I am disappointed that Fox is forcing us to watch this. Cancel it already. It was a terrible idea and Maddie Ziegler as a judge is a big joke. Her playing a mini Kat Dealy host is awkward and painful to watch. She is flat and has no personality. Her docisl skills are lacking since her mother and Abby keep her isolated from kids. You can tell she's so uncomfortable not knowing what to say or do. I feel sorry for her being so awkward. There's only a handful of decent dancers at this age. We did NOT need an entire season built around those few. Can't watch. #Cringeworthy
I am one of the many who will not and cannot watch this implosion of one of my favorite shows. I am tired of everything going to the kiddies and being for the kiddies. Kids cannot emote emotions which is a big part of dancing. I don't get this. I don't understand why So You Think You Can Dance did this. When this season started airing, I thought they were doing just a one episode special.. but it kept going. And remember, when any show add a kid (and this one, a lot of them).. it has jumped the shark. I have yet to see a single fan of this show, say that they like this. Anyway, now I guess, they have free up my time for this show. Lets just hope they fix this next year.. if there is a next year.
Let's try this again since it doesn't want to print what I cannot agree with tonite's show of having past winners judging these kids as they are barely past being a kid shld be left up to the judges on hand IE Nigel hv watched this show since it started and a cpl of yrs ago they changed the format which I didn't care for n quit watching for a while so if they are gunna keep pulling of these other tricks I will just say forget it n not watch anymore
I HATE this format and will not be watching this season. SYTYCD has also been one of my favorite shows on Television - the past artistry and creative choreography were an inspiration and a thing of beauty. I tuned in to see serious, sophisticated ADULT dancing. The kids may be talented and in 10 years they may even be great - but that is NOT why I tuned in. This was an incredibly stupid decision by the show's creators and I'm afraid it will lead to the cancelation of the series because everyone I know who is a fan says they are not going to watch this season. So sad!
I love children, have chosen a career in Newborn Intensive Care (providing high tech care for premature and/or critically compromised newborns) when I could have done anything else I wanted in life. I have children and an adored grandchild of my own. That said, I DESPISE this new format.
1. Child labor is illegal in this country and so should child exploitation. I am also University educated in developmental and abnormal psychology and find this show to be an absolute nightmare psychologically speaking.
2. If I want to watch children's lives gambled with in the name of entertainment I will watch Disney.
3. A full season of kids is not what I have looked forward to all year long.
4. I am sick unto death of catering to the lolli-porn sickos in society as if sexualizing CHILDREN is just fine. How can even FOX not see how wrong this is?
A few segments here and there featuring children would have been cute, but this ENTIRE SEASON OF CHILD EXPLOITATION is completely inappropriate, not to mention boring beyond words.
reviews of THIS SEASON are overwhelmingly negative. I hope it's canceled prior to mid season and let that be a lesson to other would-be child exploiters!
I have no complaints about doing a kids version of a dance show but completely replacing the adult version is not what I looked forward to all year long. This is like the adult version using kids as replacements.... you just can't push, work and choreograph children like you do adults. I don't hate kids they're awesome, use to be one myself and some already have amazing skills and talent equaling some of their older dance counterparts, but they're still only kids on a show that used to restrict the contestants age to 18 and above. They're not adults yet and lack the emotional maturity and the years it takes grown performers to reach this point in their careers not to mention their lives. I've been a dedicated viewer and fan since season 1, never missed one episode and this is the very first time I've been so completely disappointed in changes to the format I stopped watching. Why not air an additional season for the kids, see how the folks like it and still put on the traditional version? Other networks do it all the time for long running popular programs and many already have 2 seasons a year. I'm sure there's more to it like ratings and budget and I'm certainly no expert. At least you're allowed to post complaints, contrary or opposing opinions even some negative views to the new format on their FB page. I just left their official twitter page and what a slobbery love fest it is as far as I scrolled. The whole staff must be scouring for and deleting negative tweets because there are none to be found, zero as opposed to so many I've been reading here. Never seen any twitter page that squeaky clean. If this was done because of ratings then go back to basics immediately and what actually made the show a hit instead of making it unrecognizable. Last season in my opinion was a downgrade in content & quality, this season more so. If you don't take it back to basics, what made this show great, a huge hit and a household name then you're going to lose most of your loyal viewing audience and long time fans which will be devastating no matter how many new fans you might pick up. The ratio will never be in favor of the new format. Messing with a good thing will almost always have negative fallout in the form of viewers tuning out or changing the channel. I do hear the same complaint from a lot of other fans I talk to and many aren't even watching this season at all. Some have even suggested that this drastic reformatting is less about ratings and more about the show's creators, producers and judges implementing their own personal agenda, that they've become bored with over a decade of the same format and wanted a change of pace and of audience, out with the old in with the new and to hell with what we think to boot. Well, they got it now, let's see if getting a younger viewing audience makes up for losing many of the older. Just giving my unsolicited 2 cent's worth.
I have been a loyal fan of this show and have been watching it since 2006. Last year marked a severe decrease in quality (to match the same decrease in the quality and variety of the judging). I hate this year's even worse format and will not watch. I note that even though the average of all the reviews going back to the first season is 7.9, the average for this season is probably no greater than 3.
Why??? That is what I want to know. The children are cute but it is very unsettling to see children bumping and grinding, trying to look sensual?? They are children - these types of dances are for adults who have experienced life and the emotions of life, not to mention the pure beauty of two adults coming together to tell a story. SO DISAPPOINTED - have been watching the show since the beginning and last year was so-so but at least they were adults. If I want cute children dancers, I will watch America's Got Talent. Guess I will just have to wait for Dancing With Stars. Fox, you screwed the pooch on this one.
The minute I saw it was "kids", I removed it from my Hulu queue. Yes kids can dance, but I think of dancing more as an art form where emotions, sensuality and more complex adult expressions can make a good dancer great. Kids dancing are cute, but I expect more from a weekly show then just a "cuteness" competition.
Someone needs to tell Fox and Nigel that making kids cry on TV is not entertainment, but instead, child abuse. Using our kids for entertainment is lurid and creepy, and putting them in competitive, high pressure situations where they are judged is just plain wrong. Fox, you have lost a loyal TV household this season. We will tune in again when you bring back Mary and Adam Shankman.
What's with the kids show - on prime time of all things. DOn't call it SYTYCD Next Gen -- Tiny Talent Time is a more appropriate moniker. I've been watching the show since Season 1 - -not impressed - will take a pass on this year - hope we see an adult version next year - if you survive the ratings this year.
So this year is KIDS... WTH! way to destroy a show FOX. I am so not interested in watching kids dance. I don't understand why the idots at FOX decided on this. It's one of the worst ideas they could think-up for this show.
I've been watching this show since season 2. I saw Travis Wall's audition randomly when I was flipping channels that night and I was immediately taken by his intensity and passion. I watched the rest of that season just to see him and I fell in love with the entire show. The other dancers, the choreographers, the judges, the music and the routines. It became my new favorite show and I would look foward to its return every year. Over the last couple of years, it did start to become a little stale and with the show constantly facing the threat of cancellation, I knew they would have to switch things up. I didn't expect the firing of Mary Murphy to be that change. Mary truly is the heart and soul of that show. I also didn't anticipate them changing the format and in doing so, eliminating all the different styles of dance I'd grown to love, like ballroom and disco. I certainly appreciate the fact that Twitch and Travis still participate in the show but they've been limited and this show is all about growth and range. I knew that this show would be missing that intensity and passion that I fell in love with so many years ago (and also I knew that Jason and Paula would add nothing) so I decided not to watch. It sounds like I made the right decision. I'm so disappointed that I've lost my favorite show. I don't think we'll ever see anything like it again. Thanks for 10 or so wonderful years, SYTYCD.
Missing the couples to root for, the fun surprise dance routines, and guest judges (and Mary). Can do without the multiple dancer routines and the many many audition episodes. They took away what made the show great and added more of what wasn't so great. I'm not sure I'll watch anymore if they do this again next time.
JUDGE PANEL: The worst part about this season was the judge panel. Paula has no sense of humor and is a major downer. Jason is so monotone, he sounded the same no mater how he felt about the routine and it always took him so long to say what he wanted to say. I have to GIVE NIGEL PROPS because he attempted to add some chemistry and humor but was always promptly squashed by Paula. I miss the funny guest judges and especially Mary Murphy! Please don't make me sit through another season of the same panel next year!
CHOREOGRAPHY: The choreography was seriously lacking this year. Seemed very below the quality it has been in the past. The ones I love art Stacy Tookey, Travis Wall, NappyTabs, Sonia Tayeh and Christopher Scott.
I felt sometimes the dancers received low scores because the choreography was not 100%. You can only dance (sometimes) as good as your choreography. Nice to try a new format to see what works and what doesn't work. The votes are in. Hopefully the producers will do the right thing to get their ratings back up. Congrats to the winner! (I ain't hating)! :0)
This years format of stage vs street horrible. Judges gave tough and terrible criticism to the stage performers. Jim was the best talented dancer and didn't get to the finals???? It was alwYs about the street dancers . Seemed like that was all we were watching. And even numbers going home from each team???? Should have best dancers and highest votes. And the finale was almost all street dancing. I want the emotional graceful dancing, ball room dancing and more trained dancers back! Not saying that street dancing shouldn't be on too but not 90% street and not given advantages or being favored. If this is format and judges for next year won't be watching. And glad that Gabby won! I thought her or Jim would have taken it. Loved Jaja and Vurgil but not to win.
SYTYCD used to be something I looked forward to every week. This year it felt like a chore to watch it. I kept hoping that the next week would be better but I was constantly let down. Firstly, the judging panel was absolutely terrible. There was no chemistry whatsoever, and it was painful to listen to Jason and ESPECIALLY Paula try to sound like they knew what they were talking about. Mary's energy was desperately needed. Also, the whole format of stage vs. street was a total let down. All it succeeded in was degrading the street dancers and making excuses for certain dancers not to live up to the standards and technique of specific styles. There should have been two separate shows, or they shouldn't have combined the stage and street dancers for weekly routines. Throughout the season, I wasn't extremely attached to any of the dancers, whereas last year I knew from the first episode that I would wholeheartedly rout for Ricky and Jessica. All of the dancers were pretty bland and no one ever stood out to me. The one dancer who did was Jaja, and I was very disappointed that she didn't win given that Gaby is such a typical contestant and someone that won't be remembered in 2 months from now. Lastly, the choreography completely lacked this season. Where were the life changing Sonya Tayeh and Travis Wall routines? This show used to have me crying over countless routines and this year I didn't shed a tear. There were good dances, don't get me wrong, but nothing really moved me this year. I miss the SYTYCD that inspired me to become a better dancer. This season left me with a sour taste in my mouth and a relatively negative view on the dance world. If nothing changes, don't count on my view for next year.
The 2015 show is just boring. Bad idea: stage and street. Sorry Nigel, you need a couple of upbeat judges for your repartee. Paula can't talk and is a total yawn week after week. So is Derulo. Mary's energy is much needed. Guest judges Or another upbeat energetic person. Think this might be the swan song.
Miss the old format, actual judging (can't stand Paula; she's the reason I stopped watching American Idol), and dance variety. Now it's all hip-hop (really get tired of all the crotch-grabbing; it's so stupid), more hip-hop, contemporary and, oh, hip-hop. Hip-hop is so boring, nothing seems to be new. Where's the ballroom and other variety this season? It got a little better towards the end, but where are the costumes? Did you spend all the money on the new set and have nothing left over for talented choreographers, costumes and valid judges? Probably won't watch next season, if you can manage to bring it back. Congrats to Cat!
If a massive back wall of lights & criss-crosses overtake 2 little dances - I can't see the dance & can't FEEL the story!!!!! When I don't feel much I change the channel.
This show used to be full of dances that transported me & inspired me, the guest choreographers were fabulous! and so was Mary!
Cat talking like a mother hen is a bit too much for goodness sake.
I like Jason & Paula, especially Jason but you don't have fun or chemistry with them.
Please come back to the golden era of SYTYCD & wait 'till the end of the show to tell dancers & us who has the least votes. I can't enjoy it no more. Plllllllllllllllllease bring back the original format.
Having Paula on this show is so useless. Just record her telling everyone how great they are and then making rude comments to Nigel. Bring back Mary Murphy - she was a joy even when she screamed all the time. I personally liked Jason and found that he gave useful criticism to all dancers.
I do miss the old format in that there seemed to be a better variety of dance styles. This year MANY of the dances were rather tasteless - I didn't want my children watching some of the routines and this has always been our family favorite.
The dancers are amazing -- where are all of the choreographs?? There was such a great variety of dance and styles because of these people. They should be there making this show as awesome as it should be. I enjoyed seeing them as judges - Adam Shankman? Mia Michaels? where are you? Doesn't the show want to pay for these guest judges?
Please make changes -- and Paula should be the main one - get rid of her!
Really disappointed this year. Missing all the ballroom dance styles. Tired of contemporary and hip hop the entire season. Please go back to the old format and old judges. We want Mary back!! Go away Paula and Jason!
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