Dancing With the Stars
Professional dancers pair with celebrities to train and compete in ballroom dancing.
Air Dates: 2005 - Present
Genres: Reality, Dance
While mildly amusing, what the show lacks is charm. And humor. And tension. [2 Jun 2005] show more
Dancing With the Stars is an improbable, goofy delight, more fun to watch than the bombastic American Idol for at least two reasons. The first: Unlike Idol wannabes, contestants on DWTS know they're amateurs. ... The second reason DWTS makes for better watching than American Idol is purely kinetic: Bad dancing is simply more fun to watch than bad singing is to listen to. show more
Everything looks tacky: the set, the costumes, the lighting, the script (one host actually says, "The tension mounts") and above all the dancing, with its tiresome emphasis on tricks over human contact, or the dancing illusion thereof. show more
I watch it because it is fun.