Deadliest Catch Team Drums Up Amusing Boy Scout Reality Competition
Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? (Nat Geo Channel, 8pm) - Monday's challenges aren't exactly tough, either (buoy tossing?), and
when the tricks of the reality TV trade are slathered on -- a thumping
synth score, for example, that could have been lifted from The Amazing
Race -- then high comedy ensues.
Tonight's episode very nearly turns
into an episode of The Office with Mark -- so earnest and so joyously,
unapologetically nerdy -- as Dwight. When he yells out in triumph, "I
am tougher than a boy scout!," you will weep with laughter. Reality TV
this hilarious doesn't come along every day, which makes this newcomer
almost therapeutic in some sort of unintended way.