Yeah, sorry. I missed yesterday and I almost missed today. Did I mention how it's been 100 degrees for four days, I have no a/c, and I'm moving? Yeah, so sorry and all, but I've got bigger fish to fry. On the sidewalk (it's HOT, motherfuckers).
Anyway, so I'm going to post two clips today and two tomorrow. And then I promise I'll stick to Season 4 (and for those of you who could give a shit about this show, I promise I'll talk about other things).
Both of today's clips feature the much-maligned Lauren Gottlieb, who I really liked. The fact that she partnered with Neil so much didn't hurt, but I also really appreciated her energy and her goofiness and the fact that she didn't much hide the fact that she was hot for Neil. Girl, I feel you.
First up is Neil and Lauren's best dance together, the Wade Robson-choreographed angel/devil jazz routine. Again, my preference for more performancey/actorly dances prevails, and Lauren and Neil really throw themselves into this.
The second clip is probably the best dancing Lauren did all season, her contemporary routine with Danny. It's very similar to the Lacey/Kameron routine I posted last week, true, but I cannot get enough of the way Lauren and Danny move around here. Mia Michaels says the movement is "alien." Uh, sure. That works. It's gorgeous, to me. And I love how it's urgent and triumphant, in keeping with the music (Celine!). Probably my favorite dancing from Lauren AND Danny.
Check in tomorrow for my two favorite things about Season 3!