I think that TUF should be formatted in the same way as So You Think You Can Dance.
For those of you who don't know, I danced for 7 years in my teens and still have a spark for it so I do love watching this show for the talent. Anyway, I started catching up on my DVR's SYTYCD and realized that TUF would be fucking fantastic if it were formatted in the same way as So You Think You Can Dance.
For those of you who aren't savy about the show this is how it works:
The first couple of episodes are the try outs. The judges give plane tickets to the 100+ people they think should be given the chance to get on as the final 20 on the show.
There's like 2 episodes after that they use to eliminate 80 dancers and this is the part that I think TUF would really benefit from. See, the way they eliminate the 80+ dancers from the show is they give them a few hours to learn choreography in a style of dance and then they have to perform in front of the judges and are elminated based on their ability to adapt.
In the same vein, if TUF were to do this, they would be able to show off the strengths and weaknesses of the fighters on the show. Make everyone do various styles or show some kind of skill in various styles based on the fighters physical capability to control their bodies. I would love to see the Greg Jackson wrestle-huggers have to get through a regiment of sidekicks or something.
After the 80 something dancers are eliminated, each episode is a series of battles between the dancers who are given a style of dance that they have to learn and are eliminated from the show as they fail to perform.
TUF would be so awesome if they did this. If every episode were a different style of fighting where each fighter would be given a crash course in how to perform and then they are pitted up against each other in that style.
So at the end of SYTYCD after weeks of this, the last two finalists just dance it out and it's pretty awesome. At the end of TUF, the two finalists can just fight each other like normal.
I am not wrong about this, it would make TUF SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING TO WATCH.