Admittedly, I've never seen the show (American or Spanish), but I have seen "highlights" and watched/heard various commentary on the show, it's contestants, and its popularity. I have, however, noticed some great comparisons between some shows that start elsewhere in the world and end up in the US, adapted for our audience.
Being a food fan, as my expanding waist line can testify to, I've always enjoyed "IRON Chef" on the food channel. It's interesting to see the "IRON Chef America" version and the comparisons. The American show seems to lack some of the fabled, if false, history of the man who started the contest. It also seems much more contrived than the original. I do indeed prefer the original dubbed version of the show. Similar comparisons can be made with a number of game shows from the UK that have ended up here in the US.
Getting back to"Dancing with the Stars," I would ask if, in the Spanish version, the "Stars" are the B, C+, and C- stars as in the American version, or if they are in fact genuine first rate stars there in Spain. I would venture a guess that just based on the Spanish culture, it would be far more acceptable, and even admired, for first rate actors to participate. Is that true?
Saturday, 12 Nov 05 | 10:47 (UTC)
Well at least two of the stars that I remembered appearing are Maria Del Monte and David Civera. Both are well-known or "first-rate" singers in Spain. And I have seen them perform on Spanish TV before and they definitely dance on stage. This is part of their act. So they were a bit crestfallen when they got such low marks. They are not dance neophytes like O'Hurley.
Tuesday, 22 Jan 08 | 00:36 (UTC)
which one was first?
im from spain and ive seen "Mira quien baila" several times. One day my cousins from London told me that there was a tv show like the spanish but in england and that the spanish started before the english one. so i thought it was originary from spain, but now i've descovered that there's one in america too. so my question is: which one was first, the american or the spanish?
(sorry if i don't write well, i don't have a high level of english)
Tuesday, 22 Jan 08 | 05:53 (UTC)
Re: which one was first?
Bailando con las estrellas (inglés: Dancing with the Stars) es el nombre dado a una serie de programas de televisión internacionales basados en el formato del programa de televisión inglés. Estos programas han sido lanzados al aire en varios países, incluyendo Alemania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bélgica, Brasil, Chile, República Checa, Dinamarca, Ecuador, España, Estados Unidos, Estonia, Finlandia, Hungría, Israel, India, Italia, México, Países Bajos, Paraguay,Peru, Polonia, Noruega, Nueva Zelanda, Costa Rica y Ucrania.
Australia fue la primera en adaptar el formato del show de la BBC, que es ahora un formato muy difundido en el mundo. El RU es el origen del programa.