Category Archives: Show Discussion

Show Discussion: In For A Penny

By | April 13, 2019

Saturday, 7:30,ITV So many question marks with this one. On the one hand it’s a vox-pop show, and these never ever ever ever (ever) do any kind of business. On the other hand, it’s based on an apparently popular segment on Saturday Night Takeaway, so it has brand recognition. On the one hand it has… Read More »

Show Discussion: Catchpoint

By | March 23, 2019

Saturdays, 6:50pm,BBC1 In many ways it’s a shame this show fails at the first hurdle, in that it’s impossible to bring up in conversation with a title like that without feeling faintly embarrassed. And it’s a shame because the preview clips suggest that it might be quite fun, scratching that family entertainment itch that everyone… Read More »

Show Discussion: Blockbusters

By | March 20, 2019

Thursdays, 8:00pm:Comedy Central UK Episode one: “Oh, Blockbusters!” Episode two: “Oh, Blockbusters.” Baffling remake of the 80s and 90s daytime classic now in its fifth reincarnation, truly making it the Annie Wilkes of gameshows. At least they’ve upped the money to £20 a question rather than cheekily keeping it a fiver like the last iteration.… Read More »

Tom Scott’s Game Garage

By | February 28, 2019

The first of three game show pilots by Nerdy Internet Celebrities Tom Scott and David Bodycombe where other Nerdy Internet Celebrities play a game and we find out if it’s any good or not and Nerdy Internet Commenters point out how brilliant it all is in the comments. I was fortunate enough to see these… Read More »

Show Discussion: Small Fortune

By | February 2, 2019

Saturdays, 7pm,ITV Saturday night’s king of smart-casual Dermot O’Leary challenges teams to games of skill in worlds of miniature. There’s some serious money on the line as well with up to £150,000 to be won. Will anyone have the dexterous digits required or will Dermot just end up giving the contestants the finger? It’s The… Read More »