'Game of Arms' First Look: Sorry, No Losers Allowed [Exclusive Video]
Pop quiz time! Read this quote:
"I hate losing. Losing is for the guys that have excuses. Losing is for the weak. Losing is not an option for me. I'm here to win."
This quote is from:
a. "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the Golden Globes
b. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg on the red carpet at the Golden Globes
c. Competitive arm-wrestler and participant on AMC's "Game of Arms" Michael Selearis
If you guessed C, then you are a winner. The quote is from this exclusive "Game of Arms" clip introducing antilosing arm-wrestler Michael Selearis, who treats the streets of New York like his own personal gym. Watching the clip will make you feel lazy for all the times you've passed by streetlights instead of using them to do some pull-ups.
"Game of Arms" is a supermacho-man series that explores the "raw and highly competitive world of American arm wrestling." Producers Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik are no strangers to manly reality TV; they've won Emmys for their work on Discovery's "Deadliest Catch." While this clip was shot on the mean streets of New York, the producers traveled all over America — Erie, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Kansas; Sacramento, California; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana — to document the wrestlers and their families. Every episode will climax with a regional competition, leading up to a tournament where prizes include cash and bragging rights.
The wrestlers hit the mats in February, which is great timing for people who join gyms in January and get bored within weeks. Watching Selearis and the other musclemen push themselves to their limits could inspire you to hit the treadmill. Maybe.
"Game of Arms" premieres Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. on AMC.