And the Shibs are held up once again. No way W/P should have gotten only 92 (what they would have gotten without the -1.00) for that, especially since it was much cleaner than SC. In the end, I guess it was the lift deduction that cost W/P the gold, but I don't think it should have come to that. I'm just happy that they rebounded with a great FD after their messy SD. I think this should be enough to get them to the final.
I know that S/S are great technicians, and I respect them for that. But I'm sorry, that FD was empty aside from the required elements. There was just no spark. I don't get it.
Also "again?" Sorry I don't call losing the gold by 14 points to B/S in CofC being held up "again."
Finally, I watched W/P. They were great. S/S were bland compared to them.
(btw, why W/P got deduction ?)
I've only seen W/P a few times and I/K perhaps once before tonight. I'm a little amazed at W/P's prominence. To my eye they don't suit each other stylewise or temperament-wise, her line is gawky, and her facial expressions comical. (I love him, though!) She's like the nasty-girl villain in a movie. That moment at the end where she goes from mourning to crowing in a flash is hysterical... as is the expression on her face when she realizes they lost. Someone's going to be throwing a hissy fit.
As for the Shibs... they astound and delight me. They make the difficult look effortless while skating as one. I'm very gratified by this almost-didn't-happen win after all the criticism they've gotten here this season.
ETA: Oh, and I/K ... lovely team in terrible material. What a beautiful woman, my goodness. But Ave Maria as the background to yet another Sturm und Drang romance? No.
Last edited by Spun Silver; 11-11-2011 at 11:33 PM.
I respect the Shibs' technical ability but that free dance was bland and unoriginal.
I love the potential of Weaver/Poje and Ilinykh/Katsalapov's free dances but they need more mileage.
One could argue that being held up doesn't mean you score higher than your opponents, but that you score higher than you should.
^ I don't know how you manage to sleep at night with such horrible programs stalking the earth and winning medals.