TBS has teamed up with entertainment icon Snoop Dogg with Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild. Snoop Dogg, who counted The Joker's Wild as his favorite game show growing up, hosts TBS' new...
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TBS has teamed up with entertainment icon Snoop Dogg with Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild. Snoop Dogg, who counted The Joker's Wild as his favorite game show growing up, hosts TBS' new version set in his very own casino that includes a gigantic slot machine, giant dice and playing cards. The game features a variety of categories with a Snoop-a-fied touch and includes cameos by Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifia, Karlie Kloss, Michael Strahan, Method Man, Regis Philbin, Kelly Osbourne and Karrueche Tran. Streetwise questions and problem solving, not just book smarts, rule the floor with all the action controlled by the one and only Snoop D-O Double G.
I honestly don't get where all the hate for this show comes from. Something tells me it's coming from the kind of old farts who get uncomfortable when an interracial couple sits near them in a restaurant. Sure, the show's been updated, but since when does "reboot" mean "exact same cheesy, unoriginal thing to appease the old fogies"? The remake clearly has a lot of love and respect for the old show put into it. The reason Snoop became involved in the first place was because he adored the original show, and it clearly shows.
As a standalone game show, it's surprisingly good: the set is eye catching, the pacing is snappy, the questions are varied and often challenging, and the humor hits the mark far more than it misses. Sure, it's geared towards a younger crowd, but it even has my 64 year old father laughing at almost every crack. Snoop Dogg is also a fantastic host, taking all kinds of pot shots (har har) at himself and bringing that cool, half-baked vibe he always has while still being sharp. The stakes are also just right: the prize is a solid 50K, so it's not too little like some GSN shows, but not a "big money" snoozefest that spends more time gawking at a big prize pot than actually playing the game.
All in all, a perfectly serviceable, fun to watch game show that's sure please most anyone who is open to it's updated style. If you're willing to chill out and aren't the kind of person who gets uncomfortable at the mention of brown people and/or weed, you're in for a treat.
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