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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Completely mind-boggling quiz show

10/10
Author: kenny-tilley from United Kingdom
23 December 2008

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If you like QI, you'll love this. Low key presentation (no audience, no SFX) and very very very difficult questions. As an example of the sort of thing you'll be presented with, contestants were asked to provide the fourth word in the following sequences, readers are invited to try for themselves! Wheat, Set, Cease,??? or Thorn, Shout, Seat,??? The question mistress, Victoria Coren, probably took the whole series getting used to how to present the series but by the last show was at last getting her delivery right. For example, one question involved the pawning of an item by the British Monarchy to pay for a war against France. Ms Coren's comment? "Money well spent"!

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

A Show For The Brilliant

10/10
Author: gjmille from United States
14 November 2011

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Oh good god...do I feel outclassed watching this show. The BBC have produced a game show that is simply the smartest show on television. With the simple premise of connecting three or four seemingly distinct clues, a team of three contestants have to "connect the dots" so to speak.

**SPOILER** For example, one question had contestants try to figure out the connection between four phrases in Spanish. The answer was Beatles songs. Believe me--it is not nearly as easy as it looks. **END OF SPOILER**

Unfortunately, there are few clips of this show in the US and BBC Four has not provided the episodes to BBC America, but if you happen to watch the show in the UK, prepare to be humbled in a very entertaining fashion.

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Plain and interesting!

8/10
Author: Irishmoviereviewer from Ireland
21 December 2015

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You wouldn't find a alright quiz show for having such a plain background and a pretty dull atmosphere with no audiences or other effects involved. You would realise Victoria Coren-Mitchell never smiles or even gets excited as a host, it's like she's a pretty serious posh teacher asking ridiculously hard questions to brain heads of different kinds of professors!

I honestly wouldn't even get the questions right as they use big words that you probably wouldn't understand because they are not always used that often. Even though Victoria is looking serious, she really does make funny jokes that you wouldn't normally hear haha! She is a good host though!

I wouldn't suggest this quiz show for people who easily get headaches as the questions can be hard to riddle!

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