You know what I find myself watching more and more these days? G4′s Ninja Warrior. It’s a competition that is very popular in Japan. Called Sasuke, it’s a massive competition of 100 participants who must complete an obstacle course in four stages. Whenever G4 has a marathon of this program, I’ll plop myself in front of the TV and watch it. It’s funny to see the different competitors just try to get by the very difficult first round. Some people have devoted their lives to completing the competition and winning it outright. But only two men to date have finished the entire course in the ten years the program has aired.
And there’s a women’s competition as well. Called Women of Ninja Warrior here in the States, Kunoichi has had only one winner, but she’s won it three times, something no man has done in Sasuke.
I get involved by watching the profiles of some of the competitors who have trained for years to try to win. It airs on G4. If you have it, give it a try. I’m not paid by G4 nor do I work for them so I can say this without any bias.