Runboard.com
You're welcome.





runboard.com       Register for a free global Runboard account (help) | Log in with: (), Runboard globally (lost password?)

Page:  1  2  3 ... 19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26 

 
DuffDan Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Admin


Joined: 07-2003
Post Count: 26662
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


I doubt it'll reach 45. It'll be lucky to reach 35 years now emoticon
25/Jun/13, 3:17 pm Link to this post    PM DuffDan
 
rsmcc Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Squizz
2nd Member &
Armchair Commentator


Joined: 05-2003
Lives in: The House
Post Count: 2641
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


Random YouTube surfing threw this up. Remember how Channel 4 tried to emphasise how quaint, "terribly posh", and, well, dull, Countdown was when it started? Well, turns out that at the same time it was finding its feet, De Chiffres et des Lettres was even worse than that. I used to think UKGameshows was being typically 'Britain hates France for no particular reason' levels of nasty when it said "Based on the French original Des Chiffres et des Lettres, which has been running for 40+ years. Can't understand why, because it's slow and boring". But now... maybe they had a point.

Remember, folks, you could be watching the World Paint Drying Championships on the other side. emoticon









Since I first started watching episodes when we first got Sky back in my teens, it has been much more interesting. Funny what a few computers and a lick of paint can do for a show's image. emoticon

Edited by rsmcc, 14/Sep/15, 11:15 pm
11/Jul/13, 4:08 pm Link to this post PM rsmcc
 
DuffDan Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Admin


Joined: 07-2003
Post Count: 26662
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


 emoticon How did this ever last beyond one episode!? And how come they have a proper numbers board (love the speed she puts them up at) but the letters are done with small cards on a table. You're just watching people play a board game version. In silence.
You could make a more interesting version yourself at home... As I have, with Monkeee emoticon

The best bit about the whole thing is the granny at 4:06 in the first video.


11/Jul/13, 6:06 pm Link to this post    PM DuffDan
 
rsmcc Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Squizz
2nd Member &
Armchair Commentator


Joined: 05-2003
Lives in: The House
Post Count: 2641
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


Just to show the difference, that was 1984, this was 2005.







And this is 2013:



Bit more like the show we know now, isn't it?

Although, note that in 2013, they now have 10 letters for the letters game and the Duel round. (We split that concept into the Conundrum and the Teatime Teaser, respectively)

Right, it's now stupid o'clock, I'm off to bed, now! Starting to copy Ginga Head's bad habits! emoticon

Edited by rsmcc, 12/Jul/13, 2:40 am
12/Jul/13, 2:29 am Link to this post PM rsmcc
 
DuffDan Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Admin


Joined: 07-2003
Post Count: 26662
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


I don't like the computerisedness. Picking cards out manually might be old fashioned but without it it feels too cold.
12/Jul/13, 2:01 pm Link to this post    PM DuffDan
 
Oni91 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

KH's Resident Nekoboy

Joined: 07-2009
Lives in: your fridge, stealing the milk
Post Count: 978
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


Oh, wow, it's the two hosts off La Cible against each other!

Incidentally La Cible would have made a brilliant UK teatime show if done properly. Shame they kept it to themselves, really.

---
#1 for misinformation and poorly-disguised slanderous opinion.
15/Jul/13, 10:43 pm Link to this post    PM Oni91
 
DuffDan Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Admin


Joined: 07-2003
Post Count: 26662
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


I've never heard of it before... But then that's not really surprising!

I'm sure the new contestant yesterday said "A vowel please Carol". emoticon
16/Jul/13, 5:55 pm Link to this post    PM DuffDan
 
Oni91 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

KH's Resident Nekoboy

Joined: 07-2009
Lives in: your fridge, stealing the milk
Post Count: 978
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


La Cible had everything: an intro that was a bit like Going for Gold, the host of Fort Boyard, an endgame that was really tricky and had cool music, and for no reason, a giant spinny camera on a plinth.

---
#1 for misinformation and poorly-disguised slanderous opinion.
16/Jul/13, 8:20 pm Link to this post    PM Oni91
 
DuffDan Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Admin


Joined: 07-2003
Post Count: 26662
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


Surprised Channel 4 haven't brought the format. They're clearly desperate for a new afternoon gameshow and everything else they've tried has failed miserably.
17/Jul/13, 12:41 pm Link to this post    PM DuffDan
 
Oni91 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

KH's Resident Nekoboy

Joined: 07-2009
Lives in: your fridge, stealing the milk
Post Count: 978
Reply | Quote
Re: Countdown


Sadly it was cancelled in 2007 so the boat's very much sailed.

Now, Avanti Un Altro. THAT'S AN IDEA.

---
#1 for misinformation and poorly-disguised slanderous opinion.
17/Jul/13, 7:24 pm Link to this post    PM Oni91
 


Reply

Page:  1  2  3 ... 19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26 





You are not logged in (Login)
web
analytics