In the world of celebrity competition shows, this has to be one of the most daring. I vaguely remember a "Circus of the Stars" from years ago, which involved soap opera stars doing circus acts, but this one beats it by miles. This show is catnip to anyone whose childhood fantasy was to run away and join a circus.
The celebrity team captains were well-chosen from among the more athletic actors on Televisa's payroll. Millions of viewers must have been tuning in week after week to watch Televisa's Adonis, Eugenio Siller, and its wonderful modern Amazon, Lis Vega, as they learned and performed circus acts normally out of reach for most adults (due to the development of normal fears of doing such things). Marco Antonio Regil is obviously having a great time as ringmaster, and looks wonderful in the uniforms for this job. The professional circus performers that completed the teams are all wonderful with some very charismatic stand-outs among them. The Cirque du Soliel-style acts were also excellent and fun to watch. The versatility of the circus pros is very impressive and the use of music was superb.
There were a few very unfair rules imposed during the course of the program and I think some of the "controversy" was contrived. It seems disruptive to me to force changes on the teams in the midst of the competition except for replacing injured performers. Also, some of the competitions involved very different activities that don't compare in terms of difficulty and danger; how do you compare a clowning act to an aerial one, for example? Having said that, you can't beat the thrill of seeing Eugenio Siller in the cage with those beautiful tigers (though they could have given him a better costume jacket). He definitely proved his alpha status in this perfect sequence.
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