Are We Missing Out on the Best Reality TV Yet?
So You Think You Can Dance? I can, but more in a drunken environment where comical moves are valued over technical ones. Anyway. Do you remember the US show of the same name by any chance? Despite now having our very own Cat Deeley presenting it, here in the UK we only screened one series on Living. Since then, it’s nowhere to be seen on our side of the pond. Meanwhile, in the US, the show is into its fourth series and is the third most watched TV programme in the country. It has also been a ratings winner for Australia, Japan and more. So…where are we in all of this? Britain is usually quite avant-garde when it comes to TV programming. We love our reality TV and we’ve thrashed out every format possible – so how come we seem to have missed this one?
Seriously, what’s there not to love about this programme? It features hot young talent. Men (or boys depending on your own age) dancing, flipping and sometimes shirtless. Girls wearing not a lot, in high heels and revealing outfits. Something for everyone! Plus, there’s the whole phone-in vote which we all love to do – it makes us feel involved and more importantly it means our favourite may win the show at the end. Dance is something that reaches all ages and the success of Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice shows the British audience has an interest in it. Now all we have to do is get a UK production company to make the series over here. Let our British dancers have an arena to showcase their talent – we’d give these lot a run for their money: