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    B/S - that FD is a hot mess. Yuck.

    Love love love P/B's FD!

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    B/S look like a pair of bats looking frantically for a place to spend the winter.

    They might be frantically looking for a top 6 placement in Sochi with this mess.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    b/s look like a pair of bats looking frantically for a place to spend the winter.

    They might be frantically looking for a top 6 placement in sochi with this mess.....
    rotflmao!!!

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    I am glad you think so too - they are so unattractive - their expressions, style and skating - very unappealing and strange. In the SD they look discombobulated and sloppy. In the FD they are just plain 'off' but their program seems difficult enough to warrant good scores.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    B/S look like a pair of bats looking frantically for a place to spend the winter.

    They might be frantically looking for a top 6 placement in Sochi with this mess.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    I feel you MM. I appreciate both teams, but I find myself cheering for other teams. Even though most write them off, the Shibsibs can count on me to be in their fan stable. Also love Kriengkrairut/Giulietti-Schmitt.

    Outside the U.S. I like Cappellini/Lanotte and Weaver/Poje. Mr. P loves W/P and always requests that I put the "I am sick" FD on YouTube. In fact, I have W/P to thank for my husband coming to appreciate Ice Dance. He's actually excited to see Ice Dance the most out of disciplines when we go to Nationals in a few months!

    Looking forward to watching the rest of the FD here. Had a 5k this morning so went to bed early.

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    ETA: Just watched the top 3 FD.

    P/B: That was so lovely. I was captivated for four minutes. This program brings the best of their whimsical style. I really did not care for the Rolling Stones FD last season, so I was very pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this FD. I think it's their best FD since they did Chaplin in 2011. (The Mummy was OK, and I know they won bronze with it, but still liked Chaplin better). Among the bronze medal contenders, this FD, along with W/P's is tops.

    B/S: Oh my. Just when they gained all my respect last season, they had to turn in this FD. I saw it in Ice Star Minsk and it seemed OK, but after viewing it a second time, I can confirm I don't care for it. I'm sure it will improve as the season goes, but all I could think of was this was Faust 2.0: Dark minor key, black costumes. And Bobrova's posture is all slouchy again! Zhulin, WTH?!

    C/B: Much better than Finlandia. I really enjoyed it! Very sharp. Still don't like the music cuts, but it was not as distracting to me as Finlandia. And that opening lift Madison was so captivating that I didn't think too much about the fact that the pink dress still doesn't make much sense for a Les Miserables program. I do think it's still a bit frantic in places, but otherwise, they should be happy with their performance here.

    Yeah, I think C/B were much better here than at Finlandia (removing his jacket helped, but I think her skirt is a distraction in the lifts--Evan looked like he was about to swallow it at some points!). That said, I have a few caveats: the lifts with the exception of the first one looked labored, it is a bit frantic (but then I always thought Marlie's Phantom was a bit frantic), and frankly I think it is totally the wrong music for them. Zhivago had uberdrama, yes, but there was a softness, a romanticism to it that allowed the two of them to make a real connection during the program, and I think that's completely lost here. I think they should think theatrical, yes, but something without the bombast would work better for them.

    And yes, Mrs P, I completely agree with you about B/S. I loved 3/4 of last year's program (the Tosca portion was just the very definition of much too much of muchness), but this program is like the Tosca portion having a panic attack. The choreography is atrocious. When you start a program on a crescendo like they do (with mega uber traumadrama facial expressions to boot), there is only one way for the rest of the program to go and it does: it winds down, down, down then peters out. And I thought the same thing you did: I wanted to tie a stick to Bobrova's back so she would stop hunching over. Probably the biggest disappointment of all the couples I've seen so far this year.

    I've never been a big fan of P/B--I for one thought their Chaplin program was maudlin treacle and the less said about Rolling Stones Muzaktica the better--but yes, I thought this was charming. And the French can be so good at charm, can't they? That first lift was spectacular. The program as a whole is a little too "open" and can use more crispness and speed but I do think from what I've seen so far the bronze battle will be between them, C/L, and W/P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    B/S look like a pair of bats looking frantically for a place to spend the winter.

    They might be frantically looking for a top 6 placement in Sochi with this mess.....
    Funniest thing I've heard all day!

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    I love P/B FD so much I have watched it three times, their joy!

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    I *really* dislike C/B's FD tbh... B/S were meh for me again. Their frantic head bobs at the beginning of their FD made me laugh, and not in a good way lol. P/B have another cute and quirky FD, but some of the skating looked a little sloppy to me. It's still eay in the season though, and for sure they looked better than everyone else at CoC. I think W/P and C/L are skating better than P/B at this point in the season, though, as far as the battle for bronze goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I love P/B FD so much I have watched it three times, their joy!
    I loved how Tanith said she caught herself smiling watching the program - I agree... you can't not smile when watching... it's a very joyful program and it's not a *fake* joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caitie View Post
    B/S were meh for me again.
    I took some positive things away from the FD of B/S. No, it's not the best work that we've ever seen from this pair; but for a FD that was put together only a couple of months ago, it's commendable! I think there's a good basic structure there. The music is quite nice. They have a lot of work to do, yes, but I don't doubt for a second that they will do it. I expect that this dance will look very different the next time we see it. Despite its roughness, I preferred it to the FD of P/B--and DEFINITELY preferred it to the FD of C/B, which just seems. . . . not right for that particular duo AT ALL.

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    For me, only P/B drew me in with their skates. Very happy for them getting the win here. I was surprised overall by the quality of the performances by all the teams...seemed to have less polish and power and preparedness compared to Skate America and Skate Canada.

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    ^ This. D/W and V/M are game changers. No one wants to look sloppy next to them.

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