'Richard Osman's House Of Games' ---> Weekdays on BBC2 @ 6pm!

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by Hyperion » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:31 pm

Really like the word smash one. Floella Benjaminions!
Thought Al would run away with it but Nish is also quite intelligent.
Anneka Rice though :dread:

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by Roonmastor » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Watched for the first time today. Looked good, and I enjoyed the changing rounds. It just needs an audience as it feels flat otherwise.

(Or a laughter track)

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by Roonmastor » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:34 pm

I also await the inevitable DML's House of Games on here in the off-season.

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by KK » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Moggy wrote:I enjoyed the first episode but agree with the comments on the audience. At times it felt really flat as the only reactions seemed to be Nish laughing and utter silence around him.

I think it needs an audience like the rebooted Room 101 or maybe even a fake audio track.

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by Moggy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:46 pm

KK wrote:
Moggy wrote:I enjoyed the first episode but agree with the comments on the audience. At times it felt really flat as the only reactions seemed to be Nish laughing and utter silence around him.

I think it needs an audience like the rebooted Room 101 or maybe even a fake audio track.


Yeah, it needs some sort of background noise as it just sounds flat when only one or two of the panellists are laughing.

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by DML » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:10 pm

It's only the crew in the studio. The truth is having an audience would massively change the tone of the show and we wanted the celebs to relax. Because they aren't playing up to anything, they get very competitive.

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by Drumstick » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:20 pm

Enjoyed today's but I still suck at these games. I did manage to nail David Dickensonnet before Osman had even finish shed reading the question though.

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by Roonmastor » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:15 pm

DML wrote:It's only the crew in the studio. The truth is having an audience would massively change the tone of the show and we wanted the celebs to relax. Because they aren't playing up to anything, they get very competitive.


Except the cameras.

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by Mini E » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:03 am

Have only watched the first episode so far - thoroughly enjoyed the format. Nish Kumar is possible the least funny comedian on a panel show ever though. Every time he opened his mouth it irritated me. Really enjoyed the rest of it though. Great stuff DML!

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by <]:^D » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:30 am

nice one DML - you got a positive mention in the back of G2 (Guardian supplement) :D

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by DML » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 am

Mini E wrote:Have only watched the first episode so far - thoroughly enjoyed the format. Nish Kumar is possible the least funny comedian on a panel show ever though. Every time he opened his mouth it irritated me. Really enjoyed the rest of it though. Great stuff DML!


Ah it can be a good thing if you don't like one of the celebs, you can root against them! :lol:

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by Corazon de Leon » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:46 am

DML wrote:
Mini E wrote:Have only watched the first episode so far - thoroughly enjoyed the format. Nish Kumar is possible the least funny comedian on a panel show ever though. Every time he opened his mouth it irritated me. Really enjoyed the rest of it though. Great stuff DML!


Ah it can be a good thing if you don't like one of the celebs, you can root against them! :lol:


I honestly don't find him to be that annoying - he was on Go 8-bit a while back and came across alright, too.

Looking forward to tonight's episode! Unfortunately the last one I'll be able to watch live for a bit though.

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by DML » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Four new games tomorrow.

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by Drumstick » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 pm

Behold, I have found my game. The code game where the letters are numbers. Absolutely destroyed every answer miles before any of them buzzed in.

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by DML » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:53 pm

I can search for House Of Games on Twitter and the tweets are all nice. I'm scared.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:16 am

I watched the first three episodes tonight. It was good fun, well done. Had a bit of a taskmaster vibe about it, which I love. I usually struggle with gameshows that have unique rounds on them as I often struggle to understand them however I've understood all of the rounds so far.

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by Rax » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:25 am

I really like the final round, there are some cracking mash ups in there. The anagram round was great too, especially when Al Murray got Maraca, I genuinely thought he had gone nuts and theres no way that was an anagram! But there is was staring everyone in the face all along. Im really starting to enjoy this a lot.

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by DML » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:05 am

The Daily Mail isn't a fan. Good. I'll spare you the link!

Too clever by half. So sharp he’ll cut himself. Nobody likes a smart alec. Richard Osman must hear remarks like that all the time.
The famously brainy quizmaster — who created Pointless, the gameshow that made him a household name — is always top of the class on telly, whether he’s presenting Child Genius or guesting on shows such as QI.

He had a stab at inventing a traditional quiz format a couple of years ago with Two Tribes, where players swapped teams every round. It didn’t catch on: watching contestants zigzag about tended to bring on motion sickness.

House Of Games (BBC2) is another attempt to establish a teatime gameshow. This time Richard has fixed the player problem, with a single set of celebs who stay put all week. But he can’t control his compulsion to over-complicate everything else.
House Of Games uses every type of trivia question ever devised, and then comes up with more. It’s an imagination eruption, a brainbox effervescence.
There are games based on codes, puns, picture clues, rhymes, guesswork, teamwork and musical memory.
Even the general knowledge tests are tortuous: in one round, players picked up their iPads to see a map of Britain, and had to point out the location of the UK’s first nuclear power station (Windscale, on the Cumbrian coast) and its highest mountain (Ben Nevis, in the Grampians).

Another game challenged players to find the rhyming connection between a former Foreign Secretary and a gooey yellow spread (Douglas Hurd, lemon curd).
As ever, Richard seems supremely superior to all the confusion. Every thoughtless mistake is mocked with gentle thoroughness and arched eyebrows.
Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo had to estimate how many British babies were named Richard in 2015, and said: ‘60,000.’ With lethal logic and statistical analysis, the host explained that, if Clara was right, 20 per cent of all baby boys that year would be Richards.
It’s like watching a university don eviscerate a hapless first-year student. No surprise that Richard, as he occasionally likes to remind us, went to Cambridge.
Landscapes of the week:

Sheep farmers in the Lake District can barely break even these days. But countryman Jonathan ‘Boo’ Hodgson, in A Year On The Farm (More4), was drinking in the spectacular views. That’s real riches.

But nobody likes to feel stupid — and this show leaves viewers floundering. No sooner have we worked out the rules to one game than Richard has strode on to the next. There’s no space to reflect. Questions come so fast that we barely have time to start thinking of answers.
Great quiz shows, such as Eggheads and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, convince the viewers that we are geniuses. This one leaves the viewer feeling dimmer than a 40-watt bulb.

2 stars out of 5.


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by Rax » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:08 am

So their issue is that they're dumb and don't like to be reminded of that?

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by DML » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:09 am

Rax wrote:So their issue is that they're dumb and don't like to be reminded of that?


Yep. Probably didn't have enough Diana for them either.

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