The dialogue? Forced. The graphics? Cliche. The testosterone? Heavy. The bulging muscle? Plenty.
That about sums up last night’s premiere of American Gladiators on NBC, with a new roster of gladiators — some of whom we’ve seen before. Personally, we were enjoying the debuts of Titan (total cheeseball) and Militia (packin’ heat), but as you’ll see in the clip after the jump, the former porn star wasn’t up to the challenge on Day One.
Two men kissing would no doubt send the typical American Gladiators viewer into fits of rage and throwing things at the TV. But watching them prance around in spandex, flex and pose and talk like teen-age girls is OK. How many SSSS are there in tattoo?
they should cut the small talk and get to the challenges. i’m not watching b/c of the hulk’s witty banter!!
I’m not at all into physical fighting so the physical challenges don’t interest me but I do like the IQ challenge.
It was SUCH a letdown when Milita got hurt during the very first challenge and had to leave. If he is anything like most of my former macho latin boyfriends, he ran “straight” to his mother for sympathy and encouragement.
Titan looks like a big, bottle-blond gym queen (he even called the referee “daddy”). Wolf looks dirty. And Toa is a stone cold FOX, if you can get past the crazy act, miniskirt, and eye makeup.
David Hauslaib, Queerty
@DavidDust: Excellent summary 🙂 Dead on.
Thank you David!
Watching it felt horribly staged. Like the injuries didn’t seem legit. I wanted to say “walk it off, American Gladiator!”
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