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Sylvia
02-07-2010, 03:52 PM
I've posted the 2/7 Philadelphia Inquirer article link in the Johnny News thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2613159#post2613159

LadyNit
02-07-2010, 03:54 PM
responding to Sylvia's post...that she deleted. guess this is the wrong thread for it. :lol:

figuristka
02-08-2010, 07:14 PM
ninadel gave the link to this site for PSOI now they have BGJW http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/S2OQmijqvas/

Ajax
02-09-2010, 04:31 PM
I caught the show on Sundance yesterday... Loved it! I love Johnny's skating and I love how utterly at peace he is with himself. I'm not as interested in his off-ice life so those parts I found kind of boring but I thought the series provided a great behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be an elite figure skater. Loved getting a glimpse of the costume design and how the choreography is made (David Wilson is a hoot :))

One thing that struck me was Johnny's candid explanation about the money required for skating and how he has to do all the shows he does to support himself and his family. I very much respect the fact that he seems just as focused on making sure he will have opportunities after the Olympics as on placing well at that competition. He gets dissed a lot on this board for being distracted by fashion and fun and "wasting his talent" but honestly skating is all he knows to do and I find it totally reasonable that he wants to get enough exposure through whatever means necessary to support himself and his family for the rest of his life. :respec:

skatesindreams
02-09-2010, 04:41 PM
Ajax, you spoke for me.

kwanette
02-09-2010, 04:45 PM
"I used to be a tall girl"...I LOL'd at that line..

museksk8r
02-09-2010, 04:56 PM
"I used to be a tall girl"...I LOL'd at that line..

yes, that was the line of the night for the most recent episode. :lol:

FiveRinger
02-09-2010, 11:46 PM
I caught the show on Sundance yesterday... Loved it! I love Johnny's skating and I love how utterly at peace he is with himself. I'm not as interested in his off-ice life so those parts I found kind of boring but I thought the series provided a great behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be an elite figure skater. Loved getting a glimpse of the costume design and how the choreography is made (David Wilson is a hoot :))

One thing that struck me was Johnny's candid explanation about the money required for skating and how he has to do all the shows he does to support himself and his family. I very much respect the fact that he seems just as focused on making sure he will have opportunities after the Olympics as on placing well at that competition. He gets dissed a lot on this board for being distracted by fashion and fun and "wasting his talent" but honestly skating is all he knows to do and I find it totally reasonable that he wants to get enough exposure through whatever means necessary to support himself and his family for the rest of his life. :respec:

I absolutely love this show! There are aspects of skating life that the general public doesn't think about, myself included. But, more importantly, for me, the show reveals Johnny to be much more thoughtful and insightful than the press or his critics give him credit for. He's multi-faceted and I'm just loving it!

judiz
02-10-2010, 02:31 AM
I wish that everyone who criticized Johnny could see the clip of him teaching the kids to skate on Long Island, a side of Johnny very rarely seen.

Cherub721
02-16-2010, 05:59 PM
No new episode last night... do they resume after the Olympics? Smart move.

ryanbfan
02-16-2010, 06:28 PM
No new episode last night... do they resume after the Olympics? Smart move.


Yes, they will resume after the Olympics. I can't wait!

immoimeme
02-16-2010, 08:25 PM
I watched the whole thing the other night. I have a LOT more respect for Johnny after that. He works A LOT harder than I assumed he did. I thought he was a slacker. Hardly!!

AnnM
02-16-2010, 09:42 PM
I wish that everyone who criticized Johnny could see the clip of him teaching the kids to skate on Long Island, a side of Johnny very rarely seen.

That has been one of my favorite parts of the series so far. He was so good with the kids and explained things so well to them.

Cheylana
02-16-2010, 11:28 PM
I wish that everyone who criticized Johnny could see the clip of him teaching the kids to skate on Long Island, a side of Johnny very rarely seen.
Yes, this part was really adorable! :)

wickedwitch
02-16-2010, 11:29 PM
I'm really enjoying this, and I didn't expect to.

The one puzzling thing to me is the way Abbott gets completely left out when talking about US men. It's like he and Evan are the only two there.