• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Wipeout does have a crackpot obstacle course and its own sometimes hilarious commentators, John Anderson from ESPN's SportsCenter and John Henson from Talk Soup.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    ABC hasn't provided much in advance to watch--smart network!--but there were some clips for Wipeout, and they were (seriously) hilarious.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Even the contestants seemed to be trying too hard, screaming and making wisecracks for the camera, as if coaxed by the producers or, more likely, their agents.
  4. In fact, the entire show consists almost entirely of spills, tumbles and falls, most of which fell short of being breathtaking, spectacular or catastrophic.
  5. If you've watched ABC at all this summer, you've essentially seen all Wipeout has to offer: people of various shapes, sizes and ages all falling face-first into the mud while trying to complete an obstacle course that's been designed to be all but impossible to finish unscathed.
  6. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Wipeout dresses up the usual network idiocy with cable-style snark (think Best Week Ever) and an exuberant lack of decency that's pure Internet--a TMZ-esque disregard for mercy, an anonymous blog commentor's sense of self-restraint.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Wipeout, a knockoff of a U.S. spoof of a Japanese show (how meta is that?), feels mean-spirited and heavy on rim shots.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. JackP
    Feb 22, 2009
    What are you critics talking about? This is one of the best shows ever made.
  2. Nov 25, 2010
    This show is alright in it's own right, but this show pales in comparison MXC on spike which use to air and was the same obstacle course business. The obstacles are good in this, and the competition is pretty cool, I'll actually watch it the odd time but the reason it gets a 5 is because of that god awful announcer; he's BRUTALLY unfunny. Full Review »
  3. KatieJ.
    Jul 21, 2008
    The obstacle courses STINK and I hate it! I just can't laugh at pain. Some of those courses could hurt them badly! To sum it all up, it's boring with a capital B! Full Review »