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The Swamp => Soundstage 18 => Topic started by: PhantomBPR on September 15, 2008, 03:46:54 PM

Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: PhantomBPR on September 15, 2008, 03:46:54 PM
Unfortunately, I missed a very epic moment in Nickeoldeon game show history, but what did you guys think?

Either way, you can bet I'll be watching tomorrow.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: silvermonkeypieces on September 15, 2008, 03:51:12 PM
Phantom? Missing Nickelodeon history *gasps*

At least you'll be watching tommorow!
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: PhantomBPR on September 15, 2008, 03:52:23 PM
Quote from: ""silvermonkeypieces""
Phantom? Missing Nickelodeon history *gasps*

At least you'll be watching tommorow!


12th grade is killing me!  :shock:

But worse than that, I forgot that I live in the CENTRAL timezone!  :mrgreen:
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: silvermonkeypieces on September 15, 2008, 03:54:50 PM
I did all my homework during lunch so it didn't ruin my viewing experience :)

Uh oh, yeah, I've done something similar, mixing up Nick and it's timeshift network. It sucks. I bet someone will post the episode on the internet (and it instantly being deleted of course). Maybe turbonick will have it soon for ya?
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: Nickgas-misser on September 15, 2008, 04:19:45 PM
if you have DISH NETWORK you get 2 nick Channels!
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: silvermonkeypieces on September 15, 2008, 04:23:13 PM
Plus, you have the old guts! Yay Dish! I DVR'ed it and I'm watching it again at 11:00, it was THAT good. I sound like such a dork, haha.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: Nickgas-misser on September 15, 2008, 05:14:12 PM
Quote from: ""silvermonkeypieces""
I bet someone will post the episode on the internet (and it instantly being deleted of course)

there some up now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8RAv4sEsDU (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8RAv4sEsDU)
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on September 15, 2008, 08:08:50 PM
Interesting how it's in tournament style, but I don't like how they adopted the American Gladiators-esque "point lead = head start" aspect.

It doesn't feel like GUTS at all.  It just feels like a watered-down AG instead of a new version of GUTS.  The families don't help, and "a 69 point lead"?

Bottom line:
THIS SHOW IS JUST USING THE WORDS "GUTS" AND "AGGRO CRAG" TO GET RATINGS.

EDIT - And also, I'm _really_ uncomfortable with the Aggro Crag being the only deciding factor.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: silvermonkeypieces on September 16, 2008, 03:36:35 PM
Quote from: ""Renegade Pancake""
EDIT - And also, I'm _really_ uncomfortable with the Aggro Crag being the only deciding factor.


I second this. It's too american gladiators-ish in that way. Otherwise, I love it.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: PhantomBPR on September 16, 2008, 03:45:20 PM
Well, I just finished watching half of tonight's episode, and I'm honestly not sure what my opinion is.


I do wish I would have seen the first half of the show, from the replays I saw, the City Run looked like something I could get into, I mean, what was the best part of Guts, Legends, or Double Dare? The Obstacle Courses.

I didn't care very much for the kicking game (the titles weren't too catchy either, obviously) the use of soccer balls just made it feel like a Guts wanna-be game.

But more than anything, only 3 events? How can you call something like that Guts, it just didn't feel right.

The Crag was also a bit of a let down, it was over way too quickly. The Crag is a perfect example of what's wrong with this show. We are ten years into the future of game shows from the time Guts was born. It should be bigger and better than before, Nick has the means now to really make the extreme arena into a kid-crazed Olympic zone, but instead, it pulled random remnants of its past, and this was the result, my family's got guts. The hosts even felt like they were trying too hard to emulate Mike and Mo, those accents were so forced.

Having said all of that, I can't say that it was a bad show. I mean, it's kind of sad, but the fact that we're actually watching new episodes of Guts on TV again is a feat in and of itself. To hear that theme again, and hell, just hearing the words "actuator" on Nickelodeon again was pretty cool. I mean, it might not be great, and it doesn't exactly feel like it should, but we've got Guts back on the air, that's actually pretty cool. And damn it, I guess I'll be watching again tomorrow.  :lol:

So, all in all, I really think it's all just hype, we just lucked out because Nick decided it would milk its old viewers. I think My Family's Got Guts is just another Nick fad that will die out shortly, but I'm interested in seeing how long it'll run.

They don't quite have it

but either way

Guts is back.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: Nickgas-misser on September 16, 2008, 04:31:56 PM
that ep wll be on @ 4:30 pm TOMORROW
a new ep hits @ 8pm
8)
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: Purple Parrots rock! on September 16, 2008, 06:32:54 PM
I only got to see the them take on the Agro Crag or the Agro Crag Jr. and I was dissapointed by how short it was.  It was only a matter of seconds before the kid got to their parent and then started to climb up the wall.  But I'll also be watching the episode tomorrow.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: silverMarker on September 16, 2008, 07:11:54 PM
My Family's Got GUTS really brought me back to my childhood, when I used to watch the original GUTS on Nickelodeon. So far, so good. I just hope it doesn't do to GUTS, what Double Dare 2000 did to Double Dare. Only time will tell.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: PhantomBPR on September 17, 2008, 11:52:49 AM
Quote from: ""Purple Parrots rock!""
I only got to see the them take on the Agro Crag or the Agro Crag Jr. and I was dissapointed by how short it was.  It was only a matter of seconds before the kid got to their parent and then started to climb up the wall.  But I'll also be watching the episode tomorrow.


My point exactly.

The Crag is the deciding factor this time around, and it's even shorter than it was back when you could win just by having the points. If the Crag is that much more important this time around, they should have made it much more difficult. They've been advertising this show as if the Crag is a new invention, and the fact that it even exists is a challenge.

Nickelodeon has not taken advantage of the advancements that have been made in the last ten years.
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: PhantomBPR on September 18, 2008, 03:33:22 PM
Come on now.

Is this really THE BEST they could do?
Title: The Return of Guts
Post by: mikeofnash on September 24, 2008, 09:42:56 PM
I have come to the conclusion that Ben is a tool who is only hosting this show for a paycheck. He made at least three references to Australia last night. OK, man, we get it. Asha is Australian. You don't have to tell us more than once. Saying so when introducing her is fine, but you don't have to hark about the Land Down Under every chance you get. Mike hardly ever mentioned England, from what I recall.

And did anyone notice that during both Formula GUTS runs (BTW, that accident was pretty scary upon further review; they don't strap them down in that thing?), Ben asked Asha what the keys to the event were? Well, let's see, Ben, pedal as fast as you can, stay on the course, and don't crash the pod car. And get in and out of the pits as fast as you can. Just stick to calling the race, dude. You can ask Asha for her thoughts during the pit stop. The event lasts, at most, in-between 50 and 90 seconds. Focus on that.

From what I have read, they have taped a second tournament to air in January. I hope Ben's improved by that time. 8 episodes in, and he's annoyed me to no end. He's better-looking than Mike, and has better hair, but he's no Mike, in the end. It's too bad they didn't ask Mike to come back. I think he'd work just as well with Asha as he did with Mo.

I like the show, and Asha, but that's because I'm very partial to Australian women, I just cannot stand Ben. Of course, he probably needs the paycheck; I don't think At the Movies will last much longer with him and that other Ben guy who took over from Ebert and Roeper (and Phillips).