7 Reasons Season 22 Is the Best Season of ‘DWTS’
With just three weeks left to go, Dancing With the Stars Season 22 is shaping up to be one of the best seasons in the show's history.
Why? Here are 7 reasons we've been loving every minute.
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The Cast Is Amazing
This is the biggest, most important reason: The cast is talented. Seriously.
Last night, we said goodbye to Von Miller and Kim Fields. It was sad to see them go, but it felt like their time — which is astounding, because most years they'd be good enough to make the semis, at the very least. But this year, everyone remaining is killing it.
But There Are No Ringers
At the same time, there was no one who came in so far ahead of the pack that it seems obvious they'll win. Sure, certain people seem like frontrunners — lookin' at you, Wanya Morris and Nyle DiMarco — but it's not just lip service to fairness when we say it's still anybody's game.
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Mischa Barton didn't seem too happy to be there, but other than her moping, this cast seems super enthusiastic about the show, with absolutely no drama queens (or kings) causing trouble.
For the past few years we've felt like some of the themes have been gimmicky (remember the Caveman Hustle? Never. Again.) but this season the focus has stayed where it should be: on creating good dances that show off the stars' skills.
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Creative Dances That Don't Go Overboard
Maybe it's because of the theme, or maybe it's because Derek Hough isn't there making people feel like they have to go all out week after week, but we've actually appreciated the more inside-the-box choreography this season.
It's not that we don't like to be surprised, but as with the themes, it feels like the focus this season has been on doing the styles justice, instead of creating a splash just for the sake of it.
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A Streamlined Judges Panel
Speaking of the judges, we really prefer it when the show sticks to just three. Any more than that seems overkill, so it's nice that this season has been light on the guest judges.
Let's hope the last few episodes are as good as the rest!
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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