Haha.. Junkyard War kicks ass. Very impressive what those guys can do. Though I have a nagging feeling that they plant many items in the junkyard (obviously stuff like the model rocket engines). Would be cooler if the stuff wasn't planted, but then I guess the teams would have a poorer chance of succeeding.
Robotica is kinda cool. Though the bald guy is too annoying. However the robots themselves don't really impress me. It just seems that I could do better than many of the teams, and it seems there are always 2 really crappy teams. The obstacle courses are an interesting twist, but I think RobotWars (on Comedy Central?), which was the original remote control robot fighting show, fielded better entries. I haven't seen any recent airing of RobotWars, but it seems Robotica limits the robots to a electric drivetrain, where is any RobotWars robot had to be gas powered to have a chance of competing.
Is there something wrong with watching so much of TLC?