Best Reality Competition Show EVER!

American Idol? – It’s all about bad auditions of people embarrassing themselves for several weeks. Even with this year’s attempt to become culturally relevant, you can have it. 

America’s Next Top Model? – Sorry Tyra, I can only look at models posing for so long. After however many seasons, I don’t see anything new. 

Project Runway? – Close, but no cigar. The dynamic combination of Heidi and Tim Gunn, creative designing challenges and catty designer quibbles make for great TV and a great competition but not the best. 

I think you know where I’m going 🙂 

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is the best reality competition show out right now! I’m not even mentioning the other dance shows. Seriously, they pale in comparison to this one. It’s everything pure and wonderful about American Idol but they’ve managed to make it actually critical and emotional! 

You have the dancers: paired or individual, these “students” are insane and pushed through everything from Jazz -> Contemporary ->Hip Hop -> Samba -> Bollywood (do you even know what that is?!?!) and everything and anything in between. 

You have the judges: seasoned choreographers that actually have worthwhile opinions on the subject of dance and who’s goal is to make the dancers better! It’s so refreshing to have a panel that knows what they’re talking about and can do it! Seeing Mary Murphy with Demetri last night was awesome! Seeing Simon with that troup of tap dancers was HILARIOUS! 

You have the choreographers: Emmy Award-winning and nominated choreographers that understand cultural relevance and continue to push the boundaries of dance! THANK YOU! 

You have the host: There is NO OTHER host as refreshing as Cat Deeley! She’s comical, she’s candid, she delivers bad news about eliminations without making the contestants squirm for 9 minutes while she tries to figure out how to open the flippin’ envelope! She can naturally read a cue card without sounding like a moron! She’s NOT ANNOYING! 

So in case you missed it, set your TiVo for next season! The incredible 2 hour season finale was last night, can you tell from my enthusiasm? And “America” chose the correct winner: GO JOSHUA!!! 

Now, you will NOT find people balancing knives on their forehead, or singing underwater, or jumping onto huge dodgeballs, or getting slimed, or making a mockery of a particular art form, however you WILL find a quality program trying to do it’s best at enhancing their subject manner!


7 Responses to “Best Reality Competition Show EVER!”

  1. August 8, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Sweet Jesus, I just wrote a post about Reality Competition shows and SYTYCD! Coffee does indeed effect your mental state 🙂

  2. August 8, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    America’s (or another country) Got Talent would be my vote. it has everything these other shows have 🙂

  3. 3 blogsology
    August 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    “America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV blows “So You Think You Can Dance” OUT OF THE WATER! Watch one show… and you’ll be floored.

  4. August 9, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    hmmm you guys scored a point for my wife. I just can’t wait for The Office and LOST to come back on, not to mention 24!

  5. August 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

    OK forgive me, I’m having a Dr. Cox moment I’ve been watching the Scrubs marathon: Seriously! Do you people even watch these shows?!?! Or read my post?!?!? 🙂

    America’s Best Dance Crew – I watched the entire 1st season because there was a truly innovative crew and they actually won! But let’s look at my made up criteria for determining the best show:
    Dancers – both good!
    Judges – ABDC uses the American Idol format that drives me mad! Except its JC as the British Truth Sayer, Lil Mama as the fan favorite, and Shane Sparks…well Shane is pretty cool. Where have I seen him before?!?! Hmmm…
    Choreographers – SYTYCD kills!
    Host – AGAIN SERIOUSLY, Mario takes 10 minutes to break any news to the contestants and is a GINORMOUS goon.

    America’s Got Talent? This is the same show with Jerry Springer as the host and David Hasselhof, Mrs. Osbourne, and that British chap as the judges that has no professional guidance to help move along the quality of entertainment?

    I suppose we all won’t be getting together watching reality TV next season will we 🙂 Hahaha.

  6. 6 Rae
    August 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Let me correct my husband on the tap dance. It was NOT Simon it was Nigel. Yes they are both British but TOTALLY different. While Simon probably can’t sing, Nigel can dance!!! So You Think You can Dance is the best show!! Although, America’s Best Dance Crew is pretty good too. Minus Mario and one of the judges.

  7. August 11, 2008 at 10:19 am

    HA! Good catch babe. I didn’t even know what you were talking about there 🙂 I can’t believe I called Nigel: Simon!

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