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05 May 2011 @ 11:24 pm
"How can I better enable Little Red today?"  
I am still really stupidly enamored with Hines & Kym from Dancing With the Stars. I need enablers because I'm starting to feel a little crazy talking about this show with coworkers who watch TV like normal people and maybe like a pairing and vote for them and whatever but don't spend hours scouring the internet for interview quotes and picking out china patterns for your imaginary couple.

So you can better enable me, I have lovingly copy/pasted the embed codes for all of their segments & dances from the show below this LJ cut. (Thanks, youtube user codebear4! You make my life complete!)

The best part: even if you think that shipping two real actual humans is Wrong Wrong Wrong, you can still enjoy these videos and enjoy the sparkly dances and hot people. If RPF is not your cup of tea, I suggest an alternate pairing of Kym/Tassels!

Week 1: Cha-cha-cha

(Kym/Tassels 'shippers take note!)

Week 2: Quickstep

I LOVE EVERY BIT OF THIS. An exchange of slang, Kym's lipstick gets everywhere, and I swear Carrie Ann drinks during taping. Also my favorite costumes of the season - no tassels, but Kym looks amazing!

Week 3: Samba

Hines calls Kym his full-time lover, but his heart belongs to mama. Meanwhile, the judges continue to have designs on Hines' ass, and Kym cheats on the tassels with her alternate OTP, spray-tan.

Week 3, results: Samba encore

Possibly the most on-screen happiness in a single segment ever.

Week 4: Paso Doble

I saw an interview the week after this when they talk about how Kym's covered in bruises from this dance - you can see why! No tassels, but it's epic.

Week 5: Rumba

This is the dance of love, and love hurts. But tassels: tassels never hurt! PATRIOTIC TASSELS!

Week 6: Viennese Waltz

Hines cheats on Kym with a pillow. Kym cheats on tassels with some wrist-scarves. Bruno ships these two nearly as much as I do.

Week 7 team dance: Cha-cha-challenge

Rehearsal tassels! Wise words from Kirstie Alley: "When in doubt, shake your ass." God, I love the team dances. The judges appreciate the T&A of this team, except the guest judge who's too busy making horrible jokes.

Week 7 individual dance: Tango

Hines' football bros come to mock, and I fall to pieces with delight over unnecessary hand-holding and Kym's amazing legwarmers. Bruno gives either their tango or their sexual tension a 10 - you can never tell with Bruno.

DISCUSS.
 
 
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Pooh: DWTS - Jenerek (by scoreonemore4me)mspooh on May 6th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
Tonight is DWTS night! I promise. I cannot leave Little Red flailing on her own.

Totally understand the feeling like a crazy. Boy gives me weird looks and tells me I'm psycho all the time when I try to ship people... and he's supposed to love me and not be all judgey about my quirks!
Little Red: dwts - hines/kymmylittleredgirl on May 6th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
YAY YAY YAY YAYYYY. Lacey even wrote in a blog for some online newsletter that she totally thinks Hines and Kym are ridiculously adorable together, so I am not alone. *spaz*

Boys don't understand these things. Just try explaining slash to him sometime. That's always good for a laugh and some eyerolling.
Pooh: DWTS - Jenerek (by scoreonemore4me)mspooh on May 7th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Just watched their first dance. Oh man... THAT SMILE. (And that butt, haha.) Does that man ever stop beaming?

Moving on to the next episode.
Little Red: dwts - hines/kymmylittleredgirl on May 7th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
I LOVE YOU. PLEASE CONTINUE TO LIVECOMMENT.

Kym's hair and makeup in that first dance - GURL WUT R U THINKIN. Second dance is a major improvement on that front.

(THE SMILE. THEIR SMILES. I DIE A LITTLE.)
Pooh: SGA - Liz heeee! (by samjack-girl)mspooh on May 7th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
HEE! I really liked that quickstep. Plus their package... when she gets all confused by what he says and then tries to learn all the slang... SO ADORABLE. And god, THE SMILES. STILL.
Little Red: dwts - hines/kymmylittleredgirl on May 7th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
EEEE. I AM SO GLAD YOU SEE THE CUTE!

If you were like "... LR, I DON'T GET IT."

I would just be doomed.

I'd have to go live in a hole and ship completely by myself.

(Wasn't Kym's makeup and costume just excellent? She looks so good in black but is too much a slave to the glitter and tassels to wear it much. And I can totally deal with Hines all dressed up and charming. Yes I can.)
Pooh: SGA - Shep puppyface (by samjack_girl)mspooh on May 7th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
I loved Kym's look - the dress and the makeup. I'm all about the classy elegance and less of the in-your-face glitter and stuff. They both looked ridiculously sexy all dressed up like that. Makes me think of those movies with the smooth gangsters and their hot molls. LOL.

I'm skipping the results shows and going straight to the dance eps. Let me know if I'm skipping anything good. Hee.
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Icepixie: [Art] Dance Me to the End of Loveicepixie on May 6th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Despite having done ballroom dancing for all of undergrad and competing for two years, I've never actually watched DWTS. I have many complicated feeeeeeeeeelings about it, but mostly they boil down to, "Whyyyyy must we watch C-list celebrities doing flashy-but-somewhat-sloppy showdances when I have seen amazing pros out there at competitions who do EVEN BETTER work with PERFECT TECHNIQUE!" Yeah, I know, call the waaaaahmbulance.

These two are rather cute, though! (Although who in their right mind does Quickstep and not Jive to "Part-Time Lover," argh argh.) Good luck to them for youuuuuuu!
Little Red: dwts - hines/kymmylittleredgirl on May 6th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
You can't blame Kym for that! The dances and music are all assigned by the producers, who are kind of nuts. The pros sometimes rightfully complain about it when the judges are like "this wasn't really a proper jive" or whatever (I love when Anna was just like "OF COURSE NOT, IT'S FREAKING BLONDIE!" - her bratting to the judges would be annoying if she weren't so adorable and 100% correct), but for the most part they seem to have embraced it as some kind of challenge.

I love this show because nothing bad ever happens, pretty much. It's a happy glitter explosion. Of course, ballroom dancing isn't my sport at all, so I wouldn't even know that people competed in it if it weren't for this show! I like the cheesy songs and the fun personalities and the RPF and the showiness. :) I do really love the pro dances though - the pros get to dance with each other on Tuesday results shows. Although even then they are just kind of providing filler for guest musicians half the time.
Icepixie: [Art] The Singing Butlericepixie on May 6th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
The dances and music are all assigned by the producers, who are kind of nuts.

Thaaaat would make sense. Man, it would suck to be judged on that.

the pros get to dance with each other on Tuesday results shows

Really? Hmm. I might have to make some time for that one of these days. Since I'm usually bouncing off the walls waiting for BoP at that point anyway...
Little Red: dwts - hines/kymmylittleredgirl on May 6th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
There's a lot of crack and filler too... I have mixed feelings about Tuesday. Last week's Monday night was kinda cool though because they had "ballroom greats" and the top professional Latin and whatever-they-call-the-one-that's-not-latin couples danced routines. Worth checking it out on hulu if you like that sort of thing. The jive one couple did was incredible. Plus the amateur couples are getting better by this point in the season. :)

Pimpin' ain't easy but it's necessary!
Icepixie: [Movies] Ginger Dance Twisticepixie on May 6th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
whatever-they-call-the-one-that's-not-latin

Standard. Or Smooth, if you're talking American styles, but at the world championship level they probably aren't. Our divisions get no respect.

Oooh, thanks for the link! I scanned through it until I got them, and YES, the Jive was awesome. I love really high-level Jive; it's so freaking energetic and yet every movement is perfectly sharp and crisp. I could never do that. (Of course, I saw some five-year-olds at a competition once doing it better than I or anyone in my college's club could, so.) Haha, and of course the Standard couple used "Libertango." Not as impressive as the Jive, IMO, but I'm kind of meh on Tango anyway.
Little Red: dwts - hines/kymmylittleredgirl on May 6th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty meh on the tango as well. The argentine tango I can get behind, because it's one of the only dances where DWTS lets them do lifts. :) I'm not really sure what the technical differences are between the tangos (they confuse me by having such similar names). When Anna Trebunskaya (redheaded spitfire mentioned above) did the AT with Evan Lysacek in season 10 it was one of my favorite dances of the series. They played it all James Bond and had a totally epic lift. :) I'm going to JUST KEEP SPAMMING YOU.
Icepixie: [Movies] Fred and Ginger Danced Tillicepixie on May 6th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not really sure what the technical differences are between the tangos (they confuse me by having such similar names).

We learned it as: The Argentine Tango is the romance, the American Tango the marriage, and the International Tango is the divorce. ;)

Argentine has the couple hanging all over each other, and there's a lot of the follow resting her head against the lead's shoulder. American Smooth and International Standard are hard to tell apart unless you've actually danced them; the difference is more in the footwork than the attitude, although in general American is sort of the kinder, gentler version of International. The couple in orange here opens with the T-A-N-G-O step that's distinctive to American Smooth. This is a Standard Tango, and the most different aspect to the naked eye is probably that Standard involves a lot more turning back and forth as the couple travels around the floor. The basic step rotates, while to turn in the American Tango, you have to go into a promenade or another step besides the T-A-N-G-O basic. This probably contributes to International feeling punchier and meaner than American.

The James Bond Argentine you linked is excellent indeed. :D

Edited at 2011-05-06 06:30 pm (UTC)
Icepixie: [Crusade] Dureena and Max dancingicepixie on May 6th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
the T-A-N-G-O step

It occurs to me that I could explain that better. It's called T-A-N-G-O because it's five steps; for the girl, it's three steps backward, one to the left, then closing both feet together. You think or say the letters as you do it.
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