Tessa & Scott Episode 2
Tessa & Scott
On the W Network
Episode #2 of Tessa & Scott had a completely different feel to me - I think I was more excited to watch the show now that I knew a bit about what they were going to show and also knowing that I was going to see them skate live the very next day (today) at the National championships! Actually, one reason that this blog post is a bit late is because I have been distracted with Nationals!
There are some tweets and posts by some viewers who feel that the show is showing Tessa as vulnerable and not confident, but in my experience in this sport these are just the feelings that many athletes encounter as they feel the pressure of competition. Tessa and Scott are very hard on themselves and are their own toughest critics, but this pressure has to be multiplied with all of Canada counting on them for Gold!
The behind-the-scenes look at Skate Canada's training camp and the critiques that skaters receive before competing their programs is incredibly eye-opening. While many people know that these skaters practice their programs over and over, they might not realize that there are several international judges who look at these programs and provide their input.
And finally, it was really nice to see some of the other athletes, along with Tessa and Scott, enjoy some down time and relax! With the pressure of competition, especially this season being an Olympic season, it's nice to see them relax, and enjoy time together! Of course it was interesting to see that Scott decided not to attend TIFF, but head home to spend time with his girlfriend. I guess that's something Tessa will have to get used to!
So... what did you think of episode #2?!
Blog post written by: Rebecca Warren