Celebrating Megane Day

The amazing Mel has organised a small celebration for Megane Day which happens to be today. I'm going to admit, I love characters who wear glasses and so I was happy to take the excuse to revisit some of these amazing characters. Previously I've given my top 5 list of male characters who wear glasses … Continue reading Celebrating Megane Day

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Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 8

At last we're heading to Russia in Episode 8: Yuri vs Yuri The Horror!! Rostelecom Cup, Short Program. Victor and Yuri overcame a real hurdle as coach and student in episode 7 and came to understand each other a lot more as people but how has that prepared them to take on the competition in Victor's homeland? Not to mention the long awaited rematch of Yuri Plisetsky against Yuri Katuski.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Songs From Yuri on Ice

No surprise that between the Yuri on Ice rewatch and running various polls about the routines, music and characters on Twitter, that I decided I wanted to look at my Top 5 songs from the series. I will definitely be doing a Top 5 Yuri and Victor moment list once the rewatch is completed, though that may very well turn into a top 10 list the way I'm going because it seems like every encounter between them brings something to the table. 

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 7

We've made it to Episode 7: China's On! The Grand Prix Series Opening Event!! The Cup of China Free Skate. After episode 6 left us with Yuri as the lead contender in the competition we now get to see how that will impact on his very newly found confidence.

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 6

Episode 6 is here: China's On! The Grand Prix Series Opening Event!! The Cup of China Short Program. This is also where most people who would criticise the repetition of the skating routines like to point to as the series low point. I disagree given we're seeing a far more refined version of the routine … Continue reading Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 6

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 5

Watching the routine, Yuri reflects on how he used to be and the inconsistencies in the performance. It is a great moment for Yuri as a character. He's very much an introvert and wrapped up in himself but Victor has forced the door open and he's started to pay attention to those around him.

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 4

In stark contrast to the first three episodes, episode 4 begins without dialogue or narration. We see Yuri waking up, realising he is late and then running across the bridge to the ice-skating rink with only the sound of his footsteps, breathing, and a few comedic sound effects while changing clothes at double speed. It's a nice change given we've just overcome the first arc where Yuri has 'earned' the right to keep Victor has his coach and fended off his first rival for Victor's attention.

Friday’s Feature: The Value Of Rewatches

I'm no stranger to rewatching shows. Even when I was a little kid, I would play VHS's literally to death. I'd watch my favourite shows and movies time after time, getting to the end of the video and instantly hitting rewind and beginning all over again. Once DVD's became a thing there were many titles … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Value Of Rewatches

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 3

All things considered, we don't see very much of Victor on the ice during the series, though it is worth noting that the season begins and ends with Victor skating, in episode one alone in the dark and at the end with Yuri.

Yuri on Ice Guide to Episode 2

This mix of real character drama with just enough of a twist to make you smile without pushing into full on comedy and ultimately detracting from what should be the focus of the scene. While there are scenes that are definitely just meant to be comedy, mostly Yuri works as a character drama.