Y'all know I'm a big ANW fan, so I had to try this. And... it's no ANW. From wiki: The Titan Games is a sports competition series of 10 episodes, which premiered on NBC on January 3, 2019. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the show features people from across the United States competing in endurance-based mental and physical challenges of "epic proportions" to be named Titans; the sixteen Titans will compete to be named Titan Champions, one male and one female. The show is marketed with the tagline "Titans aren't born, They're Made." I thought it was slow, boring, more boring, and so full of platitudes I thought my brain would spontaneously combust. "They're gonna have to dig deep to win this one." Said a thousand times, in a thousand different ways. "We'll see who wants it the most." We've joked about how you can watch an hour long ANW in 15 minutes. I just watched the two hour premiere in 25 minutes. And that's after watching the entire first segment, contestant backgrounds and all, just to see what the format was like. I timed one: they went to commercial break at :18, the next commercial break was at :28. There was a 22 second challenge. Twenty-two seconds of actual Titan Games in ten minutes! The rest was commercials, background segments, and inane ramblings from "DJ" and the other hosts. From a production standpoint, they made it very difficult to see how the competitors were actually doing, head to head. With a few exceptions, they usually showed just one or the other, not both, so you couldn't see how they stacked up against each other. I really wanted to like this. I like Dwayne Johnson, and I like physical challenge reality shows. But I thought this was boring, and poorly thought out. I won't be back. But hey, that's me. What did YOU think?