The sixth episode results show of Season 12 of DWTS ended predictably with the added drama of Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff being the last to find out they were safe. Oh the suspense! And yet, really there was none.
Because let's face it: Nothing is stopping the Ralph Macchio love train, especially now. Indeed, it was Chris Jericho's turn to leave the ballroom, and although his can-do spirit will be missed, the competition is really heating up and someone had to go. I just wish it had been Kendra.
This was the night of filler of course, and somehow, the show managed to span TWO hours.
I love this show. Don't get me wrong. But why do we need FOUR hours of it each week? I have yet to understand the amount of filler the show uses. Do other people like this?
The first hour this week was full of endless reviewing of the routines and commentary from the judges and past winners. It was definitely interesting to hear what the judges think, but it probably would have been better condensed into about half the time.
We saw dances performed by the Macy's Stars of Dance to honor the royal wedding. There were additional performances by Pia Toscano, the stars of the musical Rock of Ages, and the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block as well as Hanson again (briefly).
But more concerning was the endless recapping. It's enough already, right? The most important point of the evening -- who is going home -- they always save for last, which is fine, but not fine when there are two hours before it and 90 minutes the night before.
I think I may have been better prepared to see Chris Jericho go and much more zen (like the amazing Ralph Macchio) if I had not sat through two hours of filler prior to the departure.
And after two weeks of putting my money on Kendra, I am serious this time. Next week, she is going home for sure.
Am I crazy? Does anyone else find the filler thing annoying?
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