So as it’s rather quiet we thought we’d take a brief look at one of the shows bought up in the recent Poll of 2012 results in the International category.
This is Opdenhövel’s Countdown, a show broadcast on the German first channel in 2012. In it, four contestants play up to ten games (of the mental and physical kind) designed either to build up the jackpot as a team or knock out the weakest competitor until one person remains to try and take the lot. The binding theme is that each game is against the clock.
It is hosted by Matthias Opdenhövel who long term readers will recognise as the long time ex-host of Schlag den Raab and more recently one of the judges on Die Klügste Deutsche. Unfortunately this show was not very successful, only three episodes were made, although there is talk of bringing it back under a different guise.
Unfortunately we can’t find a full episode, but there are some clips on Youtube. Here’s a clip of one of the more physical games:
The other clips suggest some fun ideas. Bungee dominos. Definitely something we’d like to see more of, at any rate.