Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - FRONT PAGE - with Kylie Wil­son

SHOW: Point­less CHAN­NEL: WIN TIMES­LOT: 6pm Weeknights

WHILE I don’t con­sider my­self a huge game show fan, I do oc­ca­sion­ally en­joy watch­ing the odd episode here and there to kill time and chal­lenge my brain to see if I could be com­pet­i­tive in such a sit­u­a­tion. I did find my­self in­trigued by the setup of new game show Point­less, which re­cently pre­miered on WIN. Co-hosted by co­me­dian and writer, Mark Humphries, and Dr An­drew Rochford, Point­less sees three teams com­pete each night. Faced with ques­tions from a wide range of gen­eral knowl­edge top­ics in­clud­ing sport, mu­sic, celebri­ties and sci­ence, play­ers must pro­duce the least ob­vi­ous an­swers in or­der to progress to­wards the nightly jack­pot. To find out the points value of each an­swer, 100 peo­ple are sur­veyed, and it is sort of a re­verse Fam­ily Feud sit­u­a­tion where you want to find the least pop­u­lar an­swer. Un­be­knownst to me, Point­less has been a long run­ning smash hit in the UK since 2009 and is seen on screens all over the world, and it is en­ter­tain­ing to try to fig­ure out how you would ar­rive at an ob­scure an­swer for the ques­tion. The holy grail in the show is com­ing up with a cor­rect an­swer that lit­er­ally no one else has, which are the “point­less” an­swers of the ti­tle. While I doubt I will watch it reg­u­larly, Point­less is sure to cap­ture the at­ten­tion of quiz show fa­nat­ics and stretch their brain power.


◆ QUIZ WITH A DIF­FER­ENCE: Point­less Hosts Mark Humphries and Dr An­drew Rochford.

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