An interesting commission from Dave, a straight no-frills low budget gameshow where members of the public try and predict the sorts of things search autocomplete comes up. Episodes are half an hour and they’re doubling up right now.
Comic John Robins hosts, Sunil Patel is the richardosman.
I suspect this will have to turn out to be above-averagely funny if it’s going to do anything at all because the look and idea feel rather prosaic – I suspect it’s closer to being the next Compete For The Meat than the next Taskmaster. However clearly they can record twenty episodes for around ten pounds so probably doesn’t have to do especially well to be worthwhile.
In other news, we’ve been watching a lot of videos on theme parks and rollercoasters recently and this popped up in my suggested queue. With Little Lion apparently about to crack America after their very successful Crystal Maze Live Experiences, this seems like the most obvious cultural touchstone to base a US experience on. But is this what it’s going to be?
I like Legends of the Hidden Temple, but it always seemed a bit odd Olmec doing prize plugs.
Thanks to TV’s Michael Harmstone for alerting us to this, we’re two months from Mol season and today Arvo released the cast photo.
Who are these people?
Probably most important, new host Rik van de Westelaken (middle) – newsreader, quiz show host, sometime host of Moltalk and winner of WIDM 2015 (discussed here). One of the ten celebs behind him will win money by completing tasks and uncovering which one of the ten is being paid to work against the team for our entertainment. But who is the mole?
A bunch of celebs go to a fancy restaurant and all put their cards in the middle of the table. Between courses they play games, the winner gets to take their card back. The ultimate loser has to pay for the evening.
It’s from 12 Yard so there’s every possibility it will be boring. However they do seem to have lined up some pretty interesting and eclectic selections of guests (episode one pictured it Rylan, Ellie Taylor, Ed Gamble, Carol Vorderman and Anton du Beke, next week Tom Davis, Julian Clary, Laura Whitmore, Rachel Johnson and Chris Kamara) and hopefully it will come across as loose and funny, we’ll see.
Not sure how much discussion this will get, but if you do watch it let us know what you think in the comments.