Aw, my first So You Think You Can Dance post of the season. I’m all misty-eyed!
Just two spoiler-free comments I feel compelled to make.
First, I hate it when the camera guys get all fancy with the cuts and the angles and whatnot, while I’m trying to watch dancing. Last night’s opening group number was horrible — I absolutely could not follow the action due to the many quick changes of camera angle. Here’s a close up! Here’s a fancy angle shot! Here’s a pan, a full shot, a close up, a pan, a shake!
Calm down, camera dudes. It was a Mia Michaels number, for heaven’s sake. Just point the camera at the stage on a tripod and let us enjoy the full effect.
Second, here is my million dollar idea of the week, free to any TV executives out there. Brothers Evan and Ryan Kasprzak should be given their own variety show, stat! And they should have The Other Brother in there, too.
It’ll be a half-hour program featuring original, entertaining dance numbers (choreographed by Ryan), some guest dancers, some musical guests, and some stupid family-friendly skits. The Other Brother can do whatever he does — poetry readings, magic tricks, juggling, science experiments. Plus, there must be an opening monologue where all three brothers come out and clown around and tell corny vaudevillian jokes.
You’re loving it already, aren’t you?
When I was a kid we used to watch Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters, which was a similar variety program. I LOVED that show.
I think The Kasprzak Show could be even cooler.
Think it over, TV execs. You know you want it!