CHANNEL Seven appears to be taking an all-singing, alldancing approach to the back half of the year.
With the network pumping out ads for singing show All Together Now (with Julia Zemiro) and dating game Take Me Out (with Joel Creasey), it has also dedicated prime time space on Monday and Tuesday nights to Dannii Mi nogue’s Dance Boss.
The series came with its own hefty marketing campaign, which served initially to steer me well away from the concept of dance-loving workmates teaming together to perform in the hope of winning a $100,000 prize.
Nevertheless, a dearth of quality viewing in the timeslot saw it creep onto our screens last week, and I have to admit, it was a bit of fun.
Make no mistake, this is the lightest bit of fluffy, sugary entertainment you could ever imagine – think the television equivalent of fairy floss.
The puns and cheesy jokes fly thick and fast from Minogue, and judges Adam Garcia, Timomatic and unrecognisable former Home and Away star Sharni Vinson as they watch groups of workmates (The Printers, The Medicos, The Maccas Crew) perform choreographed dance routines.
But the overall likeability of everyone involved – there is not a hint of nastiness in sight – makes a nice change from the snide comments we usually see on talent shows.
If nothing else, you can enjoy the upbeat music, and even stage a game to pick what song each group will choose to match their profession.
Not sure it’s worthy of two nights on the screen, but this show will make you smile if you let it, and there’s value in that.
FLUFFY, BUT IT’S FUN: Workmates pool their dance skills in a bid to win $100,000 in Dance Boss.