Who’s Still Standing

Just caught up with the first episode of this, thought it was alright actually – plenty of questions and I didn’t feel like it was dragging its feet particularly.

However yes, it has been rather obnoxiously produced. I like uptempo background music but not when it’s drowning out the actual talking, and ideally it should build tension without giving away what actually happens. Cutting to a break mid-question is rather twattish, especially if they’re going to insist on spending half a minute setting it all up again after the break. Did they really need a Santa Claus voiceover to tell us things Ben Bailey, whom I liked, could have told us fairly easily?

I also think the speed round would have been much better if it played out continuously – time up, hear them scream, move immediately on.

There’s an 8/10 show in there somewhere, if it was produced by completely different people, basically.


    • Mart with an Y not an I says:

      Something in my head still says this appointment is so very wrong – and yet, after watching his very good deadpan and droll performance on last weeks Have I Got News For You, it could be a very inspired hiring…

  1. Andy "Kesh" Sullivan says:

    I’ve got hold of both episodes of Who’s Still Standing that have been shown so far from a site that makes you want to say “Yarrrr!”.

    Overall, I like the game, although I was able to answer most if not all of the questions that the Strangers have gone out on. The only thing that’s annoying me about the show is the ‘recap’ after each opponent is eliminated. ” now has $X,000 and has eliminated X Strangers. He must eliminate X more to win $1m” EVERY FLIPPING TIME!!!

  2. Alex S says:

    They also completely omitted the speed round from last night’s episode, which seemed a shame.

  3. David B says:

    Dare you take on the Eye of Horus?

  4. Brig Bother says:

    And Who’s Still Standing back down to 1.7 in the demo last night, must be the word of mouth.

    Interestingly, the first part of the The X Factor final scored less than the Fear Factor premiere did.

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