Before watching the show; I had seen commercials for it and expected it to be kind of crazy, but it was definitely extreme.
First, what is the point of the show; why are these people putting themselves though all this humiliation? Well, money of course.
The contestants run around a obstacle course as the music plays and as they complete each piece on the course they gain $money$ which goes to their total, when the music stops then the contestants are allowed to cross the bridges to get to the chairs, but that’s not the end each chair has a dollar amount value placed on it ($5/10,000 all the way down to $0) and if they are so lucky as to sit their behind in the seat they then have to wait to find out what their dollar amount was placed on it. The contestant who sits in the final solo chair at the end wins all the money they stocked up though out the game. Everyone else gets….zilch. (Except maybe a bruised ego and a sprained knee)
For the most part if they sit in the $0.00 chair they lose because you don’t gain enough money on the obstacle course to beat out a chair (beyond the first round where there is a $50 chair).
The rules: you cannot start to cross the bridge to the chairs until the music has stopped, pushing is allowed EVERYWHERE on the course even on the bridges to the chairs, but there is no pushing above the neck. One contestant learned that the hard way when he was disqualified for such behavior.
The hosts are funny; always have a quick and sarcastic remark to say about the contestants and their performance. There are two hosts in the booth and one on the field (similar to “Wipe Out”) They sound a little rehearsed, but that’s the name of the game when it comes to game shows, right?
Each contestant is given a funny name (ala. “Flavor Flav’s; Flavor of Love”). One contestant had a long beard so he was named; beard, another was a former Marine so his nick name was you guessed it; Marine (pat yourself on the back if you guessed that one ).
It looked like a no-so-athletic girl nick named; ‘farm hand’ was going to win because she kept sitting in the seats with the highest value. Sadly her tush ran out of luck, and the Marine was the champ on the night winning just over $34,000.00! Wowza! I wonder how much of that is taxed away?
They show was fun to watch and it was kind of fun to see all the elements of the set, although it made me feel a little ADHD at times because I didn’t know where to look and was trying to look at everything at once.
My final verdict will I watch this again, for sure!