So let’s see. Game shows are television programs were people go and win money. There are many that have been adapted to various languages and I can name like a few that are still sort of going on in Estonia. But that’s the most I know about these because I rarely watch these types of shows. I can think of a few game shows that I’ve seen over the years, one that I really liked and there’s surprisingly a theme within a theme here too. Not sure how that happened, pure coincidence I think.
Now this is somewhat of a cheat because it’s not something I’ve actively seen. But it’s the first one I thought about when I saw this theme. The elements of this game show have been all over the place. I’ve seen parodies of the format, I’ve seen various versions that borrow from the format. A British comedy show has a similar thing going on. It’s just famous without me having actually seen it.
Can it get even more known than Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – I don’t think so. There was an Estonian version of this so that’s how I saw it growing up. There’s not much to say, a lot of the excitement with game shows usually comes down to the host and the contestants for me. But the national version I’ve seen of this didn’t have a host that I was excited about. And most contestant sadly weren’t memorable – few exceptions here and there. The “start the clock” still rings in my ear though but from the US version, ironically.
Hands down my favourite game show ever is the UK’s original Weakest Link. It’s amazing! It ran for 13 seasons and I remember watching it as a kid (keep in mind, English is not my first language) at my grandparent’s house. I loved it! Mostly because the host was the coolest, coldest, most wonderfully sarcastic Anne Robinson. I don’t think I was even aware about most the answers but the show was extremely entertaining regardless. The format and everything just sparks joy even now when I think about it. And yes, the theme within the theme is of course the fact that all three of my recommendations start with the letter W.
THIS AMAZING SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES1