Does anyone watch this brilliant quiz show? I'm totally hooked.
The concept is this.
100 people are asked a question, the contestants must find the correct answer that was given by the least people.
What glues me to the program is the amazing gaps in the knowledge of some people.
One question today is a perfect example.
The one hundred people were given a list of world leaders from the 90's, they had to name the country they were in charge of.
99 people correctly identified George H.W. Bush was president of the US
92 people got Francois Mitterrand / France
90 people got Fidel Castro / Cuba
Only 79 people identified Margaret Thatcher as the leader of the UK.
Really, what do people learn in school these days?
I have to agree it is compulsive watching. I also have been surprised many times by the public's responses. What seems to me to be an obvious answer, as in the Margaret Thatcher one today, is often not the case. Am I the one out of step, or are the 100 people asked???? Good, light-hearted television.
I usually watch it. I used to make a point of always watching Eggheads, but I've grown weary of that show now. Pointless is mostly entertaining, and I like the presenters, but it's slightly overlong for a forty-five minute show imo. I sometimes skip the first eight minutes where they chat to the contestants, the 'coveted' Pointless trophy looks a bit naff, and I wish they'd increase the basic jackpot prize (it's only £1000). I also sometimes switch it off before the end if I have no interest in the topic chosen for the final round.
Good show overall, but I wish they'd bring back 15 To 1.