Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Made on MTV

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    667
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    Made on MTV

    The Made into a figure skater 3 is on MTV now.
    It is the Detroit high school senior who is going to train with Craig Joeright. They showed him doing a death spiral with his wife (I think-they didn't say).

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    4,750
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Yeah...catching this right now. A little stupid if you ask me. I doubt that skaters who go to school spend their days randomly doing jumps in the hallway and cafeteria. Can't imagine that Rachael Flatt stops during passing period to do a triple jump in the hall.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    11,016
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Is this the 3rd or 4th made with a figure skater? I always think it's fun to watch how they teach them.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    667
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I think her attitude and respect is poor. I know she felt embarrassed but this is the first Made I have seen where the teen totally runs off and refuses to perfom in front of others (this was at her school). If you sign up you should play the game. I don't know if it is just editing or what but it takes some nerve to behave like that (regarding her coach and her job) especially with the cameras on you.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hungary
    Age
    30
    Posts
    8,291
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    So there are more made episodes where the subject is trained to become a figure skater? I saw one a couple of years ago, it was funny because I was at the WCH in Göteborg when MTV aired that episode and I watched it there when I went home from the arena.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    4,750
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    She's not completely responsible, but in a real athlete-coach relationship, it should not be the coach's business whether the athlete goes to student council or anything else aside from showing up and working at lessons. Joeright seems to be a bit of an ass. And, again, I highly doubt that any part of a Rachael Flatt's or Emily Hughes' training involved performing jumps in the school cafeteria (two skaters who attended high school while training). That's a dumb stunt for television and surely won't attract students for Joeright.

  7. #7
    Tranquillo
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    behind the gruppetto
    Posts
    24,969
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    39361
    I'm embarassed to admit I've seen this show enough to know there's usually some silly assignment that creates all sorts of teen angst, so I doubt that was Craig's idea. There's always some storyline about a teen overcoming their personal limitations to accomplish something nobody thinks they can. Overall, I thought Craig came off like a nice guy.

    It was great to see Michelle again and I liked how even though she taught her some skating moves, she was mainly talking to the girl about the importance of school and facing a challenge.

    I don't know how many skating versions of Made there have been, but I do recall one where Sasha made an appearance.
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    4,728
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I absolutely love Craig Joeright, even more so after this show. I think it's important to remember that a) Craig is not working with a Rachael Flatt, he's working with a girl who wants to learn to figure skating and perform in six weeks and b) Almost everyone on Made has to perform "dumb" tasks in the hallway, cafeteria, etc., because they're usually shy kids who need to come out of their shell. I thought Craig was great! He instilled some confidence in her eventually and also taught her how to be respectful and responsible. Maybe Tom Z. doesn't tell Rachael to do her homework but he does probably make sure she's keeping up with her responsibilities like going to the gym, going to her AT&T autograph sessions, etc. It's not exactly fair to compare Rachael and her situation to this girl and hers. Completely different with only skating and school in common.

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Sochi voids
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,137
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I hope it comes on again soon. I had no idea they were doing another one.

    This is like the third of fourth figure skating made. There was one with Sasha and another with Oksana Baiul. My favorite one so far had to be the popular high school jock/scholar who wanted to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a skater. He seemed totally into it no matter what anyone thought of him. The others that got Made into skaters were either pretty lazy or drama queens. I'm sure a lot of it is fake, but still annoying none the less.

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    4,750
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    If MTV is purporting to show the kid involved and the viewers the real experience of a figure skater, then they need to keep it realistic. That was my point. I was not implying that the little drama queen on there was going to be Rachael Flatt. Just that the depiction of training was not realistic at all and part of it was downright ridiculous. And for someone who was probably quite handsomely compensated for appearing on the show, Joeright acted a bit like an ass. I'm sure that MTV paid him, Larissa and the rink very well for his "wasted" time when she was late for a lesson; his diva tantrum was a bit over the top all things considered.

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    11,016
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by PDilemma View Post
    I'm sure that MTV paid him, Larissa and the rink very well for his "wasted" time when she was late for a lesson; his diva tantrum was a bit over the top all things considered.
    Do you watch MADE? Or did you just watch this episode?
    "Coach has a fit" is a standard in every episode I've seen.

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    4,728
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by PDilemma View Post
    I'm sure that MTV paid him, Larissa and the rink very well for his "wasted" time when she was late for a lesson; his diva tantrum was a bit over the top all things considered.
    He didn't act unlike any coach I've seen who had a student two-hours late for a private lesson. It shouldn't matter that MTV was paying him (trust me, if the figure skater was paying, they would still have to pay even if she never showed up). Heck, my parents have reacted worse to being late 30 minutes on a Saturday night. It was kind of the principle of the matter I think. I didn't think it was being too dramatic. What would you say? "Oh, I'm sorry you're two hours late to a two hour lesson. Let me give you a hug and then let me stretch this two hour thing into five hours. I understand! Being two hours late without calling is completely fine." Yah right.

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    suburban hell
    Posts
    647
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I've always wanted to know if the people on made continue with skating. There was one episode where the girl's mother died and she loved figure skating so she was doing the show for her mom. She was very talented she had a shaky single toe loop in her program which was much more than the other girl that I saw on made. She acted like a brat, they signed her up for ballet, got her all things she would need and she walked out of the class. This one isn't up on MTV.com yet, but I can't wait to see it!

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Fenway Park
    Age
    35
    Posts
    3,751
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by PDilemma View Post
    If MTV is purporting to show the kid involved and the viewers the real experience of a figure skater, then they need to keep it realistic. That was my point. I was not implying that the little drama queen on there was going to be Rachael Flatt. Just that the depiction of training was not realistic at all and part of it was downright ridiculous. And for someone who was probably quite handsomely compensated for appearing on the show, Joeright acted a bit like an ass. I'm sure that MTV paid him, Larissa and the rink very well for his "wasted" time when she was late for a lesson; his diva tantrum was a bit over the top all things considered.
    I'm sure MTV was paying them both as well, but I think the point of the "tantrum" was so she would learn to be more responsible and accountable for her actions and some people just need a good yelling at to get it through their heads. She certainly did. Most skating coaches would be pretty PO'ed if a student was that late for a lesson. The fact they were getting paid regardless was irrelevant in this case.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    493
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I have seen a lot of the Mades, and I get really ticked off at the ones like this girl who don't want to put the work in and whine. I understand fear, but she didn't seem fearful of the skating aspects (rollerblading to school, that took guts, I'd be scared and I'm a figure skater, LOL), she just seemed overall disorganized.

    OTOH Craig must have spent some time with her, as she had some pretty good basic skills for such a short time. Her waltz jump and spiral were very nice, and her two-foot spin was nice in the practice clip (though a wee wobbly in the program itself). I can't imagine the nerves and kudos to her for going through with that, the TRULY hard part of skating, going out there on the ice by yourself!

    I always wonder if these people keep up their chosen "mades," will we see her at adult nationals some day?

  16. #16

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    29,659
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    43422
    The full episode can be watched on the MTV site: http://www.mtv.com/videos/made-seaso...playlist.jhtml
    (Kween Kwan makes her guest appearance around the 31 min. mark. )

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,248
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I always thought the first Figure Skater MADE was the best. That kid had spunk. I wonder what became of him He could have done some adult skating.

  18. #18
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    12,333
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I've just watched it, thanks for the link.
    The only interesting thing was the presence of Michelle Kwan !!! lol

    I agree that the first episode with a Figure Skater was the most interesting !

  19. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    5,541
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by dots View Post
    I always thought the first Figure Skater MADE was the best. That kid had spunk. I wonder what became of him He could have done some adult skating.
    I remember that episode. That kid was adorable. It'd be cool if MTV did more follow-up shows on the people who participated in the series. (Or are there some and I'm missing it?)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •