Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dancing with the Scantily Clad Stars

Yesterday my kids ran me ragged. My two year old is extremely active and into everything. He's now decided that he won't take naps. Yipee!

So last night I was frazzled and needed just a little down time. I never watch TV on Mondays and have no idea what's on. I surfed some channels and settled on Dancing with the Stars. I used to dance and love to watch people share their talents (I'm a certified American Idol junkie). I originally thought DWTS was about finding the best dancers and watching their moves. After last night, I'm convinced the show is more about who can wear the skimpiest costume and twist and turn without a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. I was especially worried about Kym, I think was her name. She is Warren's partner.

I actually only recognized one of the "stars." A kid that used to sing in one of those girly boy bands back in the 90s. I can't tell you which band, but I think he was in one of them.

Maybe I'm a prude, but I was so distracted by the women's costumes, or lack thereof, I didn't even watch the footwork or the dance moves. I kept worrying that something would fall out and I was embarrassed by their immodest costumes. I'm not sure why women think it's attractive to prance around TV in their underwear (one of the costumes looked like it covered less than underwear). Though they have beautiful bodies (I'm sure they haven't birthed 10 kids), I don't particularly want to see so much of them. I can see why this show is popular with men.

So I think the show should be named Dancing with the Scantily Clad Stars because that would be a much more appropriate description. As for me, I don't think I'll watch it again, and certainly not with any of my sons, or husband, around. It's a great idea for a show and could be fun to watch if only the dancing were the centerpiece, not the the scantily clad women.


COOLWHIP said...

It makes me crazy. No wonder pornography is such a problem. It's on the network programs. We opted not to get converter boxes because of that exact problem. And when you get cable, it doesn't give you more to pick from, it just doubles the garbage that comes into your home.

*MARY* said...

I dislike that show for so many reasons, this being one of them.

heather said...

We watched it too and my husband commented on the 'very small' costumes. I don't know if you know that 3 of the 4 professional dancers left on the show are LDS. Kim is the only one that isn't. Julianne has commented that modesty is definitely her biggest weakness and that she loves the skimpy dance costumes. Hmmmmm....

Mama Rachel said...

All I can say is "AMEN"!