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Proudly blogging about Strictly Come Dancing ALL YEAR ROUND since 2006. Always spoiler-free.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Strictly Psycological

Over the next few days I am going to be catching up on the stuff I missed while I was on holiday. Apologies if you have seen all of this before...

Never one to miss a trick, Kate's husband Derek Draper has written an interesting article for The Times about the psychology of Strictly Come Dancing, as well as his relief about having his wife back.

He says: "I think that it appeals, on a fundamental psychological level, to three of our most deep-rooted instincts: sexuality, aggression and the need for belonging. It even taps into ancient mythology and the theory of dreams."

See? It's not all about sequins and mirrorballs after all.

Actually, I think he makes some pretty good points. The sexuality is unquestionable - all the dances have elements of sex and romance, and we enjoy watching the bonding of the couples through friendship, flirtation, or whatever else works. Aggression is also true. We see that in the bickering of the judges, of Brendan and amongst ourselves. And with all the forums, as well as talking about the show with friends and at work, I do fell at the centre of a real community of people who are as passionate about the show as myself.

It's worth a read, if you can get past all the spin about how difficult their lives have been lately and all the poor, neglected hubby stuff.


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