Five Reasons To is basically my way of convincing you to love the same things I do. Because I love a lot of things for a lot of reasons. Hopefully my powers of persuasion will work their magic on you, and you can find new things to love!
Today, I am going to give you five reasons to:
Yuri on Ice
1. Victor Goddamn Nikiforov
Victor is like the most perfect character in history. I adore him endlessly, and to be honest there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for this precious cinnamon roll. It’s kind of difficult to explain everything that I love about Victor because he’s an incredibly nuanced character. He’s sweet and adorable, driven and ambitious, loyal and honest, loving and caring. He is everything. I don’t know what this world did to deserve Victor Nikiforov.
2. Yuri Plisetsky
MY SWEET AND SOUR LITTLE CHILD. The above gif is somewhat misleading because this is legit the only time Yurio looks that happy and sweet. And it’s because he’s talking about his grandfather <3 I absolutely adore Yurio because:
a) He loves cats. SOULMATES.
b) He skates beautifully.
c) He is full of sass.
d) He pretends to not give a shit but actually cares.
3. Yuri Katsuki
How could I not include the titular character in this list of reasons to watch Yuri on Ice? I couldn’t. Because Yuri is an INCREDIBLE character. A lot of his arc is to do with his anxiety, and him doubting himself and his worth as a figure skater. Watching him battle this and overcome this, but not be magically ~over it~ is something that a TV show has never really done before. Yuri’s love for his family and friends is absolutely heartwarming, and watching him grow as a character over the course of the first season is something that makes him feel incredibly real. I will always want the best for my Yuri.
4. It’s Queer AF
There is no queer baiting in Yuri on Ice. The relationship between Victor and Yuri is canon. C A N O N. This is unprecedented, to be honest. This show is breaking boundaries and is just So Important.
But above all that, there’s this ship. This ship that is perfect in all its imperfections. This ship that sees ups and downs, but always ends in love and support. This ship that will slay all other ships. This perfect, beautiful ship.
5. Literally Everything
The skating. The side characters (JJ!). The dynamics. The art. The MUSIC. The character growth. The relationship development. The theme song. The closing credits. The costumes. The colours. LITERALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SHOW, OKAY?
So these are five reasons for you to watch Yuri on Ice! I truly hope I’ve convinced you because there is so much to be gained from watching this amazing show.
Ta ta for now,