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The Mole is definitely the best reality show yet. The show is very fast
paced and keeps you guessing who the mole is and who you think is going to
win. It is very good and I hope they don't give the following seasons of
the shows the dreadful ax.
Overall the show is very cool and I highly recommend it. Rating **** out of ****. (Favorite Reality Show)
The Mole. Throughout history, moles have been used successfully to worm
their way into empires, nations and dynasties... only to cause dissention,
mistrust, and paranoia. What a great idea for a TV Series.
The hype that is "Survivor" is mixed with the format of MTV's "Road Rules". Take 10 strangers, 9 real contestants and 1 that is working for the producers. In the end, one person will win the money, one person will be "executed", and one will be unmasked as "The Mole".
I tuned into this fantastic series about 1/3 the way through, and I've been hooked. Every time I think I have the Mole figured out, That person gets executed. And it makes for great "reality TV". Unlike Survivor, where everyone is backstabbing each other, "The Mole" is sabotaging the "tests" and the other players know it. The amount of paranoia is great. Who can you trust, when the mole is out to get you?
A fantastic series, and I hope and pray It's picked up for another season.
Honestly, I love this show. I think this show is better than Survivor and Temptation Island. The thing I like about it is that people don't vote other people off, I find that stupid. They must take a test everyday to see who stays and who goes. If your the person who gets the most questions wrong, your outta there. The challenges are instreasting to watch to. I hope they make a lot of seasons because I'm getting tired of Survivor!
I quite enjoyed "The Mole" the first time it was on TV, and eagerly
looked forward to watching "The Mole 2." After a rocky start in which
ABC pulled it from their primetime schedule late in 2001, before all
the episodes had aired, they started it up again with a better timeslot
(Tuesday evenings) and I'm glad that they did.
I'm not a huge fan of the "reality" genre. About the only "reality"-type shows I watch are "Survivor" and "The Mole." I actually prefer "The Mole" to "Survivor" (don't get me wrong; I LOVE "Survivor") because of the cerebral aspect of it. The games are interactive; you find yourself in the place of the contestants, trying alongside them to solve the various riddles that they are presented with, and trying to analyze fellow players' actions, wondering "Who is the Mole, and how can I get other people to think that I am?" With the exception of just a couple of games (the "fashion sense" game comes to mind), most of the games and challenges don't involve having the players stoop to the lowest common denominator to earn money for the pot.
When players are eliminated from "The Mole," it's not so because the rest of the players found them unpopular or too much of a threat. If you haven't been paying attention to the clues or haven't sorted fact from fiction, then you effectively eliminate yourself if you score the lowest on the execution quiz. "The Mole" isn't a popularity contest that can be sabotaged easily by overzealous fans (remember Brittany from the first "Big Brother"?) or vengeful losers; the best player does indeed win.
Another thing that I found so appealing about "The Mole" was how much more affable and interactive host Anderson Cooper was with the contestants. Cooper isn't just your aloof host that shows up only for challenges and elimination rounds. Cooper has a wicked sense of humor that manifests itself often during the games. He also joins the contestants for dinner, which further humanizes him. One of the most memorable moments of the second season came when contestant Rob, a magician, showed Cooper a card trick. Right after Rob revealed the outcome of the trick, Cooper immediately slugged him playfully in the arm. Imagine Rich Hatch trying to pull something like that with Jeff Probst on Pulau Tiga!
Because "The Mole" hasn't racked up the same kinds of ratings that "Survivor" or even "American Idol," a lot of people are quick to count it out for another go-round. I certainly hope not. Apparently, the ratings for "The Mole 2" were high enough for ABC to consider yet another installment. If that's the case, I hope to try out for it, because it's the only "reality" show that I would ever consider being on. If ABC decides not to bring it back for a third installment, it'll be a crying shame. In this age of trashy soap operas and lowbrow humor, "The Mole" is a shot of fresh air that most anyone could benefit from.
The Mole has been the only reality show to engage me in any way, shape or form. Unlike the sheer idiocy of Survivor - "eww, they had to drink *bloo-o-o-od*!" - The Mole actually tries to use both the contestants' and viewers' *brains*. And that, unfortunately, will probably be the show's downfall. The average viewer doesn't want to have their mind working on a Friday night. Case in point: the insane success of such cerebral teasers as 90210 and Melrose. ABC has taken chances on smart shows before. Max Headroom and The Dennis Miller Show enjoyed shortlived runs on the network before being yanked by those who think ratings rule over all else. I'm not surprised to see The Mole II: the Next Betrayal canceled midseason, even though it's easily the most entertaining and intelligent show on ABC's roster. The American people just won't have smarts in their TV, unless it's Frasier taking a twice-per-episode shot at just how inane are the cultured. Great show, and like all things great, it lived all too brief a life.
The Mole is an exciting game of chance and suspense. A group of 14 people
are taken to a very picturesque location in Europe, however one of the
is a special agent, a mole, hired by the show to prevent the group from
gaining money. Each week the players compete in games to win money for the
group, while being constantly vigilant for signs of sabotage from the mole.
At the end of each episode the players must answer a ten question quiz as
the identity of the mole. The player who scores the lowest on this quiz is
executed and must leave the show immediately.
Although it is not as good as the first installment of the mole, it is exciting because it is the only reality show that makes you think. The viewers can play along to try to find the identity of the mole. It is easily the most fun and exciting show to watch on television and I would not miss a week of it for anything.
Unlike the voyeur "reality" shows all around, The Mole is a show that
invites viewers to participate. Assisted by Mensa, the producers of the
create clues for both the contestants and those who want to play along at
home. Execution comes not from being "unpopular" but from failing to gether
correct information on the show's hired saboteur, The Mole.
True, there are few bikinis. True, there are no couples on the Mole that go on a cruise or on dates with other people to test their feeble "romance." And, true, no one has had to eat any bugs or animal innards yet. But, if you're interested in a show where you actually CARE who wins the money for once, try the Mole.
This was a fun reality series, and it was very engaging. You would also
be thinking about the show rather just watching it. The game is a
competition between the contestants to solve puzzles, complete tasks,
and build the cash prize. The difference is one contestant is a mole or
fake contestant planted there to sabotage the game.
Week after week the contestants take a test to see who knows the mole the least. And as an audience, we're engage along with the contestant. That is the big draw. A big related problem is that creative editing always muddy the show and makes the mole very hard to guess. At some point, you feel very manipulated.
The other thing is it introduced us to Anderson Cooper. It's too bad they haven't made another one since 2008.
Quite simply the best reality show ever made. The first two seasons
(the only ones that matter) are on Hulu. I challenge anyone to watch
the first three episodes of season 1 and not like it. I guarantee you
will finish watching the season. Then I guarantee that you will watch
Other quick reasons to watch it: 1. Anderson Cooper is hilarious 2. The locations in Europe are awesome 3. The games are mentally challenging 4. It's very interactive 5. In one episode a player responds to another player's desperate, "I'm trying as hard as I can!" with an equally desperate, "Not necessarily."
Can you figure out...Who Is The Mole?
Honestly, this is the best reality show anyone has ever come up with.
In order to win the money you have to actually be INTELLIGENT. Not only
that you've got to be brave, athletic, cunning, etc. It actually
requires skill. Not like some lame-ass shows that are on these days.
And yet, they only have two seasons of it! Bull..they need to bring
this show back!!
Although, they'll have a hard time pulling Anderson Cooper away from CNN. He was great.
But seriously, it was an amazing show. You never knew who would be going when. And it was so much fun trying to figure out the mole yourself! It was a show you could actually play yourself if you wanted to!
BRING BACK THE MOLE!!!! BRING BACK THE MOLE!!!!
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