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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

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  • Summary: Contestants race through a huge obstacle course hoping not to fall into mud for a $50,000 prize.
  • Genre(s): Game Show
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
    60
    ABC hasn't provided much in advance to watch--smart network!--but there were some clips for Wipeout, and they were (seriously) hilarious.
  3. 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.
  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. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    30
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    10
    Wipeout, a knockoff of a U.S. spoof of a Japanese show (how meta is that?), feels mean-spirited and heavy on rim shots.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    10
    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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. JackP
    Feb 22, 2009
    10
    What are you critics talking about? This is one of the best shows ever made.
  2. ReplicaEx
    Jul 12, 2008
    10
    Yeah, it is just so freaking funny. Laughed my a** off.
  3. EvanB.
    Jun 24, 2009
    10
    Wipeout is the best show on TV this summer. they change the obstacles every week, keeping things fresh. As well, the commentating from John Henson is hilarious. He didn't do too well on TV Guide but this summer, the only show i really care about watching is Wipeout. Expand
  4. Andrew
    Jul 11, 2008
    9
    Seriously funny and entertaining, one of the reasons I watch TV.
  5. ValerieL.
    Jul 23, 2008
    9
    me and my 9 year old love this show!! it is flipping hilarious! Goodbye and BIG BALLS!
  6. MPi
    Aug 9, 2008
    8
    One of the dumbest shows ever, but still couldn't stop laughing for the longest time!
  7. KatieJ.
    Jul 21, 2008
    0
    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! Collapse

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