When the new American Gladiators started earlier in the year, I hated it, and longed for the original UK gladiators. When I learnt that there would be a revival of the UK gladiators I was very excited.
However, my excitement was an anti-climax to what i had anticipated. I thought it would be arena based, just like the original one, but no.
They had decided to follow US TV example and try to make it just like theirs, but on a smaller budget....
Therefore, we ended up with limited events (only Duel and Pyramid being as they should be) and classic events like Atlaspheres and Swingshot being excluded.
Also, the gladiators are not very sportsman-like (unlike the originals) which is a problem, because you have to like the gladiators to keep watching it. Oblivion may be the new Wolf, but why are Destroyer and Tornado being so aggressive after the events. It just makes people dislike them, which is a shame because they are so good at their events.
Although this series will make it to the second competition, without major changes it will be cancelled.
This will be a shame, because the original was legendary, and the new series should mirror its integrity and sportsmanship.moreless