Pointless (2009– )

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A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.

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During a show, contestants were asked to name what food each type of food was. One option was Parmesan, which two contestants answered correctly as cheese. However, the two still got 100 points, as all the people surveyed knew the correct answer. See more »

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All a bit Pointless in a good way really
27 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pointless shouldn't work. It's basically Family Fortunes in reverse. And yet it does work and continues to be one of the most popular game shows in the UK.

I didn't really care for Alexander Armstrong when he and Ben Miller did sketch shows but he excels in his role as host and his banter with his co-host Richard Osman makes the show.

It's easy enough viewing and unlike many similar shows the rules don't take half the length of the show to explain.

Yes, like any gameshow the format gets a bit stale after a while and is boosted by Z list celeb editions, but for now people seem to really have embraced this show and finally having obscure knowledge seems to have paid off.


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