THREE EXAMPLES OF SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE‘S BRILLIANT “FIX WHAT ISN”T BROKEN” STRATEGY
1.) The new stage, which is large, impersonal, with a dark background so the dancers tend to fade into the background if not lit exactly right (and it’s hard to light constantly moving people exactly right) and difficult for the cameramen to shoot well, and lacks the balcony/stairwell that so many choreographers have used to good effect
2.) Switching the format so the top 20 and top 18 eliminations aren’t done by phone-in vote, but instead solely by the judges, which of course forces one to ask as to why they had anything but a top 16 in the first place
3.) Begging Paula Abdul to come on the show because god knows I need to see a washed-up drunken “celebrity” on my teevee
Is there a master plan here? Because seriously, I don’t see it.