Show Discussion: Beat the Internet with John Robins

By | November 14, 2018

Thursdays, 8pm,

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.

Let us know what you think in the comments.


By | November 13, 2018

Do you remember a little while ago there were rumours Mark Labbett was doing Celeb Big Brother (RIP) and we said that what we really wanted was Anne Hegerty to do I’m a Celeb, and she told us that she’d really rather not do it?

Well she is. And what a supporting line-up!

  • Football manager – Harry Redknapp
  • Corrie star– Sair Khan
  • TV presenter – Nick Knowles
  • Singer – Fleur East
  • Popstar – James McVey
  • TV’s ‘The Governess’ – Anne Hegerty
  • Hollyoaks actor –Malique Thompson-Dwyer
  • Comedy actor – Emily Atack
  • Actor & entertainer – John Barrowman MBE
  • Actor – Rita Simons

What seems incredible is that about half of these are going concerns, I mean Nick Knowles? is he eyeing up an ITV transfer?

Obviously we’re #TeamHegerty all the way and wish her the best of luck, she’ll probably just scare the bugs away.

I also fear that Fleur East will be finding cockroaches in her hair for weeks afterwards.

I’m a Celeb, which has an additional concern in that Ant is still in rehab so is being replaced by Holly Willoughby, starts Sunday at 9pm on ITV.

The Gods Demand CONTENT and they are HUNGRY.

By | November 12, 2018

Happy First Episode Of The Second Half Of The Second Recording Block Of Richard Osman’s House Of Games Day!

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.

Show Discussion: The Heist

By | November 9, 2018

Sky One, Friday,

Apparently this is all on Sky now, presumably as a box set. I will flesh this out later.

Basic premise: ten people rob a van and try and keep the money for two weeks. If that sounds like Hunted, it’s probably because it’s by the same people as Hunted.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Wie… is De Mol 2019?

By | November 8, 2018

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?

  • Nikkie de Jaeger – Dutch make-up Youtube star. Over 11m subscribers!
  • Evelien de Bruijn – DJ and host.
  • Jamie Trenité – Adventure and Science show host.
  • Evi Hanssen – Flemish presenter, ex-host of Expedition Robinson.
  • Rick Paul van Mulligan – Actor.
  • Robert van Beckhoven – Professional baker.
  • Merel Westrijk – Newsreader and morning show host.
  • Niels Litooij – Electronic musical artist
  • Sarah Chronis – Actress.
  • Sinan Can – documentary maker.

And Michael points out that the WIDM Instagram has been dropping hints that they’ve gone to Colombia this year, although WIDM has a habit of splitting over a few places.

Not long to wait, usually it starts first week in January, and hopefully someone will be providing English subs. Ditto the Belgian version which will probably start around March. Exciting!


Show Discussion: I’ll Get This

By | November 6, 2018

Tuesdays, 10pm,

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.