Okay, here is my first take on ice dance.
Last night, I watched three teams -- and then, NBC (Nothing But Commercials) switched to the ski slopes. With this network's insultingly manipulative coverage, obviously designed to keep suckers watching, I gave up in disgust and went to bed.
Using my own scoring system, 1-100, here were my scores for those teams:
Mia and Alex: 92 (Judges: 64.47) Some lovely and lively team work.
Chuck & Bates: 64 (Judges: 65.46) Sloppy flash hacks - they looked like they had teamed up a week ago. I could not believe the score. What galled me the most: No way could they compare to the superior Mia and Alex.
Lanotte and Cappelini: 94 (Judges: 67.58) Wonderfully engaging. Sprightly carriage. The commentator, Tracy, though a little too gabby -- how stupid do these commentators believe viewers to be? -- did give this team the credit it was due.
I might see if I can watch favorites on-line, and report back
POSTMORTEM: 6:47 AM PST
I have reached the land of NBC on my PC; maybe there I will find Davis ans White, and maybere there I can watch them in their short program, but I am drowning in a sea of ads and commercials, pop ups and blow outs, detours to anywhere where but I want to go. I am lost in an inhuman intersection of American greed flashing at me like a thousand laser pitches from every possible direction on auto pilot.
I have one question for the world of figure skating: Why do you allow a network to present your short dance exhibitions in sections, spread out between other events? Have you no shame?