Posts Tagged ‘japanese game show’
Long wait almost ends, on July 8, ABC will air the premier of 2nd season of I Survived A Japanese Game Show at 9 pm EST. I’m so excited, I put a reminder on my cell phone 😀 Anyways, TVView.TV has a list of players for the 2nd season, check it out here.
Summer is drawing near, and that means Summer TV Shows are coming too! I always like summer tv shows because they’re not heavy on drama, most of them even reality shows (I know i’m a reality-junkie). Anyways, from the information that I can gather so far, here’s the list of Summer TV Shows:
- Kings, new episode returns in June date TBA
- Merlin, series Premiere Sunday, June 21st 8/7c
- I’m Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, series Premiere, Monday, June 1st 8/7c
- America’s Got Talent, series Premier, Tuesday, June 23 8/7c
- The Philanthropist, series Premiere Wednesday, June 24th 10/9c
- The Great American Road Trip, series Premiere Tuesday, July 7th 8/7c
- Wipeout, Premieres Wednesday, May 27 8/7c
- I Survived Japanese Game Show, Premieres Wednesday, July 8 9/8c
- The Superstar, Premieres Tuesday, June 23 8/7c
- Dating in the Dark, Premieres Monday, July 20 10/9c
- The Superstars Premieres Tuesday, June 23 8/7c
- So You Think You Can Dance premiers Thursday, May 21 8/7c
- Big Brother premiers Thursday, July 9 8/7c
So far great line up, for NBC and ABC. Can’t wait for summer. I can’t find any info about new summer shows on CW, I guess they’ll just do reruns.
Well, the open calls for new season of I survived Japanes Game Show has been wrapped up in LA, the last stop for the audition. I didn’t go though, I decided I’m not a reality show type of material because I’m so boring 😆 I do want to participate on the games, just no cameras when I’m making fool of myself please 😛 So yeah, no more auditions available for the show, but I’m not sure if they still accept application through email. But if you just found out about this and wanted to apply, you can always send the application email. Click here for the email address and other information. Also, there is a link to apply for wipeout.
Other than that, Burn Notice is back! Just watched it yesterday on USAnetwork.com/burnnotice. Continuing the last episode, Carla said that it wasn’t her (or her men) who tried to blow Michael up, so Michael was assigned to find out who wanted him dead. All new Burn Notice episode on Thursday, Jan 29 on 10 pm EST.
Also, some Japanese games can be very harsh for some people. But for the Japanese, the games are fun and made to make people laugh, and that’s all they care about.
The famous “spank-for-laughing” game: the Batsu (Punishment) Games.
The best-known video is the english-lesson video part of the season 3 where the guys had to spend a day in high school:
The graduation day – more spanking!
Hillarious, even the spankers can’t help laughing.
There are 5 seasons of the No Laughing game:
No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn (2003)
No Laughing in Yugawara (2004)
No-Laughing High School (2005)
No-Laughing Police Station (2006)
No-Laughing Hospital (2007)
The group is called Gaki no Tsukai. To watch all videos with English sub, click here. He has all 13 video of Gaki No Tsukai Onsen Batsu 1.
There’s another recently well-known game played by Gaki no Tsukai, the Silent Library Game. So much for the name, the game isn’t silent at all even though they are trying so hard. It’s really funny!
No sub for these videos, but there aren’t much talking.
Again, as always, there’s some other version, like this one by Binghamton University students:
The ones below are pretty extreme. Yes, they are funny, but I don’t quite get it, a little bit out of the line IMO.
This one is simply OUCH:
So I just watched Hole in the Wall sneak peak, and I love it. Even without the sneak peak, I’m sure I’ll watch it 😛 Anyway, this show really use the same format as the japanese version: the Human Tetris, even the players’ suit and helmet. So the players (2 groups of 3) have to face each other in 3 rounds, and the team with most points after 3 rounds can get into the bonus round. But there’s a catch on bonus round, the guy/girl to do the job is blind folded and the teammates must give him/her directions. It’s really funny!
Anyway, if you miss the sneak peak, there’ll be another sneak peak on Tuesday after the premier of Fringe. But Hole in the Wall itself will premier on Thursday (9/11) at 8pm EST. So don’t miss it!
If you think I Survived Japanese Game Show is stupid and humiliating, you may be right. The Majide show itself might not be a real show, but that’s how other game show is in Japan. They wear silly outfits (even the host is wearing a dress), the challenges are crazy, the audience is loud and the background is flashingly colorful, but the show is hillarious. Take a look at these videos, they are from the same game show (Majide-type of games)
The famous spinning platforms:
This one is similar with one of Majide’s challenge, but with boxing twist:
Here’s another video:
Note: If you are wondering why those people run to the ice bucket after they fall to the pool, it’s because the pool is full with hot water. Japanese people is well-known for their hot bath, and apparently fond of spinning too. You can see the pool is steaming in the video below:
Next time, I’ll write about other types of Japanese game show, and of course, more videos! 🙂
So FOX is going to air their version of Human Tetris this coming September (I’ll keep you posted on the exact date of the season premier). If you don’t know what Human Tetris is, check this video out.
For those of you who cannot wait until FOX air Hole in the Wall, you can catch the Ellen Degeneres’ version of it “Thru the Wall of Take a Fall”:
Human Tetris is game show invented by Japanese (duh) and become a big hit like Takeshi Castle so that many countries make their own version of the game.
On her show, Ellen sometimes play another japanese game show, the “Marshmallow” game. Well, she’s not actually playing the game, it’s some women from the audience who play.
It’s just hilarious, I never knew human face can be that distorter. 😆
The Japanese version:
This marshmallow game also has affected everyone. And because the game is fairly simple and easy to play, people can play it at home too, like this video below:
Even by kids: