Discussion in 'TV ALERTS' started by Sylvia, Oct 31, 2010.
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Thread subtitle: Don't You Usually Have to Throw Things Out After a Week? <thinly veiled jibe at NBC showing a sporting event a week after it occured>
I dont think the strapless looking dress is doing Caroline and her new physique any favors
however, purple Evita looks lovely
Terry Gannon is BACK, hurray!!! Tara Lipinski and Michael Weiss are the commentators. Glad NBC decided to show only clips from Asada's and Zhang's FS. Full free skates of Korpi, Wagner...
Ashley times some of her jumps and spins right to the music, good. She really doesn't look quite ready for this event.
Wagner was not impressive. Damn. Another year MK could have got that 10th title.
Yay Terry Gannon!
holy twofooted landings!
Priscilla's hair has some weird poof on one side
It really is different watching in HD and on the big screen than on the computer. Rachael's dress isn't flattering either. Why don't the US ladies go talk to the Finns for costume advice.
If a performance like this means Ashley will finally save her best stuff for Nationals, I'm okay with that.
something about the one shoulder look isnt helping her, zomg that gun shot and faux horror wasnt helping either. i blame tom z for all of it,
that scared me.
nothing i hate more in choreo than that "oh im so hot" arm movement
Her tights aren't great either, they look like they have a dull reddish cast to them.
I think last season's LP suited Rachael much better than this.
I think this is a major improvement for Rachel in expression and her hair is MUCH more attractive. However, she has to stop doing that catch foot camel spin. Isn't there something she can do to get points with a different spin without subjecting the audience to that? She cannot achieve a pretty position, her back will never allow her to do it.
i wish she had gone to college and found a new coach in california, tom z packages her like style is illegal
Love Flatts hair. Much more flattering. The donut spin is not her friend. If she had some speed she would be much better. Is there anyway a skater can learn to skate faster at this point?
I don't have a complaint with Rachael's hair or body. They're fine, but she has never worn flattering dresses. Ever. The color if fine (at least it's not pastel), but the style does her no favors. Her skating was fine. She's never going to be attention grabbing like Alissa or Mirai, but she's solid and could win at Worlds. I wouldn't count her out.
"Little" bit of a choppy landing???? I do love Tara as a commentator, who would have thought it? And having Terry back in the booth really makes this the beginning of the season, yeah!
Kanako's dress looks like 3 mashed into one.
Is this Mao's heir apparent?
why make a decision when you can sew them all together?
Still, this dress and hairstyle are far superior to the hot mess she was sporting in her SP.
Murakami's costume is worthy of Tarasova. My eyes are bleeding! Great skating, though.
Agreed, and Michael Weiss isn't doing too badly either.
If Mao Asada is her idol, maybe that explains the dress.
ETA, too bad about the jumps because that is a nice program otherwise.
I disagree. Why must I be subjected to Tara. Once her Hollywood career went up in smoke she ran back to the skating world.
I actually find Michael Weiss' personal reflections illuminating. Also, I'm predisposed to think well of him, hearing what a great guy he is (from someone touring on SOI, and his scholarship foundation).
Caro's dress has a ton of illusion and it is all bunchy at the neck like an old lady's knee highs
Kostner normally has great dresses, but that looks like a bad mummy wrap.
What's wrong with Tara? Her commentary is informative and she understands COP.
this is nitpicky but there is something like a cross of grainess and nasaliness that irks me
also, this telecast hasnt been bad but often I find she talks too much about herself
I see Carolina's skirt is once more attached backwards.
I didnt realize Caro won this w/o a flip or a lutz. While her footwork and edges make me all swoony, was her SP lead that high to make up for her jump content? it isnt as if the jumps she has completed were all perfect.
Come on Michael. Caro's spirals are mediocre at best. I'll give her the footwork, but the spirals?
I think this might be a really nice program if it had decent jumps and a dress that didn't hurt my eyes.
you are looking at the free leg, look at the edge on the leg that is on the ice, it is really deep and nice
I'm a bit behind on my DVR so I'm just now watching Flatt. She looks fantastic, and the program is actually engaging. I'm impressed!
They barely showed Caroline Zhang, but what they showed didn't look good- she looks out of shape...
Wagner looked in shape, but didn't skate like she was- she looked exhausted. Or maybe just defeated... Korpi also looked exhausted during her footwork. Guess "training" hasn't really hit for any of them yet... guess you really don't want to peak too early, but it seems like in non-olympic years GP and GPF would be more important.
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