Skating with Celebrities : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 18, 2006
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14

Critic Reviews

  1. This show is so much fun that I couldn't stop watching it. It's "Dancing with The Stars" with the possibility of dangerous leg-breaking falls. What could be bad?
  2. Combine the legions of figure skating fans with those who were swept off their feet by "Dancing With the Stars," and all signs point to a breakout hit.
  3. There is something satisfying about watching difficult things performed well, especially when the point is to make it look easy, and especially when the performer is a person who might reasonably be expected to fail.
  4. 60
    The “look what I can do” element is intrinsically enjoyable, if only because you’re waiting to see celebrity ass hitting ice.
  5. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    It's a silly, sweet-natured waste of time, and (unlike the tortured caterwauling of the American Idol contestants) it's utterly irresistible.
  6. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    The skating is slow and rarely pretty, and it’s not live.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Henry Goldblatt
    50
    SWC lacks the charm of the original (Dancing With The Stars). [20 Jan 2006, p.65]
  8. The result is ridiculous; but it's far more amusing than Hollywood Squares, which is where other formerly famous go to die.
  9. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    40
    Tonight's "Skating" debut glides onto the air in a weird sort of middle zone, not quite cheesy enough to skewer, yet too much a cheese-product to take seriously.
  10. It's a rip-off (and not a particularly well-executed one) of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
  11. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    "Fox attitude" in this genre demands that if a show's worth producing, it's worth overproducing, from the music to the faux tension to the various back stories (injuries, struggles, pain) designed to gin up drama.
  12. 30
    What makes a cloney-baloney reality show such as the new ''Skating With Celebrities" bearable? For me, it's the constant awareness of how ''Saturday Night Live" might milk its silliness.
  13. A genius idea so diluted by imitation that it becomes hard to watch.
  14. The result is rarely funny, often humdrum, surprisingly predictable fare.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. EricE.
    Jan 18, 2008
    6
    I enjoyed this series but can see why it wasn't renewed. Was a bit of a dangerous/difficult sport to try to teach "C" level celebrities. I enjoyed this series but can see why it wasn't renewed. Was a bit of a dangerous/difficult sport to try to teach "C" level celebrities. Not nearly as good as Dancing with the Stars. Full Review »
  2. zoroflop
    Jul 22, 2006
    0
    Possibly THE worst show ever concieved. Rips off a horrible show (dancing with the stars), to make an even more despicable one. To think, Possibly THE worst show ever concieved. Rips off a horrible show (dancing with the stars), to make an even more despicable one. To think, Arrested Development was replaced by THIS? Full Review »
  3. cr
    Mar 2, 2006
    8
    i love this show!