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    Tessa & Scott #35: "17 Seasons to Sochi"

    Tessa & Scott "17 Seasons to Sochi"

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    Just bringing my comment over from the last thread. Wow, this is the THE thread. Not too much discussion now, or it will run out before 8 Feb!

    Quote Originally Posted by blueglass View Post
    I worry about the judging for the team competition too because it will set the tone for the individual. I'm sure having T&S compete both portions is tactical - they want her to be seen as healthy and their programs need to be seen to be appreciated.
    Do you think Tessa's health is really still a consideration? I actually thought we were finally over that. I am surprised that the team comp comes first though. Like REALLY surprised. I guess I'm way off base in that I had almost been viewing it as a potential consolation prize type event, but now it looks like it could very well set the tone for the (much more important) individual events. Worrying.

    Also, quote from Tessa: "Marina and Johnny are a couple"

    Like in life?! Wow, at Arctic Edge the couple that works together sleeps together too, apparently. There is certainly a lot of romantic activity at that rink!

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    Well I guess we can expect the American judge to give V/M 5.00 PCS during the team event no matter how they skate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bue View Post
    Also, quote from Tessa: "Marina and Johnny are a couple"

    Like in life?! Wow, at Arctic Edge the couple that works together sleeps together too, apparently. There is certainly a lot of romantic activity at that rink!
    Yes, they are a couple. Like Shpilband and Andrea

    Thanks for new thread
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    Tessa & Scott show episodes 1 and 2 in HD. Not my upload, original was posted on warez-bb.org forum. 3 mirrors.

    Tessa and Scott S01E01 The Season Begins HDTV x264-CLDD
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    http://rapidgator.net/file/23ad21192...-CLDD.mp4.html
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    Tessa and Scott S01E02 Skate Canada Training Camp HDTV x264-CLDD
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    http://www.filefactory.com/file/1ujvjvrvlgd7/
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    How to download: click on "slow" or "regular" download.
    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueglass View Post
    I'm not sure DW would have been asked to sign a release since these are basically crowd scenes. Another factor is whether the arena is considered public. Davis is in the shots because she wants to be. White surprises me though.
    I dont think so. The sessions are considered private. I am sure they had to have the consent from the skating club who pays (or owns?) the arena and ice time as well as the people they would film. Davis is there because she trains there and obviously uses the same time as T&S or spends time with one of the specialists all other couples use. Plus the camera is looking for her and White.

    The whole show looks very staged to me. I really dislike the typical reality shows off scene explanations where they tell you what they are thinking or feeling at that moment.
    I am sure all those things actually happen form time to time (like meeting with fellow skaters, breakfast with mum, concert, pumpkin preparation with girlfriend) but every filmed conversation is just so pointless?
    It is most likely a combination of factors - camera presence, crew, editing - especially when the conversation if over filmed with bits where T&S explain what is going on.

    Marina seems like she is the same bossy self. I dont think Tessa or Scott are acting per se, but the end product is very chopped and I have difficulty understanding the point of it.

    Documentary Torvill & Dean made 20 years ago had less chopped content and no edited explanations. You SEE Dean is jerk while intensely working on a choreography, you SEE Torvill breaking apart and coming together during the session.

    At the end of the last episode Tessa was reading autobiography of Andre Agassi. I hated him even more after reading that. I hope Tessa does not get infected with the state of mind in that book. It is basically - feel sorry for me.
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    To me, I still have a hard time following the show narrative. First they tell us that D/W don't sit int he locker room anymore but then you see Meryl walk in changing room with Tessa there. It could be the editing that it was a new development and that footage was filmed earlier than when they started not sitting in the locker room. Or the message they're trying to send is that D/W were tense before their first competiton and that tension was released afterward. And the also show more of the footage that was in episode one you can tell because Tessa is wearing the same shirt and praticing the Finnstep. It's confusing because you think "Oh I thought they were showing their practices before Skate Canada competition."

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    Great thread title! Better than what I was going to suggest: "Like champagne and a bite of filet mignon"

    They just showed all 3 episodes back to back on W Network (it was like figure skating heaven) and I watched the 3rd episode, which I had missed. After reading some of the posts, I thought I would have a negative outlook after watching it, but I found myself laughing out loud at quite a few moments. e.g., Tessa and her mother doing the giddy dance after meeting Hall and Oates, Scott and Patrick entering the cart racing track with their sunglasses on.

    I'd have to agree that the editing is choppy. Sometimes, they edit it to look like someone is giving a negative reaction to something the other said, but the transition is just too choppy to be real. (Also, if they had just one camera, reaction shots would be impossible, as they couldn't switch to a shot of the person that quickly, but maybe they had two cameras). Like when Tessa told the anecdote about falling off a chair, they went straight to a shot of Scott walking away, but the transition was so unnatural that I can't help but think that they edited it awkwardly to make it look like he walked away as she was telling her anecdote.

    On the other hand, I think the relationship between Tessa and her mother is very sweet. I also liked how they showed that Tessa had friends who don't follow skating - to the point where her friend didn't know that they still train with Meryl and Charlie. As for Scott's mood, he might have been irritated at something that happened on the weekend or whatever and it spilled onto Monday when he went back to Canton.

    I can see why V&M said that they are not watching this series because it is old news and they have moved on, so I wouldn't read too much into what this series says about their present state of mind. We saw from GPF that their skating has really clicked since the beginning of the season and that they are able to compete strongly against (or as many have said, OUTSKATE) Davis & White. They are obviously in a good mental state.

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    Thanks for the new thread! The show is an eye opener though. There's some conflicting things they've said in the past, but the opposite is happening on the show. Stuck in between believing what they've told us even in interviews a few months ago or what's happening on the show--what do I believe?
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    At the end of the last episode Tessa was reading autobiography of Andre Agassi.
    Really? This is great, because he was my favorite tennis player Honestly i like to see Tessa is reading, because not a lot off young people doing this now

    For me its still funny to see Andreev coaching Moir And i never realized, how many people work with them.
    Feel sad for Scott and his injury When this bad luck will stop for Tessa and Scott?

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    ^^
    Not sure what you mean, but North American skaters in particular tend to give interviews to the press that put a positive face on the situations they face. Guess that's why some people prefer the "rude-Euro" interviews. I'm not really surprised by anything in the show; they mentioned much of this in their book (e.g. Tessa gets very nervous and used to throw up at comps when she was younger - actually she did it again at SC in '12; Scott gets upset sometimes and needs to blow off steam; Tessa is overly demanding of herself and lacks confidence at times; they've been very close at times and less so at other times).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    For me its still funny to see Andreev coaching Moir
    No kidding! I felt sorry for V/M at that point. I also wondered about the seemingly random ways Johnny Johns was trying to improve the lifts. Too bad Shpilband isn't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpower View Post
    No kidding! I felt sorry for V/M at that point. I also wondered about the seemingly random ways Johnny Johns was trying to improve the lifts. Too bad Shpilband isn't there.
    Honestly i didnt see nothing speciall in Igor teams lifts. Maybe before Vancouver they worked with other specialists and with Carmen maybe Swan helped them.
    And that finnstep coach. He didnt look good for me too. Lookes like Maurizio helped them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Really? This is great, because he was my favorite tennis player Honestly i like to see Tessa is reading, because not a lot off young people doing this now
    Terrific tennis player.
    Shitty person who never takes responsibility for anything in his life. What he wrote about his ex wife, competitors (Pete Sampras, Boris Becker etc) and his drug use and lies he told to the tennis federation... He got off because of his reputation and nothing else. Even today he blames "his assistant" for the drugs.

    Sorry for off topic.
    Tessa seems like a very ambitious person academically. maybe she is studying Agassis state of mind as a high performance athlete. He did manage to get over the lows in his career and achieve amazing results despite huge amount of pressure and difficult state of mind. i wouldnt wish his attitude to anyone heading to the Olympics.
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    Did the show mention their competition in Finland?
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    But now he have great family and all this in past He had maybe bad tempo, but were very extraordinary person
    I support him aganst Sampras

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    No one needs worry if this finishes in Sochi because it should only take us through that point. Then we can do another thread once the competition starts.

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    I want to add. Now i understand why Tessa support Scott at SC so much. why he looked so nervouse - its all that back injury. But at the end they had good skating in FD, proud for this two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpower View Post
    ^^
    Not sure what you mean, but North American skaters in particular tend to give interviews to the press that put a positive face on the situations they face. Guess that's why some people prefer the "rude-Euro" interviews. I'm not really surprised by anything in the show; they mentioned much of this in their book (e.g. Tessa gets very nervous and used to throw up at comps when she was younger - actually she did it again at SC in '12; Scott gets upset sometimes and needs to blow off steam; Tessa is overly demanding of herself and lacks confidence at times; they've been very close at times and less so at other times).
    Nothing too big of a deal. Just little things like what Parapluies mentioned above, Tessa saying DW never come into the changing room then Meryl comes into the changing room later that day. Or how they say they don't pay attention to the scores or programs of others and in the show Tessa admits not only do they that, but it puts pressure on them as the season progresses. Also I could have sworn Tessa said her mom and her share an apartment in canton, but in the show it doesn't seem like that and she lives in a house too. Anyways like I said it's not a big deal just things I noticed. And a lot of things could have changed since they filmed the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayii View Post
    Nothing too big of a deal. Just little things like what Parapluies mentioned above, Tessa saying DW never come into the changing room then Meryl comes into the changing room later that day. Or how they say they don't pay attention to the scores or programs of others and in the show Tessa admits not only do they that, but it puts pressure on them as the season progresses. Also I could have sworn Tessa said her mom and her share an apartment in canton, but in the show it doesn't seem like that and she lives in a house too. Anyways like I said it's not a big deal just things I noticed. And a lot of things could have changed since they filmed the show.
    Just want to ask, did you mean Tessa said appartment, not house or that she share it with mom?
    In any case i think she could change appartment on house, no?

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