Most people who have been into Dancing With the Stars in any capacity know the brother and sister power duo known as Julianne and Derek Hough. The two are easily the best dancers on the show in addition to being just absolutely gorgeous to look at. Both have also either left DWTS or almost left (in Derek's case) in search of greener pastures (movies and TV shows).
Now, the two are going to team up for Blackpool, a new Starz show that will show the truth about the world of ballroom dancing inside one fictionalized competition in Blackpool, England. Derek says he is excited to show people the reality of the world of dance beyond the sequins and glamour. I, for one, can't wait.
The reality is, the world of ballroom dancing is something few of us have ever seen. It isn't revealed on a show like DWTS and it isn't something most of us have experienced.
Both the Hough siblings grew up in that world, for better or worse. It shaped who they are.
The world is fascinating, competitive, and definitely intriguing. It's like a behind the scenes glimpse at Dancing With the Stars, free from the PR spin. I can't wait!
Of course, that doesn't mean I think the Hough siblings should leave DWTS. On the contrary. I think they need to stick with that world and stay on the show as long as possible. As much as I think Julianne Hough is adorable and eminently watchable, nothing she has done since leaving the show has been nearly as intriguing as her time on the show. She was just great to watch on DWTS. By far the best female dancer in the show's history.
So while it's great that they are branching out into a production role on this show, they need to stick close to the world of ballroom dance. Acting and singing doesn't seem to be where it's at for either of them.
Also, since this is on Starz, this is going to be a good show, like Californication on Showtime or Girls on HBO. It can push the envelope and do things network shows just can't.
I expect big fights, lots of drama, and nudity. Bring it!
Would you watch the Houghs' new show?
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