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In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants (sometimes solo, often paired with spouses, siblings or best friends) recruited from across the nation must decide if they have the guts and determination to face their most primal fears. Under the supervision of professional Hollywood stunt coordinators, contestants are confronted with a series of challenging stunts. If they complete their task they advance; if fear stops them from completing a stunt or they fail the mission, they are immediately eliminated. The contestant who wins the final challenge takes home the prize. Written by Matt Kunitz

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Joe Rogan - Host: I'm Joe Rogan, and this is Fear Factor. The stunts you are about to see were all designed and supervised by trained professionals. They are extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone, anywhere, anytime!
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The novelty has worn off fast
31 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I used to watch "Fear Factor" every week when it first started airing because it was a unique reality show (a genre I hate to begin with) and kind of interesting. It seemed daring and I enjoyed watching the contestants go through all the crazy challenges, it was sort of fun in a guilty pleasure way.

But enough is enough. Joe is really milking his whole hosting experience for what it's worth -- appearing, ironically, on "Got Milk?" ads. Ten years from now he'll be sitting in a dumpster wearing a "I Was A Reality TV Show Host" T-shirt.

The show has simply become a bore - the novelty has worn thin. They keep trying to introduce "new" challenges but after you've seen a few, you've seen 'em all. Once in a while they get really sexy babes to strip to their underwear for underwater challenges, which is just plain sad, shameless exploitation for the sake of gaining a wider audience and attracting viewers. Then they'll have the special "Fear Factor: Victoria's Secret Episode" where they have supermodels playing the challenges. Joe always looks like he's really enjoying himself during these episodes.

"Fear Factor" used to be fun but nowadays I've found it's just pretty lame. It's not interesting anymore, it's not amusing, and it's simply not as unique as it was four years ago.


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