'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Sexy Beasts

Did you know this season of So You Think You Can Dance is populated almost entirely by female werewolves? It's true! Nigel Lythgoe himself used practically every moment in front of a live microphone for the official Top 20 performance episode to reiterate that the season 8 girls are "beasts" — with their own statuesque queen! There was even a full moon over Los Angeles last night, but luckily, it was kinda overcast (June gloom and all), so no one got all lycanthropic on the SYTYCD stage. That would've been so awkward.

Animalistic praise aside, the Top 20 performance episode felt at times like an encore of last week's stellar Top 20 introduction and showcase episode, in so far as many of the dancers got to perform more-or-less in their comfort zone, and the judges worked overtime to continue to puff up enthusiasm for the season with unwarranted hyperbole. Nigel, Mary, calm down. We can already tell Season 8 is shaping up to be one of the best in series history. There is no need to pump up the volume — especially when Mary is concerned. Read More...



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