details in “Yuri on Ice” that are refreshing to watch:
Viktor and Yuri are not even the only example:
Takeshi and Yuko got married pretty young and had kids right away, and as rowdy as the triplets are, we never see them angry about it? like yeah they have to call them out but they are a very solid couple who support their friends a lot
Minako-sensei is likely in her 40s if not at least late 30s already and no one has ever said anything about her age and the fact she is a single and without kids. Sure she might as well be Yuri’s extra mom but she is just another part of the Katsuki family and it is problem to no one that she is not related to them by blood
Yurio is genuinely sweet and nice to his grandpa- As grumpy as he can be most of the time, his grandfather is his biggest supporter and he has no problem openly showing his love and praise for the man that represents unconditional love to him
Mari is already 30 years old and not only does she work in the family business, but she is also single, with no kids, and no one has ever so much as made a joke about it
on that note, do you know how rare it is for there to be a relationship between adult siblings who get along and love each other and that it is overall positive? we see so often in media the importance of young siblings to have each other’s backs and yet here they are adults and they treat each other with care and respect still
no one, repeat, no one has made a joke in the show regarding Yuri’s glasses. No “you look better without them” comments, no “four eyes” comments, no rude remarks; he just has them (as does his mom) and no one comments about it thank God
on that note, no one had comments against Viktor or Yurio’s long hair. Yurio’s hair is getting longer? everyone just says he looks great, Viktor’s hair was really long at some point? no negatives about it, just the show letting him look beautiful
men get called beautiful a lot in the show!! not even in the “btw no homo” category but just openly and they openly make that a part of their performances, no one is offended from hearing it
yes it is ok to rely on another person, no 100% reliability is not shown as a good thing. Be it among lovers or family, they have to stand on their own when the situation calls for it
Viktor and Yuri had their first fight and it wasn’t over something petty, thank the lord
no anxiety won’t be cured by having someone who loves you, but someone who loves you can try to make you feel better when it hits. Just one episode later we see Viktor keep an eye on Yuri as well as Yuri keeping his earbuds on, as a way to keep the sound of the crowd from affecting his performance.
Christophe lost in the Cup of China to Yuri and Phichit, and he wasn’t a sore looser about it, he simply took his medal, smiled for the camera and made sure to qualify for the finals in order to face them again
Viktor adapts to the customs of wherever he goes. If people keep their shoes off at home he keeps them off, if people eat with chopsticks he eats with chopsticks, if people bathe in public he bathes in public. Of all things the show could have done with his character, cultural misunderstandings wasn’t one of them.
so the figure skating anime is coming but you know what else should totally be a thing? figure skater mikleo. like he specializes in water/ice and he’s slender and elegant and all. and sorey would be his biggest fan of course
Mark would be very supportive/as they all would be. But Mark would be the most calm out of all of them. He’d show up to games and practices if his schedule would allow it.
“Yeah! That’s my girl!”
He’d get really turnt at your games. And aggressively disagree with the calls the ref makes if it happens to be against your team. He’d be that guy people have to tell to shut up.
“sHE DIDN’T TOUCH THE NET!” “yeAH JAGIYA! WE WON!”
“No Jaebum, I wo-”
hYPE MAN! This child would do his best to show up to every game/practice to show his support. He’d have your best friend text him the results during the game if he couldn’t be there
“yeS! SPIKE THEIR FACES!”
He’d be very calm about it. More so than Mark, cause it’s Jinyoung. He’d make sure you were always in top shape and would get annoyed if you got hurt during a game. Which happened quite a lot…
“You sprained your thumb again?”
Sunshine would be very interested in the sport. He’d ask you to teach him, and would be very supportive. He’d do his best to show up for games and practice. Even if you lose, this boy will take you out to celebrate.
“Let’s go get celebratory dinner, Jagi,”
“But we lost?”
“Hush. Let’s go, Jagiya.”
hYPE HYpE HYpe HYPE! For reals though. This boy would be your biggest fan. Showing up to games with your number on his shirt and cheek. Aggressive cheering and yelling should the ref make a bad call. Also boy people would yell at to shut up.
“Yeah! Go baby! yES! YOU GO GURL! *dabs aggressively*”
Would find it cute how focused you got while playing. He’d find himself researching the sport so he could talk to you about it. As well as go to every game when he could, making sure he could go to any big tournaments/games.
“Jagiya, I know you lost but there’s no reason to spike the ball in her face,”
I play volleyball and frequently like to channel anger into spiking, in case you didn’t notice.
Hello! Kun is an SM trainee who is set to debut in NCT, most likely in the upcoming Chinese unit. You can hear him in the Chinese version of NCT U’s Without You (listen here) although he doesn’t appear in the MV. He has also performed the song live once (here), he’s the second one to sing.
Some facts about Kun:
His full name is Qian Kun (钱锟 / 쿤)
He’s a 96 liner (21 years old this year)
His birthday is on the 1st of January
He is from Fujian, China
He was on NCT Life in Seoul with the other members (watch here)
I honestly love how they have MIKE LAWSON be the love interest. He is
the one giving the lingering looks, the one watching her as she dances,
the one gushing about how talented she is on what I assume was national
television, the one slapping her ass, the one inviting himself to dinner to
help her out with her mom, the one who naturally gravitates toward her,
the one who checks to see if she’s okay when they see Trevor, the one
who is ready to fight him until Ginny assures him she can handle it, the
one who lets her handle it because Ginny is not some fucking weakling
in his eyes no, in his eyes she’s stronger than he is. The one who waits
for her, to show his support and to make sure she’s okay, the one who is
constantly thinking about her and finally builds up enough courage to
call her during the night, the one who was worried he’d lost her just
because she hadn’t said something for a few seconds, the one who offered
her the seat next to him on the bus, the one who always initiates the flirting, the
one who is literally wrapped around her finger and is totally okay with
her calling the shots.
That G-Friend fanboy though… I see a guy who is there, probably alone, with just their banner and he is the happiest because his group received an award… he is not worrying about how many fans of his or other groups there are, or if his group receives 1 or 10 awards, he is showing his love and support, enjoying the reward for his group efforts.
I’m not a G-Friend fan but I do think everyone should be just enjoying themselves as much as him, in these or in any other awards show.
For me this kind of things shouldn’t be a competition but a celebration.