Lost ended...ho hum

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  1. Hugh Jackes

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    This short (3-episode) reality game show ended last night. I liked the first episode, though it had a lot of promise. Three tow-man teams (plus a cameraman) were deposited somewhere in the world and had to find their way back to the Statue of Liberty. In this premiere contest, they were dumped in outer Mongolia.
    Anyway, the final two episodes featured two things: the teams getting whiny and pissy, and the woman on the team that ultimately won seeming to c**k tease every man she met for $$ to pay for their travel.
    Watching this thing made it perfectly clear that these type of reality games absolutely require tight, skillful editing to work. Despite the controversy over restaging events with stand-ins, Survivor clearly is the best edited of these shows. That's why that one is the king.
    I don't seen any need for the producers to make another game. I certainly won't watch it.
     
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    Apparently "Lost" is a whole season of three-episode races. If you get a bunch of contestants you don't like, you only have to wait a max of three weeks before you get another batch.
    That said, "The Amazing Race" has it all over "Lost". It's a far more interesting show...
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    I decided that if I want to watch Lost I can catch the reruns on the Travel Channel.
    Amazing Race is so much better! I watch it and tape West Wing. I think of all the reality shows I've seen, this one seems like it would be the most fun to play, and the farest (no one gets voted off, you just need to not be last in each leg of the race to survive).
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    Something about americans in poor countries begging for money so they can win a contest and get $100,000 is a little unsettling to me.
    I thought the premise was good. Dump them in the middle of nowhere and see if they can get back with little to no help. It just didn't translate into entertaining television.
    Amazing Race has me hooked though.
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    Saw the first episode of Amazing Race and wasn't really satisfied. NBC and CBS seem to be making all their reality shows (besides Survivor) seem too professional and less real. They look like TV shows instead of a bunch of real people.
    Fox, on the other hand, shows how real (and stupid) people are. I mean, come on, the people on Temptation Island and Love Cruise are STUPID! But, its entertaining because they are so stupid.
    ABC has done pretty good. The Mole was a really good show and The Mole 2's first episode was REALLY good (how many other reality shows destroy all its contestants' belongings after one day in a huge fire?).
    Survivor really does have the best editing. I still love the opening to the first season.
     

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