REVIEW GAME OF GAMES
SHOW: Game of Games CHANNEL: Eleven TIMESLOT: 7pm Friday
IF you grew up on the likes of It’s A Knockout or Double Dare, or you’re just a fan of the wacky game segments on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, then you will be entertained by Game of Games. Originating as a segment on Ellen’s show, Game of Games is a light-hearted game show hosted by TV Week Gold Logie award winner Grant Denyer and radio personality Ash London, Each week, contestants answer questions under crippling pressure, face free-falls into the unknown and manoeuvre their way through a series of messy and manic obstacles. Moving through several rounds, plucky competitors go to hilarious lengths to ensure they’re the last ones standing to win a large crash prize. Just on the episode I saw alone, competitors attempted to climb a greased-up, slippery pyramid while being pelted with an oversized ball, were doused with messy substances for getting questions wrong, and suspended in mid air while being quizzed, just to name a few. It’s fun, there’s a little dose of schadenfreude in watching people fall over and fail, and Denyer is a reliably entertaining and cheeky host. However, I found myself watching the clock during this show as the number of rounds to eliminate people seemed never-ending, so I felt it ran a little too long for a game show.
FUN: Grant Denyer hosts Game of Games.