Saturday, November 27, 2010
Not really skating with the Stars
I don't really like this show as much as you think I would. I remember when Fox had their version and it annoyed me for two reasons. First of all, Lloyd Eisner, who I used to be a big fan of back when he competed in the 90s with Isabell Brasseur, goes and knocks up his "celebrity" partner when his wife just had a baby. Kind of spoiled the whole show for me.
The other thing that bothered me is that I've skated for more than ten years and these people get out there and make it look like all you need is a couple of weeks and skating's really not that hard and why can't I skate like that?
But if you take a good look --these celebrities are not actually skating much at all. Obviously some have more of a knack at it than others - like the star of my favorite Soap "All My Children" Rebecca Budig. She looks really good. But really what she is good at is holding a pose. And her partner was very good at pulling her around and choreographing a program that makes her look good without having to actually skate much.
Because skating IS harder than dancing.
But Johnny Weir is a judge and he skated and that alone makes it worth tuning in.
Posted by Pastor Joelle at 4:10 PM