I watched it! I know I expected it to be better and all, but I am amazed
Lots of new stuff! I looooved the Polcano round. The fact that it's just 1 of 18 regular rounds and is essentially a vastly improved version of last season's final round says it all - everything has been improved tenfold this time.
The bathrooms (while a bit smackwally) were fun and I could see someone clinging onto a door and getting around it, so not terrible I guess).
Dutch Courage was a deserving enough round to return and the fifth blade makes a huge difference! The skit with the lady being afraid to pass it was brill. I was actually expecting a drawbridge feature from reading that article though, so I was a bit disappointed with that
Dragon's Breath is visually impressive so I can see why they started with it. Not too enjoyable to watch I admit, but still. Same with the electricity final - although that wasn't even very impressive-lookjng. As the article thing said, I don't just want to watch people get shocked! I also thought that those boxes on the course we're there to automatically electrocute the player when the ball hit them, rather than just having them electrocuted after every putt. I honestly would've preferred that version.
The plank and shark round is great! We'll see lots of fun stuff there, I think. Maybe a bit more of a penalty for the person who hits the ball farther from the X though - perhaps the contestant has to hit the ball themselves, while blindfolded. As it was this time, blindfolding the pirate barely hurt his putt!
The Log Roll round is fun! Just like Wipeout's obstacle. It'd be awesome if they used a few of the simple twists from Wipeout (Rolling Stones, Brush Rush, Wrecking Ball), but it's already fun to watch. And for some reason Rob suddenly stating that the hole sucked made me actually LOL. Loved it.
Consolidating the rounds was a great idea, since they couldn't be trusted to fairly skip rounds in season 1 (RIP Sweet Spot). Plus, it'll lead to obstacles being used less, which is even better. Plus you know who everyone is now!
Not a huge fan of the fact that there're all serious golfers now (according to the trailer), but whatev. Maybe it'd take too long otherwise (I'd probably be happily fishing my ball out of the water for the 20th time with most of these, after all!).
Don't know why it was cartoon Steph Curry though. I thought coronavirus at first, but then we did see him in one bit, didn't we?
Awesome episode. And there's still like 11(?) unseen holes?! As long as they mix them up in different orders and combinations I will most certainly watch this season through. I saw a hole with a giant drink and fries in a YouTube video (will try to link here) which looks intriguing. It's probably connected to a picture of a giant fork they posted on Instagram, I'd guess!