Feedback wins Who Wants to be a Superhero

Feedback, aka Matthew Atherton, has won SciFi’s Who Wants to be a Superhero?. Feedback hugged Stan Lee, who finally emerged from his on-screen prison, and said, “I finally got to embrace the man I have idolized and looked up to my entire life.”

Having defeated Fat Momma, he will be immortalized in a comic book, appear in a parade at Universal in Orlando, and be featured in a SciFi movie. Luckily for Feedback, his alter ego has some acting experience, even though SciFi says he’s a “software engineer,” so the film part should go smoothly.

The finale had the superheros attending stunt school and filming cheesy little introductory movies for their characters, which were shown at the final ceremony at Universal Citywalk. Adding to the series’ overall feeling of being fake and set-up, there wasn’t a single shot at Citywalk that didn’t include people in the crowd looking bored or confused, and the entire finale segment was enhanced with audio. I can’t believe the producers wanted us to think that was genuine, considering that the camera would pan the crowd–most of whom were just standing there, mouths closed, arms not moving–while we heard the equivalent of a football stadium cheering and clapping. Or perhaps they were all superheros, clapping via telepathy.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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