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Top Shot ALL STARS (Season 5) - Entire Season

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, May 22, 2013.

  1. May 30, 2013 #21 of 116
    nmiller855

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    I like that they didn't bring that poor sport coach back. I have a mental block when it comes go his name.
    I will enjoy watching these contestants. I recorded it but haven't watched it yet.
     
  2. May 31, 2013 #22 of 116
    RonDawg

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    The single biggest improvement in the show. It's the way it should have been all along.

    A bit of hypocrisy from some of the contestants though who said this is the way it should have been, rather than the Nomination Range. A few of them, Gunny especially, was very much part of cliques in their respective series that conspired to get rid of the "unpopular" people regardless of skill level.

    That was Adam, and his comment was referring to Kelly Bachand, even though the "current calibre" of people (or whatever BS he mentioned) he claims would likely prevent that from happening. Kelly himself has admitted that perhaps he was a bit immature during the filming of Season 1; clearly he's more grown up more than Adam since that series.

    That was Jake (Season 3) and I seriously, seriously doubt he'll ever come back. He's got way too much pride, and IIRC the reason he quit was because they dared voted him into elimination. I'm surprised he even appeared in the Season recap, where he came across as being even more mentally unbalanced.
     
  3. May 31, 2013 #23 of 116
    gschrock

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    I've got mixed feelings about the "Proving Ground" for deciding the bottom two to go to the challenge. I like that it's not the voting, but at the same time, this very much favors those that are pistol shooters. Anyone that their specialty is more in the rifles, that's a disadvantage for them. The rest of the competition the gun type changes enough that it evens out some of the disparity there, but for it to always be a pistol for that part seems a bit tough.
     
  4. May 31, 2013 #24 of 116
    Ment

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    Why would it always be pistol, they could use cross-bow, throwing knife, blowgun or other short distance weapons for a challenge.
     
  5. May 31, 2013 #25 of 116
    JLucPicard

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    I would think that any of these for whom pistol is not their 'specialty', but is going onto the show to compete would at least practice the crap out of it to be able to succeed. I would think someone at that skill level could get good enough. The one area I'll take a step back on that is it didn't seem like they were all aware of that aspect before they got there. A lot different just shooting at a target with someone's name on it than actually shooting a 'closest to dead center' deal with a pistol.

    That's just one man's opinion, though.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 #26 of 116
    sieglinde

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    I prefer skill based reality shows with minimal politics. The pace was fast and they made a sport where there is not a lot of visible action into something interesting. I thought the excessive explosions in the grenade launcher competition was a nice touch even though the rounds were obviously inert.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2013 #27 of 116
    ClutchBrake

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    The problem with that is all the smoke. It can hide your next target, or as seen last year or the year before, your opponent's.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2013 #28 of 116
    sieglinde

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    But to me that was a part of the challenge
     
  9. Jun 2, 2013 #29 of 116
    ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Depending on the wind it isn't fair though. Previously when we've seen this challenge the wind was blowing left to right. This was HUGE advantage to the guy on the left. As soon as his target exploded the wind took the smoke away... and covered his opponent's targets. Not fair play.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2013 #30 of 116
    JLucPicard

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    Ya, but you have to remeber it was Littlejohn shooting, so I'm not really sure how much the smoke had to do with it! LOL


    (But, yes, I do understand it's quite a disadvantage to no be able to see your targets. ;))
     
  11. Jun 2, 2013 #31 of 116
    madscientist

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    In previous attempts with this weapon the smoke seemed to play a part. In this one, unless they did some judicial editing, I didn't see Littlejohn's targets obscured by smoke at all.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2013 #32 of 116
    gschrock

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    We'll obviously see after future episodes, but the way Colby was talking it definitely sounded like this would be the weapon for all of them.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2013 #33 of 116
    Tivortex

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    I'm glad the series is back, I'd heard somewhere it was cancelled.

    I really like the format tweeks. They provide more focus on the main event, shooting.

    Looks to be a good season.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2013 #34 of 116
    Amnesia

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    ...or they could use a rifle!
     
  15. Jun 6, 2013 #35 of 116
    Ment

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    For a short distance target? Might as well put a scope on it for these guys. :)
     
  16. Jun 6, 2013 #36 of 116
    RonDawg

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    All of the contestants here made it to Green Team status, so while not necessarily "All-Stars", the "Best of the Best" moniker that Colby likes to mention does seem to fit.

    I noticed that Seasons 2 and 3 are each underrepresented by one person, and the other two seasons have an extra person to make up for it. I'm wondering if it's because the middle seasons had more than one person from their Green team unwilling/unable to attend this time around, and/or certain ones were specifically left off the invitation list?

    At one point last season, that was the fear as History Channel had not yet decided on renewal even though it was getting close to the final episode. Colby had asked the show's fans to urge History Channel to renew it.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2013 #37 of 116
    jeff92k7

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    Okay...this may have been discussed in an earlier season thread, but...

    What's with all the backpacks the contestants carry around. They don't carry the firearms around. They probably do carry their own eyes and ears, but they wouldn't need a big backpack for those small things. So what gives? What's in the backpacks that always look full.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2013 #38 of 116
    Unbeliever

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    Water, food, sunscreen, books, spare shirts (for the 'confessional' filiming), hats, etc.

    --Carlos V.
     
  19. Jun 6, 2013 #39 of 116
    Ment

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    I would imagine there is quite alot of free time in-between setting up targets and practice rounds. Do they do the reaction interviews on site or back at the house.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2013 #40 of 116
    RonDawg

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    Also for contestants involved in the elimination competition, they have to pack up everything, as the loser doesn't get to go back into the house.
     

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