I had written Hoff/Zav off as one of the also-ran couples of ice dancing - and then I saw their new programs on YouTube.
For the first time, I really LIKE their programs, and they look much sharper than they ever have. Did they change coaches? Or just get a new choreograper? I know they made some mistakes, but this was early in the season and I see real potential here, which surprised me. Their SD especially is one of the best Ive seen so far. And does a good job of choreographing the elements to fit the music.
Here are Bob/Sol programs for cf. Again, from early in the season.
The style of their FD suits them, but the music is very soft and understated - maybe too much for my tastes. I might like it better on TV though. And it does highlight their very balletic style.
Their SD is just weird. I dont think they understand the words to that song at all. Do they realize they are doing this lilting, ballroom waltz to a song about an obsessive psycho who stalks and murders his girlfriend - knifes her to death - and then sits at home singing about it as the police break down his door to arrest him???
I am just wondering if H/Z have improved enough this season to be any kind of threat for bronze at CoC.