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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006, 09:46:04 am »
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.

That's my point: I think that's why it's so funny. The part where Major Victory got all emotional after his personal hero was voted off? With a soft, wispy "Hey..." I nearly fell over, it was so awesome.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006, 01:34:15 pm »
They really laid the cheese on heavy last week. With the whole self sacrifice scenario and the arguments, and Fat Momma's reaction to Tyveculus getting kicked. I love Major Victory. The only thing that somewhat sucks is all the people I actually liked got booted early.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2006, 01:59:27 pm »
I'm sorry, but the moment Major Victory gets kicked off I will seriously consider dropping the show. He's awesome. So wrong in so many ways, yet completely ... I don't know ... perfect as a superhero. Makes me think he belongs in a Tick episode. He's that perfect.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2006, 02:28:28 pm »
I think he's got a pretty good chance to make it to the end. Out of all of 'em he really does seem the best suited to win. Feedback could give him a run for his money though.
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2006, 07:38:49 am »
So yeah, the newest episode of this show kind of ticked me off. Lemuria got kicked out!? She had the hardest friggin' challenge of all! How the hell do you convince someone to let you sit in their lap? The moment they said she was having to try and do that with a female prisoner, I knew she was dead. A guy would have been easy with her build, but ... just seems a bit unfair. That said, I wouldn't have been happy either way Stan went. If he'd have chosen the other person up to go, I would've been angry as well. So, whatever.

And I'm starting to think that when they say 'Scripted by,' I think they're referring to Stan's comments and the NPCs (for lack of a better term). I could definitely see that. Also, it would be nice to know how long they've all been staying together as their emotional responses whenever one of them gets kicked seem a bit melodramatic given that it feels like they've been together all of five days.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2006, 01:12:05 pm »
And I'm starting to think that when they say 'Scripted by,' I think they're referring to Stan's comments and the NPCs (for lack of a better term).

That's my impression too. All reality shows are scripted to a point. They are also all heavily edited and arranged to maximize the cinematic quality of the show which would account for it's staged feeling. And the contestants are supposedly ordinary people who are acting like superheroes. I find that a more plausible explanation for the bad acting.

As for the melodrama, when you're thrown into foreign situation alone, you bond fast with the people around you. People who've spent alot of time backpacking will know what I mean. You might end up travelling with a person you've just met for 2 or 3 days in which time you're essentially living together. And it's sad when you part ways knowing that the chances of seeing that person ever again are slim to none.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2006, 01:35:53 pm »
As for the melodrama, when you're thrown into foreign situation alone, you bond fast with the people around you. People who've spent alot of time backpacking will know what I mean. You might end up travelling with a person you've just met for 2 or 3 days in which time you're essentially living together. And it's sad when you part ways knowing that the chances of seeing that person ever again are slim to none.

I lived in Japan without knowing a word of the language for a year and after seven months there living with a Japanese family (that was mildly abusive), I finally found a place with two other Westerners. And we became very close, but that still took a period of time well beyond what seems like days for these people.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2006, 02:50:23 pm »
So yeah, the newest episode of this show kind of ticked me off. Lemuria got kicked out!? She had the hardest friggin' challenge of all! How the hell do you convince someone to let you sit in their lap? The moment they said she was having to try and do that with a female prisoner, I knew she was dead. A guy would have been easy with her build, but ... just seems a bit unfair. That said, I wouldn't have been happy either way Stan went. If he'd have chosen the other person up to go, I would've been angry as well. So, whatever.

And I'm starting to think that when they say 'Scripted by,' I think they're referring to Stan's comments and the NPCs (for lack of a better term). I could definitely see that. Also, it would be nice to know how long they've all been staying together as their emotional responses whenever one of them gets kicked seem a bit melodramatic given that it feels like they've been together all of five days.

It's a conspiracy to elimate all the T&A! And they succeeded. First it was Cell Phone Girl. Then Monkey Woman, Creature, and now Lemuria. Seriously though, I'd agree she had a nearly impossible task. I think a lot of the reasons for eliminating someone have been kind of lame. Also am I the only who finds it funny every time Stan starts lecturing Major Victory on stripping while he has that portrait of Stripperella right behind him?
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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2006, 12:11:25 pm »
It's a conspiracy to elimate all the T&A! And they succeeded. First it was Cell Phone Girl. Then Monkey Woman, Creature, and now Lemuria. Seriously though, I'd agree she had a nearly impossible task. I think a lot of the reasons for eliminating someone have been kind of lame.

If I were Stan, I would've given her credit for at least attempting such an insanely hard challenge. But then, I think she took that one because she assumed she'd get a male felon -- in which case, there's no way he wouldn't have let her sit on his lap. :)

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2006, 01:19:38 pm »
From teh begining my Vote was Feedback, not seeing the show, just on the overall look and info.  Then the first episode I was rooting for Major Victory.  So I hope Fat Momma gets kicked off next episode.  I assume from now ont here will be only one elimination per show, as there are only two left.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2006, 11:53:08 am »
wel i gues i cant see it...i dont live in america...

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2006, 08:31:46 am »
Okay, so ... newest episode conversation time ...

That blew. So let me get this straight: You've told the superheroes that a dangerous criminal is in the area and innocent lives are in jeopardy, and one spends nearly an hour scamming food off people while another takes a significantly long period of time to pick up a penny because he wants to be polite. I'm sorry, but huh??

As much as I would have felt bad for him, Feedback should have been gone. A superhero needs to prioritize. I can think of hundreds of times when Spider-Man did things that were rude for the sake of being expedient.

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2006, 01:31:22 pm »
Get out your decoder rings kids.
That's exactly why everyone was surprised when they eliminated Major Victory. I was aghast. My roommate too, made the Spider-man comparison. Superheroes can be funny!

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2006, 08:06:56 pm »
Feedback for the win!

Fat Momma for the lose.

Major Victory had the best cover though

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Re: Who wants to be a Superhero?
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2006, 09:22:37 pm »
I thought the covers in general were pretty uninspired.

I must admit, I'm really looking forward to reading the final product AND watching the scifi original movie. I just hope they are as hilarious as the show.