Post by penguincatfish on Jan 20, 2020 5:44:18 GMT -5
USA - Exatlón Estados Unidos - Season 4, 2020 Hungary - Exatlon Hungary - Season 2, 2020 Mexico - Exatlón México - Season 3, 2019-2020 Romania - Exatlon România - Season 3, 2019 Colombia - Exatlón Colombia - Season 1, 2018 Brazil - Exathlon Brasil - Season 1, 2017
Post by penguincatfish on Jan 20, 2020 5:45:51 GMT -5
Just getting this up now because Season 4 premieres later today on Telemundo, with reruns the next day on Universo.
Been meaning to make this thread since coming across the show partway through Season 1.
Here's a quick summary. I might be missing some stuff.
The US show is in Spanish.
The show runs 6 episodes a week, with elimination typically on Sundays, sometimes on Monday. Sometimes Sunday's episode is 3 hours long instead of 2.
The show airs for 3 and a half months with around 90 episodes. They're out there for a month and a half, so the show feels very close to real-time.
There are two seasons each year.
It can be a lot to keep up with, but at the same time, you can just tune in whenever and still catch some action.
Every run is shown.
The intro to each episode varies. Sometimes it's a quick training montage. Sometimes there's a bit of talking. Sometimes they go right into the challenge.
The challenges are typically first team to win 10.
You'll see each course at least once a week, but the reward for the course they run is different except for the individual medal challenge, which is always run on the gold course.
Each week, you'll see these types of rewards - staying in the mansion versus the cabin; the chance to play the money board; the chance for one person to win a car; some other kind of team reward such as obstacles to practice with, a trip to the city, a party or fancy food or something back at the house or cabin, a memento or message or video call with family, etc.; the individual medal challenge where the last male and female will each win a medal that can be used to erase one win from your opponent if you're up for elimination.
For elimination, on the losing team, the person with the highest win percentage chooses who the person with the lowest win percentage will face off against.
The cast is entirely high level athletes of many disciplines. They'll bring in a new competitors as the season goes on.
The end of each course includes some kind of simple two or three part mini game. These typically involve stacking, throwing, tossing, sliding, or rolling. This gives competitors a chance to fight it out in a sense. These are always different.
I don't remember if any mini game is ever repeated in its entirety because there are so many of them.
Post by penguincatfish on Apr 20, 2020 14:43:28 GMT -5
For two weeks near the end of March, they switched to one-hour episodes at 5 days a week, over the usual 2 hours x 6 days. Then they aired a full two hour episode that ended with an announcement the season would be postponed.
We're 2 months into the season, which typically runs 3 to 3.5 months. The show has a very quick turnaround time from filming to airing. I remember back in Season 1, in an extra scene during one of their weekly after shows, you could see a date on a clapperboard that was from a week earlier.
Post by penguincatfish on Sept 14, 2020 21:15:52 GMT -5
A bunch of things have happened since the last update.
They got proper face masks.
Lots of people getting injured and having to sit out. Mostly on red team.
Nate hurt his neck 4 weeks ago (August 17).
Erasmo came back as host later that week.
3 weeks ago, Tommy went home with a bad knee without a head to head after red lost elimination. He was kind of a staple since the first season where he was the last man on red, and was team coach in the next season. Red had a really exciting underdog run toward the end of Season 1.
They brought in two new women. Blue won the house.
2 weeks ago, the main competition went on break in place of a special competition (September 1).
All of blue team is on break, while the 5 players on red that aren't sitting out are part of the special competition.
The special competition runs the same as the regular competition with similar prizes and stuff.
They brought in 15 players from the previous 3 seasons. 10 for blue, and 5 for red to join the current members.
They're doing double elimination each week to speed things up.
Nate and two other red members who were sitting out are now back in.
They just brought in a red member from season 3.
Daer Sanchez and Raquel Becker both from Season 1 were just eliminated. Daer is a parkour pro who was the 3rd man left on blue his season. Raquel is a stuntwoman was the 2nd woman left on blue her season.
A current member of red is now sitting out with a bad ankle, and they brought in another member from season 3.
Having Nate and Mack means we have two ANW competitors on the show at the same time now.
Post by penguincatfish on Oct 14, 2020 13:41:26 GMT -5
8-17 - Nate hurt his neck and had to leave. 9-7 - Nate came back from his neck injury. 9-9 - Nate hurt his foot and had to leave again.
9-20 - The special tournament ended. Blue won the $25,000 team prize. While two Red members, Fernando and Nona each won the $5,000 individual prizes. Both Red members also happen to be from the current season. They also each previously won another $5,000 in one of the challenges earlier in the special tournament.
9-21 - Blue won the house. 9-22 - Red won something. Didn't quite catch it. 9-23 - Red won the chance to play the money board. Alejandro picked the numbers and won the full $50,000 for the team. 9-24 - Nate came back in crutches to support the team. Chuy and Naomi from Blue also returned on jet skis. Blue won the house 10-9 after a relay tiebreaker. Yamilet (Red) and Isaiah (Blue) also won the chance to ride around on the jet skis. 9-27 - Vero (Blue) had to leave the competition due to a knee injury, I think. It was super emotional. Two Red women, Alejandro and Wendy went to elimination. Wendy went home. 9-28 - Red won the house. 9-29 - Nate was able to compete again. This episode was for one man and one woman to each win $10,000. It was also an hour long because of the presidential debate. 9-30 - Nate won a car. It came down to Nona and Nate. 10-1 - Red lost elimination. Fernando and Carlos went to elimination. Carlos went home. The game at the end of the course involved stacking columns while matching numbers and letters. It was confusing for some at the start, especially Nate. 10-2 - Blue won the house and a pool party.
10-4 - Red lost elimination. It was double elimination. Nate won against Fernando in a full 4-3. Nate was behind for a while at 0-2, but came back 2-2, then 2-3, and 4-3. Yamilet won against Alejandro 4-1. We're down to 3 Red and 7 Blue competitors remaining. With 10 left, everyone's in the house. 10-5 - Nona (Red F) and Elias (Blue M) won immunity from the next elimination. Both matches (Nona vs Yamilet and Elias vs Emmanuel) had each competitor down to their last life. 10-6 - Nate (Red M) and Claudia (Blue F) won immunity from the next elimination. Nate didn't lose a single match. 10-7 - Yamilet (Red F) and Emmanuel (Blue M) won immunity from the next elimination. Yamilet didn't lose a single match, while Emmanuel only lost one. It was also the women's elimination. Dennhi won against Naomi 4-0. 10-8 - The first half was the men's elimination. Chuy won against Isaiah 4-2 after 9 rounds. They were even at 2-2, then Isaiah used a medal at 3-2, then Chuy used a medal at 2-3, then Isaiah used a medal at 3-2, and Chuy won the next two. Nona (Red F) and Nate (Red M) won immunity from the next elimination. They both didn't lose a single match. 10-9 - Dennhi (Blue F) and Chuy (Blue M) won immunity from the next elimination. Both their matches also had each competitor down to their last life. The second half was the men's elimination. Emmanuel won against Elias 4-2 after 8 rounds. Elias used a medal at 3-0, then used a second medal at 3-1, then Emmanuel hit his head but came back to win one, then Elias won one, then Emmanuel won the match.
10-11 - The first part was the women's elimination for the last spot in the Final 6. The second part was immunity. The third part was elimination. Claudia won against Yamilet 4-2 after 11 rounds. Claudia used a medal, then Yamilet used four medals, then Claudia continued her winning streak with two more to win the match. 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, 4-2. 6 competitors are left. 2 Red and 4 Blue. Emmanuel and Claudia both joined the Blue team a month and a half into the show, which was nearly a month before lockdown. Dennhi and Emmanuel won immunity. Dennhi only lost one match. Nona won against Claudia 4-3 after 10 rounds. Claudia used a medal at 3-0, then Nona used two medals. 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-3, 3-3, 4-3. Nate won against Chuy 4-3. 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3.
10-12 - The Grand Finale. The Final Four. 2 Red - Nate and Nona, who were both here from the beginning, although Nate was gone for over a month from injuries. 2 Blue - Emmanuel and Dennhi. Emmanuel was among the last group of four to join the season a month and a half into the season, and nearly a month before lockdown. Dennhi was also in Season 2, where she was the second female left overall. Her teammate, Valeria would go on to become Season 2 Grand Champion. Nona won against Dennhi 5-1. 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1. Nate won against Emmanuel 5-1. 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1. The Male Champion and Female Champion battle it out. 3 wins will win the course. Win 3 courses and you're the Grand Champion. Nona wins the first course 3-0. Nona wins the second course 3-0. Nate wins the third course 3-2. It went back and forth. 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2. Nate wins the fourth course 3-1. 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. Nate wins the fifth course 3-0. Nate Burkhalter is the Season 4 Grand Champion and receives $200,000. Nona / Alondra Gonzalez receives $50,000.