Something kind of unusual for me this week, as I discuss a television show. However, Dancing With the Stars is a competition, a game of some kind, right? In my estimation, it also isn't exclusively a competition based on physical performance either.
It is the game-like qualities of this show that I wanted to explore this week, especially by relating the goals of players (competitors) with how one plays a game or why one plays a game. More specifically, I discuss my confusion about why Bristol Palin is a player at all in this season's mixture of game, narrative, and performance:
Game, Narrative, and Bristol Palin in Dancing With the Stars