Review: Celebrity Family Feud & Battlebots
Originally posted: June 22nd, 2015
By Cyndi Seidelman
ABC dropped two new shows on us, both revivals of shows from the 2000s. One was a great replacement for the UK show and the other being something that we'd have liked to be replaced by a void of nothingness. So let's talk about both Celebrity Family Feud and Battlebots.
Celebrity Family Feud: WE GONNA PLAY STEVE! Except with celebrities
and somehow retains about 75% of the charm, which is absolutely perfect
for this. The celebrities are about the same level of intelligence
as the usual families on the syndicated version and the addition of
Burton Richardson in the beginning is a much better touch than the
joeyfatoneintro.mp3 in every episode of the syndicated version.
The game is exactly the same, and with two complete games per hour is
really solid...as far as primetime game shows go and $25,000 for winning
fast money for charity is good too. If I do have a minor complaint
is that they too easily go for the YouTube Viral Video style questions
too easily. But then again, it's a celebrity show, so it's a minor
complaint. I do love Steve Harvey, I love the current run, and
more of it is good for me in my book
Battlebots: I wasn't a dedicated Battlebots watcher back in the day,
but I do love Robot Wars from the 90s. So, I went in with this
show with lower expectations. Either way, I was highly
entertained. It was good to see Chris Rose back doing some form of
commentary and he showed passion during it, especially during the last
fight where one of the mini-bots got absolutely destroyed. If you
like Robots beating the crap out of each other, and you enjoy good
commentary, then this is the show for you. I absolutely love how
it's all set up to be a real legitimate sport rather than the farce it
was made out to be in the fifth and final season of Battlebots.
It's also well worth your time and makes a great companion piece to
Celebrity Family Feud.
There ya go. Two excellent shows that are well worth your time. Will BOOM! carry on with this or will it be yet another FOX disappointment?
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