Wishes come true: Yuri On Ice at the Olympic Games

All season long I've been whining about how I wished Hanyu Yuzuru would skate to Yuri's short program music, Yuri On Ice, from the anime of that name. And then the Twittersphere delivered this to me today: Suzaki Miu and Kihara Ryuichi skated to music from the Yuri on Ice soundtrack at the Olympics! How …

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Vocal music for Figure Skaters

This year marks the first time figure skaters can use vocal music at the Winter Olympic Games. I celebrated at the announcement as I viewed it at progress and a way to bring freshness to the sport. But upon further review, my opinion changed. I've been indulging in lots of figure skating during the 2017-18 …

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Reply 1988 and the Summer Olympics

I adored all the weirdness, the friendships and the antics that made up the show Reply 1997.  By 2012, I'd watched quite a lot of k-drama's, but Reply 1997 was the first time I recognized the difference in Seoul dialect and Busan dialect. I had finally become so accustomed to hearing spoken Korean, that it was as …

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