Top Shot, Season 3

firesprite

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Anyone watching? I just caught the first episode.

I have to say I'm glad that Amanda got sent home. She clearly didn't have the chops to be there and she annoyed me from the first blurb featuring her. If you have to tell people that you're a 'badass independent woman', you're clearly not. Actions speak louder than words, sweetheart, don't tell me you're tough, SHOW me.
 
After last season, and the military guys forming a clique, then ****ting on one member who was a rescue diver...I'll pass.
 
I found it refreshing to see that they're drawing from military training methods for the challenges. Having them haul the 220 pound telephone pole-sized logs between the stations was brilliant, in my opinion!
 
I'm watching. I enjoy the challenges on the show and I just love the way they use super slow motion. Love it. I like the shots fired/hits made stat screens they do this season as well.

I don't care much for the drama they show us in the house of course, but hey, it's always fun to see what personalities rise and fall in the show. I still get a kick out of seeing Mike Seeklander on the shooting sports shows over on outdoor channel too as an instructor, and wonder how many of his students ask him about his massive failure in season 1.
 
After last season, and the military guys forming a clique, then ****ting on one member who was a rescue diver...I'll pass.

That was disgraceful, it really turned me off. I still like watching the challenges, but I am not rooting for anyone this season.
 
I saw my knife design featured again on the ending credits!! :thumbsup

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I agree about last season and them singling him out, that was BS...

I must say this about this season thus far...

What really urks me is them singling out the women right off the bat. Sure, Amanda had it coming with her self proclaimed "badass", and had nothing to show for it. The other woman(can't remember he name), she was actually doing good during the challanges, than that Jake dude comes out and may as well of said: "She's a woman and shouldn't be here in a mans competition". It was stupid, and I thought that he should of been sent to elimination instead of her. Dude is doing nothing but bossing people around(as shown in this weeks episode), kinda like that golf instructor from last season. Yes, I do notice that she didn't do as well at all on the elimination challange. I like watching the show, but I hate some of this drama. I don't have any favorites thus far, but I definately have my diliked people.
 
Why DOES THE HOST TALK LIKE THAT?

Oh and he calls the show Tup Shut.

Hahaha... You have to remember that Colby Donaldson (the host) was on Survivor twice and is desperately trying to channel his inner Jeff Probst. I actually like Colby a lot but he looks like his teeth are wired together when he talks.
 
Last season felt weird to me, because of all the BS going on with the Military/Civilian and Army/Marine/AF/Navy conflicts. It was really kind of a turn off. On the other hand, HUGE GUNS, so I'm still watching.
 
I have to totally disagree. They aren't "singling out" the women. The women this season simply aren't as strong competitors as in previous seasons. It happens. Luck of the draw or whatever you want to call it, the women just aren't up to par this time around which I think is a shame since they have done well previously.

In regard to Jake, I think he is going to either get his troops in line or completely ostracize himself. At first he annoyed me, but watching him go through the last challenge this week gave me a lot of respect for the guy. He gave it 110% unlike anyone else I saw. He still came up short but having his team put him so far behind, he did an amazing job of catching up and if nothing else, I can respect someone who puts their money where their mouth is.

At least the drama in Top Shot isn't being as poorly manufactured as it now is on Hell's Kitchen. That show has become almost unwatchable. Hope it doesn't happen here.

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What really urks me is them singling out the women right off the bat. Sure, Amanda had it coming with her self proclaimed "badass", and had nothing to show for it. The other woman(can't remember he name), she was actually doing good during the challanges, than that Jake dude comes out and may as well of said: "She's a woman and shouldn't be here in a mans competition". It was stupid, and I thought that he should of been sent to elimination instead of her. Dude is doing nothing but bossing people around(as shown in this weeks episode), kinda like that golf instructor from last season. Yes, I do notice that she didn't do as well at all on the elimination challange. I like watching the show, but I hate some of this drama. I don't have any favorites thus far, but I definately have my diliked people.
 
Last season felt weird to me, because of all the BS going on with the Military/Civilian and Army/Marine/AF/Navy conflicts. It was really kind of a turn off. On the other hand, HUGE GUNS, so I'm still watching.

Everyone seemed to get so upset about the whole comradery and shunning outsiders and yes, I understand where you are coming from, but while I wouldn't exactly endorse it, you have to see that this is what the military trains people to be like and it has its advantages. Our troops are trained to form a close and tight-knit brotherhood in which they rely on one another and look to one another and to be impregnable to outsiders. You would think that brotherhood would have extended to any military man, but it doesn't. People love to form small and exclusive cliques and the military encourages such. To me, that is all you were seeing in the show and it didn't bother me as much as it seemed to bother everyone else. I did feel bad for the Navy guy, but he also had himself to blame for making a very poor first impression that he never recovered from.
 
Everyone seemed to get so upset about the whole comradery and shunning outsiders and yes, I understand where you are coming from, but while I wouldn't exactly endorse it, you have to see that this is what the military trains people to be like and it has its advantages. Our troops are trained to form a close and tight-knit brotherhood in which they rely on one another and look to one another and to be impregnable to outsiders. You would think that brotherhood would have extended to any military man, but it doesn't. People love to form small and exclusive cliques and the military encourages such. To me, that is all you were seeing in the show and it didn't bother me as much as it seemed to bother everyone else. I did feel bad for the Navy guy, but he also had himself to blame for making a very poor first impression that he never recovered from.

I have pretty particular opinions on the impacts of military training as it pertains to social abilities outside the context of battle, but I'm also aware of the relatively high composition of military or ex-military persons on this site, so I'm happy to keep those opinions to myself.

What I really didn't like was how the show encouraged those relationships to polarize, even having Colby call them all out on it (fostering the competition to become personal), and how it kind of highlighted the player I was rooting for (Ashley) to become a dick.

I'm not saying any of the guys were bad guys - even the douchey sniper dude who's name I forget made it obvious that he threw the competition to allow the other guy, who obviously needed the money much more, a chance to win.

I suppose it's a product of editing and television marketability, but it still took away from a show that I'd rate in the top 5 of its contemporaries.
 
I just wish they did not foley the gun fire... Sounds too "Hollywood" and that bugs me bad. I want to hear the sound of a 45 colt or an AK 47 or what ever is used.


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Hahaha... You have to remember that Colby Donaldson (the host) was on Survivor twice and is desperately trying to channel his inner Jeff Probst. I actually like Colby a lot but he looks like his teeth are wired together when he talks.

Funny how he never talked with that much of a twang in all of the times that he was on Survivor, but now that he's hosting Top Shot he sounds like a good 'ol country boy all of a sudden. I like Colby too but I think he really overacts in doing his host act, he really needs to take some lessons from Jeff Probst in how to be more relaxed and act (& speak) more naturally.
 
Everyone seemed to get so upset about the whole comradery and shunning outsiders and yes, I understand where you are coming from, but while I wouldn't exactly endorse it, you have to see that this is what the military trains people to be like and it has its advantages. Our troops are trained to form a close and tight-knit brotherhood in which they rely on one another and look to one another and to be impregnable to outsiders. You would think that brotherhood would have extended to any military man, but it doesn't. People love to form small and exclusive cliques and the military encourages such. To me, that is all you were seeing in the show and it didn't bother me as much as it seemed to bother everyone else. I did feel bad for the Navy guy, but he also had himself to blame for making a very poor first impression that he never recovered from.

^ This ^

The unit I am in doesn't even play well with other members of the Army (we latch on to any appearance of weakness the comments start from there.....), and we've had bad experiences with certain members of the other services so often that it has led to a lasting bad taste in our collective mouths that gets passed on to the new kids as they grow up in the unit.

May not necesarily be right, but that's the way it is.
 
So 'On Demand' finally got off its ass and started making episodes available again so I've managed to catch up on this season and I just have one thing to say: Jake needs to go.

If I hadn't independently confirmed that he had, in fact, been a SEAL, I would never have believed it. Never in my LIFE have I encountered a special forces operator who is that much of a braggart... at least not one that lasted for any length of time, which turns out to be the case with him. He's a complete and utter ass who is doing nothing but giving the teams a bad name with his arrogant and unprofessional behavior.
 
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