I was fully intending to bypass blogging the show this week, but it turns out that I HAVE OPINIONS THAT MUST BE HEARD.
Okay, so my three favorite routines were Kherington and Twitch (again -- best dance of the night), Joshua and Katee (again), and Courtney and Gev, who I have resigned myself to liking way more than the judges ever will. I thought they were just lovely -- yes, the choreography was simple, and yes they stumbled once or twice, but in was in service of a gorgeous and deeply felt performance. I am also rapidly falling in love with weird little Mark and all the different ways the show can use "quirky" to mean "scorchingly homosexual."
As for Susie and Marquis...I didn't think they were so terrible. I can see what the judges were saying as far as some of the technical aspects, but I liked their energy, and that lift was terribly impressive. Nothing quite so awful as Comfort and Chris's listless so-called "krumping."
As for the miscellania, despite my occasional problems with his maculinity issues, I absolutely love how animated Uncle Nigel gets. Between his boogie-infused joy over the Broadway routine to his showing Chris how krumping should be done (and doing a hell of a lot better at it, sadly), I'm almost sorry I ever compared him to the Phantasm guy. Almost.
Oh, and Cat Deely crouching down to put Chelsie's rogue toe back in her shoe encapsulates everything I love about her. I think Mia Michaels's boner was about to burst through her pants at that one. And who can blame her?