Post by Cruise meerkat Youssy on Jul 27, 2020 11:19:48 GMT -5
Still catching up on the podcasts. Lilly said they delivered 3 extra scenes per episode to HBO Max and they haven’t used them anywhere!! There’s all this extra Karma content out there not being posted! Like helloooo it’s not hard to just make an “extra content” tab on the Karma page
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Post by neonhusky1011 on Sept 13, 2020 19:54:05 GMT -5
I can't help but think that Adren would've honestly been a good player in Karma if he stayed longer. I think his only downfall would've been that he is very loud and opinionated. I don't know what makes me feel this way or why I'm sharing it.
theacf12 brought up the fact that while Endurance was Y7, Karma is rated PG for language
FWIW, the FCC has a requirement that broadcast channels (NBC, Fox, CBS, PBS, ABC) show a certain amount of programming each week that is designated as "educational or informative" for kids. This is why all those Saturday AM shows on Discovery Kids on NBC had that "e/i" logo.
Since HBO Max isn't controlled by the FCC, there is no requirement.
I remember hearing that Max on E2 cussed a lot and the people behind the scenes had to edit all that stuff out.
I don't think the article's complaint about the lack of mental challenges in the first four episodes is fair. Most Endurance seasons didn't have early mental challenges - E3 had Squaring Off, and E2 had Rollerball (which I guess could be considered mostly mental, but also involved some dexterity). Other than that, pretty much all mental challenges took place at the final 4 of each Endurance season or later. E5 - which took place at basically the same location as Karma - had no fully mental challenges. Mental abilities came into play in Move It Along and All Tied Up, but less than for the final mission in the cave in Karma Episode 8 or even the challenge to get the extra coin from the combination lock box that Pink Team won in Karma Episode 7.
So... I realize I'm way too late for this discussion, but read this and wanted to share my thoughts.
I think the lack of mental challenges is a big weakness for the show.
(What I hate about their reviews is that they always start reviews after the first 4 episodes... which is idiotic. Watch the whole season to see the story they're trying to tell.)
And the comparison to Endurance isn't fair in my opinion. It feels like we're saying, "It's okay that Karma didn't have mental challenges because Endurance didn't have them either."
That, I think, is a little misguided.
Y'all know I love Endurance, and hopefully know I do consider Endurance to be a better competition than Survivor.
But even Survivor has a puzzle at the end of every physical challenge. (At least during pre-merge.)
I don't know, I just wish there were more mental challenges in the game. That's what I dislike about The Challenge too.
All these shows talk about the idea of strength and mental strength being equally important, but then to not have any mental challenges, (or even allow a 'timed out' aspect on all mental challenges but not physical ones ) puts into question whether or not that stance is actually true.
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