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Old 02-07-2012, 18:32
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Awful awful show....and that was just the 10 minutes I managed to sit through. Only interest now will be seeing if this poo makes it through the run - I would guess that with no competition and with it being on in July/August there is a distinct possibility. Truly dire.
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Old 02-07-2012, 18:33
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it was a bit slow but then again i spent all night playin one
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Old 02-07-2012, 18:36
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Even worse than 'Pointless' which is some achievement in itself.
I kept wanting someone to 'nudge' the machine with their knee.........
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:01
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The programme guide on Sky said it was on for an hour, it felt much much longer.
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:02
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Even worse than 'Pointless' which is some achievement in itself.
I kept wanting someone to 'nudge' the machine with their knee.........
No you can't do that, it sets the alarm of and they escort you off the premises...
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:08
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Not good. Bring back The Chase.
Bring back repeats of repeats of The Chase. Preferable to this.
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:16
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Has ITV seriously developed an amusement arcade money scam masquerading as a game into a crappy gameshow? Jesus wept. Ben Shepherd must be cursing his agent for getting him this tripe.
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:28
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Right, I realise I'm in the minority here, but I really enjoyed it. It's a nice change from The Chase (especially since they were showing repeats), and I mean, who didn't enjoy playing on those machines in the arcade when they were younger? Admittedly, the machine is a bit dreary and they could've brightened it up a bit, but overall the format is fun! I suppose it would be more fun to play than to watch, but good on ITV for at least TRYING other formats. Maybe people will warm to it, personally I really liked it and am looking forward to the next episode
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:29
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I watched about 10 minutes before stopping. Simply awful.
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:30
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Come back Frosty Knickers, all is forgiven!
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:32
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Right, I realise I'm in the minority here, but I really enjoyed it. It's a nice change from The Chase (especially since they were showing repeats), and I mean, who didn't enjoy playing on those machines in the arcade when they were younger? Admittedly, the machine is a bit dreary and they could've brightened it up a bit, but overall the format is fun! I suppose it would be more fun to play than to watch, but good on ITV for at least TRYING other formats. Maybe people will warm to it, personally I really liked it and am looking forward to the next episode

I enjoyed playing the machines.
Never found it a great spectator sport tho'
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Old 02-07-2012, 20:04
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I enjoyed playing the machines.
Never found it a great spectator sport tho'
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 02-07-2012, 20:13
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Also the arcade machine has concealed holes at the side so that when it pushes out sideways, coins drop down into a collection bucket making it even more of a swizz. It's how the machine makes money! Loads of it!
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Old 02-07-2012, 20:59
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The programme guide on Sky said it was on for an hour, it felt much much longer.
Felt like three or four hours long. Even worse than that other monstrosity Red or Black.
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Old 02-07-2012, 21:41
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I mean, who didn't enjoy playing on those machines in the arcade when they were younger?
I love playing on them. I just don't want to see annoying people who I don't know playing on a massive one for an hour.
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Old 02-07-2012, 22:40
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I watched about five minutes, and couldn't stand it any longer. I didn't even notice the quality of the questions. It was possibly the worst programme I've ever seen on TV. (not counting little britain, of course; that goes without saying).
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Old 02-07-2012, 23:29
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It gets worse. Next week ITV1 are launching 'The Crane' hosted by Dan Lobb. 5pm weekdays.

Based on the old amusement arcade game where you have to get a toy or whatever out of a glass box. This will use spherical orbs containing amounts up to 100 which contestants have to get out of the box using 'The Crane'. In the final 'Super Crane' round the orbs contain 1000.
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Old 03-07-2012, 00:22
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Tipping Point

If you listen very carefully, you can hear the ITV execs. scraping a barrel
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Old 03-07-2012, 00:37
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Yeah, ITV seem to be dumping some shows in the schedules at the moment, this, 'Let's Go for Gold' with Vernon Kay, 'Superstar' with Lloyd Webber on Saturday. Perhaps they are hoping the Olympics will blow these shows from the collective memory. As if the weather wasn't making this summer bad enough.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:50
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Right, I realise I'm in the minority here, but I really enjoyed it. It's a nice change from The Chase (especially since they were showing repeats), and I mean, who didn't enjoy playing on those machines in the arcade when they were younger? Admittedly, the machine is a bit dreary and they could've brightened it up a bit, but overall the format is fun! I suppose it would be more fun to play than to watch, but good on ITV for at least TRYING other formats. Maybe people will warm to it, personally I really liked it and am looking forward to the next episode
Me too it was simple with easy questions and the winner went home with money unlike some game shows on TV.
I can see that it is possible for the jackpot could be won too often. For that reason I doubt it will survive to run to another series
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:42
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I watched about 10 minutes before stopping. Simply awful.

Seems to be about our attention span for this dire show.
Usually getting dinner ready whilst listening to The Chase but could not stand Ben Shepherds voice or that dreadful shouty woman.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:03
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Oh dear. My OH agrees with the majority on here, but i enjoyed it, it made me want to raid the coin jar and get over the arcade. We were disagreeing as to which bit they should be feeding the coin in. Light hearted, simple fun with someone winning at least some cash.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:05
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Oh dear. My OH agrees with the majority on here, but i enjoyed it, it made me want to raid the coin jar and get over the arcade. We were disagreeing as to which bit they should be feeding the coin in. Light hearted, simple fun with someone winning at least some cash.
It'll be nice to hopefully see a lot of winners - that's something I've missed with The Chase being on... it's a bit of a downer when sooo many contestants try so hard and lose. This way, it looks like the winner will be guaranteed something like 2,000 if they don't make a silly decision at the end to gamble
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:34
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Well i actually quite enjoyed it! I don't think Ben Shepard is that great a presenter and the game needs a few more questions but it was a welcomed break from The Chase.

I'd be tuning in again today!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:22
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Chase,Pointless,Fifteen to One,please come back.For people stuck at home like me,afternoons on TV have suddenly become quite boring.
I don't think this new quiz will replace The Chase.Poor old Ben looks half asleep anyway.
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