Hey guys, TJ here. Boy, was I gone for a while. XD Anyway, now that Total Drama All-Stars has finished airing in the United States, I feel I should get a few things off my chest about the fifth season. (WARNING: If you are not a fan of rants, do not continue reading. below is a large and long rant.
Oh well, I warned you...............
Before the season started I was all hyped up, excited, and just couldn't wait for Total Drama: All-Stars to start........ I was soon gonna be disappointed. I'll start off with the cast. When I first read the full cast list, I was okay about it. Notice how I said ok. I had only two major problems with the cast. What were the problems? Sam and the number of all-stars. On what earth is Sam an all-star people?! He only competed in six episodes of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island and from what I can tell, had little to no fan base. There's a huge list of people he could've been replaced with. And to be honest, from time to time I forgot Sam actually did compete. I honestly have no idea why the creators/producers of Total Drama titled Sam, an all-star. That would be like calling Brussels Sprouts candy.
Now onto the number of all-stars. Why only fourteen contestants? There are way more all-stars then that. Like, way more. I guess they had to limit it to that amount of contestants due to the episode count. But, I'll get to the episodes soon. If I could choose how many all-stars there would be competing, I would choose at least twenty.
Now onto the episodes. I was really disappointed when I found out the amount of episodes there would be for Total Drama: All-Stars. Why are they only doing thirteen episodes for each season now? Did the creators/producers of Total Drama think it would be a good way to get more seasons created faster? Or did they sign a contract with Cartoon Network and Teletoon which says they can only have thirteen episodes for future seasons? I simply don't get it.
For me, thirteen episodes rushes the whole season and makes Total Drama even worse. I've seen that trend in old shows before. In the first couple of seasons, they start off with a huge load of episodes. Then the seasons progress with less and less episodes. take ICarly for example. In the first few seasons they started out with twenty-five episodes. TWENTY-FIVE!Then season three, twenty episodes. Season four, thirteen episodes, season five, eleven episodes, season six, six episodes, and their final season, nine episodes. Weird huh? And another show, See Dad Run (Which is a total mess, btw) also is doing the same thing. For their first two seasons, they start off with twenty episodes, then for their third season their going to only air thirteen episodes. What's up with that?
Now I'll move on to the interactions between the first generation contestants and the second generation contestants. The thing that really bothered me the most was there wasn't as much interaction as I would like. For example, one original Total Drama contestant would only interact with either one or two contestants from the second generation. Vice-versa for the second generation contestants.
I think only Courtney has interacted with the most second generation contestants seeing as she interacted with Scott, Zoey, Cameron, and Mike. And there are the people that interacted with nobody from the other generation like Lindsay and Lightning. My two favorite contestants. :(Now I'll rant about Mike this season and his Multiple Personality Disorder. And of course, Mal. I was sad we didn't get to see much of Chester, Manitoba Smith, Svetlana, and Vito. Vito definitely is my favorite. But we did get to see a lot, and I mean a lot of one of Mike's personalities..... Mal. And let me just say, if it wasn't for him I probably wouldn't like Total Drama: All-Stars that much. It was definitely interesting seeing him compete as Mike though. In fact, Mike should be happy Mal competed for him! Have you seen how dangerous this season's challenges are? In the finale... Mal sadly died- er, disappeared. IDK. But whatever, he's gone forever. Welcome back, boring Mike. Mal's not the only one who died or vanished, or whatever. Mike's other personalities did as well. ;( Farewell you guys.
Next thing I'm ranting about... The continuity. Now this has been a HUGE problem this season and others. Like the time in the merge episode, You Regatta Be Kidding Me remember where Alejandro and Mike start an alliance? It doesn't even last one episode. Why? THEY NEVER MENTION IT AGAIN FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE SEASON! How can the writers miss that? Really? And in the episode Sundae Muddy Sundae, how can Courtney not eat her bird puke ice cream sundae? Isn't she the same girl who said she has a strong stomach in Chinese Fake-Out in Total Drama World Tour?!
I'll start with the challenges next. I have to admit, I like the idea of bringing back the old challenges and putting twists in them. But one thing I don't like is they didn't incorporate that twist in every episode. But the one thing that really ticked me off this season, it felt like the challenges ended way too quick or, rushed. Compared to the past Total Drama challenges. I don't know, it's just me. Did it feel rushed to you guys? And let me just say something, Sundae Muddy Sundae had the dumbest challenge ever. I mean, building a sundae? Really?
And another thing, why the heck did Zoey win challenges in the episodes ten through twelve with no reason or explanation?
Now.... The eliminations. Oh yeah, that reminds me.
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For this season, I was half upset/half okay with the elimination order. But when my girl Lindsay got eliminated first, I felt like..... I felt like..... Well, let's have Zoey show you.
Now for Courtney's elimination, I'm so steamed about it the topic needs a whole new paragraph! Now I have to admit, I wasn't much of a Courtney fan in Total Drama Island and Action- (Hears Courtney fans raging) but I grew to like her in All-Stars and was actually rooting for her to win. Until Sundae Muddy Sundae aired. Once I watched half of the episode, I sadly knew Courtney was a goner. And I agree with Jam7 and what she said on her blog about Courtney's list. How did Mal get ahold of it? Mystery......... She was so close to winning..... So close. Oh and Courtney, all-stars wasn't the farthest you made it, it was Total Drama Action. :/Now about the finale. I just gotta say it..... WORST FINALE EVER! In my opinion, that is. I liked the idea of the helpers, but they should've used the contestants who we're eliminated early this season. And finally...... AleHeather! At last! Mike and Zoey to be in the finale since you wiki users call them both, "bland". But once that Mal storyline happened, I'd knew he'd make it far. But Zoey, I thought she would get third place or something. The thing that disappointed me most about the finale was the challenge. IMO, it seemed like a regular challenge. Nothing really fancy or death-defying. In the end Mike won in the US.... So yeah.
Well..... That's the end of my long Total Drama: All-Stars rant. Hope you enjoyed and didn't snooze off. Comment if you wish. See ya!