Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Boo 6/7/05
It is nice to see that reality is changing a bit. Finally, they are doing
shows that actually help people out. ABC’s “The Scholar” is one of those shows.
It allows ten very-deserving teens to compete for the ultimate scholarship for
the college of their choice.
The kids compete to be one of two team captains for the week. Once the captains
have been chosen, they choose who they want on their team. Each team goes
through a series of brain-teasing tasks. The captain of the team that completes
all the tasks correctly, and in the shortest amount of time, moves on to the
finals. Three professors meet with the rest of the contestants and choose two
other contestants to compete with the captain. Whoever wins this contest is
guaranteed a spot in the finals. Bonus gifts are given too, like 50,000.00
towards a scholarship was given on the first episode to the winner.
This is another show that I don’t really care who wins the competition. I just
enjoy it because it is so nice to see good, well-mannered, intelligent kids get
an opportunity of a lifetime because they actually worked for it. These kids
obviously take their studies very seriously. They have all worked very
hard in high school and are level-headed and mature enough to realize how
important their education is to them. None of them have the monetary means to go
to a top notch college. This makes the challenge even more exciting for them,
and for the audience.
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