In honor of So You Think You Can Dance kicking off their 10th season this week, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 most memorable routines in the show’s history.

As fans of the show know, SYTYCD is so much more than just a “dance show.” There are routines that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you scream in disbelief that someone can actually move their body like that. There have been so many amazing routines in the show’s history (Emmy winning/nominated routines, as is the case with almost every one on this list) that this is just a very small sampling. Tune in to season 10 and we guarantee you’ll be hooked!

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Top 10 most memorable routines

10) ‘Misty Blue’ – Twitch and Sasha (Season 8)

Christopher Scott choreographed this hip-hop routine for season 8 runner-up Sasha Mallory, and all-star and fan favorite Stephen “Twitch” Boss. The Dorothy Moore classic sets the scene for an everyday suburban breakfast between a frustrated husband and wife that turns into much more. If only all breakfasts were this hot and involved this much Twitch.

9) ‘Fix You’ – Robert and Allison (Season 7)

All-star Allison Holker and season 7’s Robert Roldan took on the difficult and important role of stepping into choreographer (and season 2 contestant – you’ll see more of him later) Travis Wall’s shoes in this emotional routine. Travis based this routine on his struggle to help his mother in her fight with breast cancer. The subject matter struck a chord with Robert, with judge Mia Michaels, and many audience members, making this routine hard to forget.

8) ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ – Neil and Sabra (Season 3)

Everybody knows this Eurythmics tune, but who knew it would fit in so perfectly to a boardroom brawl? Mandy Moore (no, not that Mandy Moore) choreographed this routine for Neil and season 3 winner Sabra, calling it an “’80s jazz power lunch.” It had a conference table and everything! The part where Neil hovers over Sabra on said table is just ridiculous.

7) ‘The Garden’ – Courtney and Mark (Season 4)

Sonya Tayeh is basically the Tim Burton of choreography, and this awesome jazz routine was America’s introduction to her work on SYTYCD. Everything she does is just a little bit offbeat and strange, but beautiful in its strangeness. Mark’s unique dance style (he’s now one of Gaga’s backup dancers, if that tells you anything) worked well with Sonya’s unique choreography, and Courtney was such an outstanding dancer, she could really do anything.

6) ‘Bleeding Love’ – Mark and Chelsie (Season 4)

Another season 4 routine featuring Mark Kanemura, this time with partner Chelsie Hightower. This was the first season featuring choreographers Napolean and Tabitha Dumo (or Nappytabs, as they’re known to fans) and their lyrical hip-hop style, and this is one of their most famous routines. The dancers play their parts so well that you feel legitimately bad for Chelsie when Mark literally steals her heart.

5) ‘Turn To Stone’ – Melanie and Marko (Season 8)

They are statues come to life. That’s all you need to know. Season 8 winner Melanie Moore and her partner Marko Germar look like statues, and they dance like statues (in a good way) until they come to life. It’s a beautiful routine by Travis Wall, set to a beautiful Ingrid Michaelson song. This was their first dance of the season, and you could already tell they would go on to greatness.

4) ‘Calling You’ – Heidi and Travis (Season 2)

Before Travis Wall was an amazing SYTYCD choreographer, he finished in second place as a dancer on the show’s second season. His partner Heidi Groskreutz was a ballroom dancer, and had a hard time adjusting to the contemporary style of this routine, but she certainly rose to the occasion. This Mia Michaels dance is one of the most unforgettable uses of props in the show’s history, with something as simple as a park bench. See if your heart doesn’t stop when their hands touch through the bench seat.

3) ‘Mercy’ – Katee and Twitch (Season 4)

Another Mia Michaels routine (Mia is basically a legend). This one paired friends Katee Shean and Twitch, before he was an all-star. Their friendly chemistry manifested itself as more of a sexy chemistry in this routine. Katee plays the epitome of the psycho ex-girlfriend; Twitch the definition of “too cool.” Their personalities clash in this, with wonderful results. Please exercise caution when trying to recreate this dance at home on your bedroom door: don’t pinch your fingers.

2) ‘Outta Your Mind’ – Alex and Twitch (Season 7)

Twitch was paired with ballet dancer Alex Wong for this routine, and please keep in mind that Alex is a ballet dancer as you watch this dance. This Nappytabs routine is the fastest, craziest, most exciting hip-hop routine in SYTYCD history, and it was so incredible even Ellen DeGeneres came back to recreate it with Twitch for the finale. Unfortunately, early front-funner Alex was injured shortly after this routine, and had to leave the competition.

1) ‘Gravity’ – Kayla and Kupono (Season 5)

It’s no surprise that a Mia Michaels routine is at the number one spot on this list, but this particular routine is incredible. The dance represents addiction, with Kayla as the addict struggling to escape the hold of her terrifyingly malevelent addiction, played by Kupono. It’s an amazing physical interpretation of an otherwise abstract concept, and it paints an even more overt portrait of just how frightening addiction can be. Beautifully danced by both Kayla and Kupono, you’ll ache for Kayla’s addict, and be haunted by Kupono’s addiction.

SYTYCD season 10’s two-night premiere airs Tuesday night at 8/7c, and Wednesday night at 9/8c, following American Idol.

Did you agree with our ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ top 10? What is your favorite SYTYCD performance? Are you excited for season 10?

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will star Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Count Olaf, and on a recent episode of Live! with Kelly, the actor shared many interesting details about the new show.

Anyone who’s looking forward to the book to film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s wonderful series will no doubt be thrilled to hear what Harris had to say while updating Kelly Ripa on what he’s been up to.

Perhaps most notably, NPH revealed how A Series of Unfortunate Events is being cut up into episodes. So far, the first four books are two episodes each:

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Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will star Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Count Olaf, and on a recent episode of Live! with Kelly, the actor shared many interesting details about the new show.

Anyone who’s looking forward to the book to film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s wonderful series will no doubt be thrilled to hear what Harris had to say while updating Kelly Ripa on what he’s been up to.

Perhaps most notably, NPH revealed how A Series of Unfortunate Events is being cut up into episodes. So far, the first four books are two episodes each:

Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ episode count

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“They truncated all of the books into a two hour movie,” Harris said of the Unfortunate Events movie starring Jim Carrey, noting that it just wasn’t a great adaptation. “And there’s thirteen books in the series. So [Netflix’s take] is more spread out. Each book is going to be two episodes. We did the first four books, the first eight episodes of the show.”

As for the tone of the show? Great news: “It’s super dark,” he said. “It’s a much darker on the take on the material than has been seen before.”

When Kelly asked Harris if her kids could watch it, the actor dropped some interesting information about Neflix’s plans:

“I hope so!” he replied. “It’s not Rated-R dark. It’s the most expensive show that they’ve ever done. It’s the first one they call a four quadrant show, so they’re try to get four different quadrants to like it. So in addition to being for adults and for 20-somethings and teenagers, they want it to be for kids as well.”

Dark, appealing to all ages, and two episodes per book? We are so down.

Netflix has yet to share a premiere date for A Series of Unfortunate Events, but we’ll keep you posted.

Jessica Jones introduced us to Marvel’s live-action Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who has his own show debuting on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.

The mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is rich and complicated. Not only do you have to remember what’s happened from episode to episode and season to season, it’s also important to keep in mind what’s happened in other shows and movies.

But that’s why we’re here. Looking forward to Luke Cage premiering on September 30? Us too. Having a little trouble remembering what happened in Jessica Jones and not feeling up to rewatching the show from start to finish? No problem.

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Jessica Jones introduced us to Marvel’s live-action Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who has his own show debuting on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.

The mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is rich and complicated. Not only do you have to remember what’s happened from episode to episode and season to season, it’s also important to keep in mind what’s happened in other shows and movies.

But that’s why we’re here. Looking forward to Luke Cage premiering on September 30? Us too. Having a little trouble remembering what happened in Jessica Jones and not feeling up to rewatching the show from start to finish? No problem.

Everything you need to know about ‘Luke Cage’

The man

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We first met Luke in the series premiere of Jessica Jones and he was in the majority of the episodes for the season. He owned a bar in Hell’s Kitchen and made it a priority to stay away from complications. Too bad Jessica Jones is the definition of complicated. Sweet Christmas.

With chemistry pretty much off the charts, it didn’t take long for Luke and Jessica to start hooking up. Unfortunately, between Kilgrave’s manipulations and Jessica’s lies, the situation came to a head and Luke found out it was Jessica who was responsible for his wife’s death way back when Kilgrave was livin’ large with Jessica at his side.

Luke left after that, but not before he ran into Kilgrave with the intention of killing the man. Instead, Kilgrave used his power of mind control to plant Luke back into Jessica’s life and keep an eye on her until it was time for Kilgrave to use his trump card. He even forced Luke to blow up his own bar.

In a final confrontation, where Kilgrave once again played with Jessica’s emotions, Luke said he didn’t forgive her for killing his wife and, under Kilgrave’s power, attacked her until she was forced to put a shotgun to his head and pull the trigger.

Thanks to Luke’s powers, he survived, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t some damage. Luke was unconscious, and Jessica was forced to bring him to the hospital where Claire used her position as a nurse to sneak him back to Jessica’s apartment and keep an eye on him.

By the end of the series, once Kilgrave was killed and Jessica was arrested, Luke recovered from his injuries and left Jessica’s apartment when Claire wasn’t looking.

The myth

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Luke Cage’s powers are not unlike Jessica’s, though where they both share a similar level of strength, Luke has the added benefit of unbreakable skin. The experiments he was subjected to didn’t make him completely impervious to injury, as seen when the shotgun blast rattled his brain so much it did some internal damage. Areas like his eyes are also open to injury, if Claire sticking that needle through the socket is any indication.

Luke is also just, you know, a big guy. Is intimidation a supernatural ability? Because if so, this guy has got it in spades. He’s a good fighter and obviously used to dealing with the seedier side of the city, so even without his powers, he’d be good to have in a fight.

Luke Cage from the comics isn’t much different, though his interactions with other superheroes have given him an additional leg up. For instance, Iron Fist has taught Luke Cage additional fighting techniques, but we haven’t seen that in the MCU since Iron Fist has yet to debut on Netflix and it’s uncertain what their interactions will be like.

Apparently Luke also has a sweet jacket that’s as impervious as his skin. Given all the clothes we see him go through in the trailers for the upcoming season, perhaps we’ll see him gain a useful item like this in the upcoming freshman run.

The legend

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Luke Cage is already making a name for himself by the end of Jessica Jones, and it’s clear that season 1 of his own show is only going to further his story as a legendary hero. If you want to avoid spoilers at all costs, skip this section. If you’d like to get familiar with some of the show’s upcoming new characters, read on.

In Luke Cage season 1, it’s clear that Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth will be to Luke as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin was to Matt Murdock’s Daredevil. This is the guy who wears the crown around Harlem (where Luke has recently moved following his interactions with Jessica), and it’s pretty clear Stokes took no time in pissing off Luke.

Mariah Dillard will be an enemy of a different variety, as she’s a powerful local politician who also happens to be Stokes’ cousin. From the trailers it looks like the two are in business together, but the relationship is contentious at best. Alvarez/Shades, an associate of Cottonmouth, is also going to cause some problems for Luke.

On the other side of the line you have Misty Knight, a police detective who has Luke Cage on her radar. She might also be causing some problems for our hero, but she’s definitely one of the good guys. Her partner is Rafael Scarfe.

Claire will also be returning, this time in a starring role, so the hope is we’ll be seeing plenty of the nurse who is heroic in her own way. She might not have supernatural abilities, but she heals who she can, despite their various complications. She’s also there to light a fire up under the asses of heroes who might be losing their way — and she’s very good at her job.

Everyone’s favorite crook, Turk, will also be showing up in Luke Cage, as will Claire’s mother, Soledad. You can also expect Willis Stryker/Diamondback to play a part this season. He’s tied up with Cottonmouth and Shades and definitely has something against Luke. In the comics, they go way back, and Stryker even had a thing for Luke’s wife, Reva.

Here’s the latest trailer for ‘Luke Cage’ season 1

‘Luke Cage’ season 1 will be exclusively available to stream on Netflix come September 30

Once Upon a Time season 6 will see Sean Maguire’s Robin Hood at least one more time! Come on, is anyone ever really gone for good on this show?

Remember when Hook died, but he really didn’t? Remember when Neal died, but we got see him again in limbo between reality and the Underworld? Well, Robin Hood is following a similar Once Upon a Time narrative arc as EW confirms that the outlaw will return in season 6.

Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis confirmed the news saying, “We’re thrilled to have Sean back for this story arc and are excited for the audience to see what we have planned, which in the wake of his character’s heartbreaking demise, is something we hope is unexpected and surprising.”

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Once Upon a Time season 6 will see Sean Maguire’s Robin Hood at least one more time! Come on, is anyone ever really gone for good on this show?

Remember when Hook died, but he really didn’t? Remember when Neal died, but we got see him again in limbo between reality and the Underworld? Well, Robin Hood is following a similar Once Upon a Time narrative arc as EW confirms that the outlaw will return in season 6.

Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis confirmed the news saying, “We’re thrilled to have Sean back for this story arc and are excited for the audience to see what we have planned, which in the wake of his character’s heartbreaking demise, is something we hope is unexpected and surprising.”

Bringing back characters is one of the major reasons why characters on this show can never have closure. In the aftermath of season 5’s most remarkable death, Once Upon a Time took the necessary steps to give Regina closure. In Neal’s apartment (once again, reviving Neal’s presence for Emma), Regina began to process the reality of her life through a letter from Robin.

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Kitsis makes note that Regina’s course of action this season will deal with processing her grief. “I can tell you that a lot of this year is about Regina dealing with loss and moving on, because I think Regina has the most unfair luck of anybody, but that’s what makes her Regina,” says Kitsis.

We already caught some of that in the season 6 opener where Regina talks with Snow White about her character’s story and its various interpretations. If the feather floating away from Regina on the bench was a nod to her finding the strength to let go even a little bit, what will Robin’s return mean for her mentally? Regina needs all her faculties to face the most terrifying adversary this season– herself.

What will Robin’s return look like?

Maybe he will appear Jiminy Cricket style and remind her of her best qualities as she faces the Evil Queen. Or perhaps he will appear to save his daughter through some kind of intrinsic bond that exists between them? Maybe that feather actually means a bit more than we give it credit for!

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Kitsis and Horowitz note that Sean Maguire will have “an arc” meaning it is likely that he will appear in more than one episode.

What are some of your theories for Robin’s involvement in season 6? Let us know in comments!

Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 2, “A Bitter Draught,” airs Sunday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.