I was watching because the lady host is Jessi Cruickshank from MTV Canada. She used to host The Hills Aftershow and snark on LC and company. She also did a daily pop culture show with Dan Levy. I miss their chemistry on tv.
This is just like wipeout musical chairs/roller derby.
This is my first experience with her, but I LOVE her.
Jamie Kennedy seems like an unfunny poseur next to her. She's got far better timing and delivery of this ridiculous material than he does. He sounds bored. She fakes being "engaged" by all of this FAR better.
The second episode sold me on this show--even the shoving and fighting. The obstacles ARE kind of too compressed to see what's going on--and the camera angles not great for that either, however. If there's somehow a second season of this I think the solution is to take this outdoors, and make the circle much bigger. Forget the live crowd--Wipeout does just fine without one. Or put them to one side, on raised bleachers or something so they can be further away.
The musicians can stay, that's part of the schtick.
Another tweak I'd do is gender based. The men clearly dominate the women (yes, I know a woman won the 2nd episode but there were odd circumstances with all the rules disqualifications and medical eliminations with male contestants), so fix that by having all male contests and all female ones each alternate episode. Heck, milk that idea further and maybe every few episodes do a theme based show with casting ("Playboy model special", "NFL player special", "Reality Show Stars", etc.) I know some people hate episodes like that, but I think it helps build an audience.
BTW: These musical guests have so far been pretty odd, even if amusing. But they appear to be seriously upping their game with bookings. Jessi tweets:
#onedirection on #ohsit. OMG I just sat myself.
Full of Sit?
Exactly. Per http://blog.muchmusi...-with-much-com/
Edited by Kromm, Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:45 AM.