"Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch" Review: Child Please!
Let me say one more time that I really wish Chad Ochocinco would just concentrate on football. As a huge Bengals fan, I am a little concerned as to how all of these distractions will translate to the football field this season.
But no matter how hard I try, I can’t stay mad at him. Chad is as adorable as they come. And that is on full display in the charming “Chad Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.”
In the premiere, Chad brings together 85 women (Get it?) and puts them through—what else?—mini-camp. But instead of running sprints and doing receiving drills, the girls are asked to trash talk and show off their end zone celebrations.
Eventually the woman get pared down to 17 and are moved into a house. Then, they will be matched up against each other bracket-style. As Chad says, this is the “Ochocinco way,” and it’s clever and fun. Just like Chad himself.
Helping Chad along the way is Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian, who Chad calls “B Twice.” Terrell Owens also makes an appearance at the opening party and immediately causes trouble for one of the girls.
It’s interesting that there is very little mention of the Bengals during the show, although Chad does take a very funny jab at the Steelers. The only real mention of Cincinnati comes from one of the girls, who is from there. But she doesn’t really do the city any favors.
VH1 has been looking for the right personality to fill the shoes of Bret Michaels and I think they’ve found it. What made the “Rock of Love” shows work is that no matter how many girls Bret made out with, he never came off as a gigolo. He was a sweet, caring guy just looking for love. And Chad comes off much the same way.
Will he come off more sleazy as time goes on? Child please!
The special 90-minute premiere of “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” airs Sunday, July 11th at 9 p.m. on VH1…
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