It's funny how nobody admits to watching it, yet BOTH nights of it are routinely in the top 5 in the ratings,
At least last night there were 3 that are pretty much done, and one of the 3 went home. (Rick). I was a bit worried when Bristol and Kurt were
declared "safe". Rick is still better than those 2, but not as good as the likes of Brandi or Jennifer (or even Audrina, who was kind of an upset to
be leaving so soon...but little fan base, I guess).
At least I can be honest (and tell you that I watch it for fine women, skimpy outfits, and the gals love a man who can dance...)
I've taken some ballroom dance lessons myself, with my wife, and I've learned why this is.... It's all about the lead. You see, a guy who knows how to
dance, and lead well, can make the woman LOOK like she knows what she's doing, so of course they like this...
(my wife is better than I am, but in
our group lessons, I've been able to take another bad dancer, and make her look much better on the floor with a good lead).
That "Skating with the Stars" show though....is going to tank miserably. Only six "stars" and only two of them I've ever heard of....(Sean Young and
Brett Michaels). Just how long can it go with six contestants? Also, you have to follow Dancing with the Stars' formula.
1. A lot of celebs, to appeal to different demographics (6 won't do).
2. Big enough names to know, but not necessarily A listers (2 of the 6 is not enough).
3. Hot pros (haven't seen them yet, so who knows, but doubtful given the genre)
4. Interesting judges (another unknown)
I give it one season, and that's IF the network is kind enough to let it get to the end of the contest....but I just don't see this one working, any
more than Fox's attempt at a couple years back.
edit on 3-11-2010 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)