This poor show. It got shuffled all over the schedule this fall, and then wound up on Saturday nights where only the die hard fans (or fan, since it is possible that I was the only one who saw this one all the way through) were able to watch it. As I mentioned when this show premiered, it probably would have fared better on Discovery Channel or TLC or Spike, instead of NBC. But I'm not a TV programmer so what do I know? Not much since my early favorite Sandy came in third. She was the final girl though, and she did it with a smashed leg and a broken finger, which is pretty awesome. And I never expected Steven to make it to the final two, but after the first couple challenges, I did think that goofy dreadlocked Ben had what it took to win. So it is nice to be rightish about something... for a change.
I actually really liked this show, it was like Survivor, if they were actually expected to do something rather than just sit around. I learned a lot, like that I could never physically do most of these jobs and the newbies in these fields are woefully underpaid for the taxing tasks they do on a daily basis. I'm hoping that somehow it finds a second season, though I'm not optimistic about it. Still, if I ever need trees chopped down around my house, I'd totally hire ATJ winner Ben. Though he'll probably be busy being a Monster Truck driver... since he totally rocked that challenge. If you didn't see the finale, check it out below. Then let us know what you thought about this show.
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