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Old May 28 2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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Wipeout - The Guilty Pleasure show of the Summer

Anyone else watch the premiere tonight? I know it's pretty much for the lowest common denominator and it's your typical summer series, but I love it. I get the same reaction from this as I did with Fear Factor (Another series it seemed like no one liked because of the gross out moments, even though that was only part of the episode and a very small part) in that part of the show is supposed to be funny, and then when it comes down to it and you get to the final few people, it becomes compitition and it's quite exciting. Love what they've done to improve the obsticle course and the new Wipeout Zone is indeed tough. Also, who doesn't think Jill Wagner is hot. Oh man, that's enough of a reason to watch.
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Old May 28 2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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I enjoy watching Wipeout, it's fun to watch people wipeout and land face first after they go head over heels.
Jill is hot even when she is stuffing cookie balls in her mouth and has chocolate all over her teeth.
I like the new obstacles but I miss the Dizzy Dummy and Dreadmill/Wrecking Ball.
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Old May 28 2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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Re: Wipeout - The Guilty Pleasure show of the Summer

I didn't watch this premiere but I did watch it last season. It was alright...it's one of those shows that you don't really like but can't seem to stop watching. There were some funny parts and some boring parts.

I also watched it because it aired along with I Survived a Japanese Game Show, which I watched because I went to high school with one of the contestants. Is that show on again too?

As for Fear Factor, I actually enjoyed the first season of it. After that it quickly went downhill into being all about boobs and eating gross things.
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Old May 28 2009, 06:35 PM   #4
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This show has me laughing my ass of for an hour. I absolutely LOVE this show.
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Old May 28 2009, 06:40 PM   #5
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I too watched the premiere and laughed out loud for most of the show - it may be stupid, but it is entertaining! I really want to see someone get across all four of those balls . . . I think they engineered them simply to get people into the water as quickly and humorously as possible.
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Old May 28 2009, 06:42 PM   #6
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Re: Wipeout - The Guilty Pleasure show of the Summer

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I too watched the premiere and laughed out loud for most of the show - it may be stupid, but it is entertaining! I really want to see someone get across all four of those balls . . . I think they engineered them simply to get people into the water as quickly and humorously as possible.
Probably, but it has been done before.
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Old May 28 2009, 07:23 PM   #7
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I was just reminded of a great wipeout from last season that was very memorable. The man slipped on the first ball and his legs separated - he was basically doing the splits. Oh my god it looked so painful. Made me flinch every time, even though they replayed it over and over.
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Old May 28 2009, 09:16 PM   #8
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Has this show improved since last summer's pilot? That felt like a bad, unfunny MXC ripoff.
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Old May 28 2009, 09:41 PM   #9
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I watch it with my 7 year old son and we both love it, it's just mindless, goofy entertainment.
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Old May 28 2009, 10:22 PM   #10
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Re: Wipeout - The Guilty Pleasure show of the Summer

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Has this show improved since last summer's pilot? That felt like a bad, unfunny MXC ripoff.
Couldn't tell you. Never really saw the pilot.
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Old May 28 2009, 11:06 PM   #11
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I was just reminded of a great wipeout from last season that was very memorable. The man slipped on the first ball and his legs separated - he was basically doing the splits. Oh my god it looked so painful. Made me flinch every time, even though they replayed it over and over.
LOL, the new hurdle (hurt-le) seem to have replaced the big balls as the main nut cruncher obstacle.
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Old May 29 2009, 03:26 AM   #12
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Guilty is right. I saw the commercials and thought how stupid it looked, but my wife wanted to watch it and I found myself unable to look away.
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Hrm, is it episodic or are the contestants there season long?
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Re: Wipeout - The Guilty Pleasure show of the Summer

Looks like a ripoff of MXC!
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Old May 29 2009, 03:53 AM   #15
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Hrm, is it episodic or are the contestants there season long?
It's episodic
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