Monday, May 26, 2008

American Gladiators Kind Of Rocked Tonight

There...I said it.

I caught the first hour of American Gladiators tonight and it was pretty fun. Don't confuse fun with amazing television, but it was a new way to spend the hour nonetheless.

I've made fun of the show in past but you have to commend the producers for doing their best to keep the format fresh. They introduce a new game every week and there are some new gladiators as well.

Speaking of, last year's winner Evan is now a full-time gladiator and he plays the part well. Here is Evan, now known as Rocket, taking on a grocery store owner named Toby in Vertigo.

The commentary is awful and the competitors get pretty grating but for summer TV, American Gladiators does not disappoint.