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  • Atypical
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    I’m quite hooked on this new summer reality series, airing on Tuesdays 10 PM ET on NBC. Starring J-Lo, Derek Hough, & Ne-Yo as judges with host Jenna Dewan Tatum. Dancers from all over the world are competing for a million dollar prize. Category distinctions are Junior, Upper, & Team. Solos, duos, and groups of all ages compete here.

    I’m guessing that at some point in the season, the judges will mentor the finalists so each will have a stake in the winner like “The Voice.” It’s somewhat suspect that there are clear ringers, though the producers are mostly showing the qualifying performances only. When “professional” groups are mixed in with the amateurs, like Le Twins who have danced for Beyoncé and Missy Elliott and that contemporary duo from the Justin Bieber video, I wonder how any nobodies from “Middletown, USA” have a prayer of winning the grand prize. It’s clear what kind of winner gets the show more viewers and press, so maybe it’s understandable.

    Anyways, two episodes have already aired for the qualifying rounds with more to come before the battle rounds and eliminations. The show is slickly produced with added sob stories for mass relatability, emotional resonance, and viewer manipulation.

    Who’s watching this?

    Discuss.

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    Andrew D
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    I have only seen the first episode and its ok so far . I wonder are the teams or the “bigger” performance going to have an advantage when it come to winning. Do we get to vote at the end ?

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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    vinny
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    The minute I heard Supercrew and Jabowoceez were going to be on I immediately knew I would watch lol. So far I like the show.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    First episode wasn’t bad. It’s an ok show. The scoring is annoying though, they could’ve just used a scale of 1 to 5, or stars or whatever, instead they have this shady scoring 20 or 19…or 17 for this or that, then an average of 80 something, or 90 something. Not good or believable at all.

    It’s also too similar to The Voice which might make me get over the show real quick. This is also very sad for Jenna Dewan (a female Carson Daly since those scenes look identical to The Voice) who is a pro dancer, actress and a celebrity, enough to qualify her for an actual judge, like when Nicole Sherzinger was going to be a host of a singing competition while Paula Abdul was right there judging and in a future season Britney Spears would also be a judge.

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    Atypical
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    Round 3 of qualifiers air tonight.

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    vinny
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    Jabowookz are probably going to win but that swing Latin group and the little girl from the other episode are amaazing too

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    Andrew D
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    WOW cant believe the Jaberwokies ( spelling) went home … i loved the other group and i was very happy.

    cant wait for the next round .

    My fav to win the whole think is the cute couple ( amari and ken ) i think is there names

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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    Laurie Alvarez
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    Les Twins were incredible. These young men do more than tell a story. Larry and Laurent bring the audience right along with them to feel what they are portraying. Their connectivity is powerful. True artists!

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    Andrew D
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    See i dont love them , i was bummed to see the little kid go hone Fiction. I love Keoni and Mari … I want them to win the whole show….But i do have to say the show as a whole is rather boring and bogged down with alot of filler.

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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    Lisa Santiago
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    World of dance means just that. If you are excellent known or unknown it’s the worlds dance stage. If you have it you have it. We want the best to represent the world. If you happen to dance for Beyonce or who ever. ..your mother. We want the best. No one gets excluded because of the opportunities they happen to knock doors down to have. The best comes from those who  are gifted as well as have true passion to show case their God given gift  

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    Rebecca Thomas
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    Does anyone else feel like the injury was staged? Especially when he hops back to his wheelchair at the end. Wasn’t that the leg he supposedly injured?

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    Rebecca Thomas
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    Am I the only one who feels like that injury was staged? What keg did he hop back to his wheelchair on? What leg did he initially hurt???

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    Jan Stockdale
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    Totally agree…I feel duped and insulted. If they wanted to use a wheelchaor, just go ahead and do it. Don’t insult your audience by faking an injury. There’s been a couple of times where fixing and staging has disappointed me. I love J-Lo and I want to see her keep her integrity in this reality show. She is one of my heroes. But I need a little more real in my reality.

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    Maria A. Garcia
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    Very disappointing keone and Mari should have won not watching the show any more some of the judges have partial eyes.

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    Maria A. Garcia
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    Keone and Mari should have won clearly some of the judges have partial eyes. Not watching this show any more.  Kinjas were also one of my favorites.

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