I’ll be on The Chase (ABC)

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  1. firerose818

    firerose818 Now 65 pounds less! TCF Club

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    1) I think I am going to live tweet when it airs, Pacific Time (I am @museummama818)

    2) @trainman told me about open auditions. I filled out the form, and then took an online trivia test. After that, I did about an hour long zoom audition with a producer where we tested lighting, etc and I completed a few trivia rounds with him. That tape got edited and sent to ABC. From there it was a long time of not hearing anything, and then I was contacted by the show producers about filming and Covid testing.
     
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  2. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    I had done that hour-long Zoom audition, and at the end, the producer basically said, "We're still looking for more contestants, especially women, so if you know any, please send them our way." I knew a hint when I heard one. Due to travel restrictions and whatnot, they were really only looking for people located in Southern California, so @firerose818 was the first person I thought of (I know from LearnedLeague and elsewhere that she's very good at trivia).

    Obviously, I think I should get a cut of her winnings, if there are any! :D
     
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  3. mattack

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    I think people are sort of using this as a general discussion thread for the show..

    I thought it was pretty interesting. I liked the peanut gallery comments from the two other chasers..

    I don't THINK I've seen it before.. at least not a full episode. There was a GSN version IIRC.

    At first it seemed strange that the contestant doesn't get farther in the first chase round depending on how many questions they get right.. But it does vary how much money they get. Also, the amounts offered by the chaser varied by a lot.. two different contestants had $75K, but the amounts for the ahead/behind spots were wildly different.

    I do like the "chaser gets the question wrong, contestant can answer it to get even farther ahead". That sort of feels like the animal fighting against the lion attacking it. It would feel more like a chase/be more dramatic if they did questions one by one with the contestant/chaser, but that might take up extra time.
     
  4. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

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    A repeat of the first episode is in my program guide for tonight 10/9 pm.
     
  5. astrohip

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    I'm enjoying it so far. It has enough trivia content to keep me watching. I can't take shows where you spend a minute or two between each question. Having said that, during the middle phase (defend your money?), once the contestant makes a choice, there is a five second wait until they show the correct answer. Why? It's a waste of time, just show us the answer.

    Assuming the GOATs cycle equally, Brad Rutter is next week. Of the three, he's the one I'd rather face. James is a monster. A beast. He beat them in 2/3 of the time allotted.
     
  6. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I just started watching this show after firerise's post. I basically like the show but wish there was (a lot) less banter and the 3 or 4 seconds delay between the host asking for the answer and the correct answer being indicated drives me nuts. Some of the Chasers' "insults" seem scripted.
     
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  7. mattack

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    Oh I bet they were, but I thought they were still funny. Heck, James even said one of the hosts' comments was scripted, and she admitted it -- at least that's what I understood them to mean.
     
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  8. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    I enjoy the GSN version with Brooke and the Beast - the have a great rapport together-but I cannot watch in real time-have to DVR and FF. Same with this version-too much filler. It's fun so far though. Glad they are keeping the same format as the GSN version-IMHO any change would ruin the show.
     
  9. TonyTheTiger

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    Not quite. As I confirmed with FireRose, in the second half of the chase (between the contestant and chaser), there is a five second rule that wasn't in the GSN version. IOW, after one or other locks in an answer, the opponent has five seconds to do the same or they forfeit the question. I've only seen the first episode so far, so I'm not sure if this is the only difference - apart from the prize values, of course.

    By contrast, the UK version has four contestants and, as a daytime show, lower prize values (1000UKP per Q to start and up to about 80,000 for the high offer). Of course, with a fourth player and potentially four steps advantage in the final chase, it's fractionally easier to win, although it doesn't happen very often.
     
  10. ThePhoenix

    ThePhoenix Brr. It's Chile here

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    I’m pretty sure that 5 second rule was also in the original GSN version.
     
  11. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    That brings up the only quibble I’ve had with any version of the show. It is too hard to win.
     

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