TV Review: Dancing with the Stars (2005-)

Quote about Dancing with the Stars by Al Pacino:

“All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer. But I don’t think I would be on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ mainly because I would be too shy.”


Executive Producers: Ashley Edens-Shaffer, Joe Sungkur, Rob Wade, Andrew Llinares, and David Ruskey

Directors: Alex Rudzinski, Deepak Gattani, Phil Heyes, and Brett Register

Writers: Dave Boone, Gina Casazza, Christine Castanon, Brandon Clayton, Amy Colman, Ed Driscoll, Rebecca Hoobler, Rj Hurley, Ben Kenniston, Kelly Jean Kurowski, Carl Leaf, Heather Mnross, Jack Montague, Steve Nahaj, Ryan O’Dowd, Dianne Perotta, Lauren K. Sokolov, Matthew Traylor, and James Woods

Hosts: Tom Bergeron, Lisa Canning, Samantha Harris, Brooke Burke, and Erin Andrews

Judges: Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli

Professional Dancers: Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, Kym Johnson Herjavec, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Julianne Hough, Louis van Amstel, Edyta Sliwinska, Anna Trebunskaya, Peta Murgatroyd, Chelsie Hightower, Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Lacey Schwimmer, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Gleb Savchenko, Dimitry Chaplin, Keo Motsepe, Allison Holker, Tristan MacManus, Alan Bernstein, Jenna Johnson, Anna Demidova, Henry Byalikov, and Damian Whitewood

Number of Seasons so far: 28

Episodes in each Season: Varies

Running Time of Each Episode: 40-86 minutes

Where do I start with DWTS? Probably the beginnning. Seasons 10 to 21 were the best. They had a great set of professional dancers with Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, and the say what’s on my mind Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The dance group was great to watch too. There were two seasons in each year. The best was the one during Halloween although the spring season was decent too. When Derek Hough (I met him once and even got a picture despite never talking to him) permanently left the show along with Mark Ballas, and Karina Smirnoff, the show began to really take a nose dive in the shallow end of the pool. I know Erin Andrews is already locked into place as one of the hosts, but bring back Brooke Burke please. As much as I would love the challenge of being on the show (that I know will NEVER happen because I’m not famous nor would I ever subject myself to this kind of embarrassment for I have no rhythm), the DWTS competitors have gotten to the point of scraping the bottom of the barrel. In the words of one of my friends, “we’re now at the point of murderers (Ray Lewis) and liars (Sean Spicer).” It’s no secret many watchers boycotted DWTS due to Sean Spicer as a competitor. I was one of them until I couldn’t stay away anymore. I usually skipped over Spicer’s dances if I was streaming it or changed the channel when he came on if it was live. All I can say is despite some of the stupidity of this show, I’m glad he finally was voted off. DWTS didn’t need a repeat of last season’s winner of Bobby Bones. Let it be no more popularity contest and even though my family doesn’t understand why I watch this terrible show I’m looking forward to seeing who gets first place. My prediction is James Van Der Beek and Emma or Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber will win the mirror ball trophy. Now that it’s only airing once a year, I will probably be back in 2020, but no more political competitors, just a thought.  I included a list of first, second, and third winners below.




I rate DWTS Season 27 THREE FINGERS.

It is GOOD at 71%.


I rate DWTS Season 27 THREE FINGERS.

It is GOOD at 73%.


I rate DWTS Season 22-26 THREE FINGERS.

It is GOOD at 80%.


I rate DWTS Season 10-21 FOUR FINGERS.

It is GREAT at 90%.


I rate DWTS Season 1-9THREE FINGERS.

It is GOOD at 80%.



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