SYTYCD season 6 | top 16 (and some thoughts)

So. Clearly I’ve been a little busy since it took me several days to find time to watch the last two episodes of So You Think You Can Dance from this week. And while I’m used to watching in the summer when there are less new shows on and less craziness going on in life, I have to say that I’m still feeling iffy about this season. So much so that I kind of don’t really feel like writing even a half-assed recap, as I’ve done the last two weeks.

I mentioned last week that I am disenchanted by the number of props being used, the new set that seems to inhibit interesting camera work, and the distracting backgrounds flashing on the screen behind each dance (not to mention the overwhelmingly icky lighting). All of that, combined with lackluster choreography so far (with the exception of a few great Stacey Tookey numbers, a Wade Robson number, and a few other gems), just has me feeling very “meh” about this season. And it pains me to say that, as this show has been a favorite of mine for the last five seasons. I don’t really know if it also has to do with the dancers — I think I’ve been so distracted by the other things I DON’T like about this season that I’ve had a hard time even focusing on the dancers.

What do you think? Are you losing interest in SYTYCD this season?

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  1. YES! I can't get into it this season. So disappointed. I'm saving it on the DVR just in case I want to give it a second chance.

  2. Oh yeah – I'm more disappointed in this seasons than I remember being in the past for pretty much all of the same reasons as you.
    Especially the choreography and the set/props/camera work. What was with that giant rose and those purple petals falling in the background of the contemporary number with Channing?! Really? It seemed so high school talent show to me.
    However I was really impressed with the pre-show intro group dances and I'm holding on to the hope that the choreographers will step it up soon. I feel like I don't really get favorites until a few weeks into the season but I'm still kind of skeptical so far.

    All that said, I still watch for the gems.
    And crazy Mary Murphy.

  3. I used to be an avid watcher and I watched part of the auditions, but now that they are doing a season right after one finished didn't really get me amped up about the new season. Plus, my fall favorites outweigh this show, so unfortunately, I've lost all interest for SYTYCD completely! :(

  4. Nigel keeps saying that these are the best dancers yet, and I just don't think they can compete with last seasons!! But I still love the show, regardless :)

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