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Old 06-23-11, 05:12 PM
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Expedition Impossible -- New ABC Reality Show -- Season One Thread



From ABC's website:

Are you ready for an adventure of epic proportions? Then brace yourself for Expedition Impossible. 13 three-person teams find themselves racing across vast deserts, over snow-capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled Kingdom of Morocco.

Each week, a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of life in the wilds, or will they find a way to work together to complete their incredible journey?

After 10 stunning legs of competition filled with drama, laughs and memorable characters, one team will cross the finish line to claim victory. Each winning team member gets $50,000 (that's $150,000 total for the team) as well a new Ford Explorer.
Mark Burnett is Exec. Producer

Links to the teams can be found here.
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Re: Expedition Impossible -- New ABC Reality Show -- Season One Thread

I was going to watch this but all those "we're in the sahara, yo" soundbites grated on my nerves.
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Re: Expedition Impossible -- New ABC Reality Show -- Season One Thread

nice, when was the try out for it? I want to try out for the show. it's like the amazing race meets survivors.
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Re: Expedition Impossible -- New ABC Reality Show -- Season One Thread

I love reality competition shows like The Amazing Race. So hopefully this one will be good too. It helps that Burnett is producing it.
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This thing looks brutal so far.
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Re: Expedition Impossible -- New ABC Reality Show -- Season One Thread

Aside from being a direct ripoff of the Amazing Race. It also reminded me of the reality series "Lost" from 2001.
I like how the "country boys" were talking all kinds of shit and the one guy could barely make it up the sand dune which was just the 1st obstacle.
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I don't like how in the water challenge only one team figured it out and all the other teams just got their water from the same hole. They should have covered it up after they left or at least made each team have to dig their own hole.
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Did the black guy from the Country Boys team remind anyone else of Bubba from Forrest Gump?
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was it any good? how did it compare with a-race?
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Re: Expedition Impossible -- New ABC Reality Show -- Season One Thread

Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
Aside from being a direct ripoff of the Amazing Race. It also reminded me of the reality series "Lost" from 2001.
I like how the "country boys" were talking all kinds of shit and the one guy could barely make it up the sand dune which was just the 1st obstacle.
I remember that show Lost, get me outta here. Beside the hippies, i don't think any teams have hike or backpacking in their life, specially team latin persuasion.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
It helps that Burnett is producing it.
No, it really doesn't.
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Re: Expedition Impossible -- New ABC Reality Show -- Season One Thread

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post
was it any good? how did it compare with a-race?
Its basically the exact same show sans the taxi's and Airline travel. If you like A.R. you'll probably like this.

Originally Posted by the_dude8 View Post
I remember that show Lost, get me outta here. Beside the hippies, i don't think any teams have hike or backpacking in their life, specially team latin persuasion.
We might be 2 of the 3 people in America who actually watched that show. The Gypsies look like the sleepers to win it all. They seemed to handle the physical challenges effortlessly.
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I panned through it. I like the AR but didn't care for this. Maybe because it's too close to it but not as good and feels even more contrived than AR. I doubt I'll watch any more of it.
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"Ugly Americans on Tour"

Even worse than Amazing Race or Survivor. I'm surprised they just didn't name the groups by race, creed, sexual orientation, etc... I mean they already had The Latinas, The Flaming Homos wouldn't be such a big leap.
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I finally got to this tonight and the pacing of the show is just brutal. I kept staring at the clock while watching it. Riding camels and slowly slogging through the sand didn't help at all. It's pretty much a blatant ripoff of the Amazing Race with no planes or taxis and a much less frenetic pace.

That Latin Persuasion team was just awful. I don't think I could have stood listening to them talk in another episode. at the chick on that team wearing the party dress and dark stockings in the middle of 105 degree heat.

The teams are pretty much every single stereotype you could think of. 2 gay guys and their female friend, 3 blondes, 3 hillbilllies from the South, 3 obnoxious Latina chicks, 3 jocks, etc etc.

I looked up Akbar from the football players team and he pretty much had a unimpressive 3 year NFL career.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/...QBhkfZ52j.uLYF

I'm not counting on it, but hopefully the pacing of the show improves.

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I liked it. I see it as a cross between TAR and EcoChallenge. Much more physical than TAR. Burnett held an EcoChallenge in Morocco and it looks like they are covering some of the same ground and doing easier versions of the challenges.
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Originally Posted by the_dude8 View Post
i don't think any teams have hike or backpacking in their life, specially team latin persuasion.
blind dude from the blind dude team climbed Everest but is gay!!!
I mean gay. I mean blind.
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I'm guessing a bunch of 8 year olds named the teams. "Latin Persuasion", "Mom's Army", etc? Veeeery clever.
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Wow....I love AR but gave up on this one after the first ep. Checking back, it looks like everyone else did too?
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I've been watching, but it's more of a background show. It's pretty good, but doesn't have the energy of Amazing Race.
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Yea I watch this while working out. Ive been wondering is that gay dude that theyre ALWAYS talking too famous? He looks familiar and damn do they love giving him screen time.
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This show's improved the last few weeks; this past episode was really good. No Limits has gotten lucky lately, but they're real troopers.

I hope those cops aren't detectives. Not looking in the vase for directions? Amazingly stupid.
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So, this did air tonight? For some reason my ABC station decided to not air any of the regular ABC lineup and aired a 4x3 up-convert of the movie "Thirteen Days" instead. Can't seem to find any mention as to why and when they'll air the expected shows.
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We tried to like this, we might have even made it 4 or 5 episodes in. Not that we were really like it much. Then we forgot about it, my wife has not even asked me about it, and it wasn't until this thread that I remembered it was still probably on.

So who won? Does this have any chance of being a summer reality show next year? I wouldn't think so. Some of those TBS shows like the one where someone "married" an Aussie at the end and that Gilligan's Island show were more entertaining than this.

Funny thing is that these people were doing some incredible things, but for whatever reasons, it was not translated into entertaining tv.
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The finale is next week.

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