Review: The Contender 101 – 103

While Fox beat NBC to the punch with The Next Great Champ, the idea was born at NBC’s side, shelling out some 2 million bucks per ep for this Burnett/Stallone produced reality show. Besides Fox’s quicky cancellation due to bad ratings, NBC’s version didn’t come easy either. Already suffering bad press with one suicide of one of the contenders, the ratings aren’t that much to write home about either.
While I’m not a reality show watcher, I thought I’d try this one, obviously because of the hosts (Sylvester Stallone and Sugar Ray) and the high testosterone topic (boxing), even though I’m not a sports fan either. But knowing NBC, and knowing how reality show works (usually lacking any depth), it’s actually the perfect series to watch at work. If you don’t pay attention, you don’t miss that much anyways. And to really watch it, you don’t need that much attention either. A win-win situation.
As for the quality so far, it’s pretty nicely directed, and while it follows a neatly laid out plan, it’s just enough not to get bored.

One Response to “Review: The Contender 101 – 103”

  1. Albi Says:

    AT WORK???? :shock::shock::shock::shock::shock:

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