Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:51 AM
I am amazed at how wonderful the people on this show are. Tig's emotion when it comes to the package from her friend's children, or the fan's Christmas ornament, is really touching. What strikes me the most is how hard the team has worked to come together to do episodes even if one has to be over the phone, or if they have to bank them, or whatever. I can't think of another program, in any media, where things like what happened to Tig (even Kyle's concussion a while back) wouldn't have caused at least some sort of hiatus. Yet here they are offering us new programming week after week because, for whatever reason, they thought it was important to bank the episodes to be there for us. Is that crazy to anyone else? To think that they actually care that much about the program, each other, and the fans? I just find it very refreshing in a world that is so cynical to see that.
By the way, being born in Spring Texas and living there for a good bit of my childhood, I can honestly say I never heard the Mary Lou Retton story, but when asking my family they said that it was common knowledge. Weird.