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The Getaway

By | July 10, 2024

I don’t have Nebula, but The Getaway from the Jet Lag guys drops on it today. What if The Mole, but all the contestants were secretly Moles? It’s a funny idea, but I would say there’s normally an entertainment limit in watching people consistently doing things badly, even The Mole has a bit of give. I’m intrigued… Read More »

Show Discussion: The Fortune Hotel

By | May 12, 2024

Monday-Thursdays, 9pm, also repeated around 11:45pm and 3amITV1 Thanks to The Traitors, we’re probably in for a full raft of strategic reality games where people hold some sort of secret but we as the audience know everything and the contestants don’t. For The Traitors, our privileged position works, conversations aren’t just conversations, they are loaded… Read More »

Show Discussion: Double the Money

By | May 8, 2024

Thursday, Fridays various, 8pm,Channel 4 Channel 4 take on the BBC’s successful Enterprise Thursdays block with a new reality gameshow. Sue Perkins gives couples £250 seed money which they have to double within a time limit to stay in the game, then they must keep redoubling until presumably one team remain standing who win… some… Read More »

Deal or No Deal Island: It’s Basically Watching People Play The Deal Or No Deal Board Game… On An Island.

By | February 28, 2024

On Monday on NBC/Peacock the first episode of Deal or No Deal Island dropped, the show that asks the question “what if Deal Or No Deal, but you made people wade through mud for fifteen minutes first?” Well we finally have an answer and that answer is: duller than you’d hope. 12 people (including Boston… Read More »

Show Discussion: Gladiators

By | January 12, 2024

Saturday, 5:50pm,BBC1 Goodness me, this has put us through the ringer a bit. We really really want this to be good, but surely health and safety in 2023/4 will make this a completely pointless reboot. Fear not! At least two injuries happen. The Sheffield arena isn’t as big as the Birmingham one. But look at… Read More »