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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 6, 2013
  • Season #: 1
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2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: Each week, three teams of three compete in three-day-long wilderness challenges to locate a suitcase containing $100,000 in exotic locations around the world.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Carlson
    Jun 6, 2013
    75
    Like other snackable television like this, 72 Hours isn’t afraid of delivering everything you want, including not just a few reality competition tropes--but all of them.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 6, 2013
    50
    Sit through TNT’s “The Hero” and 72 Hours and REELZ’s “Race to the Scene” back-to-back, you realize how much the genre lives on the tired bone marrow of “Survivor” and "The Amazing Race."
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 6, 2013
    40
    The game's the only thing in companion piece 72 Hours, which feels like an amped-up leg of The Amazing Race or a condensed version of Survivor if not its Eco-Challenge predecessor.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 4, 2013
    30
    Rather than three shows, one show would be best: Make The Rock the host, use the settings of 72 Hours and the casting of "Race to the Scene" and viewers would be much better off than watching any of these individual new programs.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 4, 2013
    30
    It’s all beautiful to look at for the sullenly landlocked, if rather tedious in the familiar trappings employed to build suspense and create a sense of jeopardy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    10
    Combination of Mark Burnett's Eco Challenge and The Amazing Race in the outdoors. With 3 teams of 3 strangers problems automatically arise inCombination of Mark Burnett's Eco Challenge and The Amazing Race in the outdoors. With 3 teams of 3 strangers problems automatically arise in how to strategically race. Luv the fact that its a new venue and new teams each week. Much better then TNT's The Hero. Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2013
    3
    Pretty awful but like a bad car crash I can't stop watching. The premise sounded awesome but it simply just isn't what it should have been.Pretty awful but like a bad car crash I can't stop watching. The premise sounded awesome but it simply just isn't what it should have been. I'll watch next weeks episode and judge from that if i'll keep watching. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2013
    0
    This sad attempt at a 'Survivor' ripoff is so obviously manipulated. Each team has the alpha achiever pushing the team mostly by constantlyThis sad attempt at a 'Survivor' ripoff is so obviously manipulated. Each team has the alpha achiever pushing the team mostly by constantly berating them. The worthless dead weight sabotaging the team with their non stop whining and balking at the "dangerous" (not) challenges. The negotiator trying to keep the polar opposite team members from imploding.. I could not relate to these morons, and that wobble in the Earth rotation is Darwin spinning in his grave at the complete "survival of the fittest" fail. Horrible show. Expand
  4. Jun 7, 2013
    0
    Simply awful. It's like watching a boy scout troop on their first big overnight. Nothing to connect each episode, no reason to get attached toSimply awful. It's like watching a boy scout troop on their first big overnight. Nothing to connect each episode, no reason to get attached to anyone or anything, except the scenery. For that, I'll stick to the Travel Channel. Not thrilling, just ploddingly boring. Yuk! Expand