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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by RonDawg, Jan 17, 2011.
Yeah, the popularity contest part is BEYOND stupid!
I agree, bad decision to go that route this year.
No love loss seing Ashley go. He was a complete a-hole to Jamie in the kitchen and karma bit him in the ass.
Guy's was a boner bag.
The person who wins each competition has "immunity" from being voted into elimination.
I too hate this modified format.
I have only been watching the practices and elimination challenges this year. Don't care for the reality show stuff. That being said, based on the comments here I decided to watch a few snippets of the reality part the last couple of weeks. Holy cow, what a bunch of dirtbags. George and Ashley in particular.
Perhaps Jamie is a really bad guy and I simply don't know it because I haven't watched, but if not, George and Ashley should be ashamed of themselves. What an embarrassment to themselves and their military brothers/sisters.
Also, the popularity contest angle is retarded on the part of the producers. This Top Shot, not most popular shot. The worst performers should be up for elimination. Anything else is just ridiculous.
Finally, the 1,000 yard shot challenge... What a great way to ruin an awesome challenge. It should have been least shots. George may be a tool but that was a phenomenal shot. That's the sign of a true marksman to me. He did a great job of gathering all the information he could from the guys ahead of him then made the final calculations when it came time for him to shoot. 1 shot 1 kill in 30 seconds is a hell of a lot more impressive than 3 shots 1 kill in 26 or 30 seconds.
Yeah if they were shooting at a real target, the target would have been gone after the first shot.
Lots of our questions are answered in this interview Caleb (season 1) gave to Jay (season 2)
Thought I'd throw this out there as some of you might be interested.
Someone else in this thread pointed out that the 50-cal they were shooting would be used on materiel targets as opposed to people, so the target would be unlikely to run off.
But I agree that there should have been some kind of per-shot penalty.
They should have made it a combo of the time and the amount of shots. Maybe add 5 seconds for each missed shot or something like that. They also should have not had all the contestants watching each other shoot. The way they did that challenge the first person to go was at a major disadvantage over the ones who shot later.
I agree with that. They should do it like the challenges at the end. If you haven't competed yet you are sequestered. Would be fairer to everyone.
I don't recall there being any rule changes from last season to this season. In the team challenges, they really couldn't objectively judge the worst since it was a side by side challenge.
After watching a couple of the guys run the first challenge this week it was kind of obvious to me that Jamie would win it. He's a Navy Rescue Swimmer. He is usually either shooting from a boat or a helicopter. Neither are all that stable.
IIRC, in the first season, once they went from teams to all the shooters competing as individuals, they no longer had voting for the elimination round. All eliminations from that point forward were determined by the challenges.
You weren't shooting to win immunity, you were shooting not to get eliminated.
Hmm what about they vote for one guy to go to elimination and the other guy is determined by performance? Probably wouldn't eliminate the personality drama of this season.
I think an email to the producers are in order. Great idea!
No you aren't misinterpreting anything. Jaime is to Season 2 what Kelly was to Season 1: the one everybody wants to pick on, for the most lame reasons. Kelly was due to perceived "immaturity" (never mind his detractors were acting even more childish) and Jaime because some feel he's being secretive and misleading about his Navy career.
Yet George is the one whom many current and ex-military feel is the one who is pumping up his resume. Those same folks are also quite embarrassed about the behavior of all the military-experienced members of Season 2, but in particular George.
George and Ashley and their fanboys/girls of course try to make excuses that "creative editing" is to blame. Creative editing does not create what does not exist. Creative editing does not make George say "F___ You" when asked about Jaime winning against Jay, and does not make Ashley totally blow off Jaime when saying his goodbyes to the remaining competitors.
Once they go to equal footing competition (no more teams) than elimination should be based solely on performance in the competition. Worst 2 performers go to the elimination challenge.
It's /supposed/ to be free-for-all at that point, so why have the vote for elimination? All it does is introduce personality drama that is much better left on the cutting room floor.
BTW if you do not want your viewing spoiled, DO NOT visit the Top Shot entry on Wikipedia:
There are only two episodes left, and we still have to put up with one more episode of possible George Reinas d-baggery. Only on the 12th and final episode will the final 4 contestants be eliminated solely on performance.
Well I'm disappointed that Jamie didn't survive his fourth elimination challenge. But with his only-average performance on the suspended-shooting challenge, I can't say that him being voted in was totally unfair.
George's anxiety over the challenge was picked up by Colby, and Jaime was looking forward to the challenge. Yet it was George who kicked Jaime's (and everybody else's) butt. So I do have to congratulate George for a job well done, but I still think he's a d-bag.
Unlike Season 1, I'm not rooting for anybody in the Final Four in particular. If anything I'm hoping it's "anybody but George."
I just hope that the producers go back to the old way and make elimination purely performance-based once they go to green shirts (and pick a different vendor for the green fleece sweaters...BLECH!). And that they pick people based upon how they shoot, and now necessarily how they interact, good, bad, or indifferent.
Supposedly ratings dropped a bit after the episode where Jay and Jamie were both sent to elimination "because they didn't fit in" so hopefully the producers will take note that d-bag-manship is something not wanted with Top Shot's target audience (pun intended).
George still annoys me especially his whining about the rickety contraption. Obviously it didn't bother him too much since he won.