the contestant's dances are awesome, but most are even better than the professional routines they hire as fillers for the result show.

I could not even begin to attempt this (all pics from sytycd gallery)

Second confession. Last year, my husband took me to see sytycd on tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I have to say I don't think I'll get tickets to the live show again. I like watching the routines on TV where I can see everything up close and pause and repeat it as much as I want.

Dude. I don't even know what they are doing here. (all pics from sytycd gallery)

The reason it's a guilty pleasure? I'm pretty sure I'm not the demographic they are aiming for, I don't vote, and sometimes, it's totally cheesy. The cheese? The weepy contemporary dance routines some of you may be a fan of. I'm not. Nigel Lythgoe, former dancer and current executive producer and judge? Super cheeseball and total dance nerd. Cat Deeley, the show's beautiful leggy MC? Even bigger cheeseball. She also inexplicably cannot seem to pronounce the word judges. (She says jidges, and usually covers it up by making the audience scream the word judges whenever she is supposed to say it.) Lastly, Mary Murphy, former judge who used to express her pleasure at a routine by literally screaming at the top of her lungs for a solid twenty plus seconds. That's also why I DVR the show. I can FF through all the cheeseball parts. Any other SYTYCD fans out there?


  1. omg. how freaking good was the hip hop routine a few weeks ago with the ballerina twirls at the end?! If Mary was there she would break out the woooooooo-wooooo express train.

  2. @ Emily- yah. i cried a little when Alex broke his tendon and couldn't be on the show anymore.