Expedition Impossible : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 23, 2011
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 23, 2011
    60
    Once the race starts, the drill is familiar. Sand dunes, snowy peaks, raging rapids, weekly eliminations. It doesn't diminish the achievements of the contestants that we sometimes feel like we've been there and seen that.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Conaton
    Jun 23, 2011
    60
    Burnett's veteran producers and editors know their way around casting and cutting this type of show, and they've hit upon a good formula here.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 23, 2011
    60
    Creatively speaking, though, Expedition travels such a familiar course it's merely proof that when it comes to unscripted competitions, even top producers like Burnett continue to be extremely eco-friendly--starting with their conceptual commitment to recycling.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 25, 2015
    0
    At first glance this show appears to be an Amazing Race rip-off. Even though this is in fact true, don't let this deter you from the show.At first glance this show appears to be an Amazing Race rip-off. Even though this is in fact true, don't let this deter you from the show. What should deter you is the monotonous challenges and the bland laid back atmosphere that is created from boring production. Yes, all the places are incredible, and yes the expedition is physically demanding, but all we are watching is people going from point A to point B. That's all it feels like. Go over this hill, cross this bridge, go here, go there... There is also a surprising lack of tension throughout the whole show. The best teams stay in front, and the bad teams are in the back. Also you a have very good idea of which team is going to loose half-way into the episode. Legendary reality television producer Mark Burnett described this show as a high stakes Indiana Jones type adventure; However I don't remember Indiana Jone constantly complaining about the weather, while riding camels or riding kayaks. The only thing "impossible" about expedition impossible is how quickly it fell in viewership. Full Review »
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    10
    This series has just arrived in Australia and I have found it both exciting and interesting. The level of team work and dedication to theThis series has just arrived in Australia and I have found it both exciting and interesting. The level of team work and dedication to the Expedition were both amazing and inspirational. I really can't understand some of the other reviews left about this great new show. I really look forward to the next season!!!! I hope you can manage to make 2 seasons per year. Full Review »
  3. Jul 11, 2011
    4
    The boringness level is beyond belief... and they have somehow not really even introduced us to the teams. It just kind of follows them alongThe boringness level is beyond belief... and they have somehow not really even introduced us to the teams. It just kind of follows them along in a boring way doing boring things (how many times can your ride a dang camel?). Thoroughly unimpressed. Full Review »