So You Think You Can Dance Season 12: Eighteen Dancers, Two Eliminated

E: On the one hand, there was some pretty awesome dancing in this week’s episode. On the other, I can’t think when there’s been a greater miscarriage of justice in an elimination, or a routine where someone stumbled quite so badly as the person who (against all reason) did not get eliminated.  I’m still totally pissed.

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So You Think You Can Dance: 10th Anniversary Special

 E: Yay, dancing!  Yay, All Stars!  Boo, Knock Knock whatever you are, taking up so much of our precious time with a commercial.

Yay, Cat Deeley’s extra special aqua dress with its beautiful ruching, bejeweled shoulder strap and flowing back.  The diamond cuffs are pretty great, too.  Cat’s clothes are always fun because she takes such risks, but this is a particularly stunning outfit.  She tells us that ten years ago this week, So You Think You Can Dance began airing, and since that time there have been more than 200 episodes, 1000 routines and 227 contestants. (227?  Huh?  How does that number make sense?) Sounds like a good excuse for a party to her, and to me too.  This, she says, is So You Think You Can Dance — and she throws her arms open with gleeful abandon, laughing.

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So You Think You Can Dance, Season 12: Top Twenty Perform, Two Eliminated

E: Okay, that was much more like it. A heartbreaking early cut, yes, but the routines felt much closer to the standard I was expecting.

Also, this show aired on the exact ten year anniversary of the show’s beginning.  Huzzah!  It’ll be followed by an anniversary show Tuesday night to celebrate.  While that makes me long for the years when SYT took over the summer schedule, I’ll take it and be grateful.

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Emmy Nomination Reactions 2015

E:  It’s bad news for the broadcast networks.  It’s bad news for The Good Wife.  But there’s stuff that has me smiling looking at this year’s Emmy nominations anyway.  Let’s chat a little about it, shall we?

For a list of the nominations — and man, there are a lot of them — check out the Emmy website here.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Meet the Top Twenty, Season 12

E: That was — well, I don’t know if it’s just that the judges were grumpy, but I didn’t love that as much as I usually do, and perhaps oddly, it’s not the often-choreography challenged street dancers who’re letting me down.

In other news: Michelle Obama, All Stars, Jason sings, a beloved dancer gets replaced by a dubious one, and the format is totally not going to be what I thought.  Interesting, interesting… Continue reading