Feature | Weekend Watching #4

Welcome one, welcome all, to a new feature to this blog which I have decided to call: Weekend Watching. This will be a hopefully regular post uploaded on Saturdays or Sundays (hence the “weekend watching”) where I talk about a film, TV show, or maybe even YouTube channel/video that I’ve particularly enjoyed recently. I’m hoping to spotlight at least one thing to watch each week and hopefully someone at least will get a kick out of these posts – I will, if no one else does!

Last week’s Weekend Watching showcased the latest offering in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Pantherthe film that EVERYONE (including me, apparently) is raving about. This week features something that is a little left-field because it’s not exactly a TV show or a film but is IS equally something that EVERYONE (or, at least, a certain portion of Twitter) is going on about: the ice dancing pair that is Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Yes, folks, this is going to be about ice dancing so strap yourselves in and get ready to learn about how I went from 0-60 in the space of about a day, or, rather, over the course of a single ice dance…

It’s not secret that I’m not exactly a sports fan. I can maybe tolerate cricket and I do like a fair bit of men’s tennis when Wimbledon is on. But, aside from those instances, I don’t care for sports. I pretty much hate football, which, when you live in England (specifically Liverpool), is something that is guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows of concern. I certainly don’t care for athletics and even the Olympics, arguably the most easy to fall into watching showcase of the world’s greatest athletes at their peak, doesn’t do much for me. But then, a couple of weeks ago, the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang started and I fell in love with two events – the mixed doubles curling (yeah, I know, but it’s ADDICTIVE and my faves, Canada again, won) and the figure skating. After watching the various disciplines involved in the team event of the ice skating, the very last couple from Team Canada were performing to add some more points to the team’s overall score, and onto the ice skated Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and, pretty much five minutes later, I became an obsessive fan.


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