By Rachel Langer
Last night I spent a little time celebrating the series premiere of the Canadian TV series Get Stuffed which premiered on OLN last night at 9PM PST. The series features four adventure lovers, Kalyn, Erin, Joshua and Ryan AKA 6 Pack. Each week two of the competitors go head to head in a challenge at local festivals around North America. The stakes? Glory, respect, and the chance to punish the loser with an epic meal that has gained fame for it’s size, calorie content, or insane ingredients with the locals.
The premiere episode featured Kalyn Miles and Erin Simms, going head to head in an Ostrich racing competition in Chandler, Arizona. The two competitors undergo training and partake in events in the festival, to help viewers decide who has what it takes to win the challenge. They also do several food scouting segments, looking for the perfect punishment meal for the losing competitor.
A fusion style mash-up series with nods to Man Vs. Food, Fear Factor and Dirty Jobs, this high-energy series focus on local events which normally fly under the radar on a national scale, and combines them with a love for extreme events and local cuisine. Competitor Kalyn is relishing the chance to head to new destinations, and face crazy challenges; “when would I EVER do this, otherwise?” she said.
The competitors’ energetic personalities are what bring the eclectic elements of this series to a personal level. “We’re all highly competitive.” says Kalyn “But we get along really well.” The witty rapport between the competitors, combined with the oddity of the competitions, and the passion that comes across from the locals gives Get Stuffed a unique edge over similar shows that focus solely on food, festivals or contests.
The series has an off-the-cuff air, which helps to display the passion for love and adventure embodied by the host/competitors. Competitor Joshua Rice says, “we’re paid to play – it doesn’t get better than that” and in the pilot that enjoyment shines through. There’s a lot more to come from the Get Stuffed competitors, with highlights including frozen t-shirts, lumberjack contests and… a testicle festival? Yup, it’s happening.
You can tune in 9PM PST on OLN to choose your favorite competitor for next week’s matchup.