Dancing With the Stars Week Four Recap: “Disney Night”

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Season 22 | Week 4 | Aired: April 11, 2016

It’s “Disney Night” on DWTS! This week the couples will be dancing to songs from Disney films and I am so incredibly exciting.

The scores this week will be out of 40 as this week Zendaya will be a guest judge.

Here are the scores for week four:

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Friend Like Me”
Score: 35
Disney Film: Aladdin

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Waltz
Song: “Part of Your World”
Score: 28
Disney Film: Little Mermaid
*In Jeopardy*
*Eliminated*

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Samba
Song: “Trashin’ the Camp”
Score: 34
Disney Film: Tarzan

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Jazz
Song: “A Spoonful of Sugar”
Score: 24
Disney Film: Mary Poppins
*Lowest Score of the Night*

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “I Wan’na Be Like You”
Score: 32
Disney Film: The Jungle Book

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Try Everything”
Score: 27
Disney Film: Zootopia
*In Jeopardy*

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
Score: 32
Disney Film: Cinderella

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Belle”
Score: 36
Disney Film: Beauty and the Beast
*Tied for Highest Score of the Night*

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Samba
Song: “Circle of Life”
Score: 35
Disney Film: The Lion King

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Dance: “Quickstep”
Song: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
Score: 36
Disney Film: Toy Story
*Tied for Highest Score of the Night*

This was such a great week with some amazing dances and some not so amazing dances.

Unfortunately, this is a competition which means someone has to go home.

Tonight, the couples in jeopardy were Marla & Tony and Jodie & Keo.

The couple eliminated were Marla & Tony.

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Dancing With the Stars Week Three Recap: “Most Memorable Year”

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It’s Week Three on DWTS! Or, it was, last week. Thanks to having the flu kick my ass all week this recap is late, but it’s finally here! I finally got to watch Week Three!

It’s was “Most Memorable Year” night on DWTS and the stars came together with their pro partners to create dances for their most memorable year.

Here are the scores for Week Three:

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Home” – Phillip Phillips
Score: 21
Most Memorable Year: 2013, the year she met her husband
*Safe*

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Waltz
Song: “The Rainbow Connection” – Kermit the Frog
Score: 21
Most Memorable Year: 2015, the year he lost both his parents
*In Jeopardy*

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “The Facts of Life Theme” – Al Burton, Gloria Loring, & Alan Thicke
Score: 22
Most Memorable Year: 1976, the year she booked her first gig
*Safe*

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “In the Air Tonight” – Phil Collins
Score: 20
Most Memorable Year: 2016, the year he and his team won the Superbowl
*Safe*

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Jive
Song: “Happy” – Pharrell Williams”
Score: 21
Most Memorable Year: 1993, the year she had her daughter
*Safe*

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
Score: 20
Most Memorable Year: 2007, the year his son was born
*Safe*

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “300 Violin Orchestra” – Jorge Quintero
Score: 23
Most Memorable Year: 2014, her first UFC fight
*Safe*

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Rise Up” Andra Day
Score: 23
Most Memorable Year: 2015, the year Full House came back
*In Jeopardy*

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Samba
Song: “Party in the USA” – Miley Cyrus
Score: 18
Most Memorable Year: 2008, the year she left the O.C. and returned home
*Lowest Score of the Night*
*In Jeopardy*
*Eliminated*

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Waltz
Song: “National Anthem” – Boyz II Men
Score: 24
Most Memorable Year: 1996, when Boyz II Men sang the National Anthem after a National
Tragedy
*Safe*

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Tango
Song: “Verge” – Owl City feat. Aloe Blacc
Score: 25
Most Memorable Year: 2012, the year he travelled the world
*Highest Score of the Night*
*Safe*

Unfortunately there had to be an elimination and this week the couples in jeopardy were Jodie & Keo, Mischa & Artem, and Doug & Karina.

The couple eliminated was Mischa & Artem.

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What did you think of Week Three? Who are you rooting for?

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Dancing With the Stars Week Two Recap: “Latin Night”

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Season 22 | Week 2 | Aired: March 28, 2016

It’s Week Two on DWTS and it’s Latin Night! After what I’m going to once again call an interesting start to the season last year, tonight was definitely just as interesting.

With a Donald Trump themed dance and Mark Ballas out of commission due to a back injury it was obvious there would be no slowing down.

Here are the scores for the night:

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Samba
Song: “Bun Up the Dance” – Dillon Francis & Skrillex
Score: 21

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Don’t” – Ed Sheeran
Score: 20

Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Silwinska
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Ran Kan Kan” – Tito Puente”
Score: 13
*Jeopardy*
*Lowest Score*

Paige VanZant & Alan (Standing in for Mark Ballas)
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Score: 24

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Adorn” – Miguel
Score: 19

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Conga” – Gloria Estefa
Score: 19

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Stole the Show” – Kygo feat. Parson James
Score: 20

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Pata Pata” – Miriam Makeba
Score: 15
*Jeopardy*

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Ain’t Too Cool” – LunchMoney Lewis
Score: 20

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa’rriba)” – Pitbull
Score: 24
*Highest Score*

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Buster Voodoo” – Rodrigo y Gabriela
Score: 20
*Jeopardy*

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Samba
Song: “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
Score: 21

Of course, this is a competition which means someone has to go home eventually and tonight was the first elimination.

The couples in jeopardy were Mischa & Artem, Geraldo & Edyta, and Doug & Karina.

The couple eliminated during Week Two was Geraldo & Edyta.

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Well, Edyta’s return to Dancing With the Stars was sadly very short, but hopefully she will be back next season. Next week is “Most Memorable Year” and I can’t wait to see what happens to the rest of the couples.

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The Walking Dead Episode Review: “East”

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Season 6 | Episode 15 | Aired: March 27th, 2016

Okay, so my original plan was to post the reviews for the past three weeks first and then post this one. Those reviews are still coming, but this episode was sooooo intense I couldn’t not talk about it right away. Plus, I’m not working first thing tomorrow morning which means I can actually get this review out now (more on that in an upcoming review).

So much happened! And so much happened with so many characters I love!

Carol left Alexandria. It seems she just couldn’t take it anymore, she didn’t want to have to kill anymore so she left. Of course, as she was driving down the road she encountered some more Saviours who seemed to be on their way to Alexandria and ended up having to kill them.

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My heart breaks for Carol every time she has to kill someone now. Like, on one hand I get not wanting to kill people, but unfortunately I don’t think that’s really something you can avoid in the world they live in anymore.

But Carol wasn’t the only one to leave Alexandria last night. Morgan and Rick also left in search of Carol and Daryl, hell bent on revenge, left to go after Dwight and the others who killed Denise. In turn, Rosita, Glenn, and Michonne left to go after him.

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While no one died yet, the only one to return to Alexandria last night was Rick. Carol is still missing, Morgan is still searching for her, and Daryl, Glenn, Rosita, and Michonne are now hostages of Dwight and the others.

The episode ended with Dwight shooting Daryl and I think Yvette Nicole Brown said it best:

“Not like this, Lord, not like this.”

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She was also right in saying that Dwight is not a worthy enough character to take out Daryl Dixon. Daryl has survived everything that’s been thrown at him and while I’m sure Dwight is a real badass, he’s not the guy who would take out Daryl Dixon.

I loved this episode. I mean, I love every episode, but this one delved into the characters and their relationships and really showed how much things have changed since the show started.

The whole conversation between Glenn and Daryl in the forest really showed not only how much they’ve changed as individual characters, but how they really are all a family. I know we all know this already, but seeing these interactions is still a welcome thing and I think it really showed just how much Daryl and Glenn have both grown over the seasons.

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Rick and Morgan’s whole dynamic is so different now than back in season one and it’s really interesting to watch. It was also interesting to hear Rick admit that he now believed Carol was right in killing Karen and David back at the Prison.

It’s kind of ironic that now Carol doesn’t want to kill anymore is when Rick admits that she was right to start killing in the first place.

And while I must admit that I was glad to hear him admit this it also made me really nervous for Carol’s future. Seriously, no one is safe on this show, but as soon as someone becomes the moral compass or people realize a certain character was right all along that character dies.

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We don’t know where Carol is, we don’t know if we’ll ever see Morgan again (not gonna lie, he’s still driving me crazy so if he wants to return Carol to the group and then leave again that’s fine with me), Glenn, Michonne, and Rosita are all in danger, and Daryl’s been shot!

We also don’t know what’s going on with Maggie. She had Enid cut off her hair and then suddenly she was on the ground in pain. I’m with Yvette on this one too, it was the pickles cause I don’t want to think about the other thing.

Next week is the season six finale (so soon!) and there are so many questions that need answering and so many fates that need determining. Someone’s going to die. We know that. We’re meeting Negan so there’s no way the group is making it out unscathed.

I have many theories about who might be going with each theory hurting more than the last so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens and cry when it does.

But in the meantime I want to know what all of your theories are! Tell me down below what you think is going to happen next week on the hour and a half finale!

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Dancing With the Stars Week One Recap: “First Dances”

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Season 22 | Week One | Aired: March 21, 2016

DWTS is back! And with an… interesting… line up this year. I’m going to be 100% honest with you, I only know Mischa Barton from The OC and Jodie Sweetin from Full House. I have no clue who the rest of the celebs are and, if I’m still being honest and going off the comments I read, a lot of people didn’t know who any of them were this year.

But no matter, I just can’t wait to see if they can dance! This year the couples are as follows:

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Von Miller & Witney Carson
Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Silwinska
Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy

Several of the pro dancers are not returning for this season including Derek Hough, Allison Holker, Emma Slater, Anna Trebunkaya, and Louis van Amstel. Returning are Peta Myrgatroyd, Artem Chigvintsev, and Edyta Silwinka.

For the second year Sasha Farber has returned as a pro dancer and I’m so happy! Also returning is Len Goodman as head judge!

The scores for the first week are as follows:

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Sax” – Fleur East
Score: 20
Kim Fields – Actress and Reality TV star

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Ain’t Got Far to Go” – Jess Glynne
Score: 21
Paige VanZant – UFC Fighter and Model

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
Score: 15
Doug Flutie – Former NFL Quarterback

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Tango
Song: “Confident” – Demi Lovato
Score: 20
Jodie Sweetin – Actress

Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Silwinska
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Treasure” – Bruno Mars
Score: 13
Geraldo Rivera – Reporter and Talk Show Host
*Lowest Score*

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Sparkling Diamonds” – Nicole Kidman
Score: 21
Marla Maples – Businesswoman and Actress

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: Motownphilly” – Boyz II Men
Score: 23
Wanya Morris – Boyz II Men Singer
*Tied for Highest Score*

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Jive
Song: “Move (You’re Steppin’ on My Heart)” – Henry Krieger
Score: 23
Ginger Zee – Weather Presenter
*Tied for Highest Score*

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Tango
Song: “In the Night” – The Weeknd
Score: 16
Mischa Barton – Actress

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Cake by the Ocean” – DNCE
Score: 23
Nyle DiMarco – Model and Actor
*Tied for Highest Score*

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Bad Man” – Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry, & Travis Barker
Score: 21
Antonio Brown – NFL Wide Receiver

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “My House” – Flo Rida
Score: 21
Von Miller – NFL Linebacker

It’s funny. I usually go into a season of DWTS knowing who I’m rooting for, but this season I had no idea. Would it be one of the two celebs I knew? Or one of my fave pros? But after watching this first week of dances there’s no question about it, I’m rooting for Nyle DiMarco. That boy can dance!

What did you think of the first week of dances? Who are you voting for?

Let me know below!

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The Walking Dead Episode Review: “Knots Untie”

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Sorry this review is so late! My computer crashed and me (being the genius that I am) didn’t save my review at any point while writing it. Go me!

So, here is a very quick review about last week’s episode!

Jesus led Rick and the group to Hilltop, the community he comes from. While there, the group learns Hilltop has a ‘deal’ with Negan, the same man whose men attacked Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha. This deal being that they give Negan a portion of everything they have and he won’t kill them.

Rick and the group make a deal that they’ll kill Negan in exchange for supplies from Hilltop.

This episode was up and down and all over the place. I don’t know what to make of Gregory, the man leading Hilltop. He’s such an asshat, but I just feel like there’s more he’s not telling anyone yet.

One of the best parts of the episode was when the guy from Hilltop stabbed Gregory and then got into a fight with Rick. Rick just stabbed him in the neck, killing him, and then stood up and said ‘What?’

No Rick, not what, killing something isn’t a ‘what’ situation to most people. Most of us watching though? Yeah, not really surprised.

I also wasn’t surprised at how Carl took the news of Rick and Michonne. He was so happy and it was so adorable and then Rick and Michonne were holding hands in the car. Seriously, The Walking Dead is getting mushy, it’s great.

I think the other best part of the episode was when Glenn and Maggie got to see their baby. Hilltop had an ultrasound machine so while they were there the resident doctor did an ultrasound for them. Their reactions were wonderful and I was almost in tears at how cute and amazing the scene was.

This was honestly such a great episode and I’m really sour that I didn’t save my first review because this one really didn’t do it justice.

Tonight’s episode looks even more intense and I’m hoping we’ll get our first look at Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

Tell me what you thought of last week’s episode!

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The Walking Dead Episode Review: “The Next World”

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You know, every week I think, “The Walking Dead can’t get any better”. Then Sunday roles around, they air the next episode, and, oh what do you know? It got better!

“The Next World” is set two months after the mid-season premier and we see right away that things in Alexandria are changing. Everyone has settled down and is making lives for themselves.

In this episode we see Rick and Daryl going on what they’re hoping will be a successful run for supplies. However, in typical Walking Dead fashion things don’t go as planned. At first the run seems to be going great, better than great in fact.

Rick and Daryl find a giant truck full of food and other resources, but as they continue scouting out the area they run (quite literally) into a man named Jesus. Well, Paul, but his friends call him Jesus.

Long story short,: Jesus steals the truck, Rick and Daryl get the truck back, Jesus ends up on the roof of the truck, Rick flings him off, Daryl chases him around a field, the truck ends up at the bottom of a lake, Rick and Daryl bring Jesus back to Alexandria to find out more about where he’s from.

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This entire episode was gold. Right from the start there was so much humour and so much bromance. Rick and Daryl are going on their un and as they’re driving down the road Rick decides to put on some music. Evidently he’s done this before cause Daryl literally begs him not to put on the CD and I can’t say I blame him as the music Rick puts on is so typically Rick it’s ridiculous (and hilarious).

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Something else I found hilarious in the first several minutes of the episode are Daryl’s interaction with Denise and Rick and Daryl’s interaction with Eugene. First of all, the whole thing between Daryl and Denise is adorable as she’s asking him to get pop for Tara (as a surprise) and Daryl’s response? “The hell’s pop?” Despite this, he makes it a mission to get the ‘pop’ for her, but unfortunately that doesn’t go as planned either.

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Both these conversations were fantastic and Rick and Daryl’s faces both times were hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing.

However, it wasn’t long before that laughing turned into swearing at my TV when Jesus came along. Now, I would like to say that I haven’t read enough of the comics yet to have met this character, but I knew he was coming cause everyone was talking about it. However, up until Sunday night I’d been pronouncing it ‘Hey-Zeus” and now I’m really curious how he got the name Jesus.

I’m also really curious as to why he’s such an ass and how he got so good and kicking ass. Rick doesn’t trust him at first (he’s too clean) and Daryl instantly doesn’t like him, but Rick wants to give him a chance.

I really liked the parallels here to Season 5B when the group first met Aaron. They didn’t trust him because he was too clean and that time it was Rick who wanted nothing to do with him and the others who thought they should give him a chance.

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They ended up bringing Jesus back to Alexandria in order to find out more about him, but that also doesn’t go as planned and he escapes his ‘cell’ I guess you’d call it and breaks into Rick’s house (I’ll get to what he interrupted in a few minutes).

Can I just ask though, where the eff is Daryl when he breaks into the house? Rick said Daryl was guarding him so obviously Jesus didn’t just slip past Daryl and escape, so where is he?

Alright, before I get to what was probably the biggest event of the night, I want to talk about Carl, Spencer, and Deanna. Michonne sees Spencer leaving Alexandria and heading into the woods by himself. She follows him, despite his protests, and is there when he is forced to put down his mother. She is also there to see Carl (who had been out in the woods with Enid) lead Deanna right to Spencer.

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At first I thought, “Oh great, Carl lost his eye and now he’s back to being a lil’ shit like in season two”, but no, that wasn’t the case at all. After she confronts him, Carl reveals to Michonne that he did what he did because Spencer needed the closure. Just like Carl killed Lori, Spencer needed to be the one to put down Deanna.

He also says that he would do it for her. He says that if Michonne were to turn he would put her down because that’s what family does. In a weird and slightly creepy way that was really sweet. Families used to do things for each other like shovel the driveway or pick up the dry-cleaning, now they shoot each other in the head.

Alright, are you ready? Are you sure? Cause I’m not. I’m not ready. Oh wait a minute, yes I am. I’ve been ready for several seasons now.

RICHONNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It happened guys! It happened! Rick and Michonne did the do!

Shippers (and non-shippers) everywhere were squealing both literally and technologically from the moment Rick handed Michonne those mints. No this was not a hint that she has bad breath, but was rather a substitute for the toothpaste he wasn’t able to save from the lake truck.

Now, I ship a lot of the characters on this show. I’m a fanfiction writer, it’s what I do. However, I normally know that my ships will never be canon, they will only exist in the fanfiction and fandom world. But not anymore (at least not with this ship)!

Richonne is canon!

I can’t even tell you how happy I am. It was so sweet and so wonderful and they kissed and next thing we knew they were naked in bed. Granted, Jesus then broke in and scared them both, but still. The moment had already happened which means Jesus ruined nothing and Richonne was happy!

I’m so glad this finally happened (can you tell?). Rick, Michonne, Carl, and Judith have been like their own mini family within Team Family for ages now anyway and now they just made it official.

So much happened on Sunday night! Walker Deanna, Rickyl Bromance, Richonne, and more! Next week looks intense with Jesus possibly leading the group to his camp and I am so excited.

What did you guys think of “The Next World”? What was your favourite part?

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