Netflix’s Physical: 100 wrapped up its inaugural season run and crowned its first peak body winner. Before getting to the finale itself, let me just say that the series as a whole was a refreshingly fun and exciting competition. Both compared to other Korean variety programs and especially compared to Western reality competition programs.
After the wonderful high of last week’s Episode 6, Physical: 100 perhaps came back to Earth with this week’s pair of episodes. Though still featuring fierce competition, the transition to the penultimate Quest felt somewhat clumsy and underwhelming. That is in spite of the tasks and format of Quest 4 being quite creative and of course, challenging.
This week’s pair of episodes of Physical: 100 were definitely much better than last week’s. And perhaps Episode 6 might have been the best, most exciting and most exhausting episode so far. A perfect example of how this series is very different from its comparable western counterparts.
If the first two episodes of Netflix’s Physical: 100 showed how refreshing a Korean touch on American formats can be, this week’s 3rd and 4th episode perhaps showed its small, but present weakness.
Netflix looks to have its next big Korean hit with reality-competition series Physical: 100 (피지컬: 100). One hundred contestants from various fields in top physical shape compete in a series of grueling challenges to be the last one standing. And to claim the honor and 300 million won cash prize.