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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. Jul 19, 2013 #81 of 116
    JoBeth66

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    Very much agreed. Kelly impressed me first season, and he's impressed me even more this season. The kid is just /good/.

    I'm loving the drama free proving ground as opposed to the 'nomination range'. For this type of show, it makes sense that the poorest performer goes home. No infighting, no cliques, no BS drama. I really, really hope they keep the format.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2013 #82 of 116
    heySkippy

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    As far as I can recall, this was the first time this season there were so many house scenes. That's one of the things I've enjoyed the most this time around.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2013 #83 of 116
    Amnesia

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    I wonder if the only reason they showed those "Kelly doesn't fit in at the house" scenes was because the guy who won the challenge talked about how much he just wanted to beat Kelly and so the producers wanted to give his comment some context.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2013 #84 of 116
    pmyers

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    I disagree because the 2 challanges that got you to the elimination are based on skill, so I say "let the freak flag fly" when it comes to the elimination challange.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2013 #85 of 116
    ClutchBrake

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    I'd rather flip it then. Make the prior challenge fruity.

    You make a great point about two challenges to get there. I kinda forgot about that since there is no voting this year. :up:
     
  6. Jul 25, 2013 #86 of 116
    JLucPicard

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    Wow - I thought Kelly had a pretty decent shot to win the whole thing. I always hate when they mess up something that the mentors expressly tell them not to mess up - especially when they make a point of saying, 'I'm glad he pointed that out and I'll be sure not to mess that up'.

    I did figure he was really in trouble, though, when he pooched the proving ground shot with the pistol.
     
  7. Jul 26, 2013 #87 of 116
    pmyers

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    I can't believe Kelly pooched that pistol shot so bad.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2013 #88 of 116
    snowjay

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    None of the 3 that shot the SIG really excelled.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2013 #89 of 116
    ClutchBrake

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    I have to admit I'm less interested now that Kelly is gone.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2013 #90 of 116
    RonDawg

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    Including the guy that supposedly uses it all of the time (Chris).
     
  11. Jul 26, 2013 #91 of 116
    RonDawg

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    I was wondering if the ending was going to be the "Battle of the Second Place Finishers" with Chris and Gunny doing pretty well. But then I realized that Gary finished #3 in his season (Mike Hughes was second) and the highest-scoring Season 4 contestant still remaining is William (with Greg, Kyle and Chee already being eliminated).

    I earlier had my predictions of Kelly going to the last episode or two. But with him gone, my predictions are now:

    Chris, Gunny, and Gary, with Chris being the most consistent of them all. His first (and so far, only) performance at the Proving Ground was definitely an anomaly.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2013 #92 of 116
    sieglinde

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    It seems that people, both his fellow shooters and the audience, did not like Kelly. I think his loss will improve the show and the house
     
  13. Jul 31, 2013 #93 of 116
    ClutchBrake

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    The other competitors didn't like him because they were intimidated. Can't imagine the audience not liking him. I LOVED watching him perform.

    Granted, I don't watch the house stuff much.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2013 #94 of 116
    JLucPicard

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    Ya, I'm kind of missing where the audience not liking him is coming from.

    As for the house, I've heard comments about him being more of a loner and such, but I didn't get the impression he was doing things to alienate others in the house. Not like some in past seasons that were in people's faces, etc.

    Just :confused:
     
  15. Aug 1, 2013 #95 of 116
    RonDawg

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    I agree. Even in Season 1, where his conflicts with Bill, and later Adam, were well featured, I couldn't see why those two had a problem with Kelly. Bill and Kelly have since buried the hatchet (Bill invited Kelly over on his radio show after the season concluded) and from what Adam said about him at the end of the elimination challenge, it seems like he's buried it as well.

    I think the loner part, the fact that's he's so much younger than most of them, and perhaps the lack of commonality outside of firearms (no prior military and/or law enforcement like most of them are) might have fueled the dislike. But he wasn't the troublemaker like George or especially Jake was. And yet George has his defenders (not so much Jake).
     
  16. Aug 1, 2013 #96 of 116
    RonDawg

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    I really enjoyed this week's main challenge. Just when you thought one pair were going to be just fine (Chris and Phil) and another were going to choke completely (William and Adam), they both surprise you.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2013 #97 of 116
    snowjay

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    I dunno, Kelly rubs me the wrong way. Sure he's a good competitor but something about his "lonerness" just gets to me. It seems like he didn't even try to fit in. With all the other life experience in that house if I was his age I'd be trying to tap into that and expand my horizons.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2013 #98 of 116
    sieglinde

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    I agree. He didn't try being just friendly. Though he was not a troublemaker.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2013 #99 of 116
    JLucPicard

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    If I'm not mistaken, there was basically just the one shot of him sitting reading a book with one of the other guy's in voice over talking about him being a loner, etc.

    He could have been the nicest guy and gotten along just fine with everybody, but if that's all the producers decided to show, to support a fabricated 'tension' in the house, I just can't jump to some of the conclusions about him not trying to fit in, etc.

    He's basically a different generation, and when everybody is sitting around telling stories, sharing experiences, etc., it's natural that he'd be a fish out of water. He could be soaking in all kinds of knowledge, but at some point he'd be more like a fly on the wall and it's natural that he'd seem distant.

    I just don't buy that he's universally disliked or anything like how the producers may have been trying to portray him. But in the end, that's just my opinion. :shrug:
     
  20. Aug 6, 2013 #100 of 116
    sieglinde

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    His personality did not really play a role in this season. I hope future seasons with new shooters also don't play up personalities. Getting rid of teams and nomination rounds helped greatly.
     

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