I can't believe people are reviewing this for it's "entertainment value". It simply hasn't any, but the really striking thing about "Unan1mous" is the sheer, unvarnished cruelty it so proudly parades. Here's the premise: You put a group of contestants together, flaunting the fact that these people are in real dire straits, mind you; they've all been through monumental personal loss and they look like life has simply smacked the snot out of them. Then, you make these poor souls dance like papier mache marionettes, while dangling a gradually diminishing $1,500,000 prize, forcing them to negotiate with each other and the producers, until they can choose which one of the whole group of 9, will take home the entire amount (whatever's left of it, that is). You have them do this in a bleak concrete underground bunker while a smug, pernicious host watches and comments about the 'action' over television monitors set high in the ceiling, to reflect, I would imagine, the godlike power of the money. I saw Sidney Lumet's classic satire "Network" again last week, and believe me, Paddy Cheyefsky couldn't have made anything like this up. They simply wouldn't have believed it. So the question would be, what kind of values are the executives at FOX using to put garbage like this on, anyway? What moral center are they working with? This filth is a disgrace to everything good Americans have stood for over the course of 230 years. I'm sickened by it and host J.D. Roth at least, should be ashamed of himself for being involved in this travesty. He certainly looks like he's sold his soul to the devil. FOX has put some real trash on over the years, but "Unan1mous" is a certifiable new low.
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