Top Shot has now aired its second episode. If you were to judge by the howling on the webtertron, you’d think the producers simply picked the competitors by riffling through a phone book and grabbing sixteen names at random.
Everyone, it seems, believes themselves to be a better shot than the contestants on the show. The disparagement has come flying fast and furious, and I imagine there will be no end in sight, even after the conclusion of the season.
I’ll be honest. Criticism from people who watch without doing kind of annoys me. Anyone can claim to be a skilled shooter when sitting behind a keyboard. Doing it in real life, under competitive pressure, on the clock, with a camera crew surrounding you, and with an unfamiliar weapon is going to generate a tad bit more mental strain than an idle afternoon spent at the range plinking off of the bench with your favorite gun.