I suddenly remember this video while watching this year’s GPF. It’s a 40 minutes video (with english subtitle) of Yuzuru Hanyu’s training before he got gold medal in 2014.
Rewatching this somehow reminds me of Yurio’s journey in YOI. How Yurio was really focused on quads and jumps at beginning until Yakov told him to do more basic training such as perfecting step sequences or what Bryan called as skating skills. Because in the end, jumps don’t always make you the best skater.
Anyway, for YOI fans who is now introduced to fun part of figure skating, please watch this video. It’s very knowledgeable and entertaining and at same time, very inspiring.
One of my favorite things about [the Brexit piece] is that we had David Tennant reading Scottish tweets about Donald Trump. Here’s our text conversation [of how that came about]. We had been writing jokes about Sam doing accents terribly, so I texted her to ask: “How’s your Scottish accent?” And she wrote back, “About as good as my Australian accent.” I said, “Maybe we can get Patrick Stewart to do it,” and her answer was, “My agent reps David Tennant. Hold on.” In an hour, we were emailing David Tennant! [Laughs] He was on his way to the Broadchurch set and pulled over to the side of the road to shoot the video with his phone. That’s how our show gets made in a nutshell!