The end of Windows 7

By | January 14, 2020

Today is the last day Microsoft will be supporting Windows 7.

So this seems as good a time as any to link to a vid of The WB’s Studio 7 from 2004, where seven young adults lived together for a few days then came to a studio to do a quiz, where they could help or hinder or each other as they saw fit. In the end, one walks away with $77,000 and returns for the final for an additional $777,000. It only lasted one series, despite the DRAMATIC SHOTS.

13 thoughts on “The end of Windows 7

    1. Des Elmes

      “ITV is understood to be taking a more ambitious approach to the show, which will not necessarily be called The Games.”

      That probably explains why Holly, and not Theako, is rumoured as the frontrunner to host.

      Always thought it was a shame that C4 replaced the original show with more Big Brother, TBH.

  1. Brig Bother Post author

    What I most love about Studio 7 is how awkward it all is (having to walk around a pool just to get to the microphone, if you’re right you get a nod but if you’re wrong you get a bell), and all the hilarious overblown symbolism (you each have a ring representing the unbroken bond you have with each other, and when you want help you throw that ring into the pool and someone etherially whispers “help me!”). Also Pat Kiernan in the dark. Also the woman counting the correct answers in the end game.

    There are actually not awful ideas in there, but the whole thing is weighed down by its own pretentiousness.

  2. Alex

    I’m a techie, graduated in Computer Science, got a job in software testing and this is the first I knew about this.

    I feel ashamed.

    1. Brandon

      Shattered had a massive emphasis of the importance of the welfare and aftercare of its participants that other “cruel” reality shows of the time didn’t, and it feels relevant again given all the fuss a couple of years ago about what happened to some of the Love Island contestants. On a lighter note, it’s hilarious how much weird stuff you could get away with putting on telly when there was a gas for using the pretense of a “social experiment” back then.

      1. Jason

        You could see the headlines now – “Digital Spy in Crystal Maze insider fix, reports Digital Spy”. At least it would make a change from accusing The Chase!

  3. David

    FYI- they’ve announced that the WWTBAM scandal drama mini-series Quiz will air here in the States (on AMC, which co-produced it with ITV) in late May, so that should help narrow it down to when it’ll air in the UK (I’d think they’d air it over there first, but you never know)

    1. Danny Kerner

      Well with ITV of late not necessarily. Midsummer murders season 20 aired months in advance in the states and we only finished it this past Tuesday


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