Hi. I'm back, I guess. Lol.
I've watched the hour-long premiere of Total Drama Presents The Ridonculous Race and the other four episodes (but I won't talk about those yet). After a long wait filled with rescheduling, leaks and... well,drama, it's finally here. Before I get into this review, there are spoliers (duh). So, what did I think of the show based on the premiere?..............
.......... I have a love/hate relationship with it, with love more than hate. Let me explain.
The premiere did a surprisingly great job introducing the pairs. While some had more focus than others, everyone got their chance in the spotlight. The Total Drama-signature style of humor is there, but it feels... refreshed. I usually have trouble stomaching the fart jokes that are present in Total Drama, but now I actually chuckled for a second during one fart joke. The contestants are interesting and funny, some I love and some that annoy me, but that's a given for every Total Drama season or spin-off. There are a lot of good things in this show.
But there are also bad things.
Don, the host of the Ridonculous Race, sometimes gets really harsh. Not in the funny way like Chris. It feels awkward when he insults a team. However, he does have funny moments. Another problem with the show is that there may be limited interactions between multiple pairs. Alliances and enemies may be very rare in this show, and Total Drama relies on stuff like that quite a bit. Howevef, it is very early to tell.
Also, a tiny problem with the premiere is that Geoff doesn't seem to know Owen and Noah are competing. They haven't even passed a glance. Geoff was friends with Owen in Island, and he knows that Noah was there, too. Why don't they say something to each other? Heck, a passing "hey" would suffice. Hopeully, they will in a later episode.
Also, Tammy/Leonard are eliminated. That's a good thing. Their magic shtick was getting old very fast.
All in all, this is a great spin-off. It may have tiny flaws, but that's to be expected. I mean, Total Drama's not a perfect show. I give Total Drama Presents The Ridonculous Race a 8.4/10.
Thanks for reading.