I don't watch ABC much, so I didn't even know this was coming until last night. The success of Survivor
and The Apprentice
was the worst thing that ever happened to Mark Burnett (re: me,) as he stopped doing Eco-Challenge
. That was a once a year- destination TV- goldmine. ("There is a leech in your urethra.") Plus - while he was making the race challenging for the truly competitive teams - he was trying to maim the wastes. (Playmates, anyone?)Expedition: Impossible
, please be 1/4 as good as Eco-Challenge
, and you'll be twice the reality show of your summer competition. (Big Brother
#Whatever, I'm looking at you.)
Just watched the fifteen minute "preview." As we know from AR, camels = comedy gold.
But, dear God, themed teams. GAH! Let's see how many reality-tv stereotypes we can get:California Girls
: 24/25 yr old college friends. Athletic. Not enough to comment on. (Neco)Fab 3
: 36-26 Brother/sister, brother's ex-boyfriend. People think the gay... then don't talk about it!!! Athletic. Irritating.Grandpa's Warriors
:69/48/23 Grpa, dad, daughter. Men are ex-army. Neco.Mom's Army
: 52-28. Mom, daughters, daughters are/were National Guard. (Mom's Army, get it, get it?) Neco.Latin Persuasion
: 44-30 Friends/ coworkers. Three divas, fish out of water. Yadda yadda.NY Firemen
: 39-34. Neco.No Limits
: 33-42. Friends. Erik is blind, but has summitted Everest. Probably a top-tier team.Team Kansas
: 27 - 18. Sisters. Neco. Points for a straightforward team name.The Cops
: 49-34. NecoThe Country Boys
:37-27 Friends. Bio says athletic, my eyes say beer-guts.The Fishermen
: 43-48 Brothers/cousin. Neco.The Gypsies
: 26-31 Friends. Twee-surfer vibe. Neco.The Football Players
: 27-31 NFL washouts. (That's a complement - they actually played in the League.) Neco.
There's also a host.
And, as far as I can tell, there is the real star of the show: Morocco. I'm underwhelmed by the teams, but I'm excited to see the course.
Edited: Saw the preview, and "don't reply to my own post."
Edited by Way Wes Jr, Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:32 AM.