Weekend Replay: “Face the Clock”
Airing now on Channel 4 in the UK is the new quiz show Face the Clock. Each show sees six contestants race against an unseen mystery clock in a game of quiz “hot potato.” Have control when the clock expires and you’re out and lose all your money. The day’s champion faces the clock one final time to go for all the money won through the day. The show seems to be struggling and is losing its time slot this week for the new quiz The Common Denominator. Reception hasn’t been great. However, what do you, personally, think? Here’s a clip of the show. Our thoughts are after. I’m curious what you think though.
Take a look.
Well…it does have a nice set. I don’t have a lot to say beyond that. It’s got a lot of flaws in it. I’m also stunned at how cheap this is. I know it’s not all about the money. Countdown and Mastermind manage to be fun without cash. But if you’re going to offer it, having a usual daily payout of around £900 is slightly embarrassing. When’s the last time any game has been this cheap? Especially since, in its current time slot, it comes before Deal or No Deal where getting £900 is an awful, awful thing and you’re usually given at least £7,000 in the first five minutes. Decent idea in there, but it’s executed strangely.