Tonight, FOX premiered The Rich List, a new game show that touts being the richest show on television. They also said that it was the most addicting game show since Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
That would have been an understatement. The Rich List is even more addicting. In fact, it is actually one of the best game shows I have ever seen. It's odd for me to say that considering that I only saw one episode, but that was enough to know. (And I'm a huge game show fan!) Usually, game shows ask questions that only have one answer. This show has many more answers, usually more than 50. The questions on the show are actually quite easy, but it's up to the teams on how many they are willing to answer. An example was to name Tom Cruise movies. (I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise, but I did have some of the titles in my head.) So to begin, a team said that they could name about 10. Now they go to the other team, and see how much they are willing to go for. The amount gets higher until the other team folds, forcing the team with the highest amount to match the number of answers they said they could produce. Then, they have to actually answer the amount they said they could. If they match their number, they get a point. If they get a single answer that isn't one of the eligible ones, the other team gets a point. First one to two wins.
The bonus round works the same way, except they have to answer a set number of answers (15). For every three that they answer correctly, they win an amount of money. The first three wins a modest amount of money, while the final three are worth huge amounts of money.
Well, it's true that people can win millions, although it may take more than 1 episode to surpass the million dollar mark. However, that's what makes the show so great: contestants get to keep coming back if they win the main game, regardless of how they do in the bonus round. What makes it even better is that the teams consist of 2 complete strangers. It is very interesting to watch the teams work together. For example, the first episode, one team had 2 very different people that really didn't seem to look like they would work well together. However, as they worked together to win the game, they seemed to really become a team in the sense of winning for each other. They went on to win $175,000 alone in the first episode and are coming back in the 2nd one! I'm really looking foreword to future episodes. The gameplay is fantastic and the host keeps the contestants (as well as the viewers) on the edge of their seats. It's a great game show that anybody can get into. Heck, you might even scream at your TV a couple of times. Trust me, you'll love it.
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