Recap: 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 11 Premiere
Bristol, Bristol, Bristol. “Dancing with the Stars” hasn’t even started yet, and I’m already pretty sick of hearing about the younger, less interesting Palin. This is not about politics, mind you. Regardless of whether you love or hate her mom, if you’ve seen Bristol on television, you know she always looks a little shell shocked, as if she’d like to say “You know, I’m not really a public figure, if you could just get that camera out of my face,” and would gladly hand off her fifteen minutes of fame to any mouth breathing reality TV show idiot in a heartbeat. Which is normal behavior, yes, but makes for pretty awkward TV. And while this show has always played fast and loose with the definition of celebrity (I mean, Audrina Patridge? The friggin’ Situation? Can we have a snuff round of “DWTS”?), isn’t just being the spawn of a well-known person a little faster and looser than necessary? All I’m saying is, if Amy Carter shows up next season, I’m boycotting.
Carrie Ann declares him her first crush of the season. Len liked it, although, as expected, he wasn’t a fan of the props. Bruno calls him an entertainer, and says some other things with great enthusiasm which are really almost impossible to understand.
Scores: 8, 7 and 8
Coming back from the break, we are reminded, again, that Bristol Palin is going to dance. Stop it, ABC.
Brandy and Maksim Cherkovskiy
This is actually very nice. Jennifer can dance, no surprise.
And this is… awkward. I mean, he’s trying, he’s into it, but it’s just walking around and wincing in a sexy grandpa way.