DWTS Season 18, Week 1 – Let’s Recap Tonight’s Show! (Spoilers)

Well, as I said on twitter, if I wanted to see non-DWTS professional dancers, I would watch SYTYCD. Come on – last season’s opener was so fantastic, this one was just a FAIL on all accounts.

NeNe as surprising entertaining!  And the bit with James and Peta was entertaining – and he surprised me with his dancing.  But, the thing to remember is that they’ve had two weeks on this first dance – only the ringers will be really able to sustain that level in weeks 2 and 3, I think.

Danica may be a super ringer, but she’s also super annoying, but in a different way from her partner. :-D

Well…Billy Dee is older. This is the season they go harsh out of the gate??

I liked how they didn’t ignore Derek’s role in Meryl and charlie’s recent past. In Fact, Erin showed she’s not going to go too easy on Maks :-) But they were as fabulous as they were expected to be. Now I’m curious for Charlie.

Candace is also fantastic, and I liked Mark’s choreography. But his hair is out-of-control ridiculous. :-) Candace has to be careful to not get too annoying with the religious stuff.

Jaysus, Maks and Val have massive ringers and I’m seeing shit from their fans about Amy on twitter. Apparently, giving Amy to Derek and Meryl to Maks means they favor Derek and are rigging it in his favor.  Yeah, it sounds extremely stupid to me too. :-)

I don’t think Charlie was that much better than Meryl, although I think he’s cute as hell. :-)

I also love that Cheryl’s “OldManProblems” was trending on twitter. :-)

All in all, I’m extremely disappointed in the opening number, but the show overall was very good. I’d like to see Candice outlast Danica.  I do think the judges were scoring a bit to make sure that those good dancers or great stories outlast potential voting powerhouses like Billy Dee. But that’s nothing new for this show.