Tonight's Best TV

A Daily Guide to Notable Shows by Ray Rahman


The Quest

The folks behind The Quest include one of the producers of The Lord of the Rings and the creators of The Amazing Race — and in a sense that's all you need to know. A dozen fantasy-loving contestants are transported to a Dungeons & Dragons-esque fictional land where they are given a series of tests, such as, in the premiere, firing arrows at dummies while mud rains down on their heads. The production values are extremely high, but your tolerance for swordy nonsense will need to be similarly vertiginous for this to develop into a must-see. B- — Ray Rahman