Yes, Wipeout is a great song (unlike some OTHER songs by The Surfaris I know), but it's also a very entertaining television show. For those of you who haven't heard about it yet, you obviously haven't talked to me in the past week (or you don't have unlimited text - I tend to text a lot and I don't want to give you extra charges). Wipeout is a new show on ABC that airs on Tuesday nights (at 7:00 MST) and, I have to say, I really enjoy it. It's great! Now, I know what you're thinking, "A great show? On ABC? During the summer? Give me a break!". . . .O, ye of little faith!The premise of the show is very simple: it's a game show where contestants go through an obstacle course to win $50,000. But while the drama of who's going to win is enjoyable, the real reason to watch the show is for the. . .well. . .wipeouts.
The show reminds me a lot of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC) where crazy Japanese contestants practically killed themselves for who knows what kind of prize. I'm happy to see that Americans have finally reached that level of entertainment.
Granted there have only been two episodes so far (you can see full episodes online at abc.com) so I may be jumping the gun on this, but I've seen the first episode over five (5) times and I still laugh and cringe each time I see it.
It's this kind of entertainment that keeps me indoors during the summer. Well done ABC, well done.
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