We all love a game show or a tv quiz don't we? It keeps the brain active and tests us on our knowledge or maybe lack of it. I love them I do, my ultimate favourite has to be The Chase....yeah your either a Chase or Pointless fan as they are on tv at the same time.
I just like the whole format of The Chase and Bradley Walsh is a great presenter. I can never answer the questions quick enough though in the cash builder. I would probably only answer one and get £1000 because I would be still thinking about the answers to the other questions.
One thing I cannot stand about this show though is when a contestant is offered a bit of an easy way out and the Chaser offers a minus amount of cash to get through. I shout at the tv as that money comes off the team amount so if you have a team of four and the previous three members have built up say £10,000 and the last contestant takes a minus figure of £2000 then thats someone else's cash you're losing. No sorry I do not like that, though in some instances it has helped a team and they have gone onto win the money in the final chase so it can be a good tactic.
Love the Chasers too, I like it when the contestants are faced with them, oooooh the pressure. I also like that this part of the quiz is multiple choice, now I've always liked the multiple choice option even in my exams at school. Well the answer is there, staring at you, bit tricky though if you have no idea but hey give it your best guess. If you haven't watched The Chase you need to be around at 5pm and tuned into ITV or grab it on catch up.
I do like a bit of Mastermind as well. I feel this tests me a bit further, it's the step before moving onto University Challenge but I'm not ready to go there yet. I get a bit stuck on the first round, I feel I can't join in with that one too much as it's the specialised subject and unless you've revised the subject as much as they have then it's a bit tricky. The general knowledge round though....woah, love a go at that and I like the 'I've started so I'll finish' the question because I like to finish it off properly. So many quiz shows just finish the round with an unanswered question and that just frustrates me, especially if they don't tell you what the answer would have been.
There are so many game shows on tv now, new ones pop up like BBC's The Time It Takes which is presented by Joe Lycett, not sure I can get into that in a big way but it is quite entertaining. Then there are ones which were newbies and have now earned quite a big regular favourite spot such as Tipping Point which I do like too. it's the old classic penny machine from the arcades but with questions, brilliant idea!!
It is good when these shows also have celebrity specials, they play for charities which I think is nice but I just like to see how brainy they are. You also learn a little more about people when you see them quizzing which I think is nice. You kind of build up support for people and want them to get through and win, not that I'm at all competitive but I do cheer a little when the team out runs The Chaser, woo hoo!!
Well I'm off to swat up and get ready for the next game show. I'll be ready for University Challenge one day but for now I'll just stick to taking on my own personal battle with The Chaser, come and have a go if you think you're clever enough.
Thanks for being here today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
Pass the Remote
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