If you watched Monday’s premiere of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2, you may have thought you had stumbled onto an episode of American Ninja Warrior. NBC clearly used the ANW template for production value. Why not? After all, the popularity of Ninja Warrior has grown like wildfire. Meanwhile, one of the only complaints we heard about Spartan’s first season of the team challenge was the production and observation limitations that come with spacing obstacle out over miles. Well, NBC addressed that issue through what seems to be more of an arena and with some creative new obstacles. The questions is…does it still feel like Spartan? You be the judge.
It was great to see some familiar OCR favorites like Robert Killian, Ryan Woods, and Kevin Donoghue. However, there were also teams who had zero OCR experience. Check out Episode 1 of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2 in its entirety to see how they held up.