Well this is a brave move – taking off popular established quiz The Chase during what is probably peak advertising season and replacing it with a successful Summer alternative – but an alternative nonetheless.
It’s been a while since the previous series of Britain’s Favourite Tactical Quiz (TM), hosted and invented by Bradley Walsh, as unfortunately there’s only one Bradley Walsh to go round. The quiz show meets soap sees six people battling it out every day, but they all stay on the show until someone successfully manages to escape with their money in the day’s final. Meanwhile contestants can rack up tens of thousands – provided they don’t lose it all in an unsuccessful escape bid.
We like Cash Trapped. Series two improved on series one in some ways (putting the answers to the multiple choice questions up on screen) and made worse in others (it felt like nobody was ever actually able to Catch-up during the Catch-Up round, thanks possibly in part to the removal of the small money up for grabs on the buzzer questions). From the previews it looks like the small money is back, hopefully there have been other changes to make the Catch-Up round a bit more tense.
They recorded two series of this back to back last year so this is becoming a general Cash Trapped discussion post (you can read our comments on Series 1 and Series 2 here). Is this now as good as the format can get? Let us know in the comments.