24 Hour Quiz (?)
February 26, 2004 1:54 PM   Subscribe

In '24 Hour Quiz', three contestants spend many days in a mini-Big Brother environment ('The Pod') constantly having questions fired at them with no end in sight. 'off the telly' fill in the blanks: "There's no getting away from it, '24 Hour Quiz' is quite the worst thing currently showing on ITV1 (that's even allowing for 'Footballers' Wives'). That it's spread-eagled across the schedules in three separate editions just compounds the agony. This is cheap, worthless television, offering up a huge mallet with which to beat the ITV network. It plays to our worst suspicions about the channel, and that's just annoying. There's nothing about the show that's prepared to confound or surprise, other than its sheer shoddiness." Has anyone else seen this? Is it really the worst gameshow format ever?
posted by feelinglistless (8 comments total)
"Is it really the worst gameshow format ever?"

As opposed to.........?

It's a game show? People debasing and making fools of themselves is the point? Are you comparing this to "high brow" game shows like "Let's Make A Deal" and "The Price Is Right"?
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:27 PM on February 26, 2004

The game show has a long and illustrious history and there have been some really poor examples. But this feels particulrly desperate.
posted by feelinglistless at 2:47 PM on February 26, 2004

I tend not to watch much ITV. But I was flicking through the channels the other day and came across this. 2 minutes of watching, and I was, "What the fuck...?"

Crap television. But at least I still haven't watched Footballer's Wives yet.
posted by salmacis at 4:08 PM on February 26, 2004

Anyone get the feeling that we're about 17 minutes in the future? And when the next three tick by, it ain't gonna be pretty?
posted by RakDaddy at 4:35 PM on February 26, 2004 [1 favorite]

As long as I get to keep my off switch...
posted by krisjohn at 8:34 PM on February 26, 2004

I watched ten minutes of the late segment last night. It was dreadful. I won't be watching it again. Nuff said.
posted by squealy at 2:06 AM on February 27, 2004

Ah, "The Chair" and "The Chamber" were both pretty bad. Answering trivia questions while strapped to a chair and being either roasted or frozen (and trying to keep your heart rate steady) seemed pretty extreme to me.
posted by Vidiot at 8:07 AM on February 29, 2004

There's still an ITV? I'm impressed.
posted by vbfg at 5:00 AM on March 1, 2004

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