June 02, 2005

TV: Dancing With the Stars

In which six B-list celebrities partner with professionals for a ballroom dance competition. The women -- supermodel Rachel Hunter, soap actress Kelly Monaco, and the original Bachelorette Trista Sutter -- are even more B-list than the men -- ex-teen idol Joey McIntyre, Seinfeld's John O'Hurley, and heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield.

The stars have had only five weeks of training and practice before the first episode, and given that, they acquit themselves reasonably well. The women allow themselves to be spun and twirled very prettily; the men (especially the lumbering Holyfield) tend to let their partners do more actual dancing.

Ballroom dancing is pretty to watch, I suppose, and if there's nothing else to do on a Wednesday night, I can see myself watching this. It's a good thing that it's a limited run, though; I don't think it could sustain an audience on an ongoing basis.

(Oh, and I'm betting on Sutter and McIntyre and their partners to be the last teams standing.)

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