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Who wants to be a Superhero?
« on: July 30, 2006, 01:35:16 am »
Normally, I HATE EXECRATE reality shows, but I found this one, flipping through the channels, on BRAVO (apparently re-aired from Sci-Fi.) I thoroughly enjoyed it. The people are so insane it has to be fake, but I don't care it's hysterical.

http://www.scifi.com/superhero/

Check it out true believer!

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006, 06:40:21 am »
Saw the first episode when it premiered on Sci-fi. Going to keep watching because it's friggin' funny and completely absurd. And because Cell Phone Girl is hot. Diggin' those fishnets. I predict a "Who wants to be a supervillain?" spinoff.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 08:51:29 am »
*Spoiler*



I liked Nitro G. I'm a little upset Stan got rid of him.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006, 09:57:57 am »
I haven't seen the show, and I probably never will, but I'm rooting for Fat Momma because she's fighting for "The Children".
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2006, 01:55:42 pm »
I wish I could watch this, it looks hilarious.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 10:10:07 am »
I feel so guilty for enjoying a show this excruciatingly bad. I can't help it though; they all seem to take it so seriously, particularly Stan "The Man" Lee. Jesus, that guy makes me laugh. Also, I tend to prefer Lemuria to Cell-Phone Girl.

Favorite Superhero Thus Far: Major Victory.
I'm sorry, he's lame -- but the way he behaves makes me laugh so friggin' hard.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2006, 01:58:04 pm »
Lemuria's nice too, but I've got a weak spot for fishnets. I like Major Victory too, the guy really seems to have the whole cheesy superhero thing down. I don't know which is funnier, the thought that he's playing it up on purpose or that he really believes he should act and behave that way.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 12:58:06 pm »
I'm rooting for either Major Victory or Feedback.


And a small spoiler.  They shoulda kicked off Iron Enforcer.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2006, 12:39:33 pm »
They should [have] kicked off Iron Enforcer.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2006, 09:28:17 pm »
ok, i've seen episode 2, and it's oh so obviously faked, or at least the iron enforcer is.  looking back, it's clear he was always meant to be the adversary.  still it was fun to watch monkey girl get mauled by dogs for ten F***ing minutes, and then for feedback to get his "look what you DID!!" moment out of left field, and yet totally deserved.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2006, 06:31:12 am »
ok, i've seen episode 2, and it's oh so obviously faked, or at least the iron enforcer is.  looking back, it's clear he was always meant to be the adversary.  still it was fun to watch monkey girl get mauled by dogs for ten F***ing minutes, and then for feedback to get his "look what you DID!!" moment out of left field, and yet totally deserved.

Oh it's totally fake, but it's still absolutely hilarious.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2006, 12:32:25 pm »
First three episodes tonight(Aug. 10) starting at 7e/6c, on SciFi. Good time to play catchup.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 08:48:18 am »
In the credits it says "scripted"  8)
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2006, 01:42:28 pm »
In the credits it says "scripted" 8)

I don't care. It's still too funny to bypass. :) That seems to be the only way I can enjoy 'reality shows' is when they just admit they're fake and move on.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2006, 04:08:55 pm »
In the credits it says "scripted"  8)

I don't care. It's still too funny to bypass. :) That seems to be the only way I can enjoy 'reality shows' is when they just admit they're fake and move on.

Don't need the credits to tell you it's scripted. Not only are they all probably actors, but they're all bad actors. Doesn't make it any less funny though.
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