The one in which I ramble about tv

Coming home from vacation means coming home to attention starved cats, a ton of laundry, and typically, a messy house, thanks to the previously mentioned cats.  Oh, and to reality.  Thumbs down to the realization that coming home from vacation means going back to work. 

(I’ll try to put up more vacation pics this weekend.)

But one good thing about coming home from a week’s vacation was coming home to a DVR filled with all sorts of tv for me to watch at my leisure.  I’m one of those people who likes to have the tv on in the background when I’m doing other things.  I struggle to sit and just watch a tv show or a movie, but tv is great when I’m folding laundry or knitting or just playing around on the computer.

I’m really excited that So You Think You Can Dance is back.  I’ve always loved to watch dancers, possibly because dance is something I’ve never really done.  I wish I had taken dance lessons as a kid, but let’s be honest, I probably would have been terrible.  I’ve never liked American Idol, and I can’t get into Dancing with the Stars, but I tend to get a bit obsessive about So You Think You Can Dance.  For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s a simple concept.  Auditions are held all over the country to ultimately select a group of 20 – 10 men and 10 women.  They pair off and do a different style dance every week, anything from traditional ballroom like waltz and tango to things like hip hop and crump and everything in between.  It’s a lot of fun to watch.  Viewers call in votes and select the bottom three men and women.  Each dancer in the bottom does a solo for the judges, who then select the man and woman to leave that week. 

As the show goes on, partners begin to switch up, which is always fun. 

I think for me, the big thing about this show is that these people are truly talented.  Their worst dances still tend to be better than anything I’ve ever seen.  I love watching the expression that they put into their dances, and they work with such amazing choreographers that the dances are a lot of fun to watch.

So if you’re looking for something to watch this summer, something that requires little thinking, check it out.  It’s better than a lot of reality shows, I promise.

(Though I do find the idea of “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” kind of intriguing…)

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