CBC's "Battle of the Blades" is coming back!

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Scrufflet

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    YAAAAAY!
     
  2. Artemis@BC

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    Will this be the year Shae-Lynn finally gets her due?

    Only 1 more sleep ... I can barely contain my excitement!
     
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    How exciting to see Oksana Kazakova once again! I remember when she literally 'burst' upon the scene, partnering with Artur Dimitriev. She had a wonderfully expressive face, tremendou flexibility and competitive grittiness.
     
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  6. Jenny

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    They were posted right here in this thread as part of the complete list days ago.
     
  7. Scrufflet

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    I got tickets for the Oct. 6th show. Anyone else going?
     
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    I'll be watching if anyone has any questions! :))
     
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    TV Guide interview with Kurt Browning: Kurt Browning pulls double duty on ‘Battle of the Blades’

    Very different!
     
  11. victorskid

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    That may be so, but they had not yet been officially announced by BOTB. That announcement happened on Friday, with M-F and S-L being the last 2 announced.
     
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    I was a bit impatient & kind of rolled my eyes when I found out the opening show would be a retrospective of the first three seasons. But I have to say that I am actually enjoying it.
     
  13. KatieC

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    But would you watch a mouse, on skates?:lol:
     
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    Here are the pairings who will begin competition on Sept. 29th, in the order they were announced on the Sept. 22nd retrospective show:
    * Oksana Kazakova & Vladimir Malakhov
    * Marie-France Dubreuil & Mathieu Dandenault
    * Jessica Dube & Brian Savage
    * Sinead Kerr & Grant Marshall
    * Marcy Hinzmann & Mike Krushelnyski
    * Amana Evora & Scott Thornton
    * Violetta Afanasieva & Jason Strudwick
    * Shae-Lynn Bourne & Anson Carter
     
  15. professordeb

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    Totally enjoyed watching the two hour recap of the past 3 seasons. Brought back a lot of memories and allowed me to tell hubby a few of the back stories about some of the skaters and hockey players. I think it's actually a good idea to have a recap like this along with introducing the "new kids on the block".

    I think I'll be in skating heaven ... and it begins in 7 days!
     
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    The "look back" show last night was really well done. I think I'll keep it so I can rewatch it again. So glad I watched it.
     
  17. victorskid

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    I agree on all counts. It was definitely worthy alternative programming to the Emmy Awards :D
     
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    Fervently hoping an ice dancer finally wins it all this season!

    Looking forward to the new season and saying a prayer that any injuries will only be very minor ones. I was reminded just how dangerous this competition is, esp., when they replayed the scene of Marie-France being dropped on her head, accompanied by the look of absolute horror/guilt on Richer's face, as the big guy stared down at the crumpled girl passed out on the ice!
     
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    And which ice dancer would you like to win? Hee hee. This could turn into the Shae-wuz-robbed-the-last-3-times thread!
     
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    Oh so exciting, such great show.
     
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    I thought it was a really interesting program. The narrative didn't always match the video - Tuffy Hough was shown a lot but hardly got a mention. It was amusing to hear Bezic justifying Shae-Lynn and her partner's consecutive losses - she must have had some feedback from annoyed fans :).
     
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    At first I was disappointed that the show was a replay of past seasons but it hooked me quite early and loved it. I was just wondering why they didn't mention Isabelle or Glenn Anderson though and the passing of Bob Probert.

    I like the new format - not sure about the idea of judges' "cat fights" though.
     
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    Its nice to see the sneak peak vids from Dube/Savage. I hope the other teams follow suit :)
     
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