It seems like this week has been flying by—probably because Monday was a holiday! As the screeners are starting to arrive for the returning series, I am already starting to worry about how I am going to keep up with all the new and returning fall shows! I think this is the year I need to be more selective and let go of some of the meh shows I’ve been watching and just concentrate on the ones I really enjoy! This week has been relatively light on new programming, and next week looks to be the same—the calm before the storm, I guess. To help you decide what to watch tonight, I’ve got a suggestion, while Megan & Jenny take the night off.
Last week on the fantasy/reality series The Quest, the castle found itself under attack by an ogre. The contestants were too slow putting together the scorpion to fire at it, but Ansgar managed to take down the creature on his own with his mace. In the challenge, Christian put together a weak team so that he would lose, thereby saving his allies and hoping they would do the same in return. However, the others didn’t appreciate this less-than-honorable behavior and sent him home. Afterwards, the paladins discovered there was a spy in their midst and had to track down the orbs planted by one of Verlox’s minions throughout the castle grounds. Those who didn’t find an orb had to compete in a challenge reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Staff of Ra. After the vote, it was Adria who was banished.
I have been really impressed with this new reality series—they have done a great job combining an interesting and high-production value fantasy story with a reality competition series. The weekly challenges faced by the contestants feel like a natural and integral part of the story and not just some arbitrary task to pick the three contestants who might go home. I also love how each episode ends with a bit of a story cliffhanger, to keep you excited for the next part of these paladins’ adventure.
On tonight’s 2-hour block of episodes, “Verlox Attacks; The Dragon’s Lair,” the Dark Army prepares to attack; three Paladins enter enemy territory to avoid being banished; a village is burned when a dragon escapes.
See who goes home tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Married, and You’re the Worst.