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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.51
Well, I'm with you - nothing worth really talking about...and yet here I am starting a thread again hoping somebody somewhere sees something in this show and can tell me why I keep watching it.

...that is, above and beyond the fact that I'm too lazy to change the channel when RAW is over.

I guess I'm just some kinda CRAZY television viewer who finds people whining about their shoulder for an entire hour - yes - kinda BORING.

Wait, so Rashad loses the swimming pool event for his team? In these culturally enlightened times, I will forego the comment about perpetuating the racial stereotype - aw, shit

At least Dana White (starring as Dana White) managed to keep himself mostly out of this episode, I guess

Man, that Luke is OUT THERE. You hear what I'm saying? He's really, really....out there. LUKE - OUT THERE

OH NO THE HOUSE IS DIRTY

Can ANY of this be going ANYWHERE? Is there ANY hope the viewer will be rewarded for their continued support of this show? Will I stop asking ANY ol' question with ANY in all capital letters in a vain attempt to punch it up? Heh heh, I said "punch" and it's a TUF thread. BOOOOOOM YOU'RE GONNA GET KNOCKED OUT




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.15
I don't know, I was entertained. Before the fight itself, I was thinking Brad looked like he could knock someone's head off with those punches and Rob, despite the complaining about the shoulder, did suck it up and went out there and looked pretty good, even going so far as completely tearing out his shoulder.

From the looks of next week's preview, the line of thinking that Rashad's mental state would make him a good target, Matt is gunning for Jorge, which doesn't sit well with me. Maybe I'll feel differently when I see it, but I don't see the trainers needing to try to psyche out the trainees, even if it is a competition.

Oh yeah, and John Cena entered the house. He's a marked man since the WW's are up for elimination next week.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.88
Maybe I'll remember to catch the replay.

As Reality TV goes, this is formula Reality TV,
right down to a second season of lame challenges.
The team concept is still a mystery. If members
get swapped to restock the losing team then the
concept means nothing, just like last season, but
maybe since the producers are just lifting stuff
from other shows they will suddenly swap half the
teams, stabbing the coaches in the back. Who knows?

As MMA/UFC goes, free fights are nice, but they
aren't necessarily good fights as most of these
guys are still very limited by UFC standards.
Also Reality TV dominates the hour, so someone
only in it for the fights can tune in for the
last twenty minutes or read the spoilers and
catch the fights on replay.

What I'm saying is that I'm not sure this show is
doing a good job of appealing to either group now
that the novelty has worn off. I'd rather watch
another season of Rocco DiSpirito humiliating
himself and I'd rather catch UFC specials on FSN.

Frank

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.09
    Originally posted by Boston Idol
    As Reality TV goes, this is formula Reality TV, right down to a second season of lame challenges. The team concept is still a mystery. If members get swapped to restock the losing team then the concept means nothing, just like last season, but maybe since the producers are just lifting stuff from other shows they will suddenly swap half the teams, stabbing the coaches in the back. Who knows?


That was one of the things I was wondering myself. When one of the other fighters was discussing how the loss of Josh could hurt their team, I scratched my head. Why would he even care? Just from the way the game's set up, it doesn't seem like a team member exiting makes a lick of difference to another person on the team or has any effect on the team as a whole.

    Originally posted by Boston Idol
    As MMA/UFC goes, free fights are nice, but they aren't necessarily good fights as most of these guys are still very limited by UFC standards. Also Reality TV dominates the hour, so someone only in it for the fights can tune in for the last twenty minutes or read the spoilers and catch the fights on replay.

    What I'm saying is that I'm not sure this show is doing a good job of appealing to either group now that the novelty has worn off. I'd rather watch another season of Rocco DiSpirito humiliating himself and I'd rather catch UFC specials on FSN.


Bingo. This is the first episode of the season that I caught. It's not even that it's formulaic reality TV, but that it tries to be formulaic reality TV and fails in that regard ("the other team doesn't clean," "he's weird," etcetera). The people this should be targeting are not just the MMA fans, but the larger audience out there that isn't as familiar with the product but still wants to see the fights. This was the first episode I've caught, and all in all I have to say that they failed to keep my attention (actually they lost me after the first half-hour).




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
Meltzer reported a 1.5 rating for Monday's show.
I'm with CRZ in thinking that TUF/UFC shouldn't
be seen as a major threat to the WWE on Mondays.

Frank
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