The "Thrill Rides: Put to the test" show was absolutely horrible. I found myself bored out of my mind throughout the entire show. They wasted time by riding those stupid rides like Turbobungy that no one cares about. The narrator and host did not grab my attention at all.
Overall, I must say I am very disappointed with this show as well as this year's lineup. What did you all think of this show?
It sucked so much, that narrator was so gay and I hated the stupid show. The only thing good was the bit of Scream footage. Overall I was very disappointed with the shows. All reruns and a s----y one. What happened to the Extreme Rides 2003? I could've sworn the website said that not 2000!
Ahh man I cant believe you guys actually watched the whole thing. I watched about 10 minutes hoping for some good X footage and then left the room. Only I thought that was remotely worthy was the cute coeds from Arizona. Strange though I wanna know who won and what they won. ------------------ Shop @ www.countypaintball.com "Paintball should be fun, not expensive"
Petie man, it's not your fault the show sucked. Some of the best actors or most interesting people have been screwed by bad directors or producers. All that matters is that you had fun. It's not like you did anything wrong. But I can still understand how you might feel dissapointed that it wasn't well recieved. ------------------ Jes Jes's Roller CoastersDJ Jes Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure Ride-Ops Crew 2002-2003(Find Me, Win a prize!)
That host was terrible. His Krazy Komments and Kooky facial Kontortions made me want to smash my television. Was this meant to warn us what would happen if Fear Factor and Double Dare mated with complete and utter crap? 'Cause that's what it did. Discovery Channel should stick to what it does best — programs that don't suck.
I think Peter and Crystal rocked. I didn't have a problem with any of the contestants actually. I think one has to realize that this show wasn't crafted for the enthusiasts. Discovery Channel was catering to its family entertainment core so what you got was a literal cross-section of genders, ages and even four different races -- even though most of the tryout video footage did not reflect that kind of diversity.
However, even if the show tried its darndest to be politically correct, it could have had so much more potential. The editing was terrible. Here were some major flaws in the production:
-- I couldn't believe that in the opening trampoline event the narrator was actually revealing what place folks finished before they even started. Dumb.
-- I think I saw the host listed in the credits as a producer so that might explain how he got the gig, but there was too much of him and not enough of the contestants. A little less ego and a little more "Amazing Race" in terms of fleshing out the personalities of the teams would have made this far more enjoyable.
-- Again, the concept rocked, but it was executed poorly. The games weren't all that reality-show friendly save for possibly the Dive Devil and Rotor obstacle course.
-- The point scoring system? It helps if you explain it a little better. Except for the clear cut Dive Devil point system it all seemed random at times.
Hopefully the second installment will learn from this one. I think it was still a lot better than the bad rap most of you are giving it. I realize that some of you got passed over for the show. I realize that you didn't get five CoasterBuzz teams and a portfolio of cool park stunts. But I knew exactly what I would be getting and I was fine with what I got. If this show gets spliced together for a rerun I think there is a lot lying on the cutting room floor that could take out more of the host and put in more of the personalities that were duking it out. That's just what good television is about.
I've given up on watching any of the shows on TV. They all suck and make me sick with the lies (the only one I saw today said X-Flight was the only flyer to have double barrel-rolls * cough* Batwing). Besides, they all basically use the same footage and most are only focused on one or two of the overshown parks (SFMM and CP). For once, I wish they would go to some of the smaller parks like Wonderland, Magic Springs, Indiana Beach, Lake Winnie and so on. Oh well... I always have my 4 1/2 gigas of videos saved on my computer to watch. ;)
Hopefully they'll learn in the 2nd installment to not even make a 2nd installment because that show was downright lame & stupid.
All together this years TCS (thrills,chills& spills) lineup wasn't all that great(mostly reruns) but I did enjoy watching making of a coaster though.
I think this year's poor lineup was the result of fewer new rides/coasters being built in the US since last year's Extreme rides show was taped,which is why there was no extreme rides 2003 this year,however discovery doesn't have to film the shows at SF parks when they can always film at any of the paramount or CF parks withthe exception b ein CP or KBF.
Let's hope for a better lineup of shows for 04's thrills.chills & spills,we just might get better results by then.
The "Put to the Test" show was watchable...barely. I made it though, mostly because it was the only new show this year. I did get the feeling that it was an extended commercial for "SCREAM!" in a roundabout sort of way.
The problem with the older shows (other than I"ve seen them a gaxzillion times) is that the info is dated. The amusement industry moves about as fast as any and a show that's even one year old can be outdated. It just annoys people who take it seriously and misinforms those who don't.
The Shy One said:
They all suck and make me sick with the lies (the only one I saw today said X-Flight was the only flyer to have double barrel-rolls * cough* Batwing).
See what I mean about the effects outdated info has on enthusiasts? ;)
EDIT - As one who is highly skilled in the fine art of profanity, I forgot to give props to Petie and Crystal for the string of profanities on X. Beautiful! :)