Sunday, January 6, 2008

American Gladiators fails to deliver... again!

I mentioned in another post a little while back that I thought it was sad that NBC was resorting to reviving American Gladiators now that we are still in the midst of the WGA writers' strike. In the weeks since, I was starting to warm up a little to the idea when it was announced that Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali would be hosts. I thought that perhaps this would being viewers in and maybe even make it more interesting. Well, now that I've actually sat through the season premiere, I am requesting those two hours of my life back. It was the same tired idea that failed to deliver a couple decades ago. It was a novelty back then, but even the star host couldn't make this any better than it what it is, a replacement show. And while many of the competitors talked about coming back "next season," I've got some news... unless that's next week, I really doubt this show will see a run of over a couple months and that's being generous. Sorry Hulkster!


rel=nofollowT. said...

It lasted many seasons back in the day and was insanely popular, so I don't know if its fair to say the idea couldn't deliver back then.

rel=nofollowfwidman said...

I agree, even the great Hulkster cannot save this program. I can only hope and pray the darned strike ends soon, as the networks are really beginning to suck as far as their programs go. Even more than they already did LOL