Category Archives: Show Discussion

Show Discussion: The Weakest Link

By | December 17, 2021

Saturday, 6:10pm,BBC1 No your eyes AREN’T deceiving you, The “The” is now officially part of the title again after twenty years in the wilderness, for no discernable reason. Look, we wanted Judge Rinder to host. But we like Romesh and can understand why they’ve gone for mildly-pissed-off-uncle in this lighter, brighter The Weakest Link reboot,… Read More »

Show Discussion: I Literally Just Told You

By | December 15, 2021

Thursdays, 10pm,Channel 4 The latest creation of Format Powerhouse (or at least, Person) Richard Bacon sees Jimmy Carr asking questions about things that have just happened in the studio for £25,000. It’s an observation and memory quiz basically. What might be fun is that this interview suggests they’re going quite big on the meta, “we… Read More »

Show Discussion: Walk the Line

By | December 12, 2021

Nightly 12th-17th December, 8pm,ITV Simon Cowell’s new musical competition/gameshow thing which seems to suggest someone will be walking away with £500,000 at the end of the week. To be honest, we’re not quite clear on how the format works other than an apparent exciting bit at the end of each episode where the winner has… Read More »

Brave New World

By | December 8, 2021

Sometimes we discover things by chance, frankly we’d probably have no idea this existed before stumbling on a Twitter conversation, but one of the great things about running this Bar is that I can signal boost something worthwhile. And so we come to New World on Netflix, a new Korean variety/reality show. In it, six… Read More »

Show Discussion: GamesMaster

By | November 20, 2021

Sundays 7pm E4’s Youtube channel,Repeated Wednesday 10pm on E4 And so the speculation can finally come to an end and we can find out if the idea was worthwhile. What’s the point of rebooting GamesMaster? The kids are all getting their gaming content from Youtube anyway and they seem perfectly happy with that. And most… Read More »