Thanks to various on Twitter for pointing this out to me yesterday (we’re postponing Bother’s Bar Plays Badly until next weekend, do join in), the pilot for the US version of The Exit List on ABC and hosted by Mike Greenberg who’s lost his pen since hosting the US version of Duel.
Some points of note:
- The shape of the Maze. It’s a big X!
- Object hints in the rooms.
- The way the game works, that they must visit at least two zones before being allowed to go back to the lift, means at a minimum they’ll have to go through 15 rooms. If they ace all the panic rooms, and get all the questions correct, that’s a minimum list of 11 things to remember. Chances are though you’re probably looking at 20-30 things each time which seems huge. They didn’t make “you have to get back to the elevator” very clear, you can’t just end any time after hitting two zones, so I can’t work out the emphasis on decision making at that point.
- That is a hugely generous bail-out offer.
- I think I preferred the escape from the UK show with its movement. I would have thought that the whole point of putting objects in the rooms would possibly be to help you remember. As it is, the “deeper you go, the harder it is to get out” mantra doesn’t quite work here thematically.
- Nice to see they used Nick Foster’s musical score.