TV GUIDE

RE­VIEW GAME OF GAMES

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

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.

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