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What's the story?
1 VS 100 is a trivia-based game show that pits a solo player against a group of 100 people from all over the country. Both the contestant and the "mob" answer identical questions. The contestant moves up one step on a money ladder for every 10 mob members who answer incorrectly.But if the contestant gets the question wrong s/he immediately loses the game. Contestants lucky enough to eliminate all 100 mobsters get $50,000. The members of the mob have something at stake in the game, too. When the main contestant is eliminated, the remaining members of the mob split the winnings accrued to that point -- so they want the contestant to win as much money as possible before getting eighty-sixed.
Is it any good?
The series, which is a remake of the original hit show featuring TV veteran Bob Saget, features a mob that has been pre-recorded and digitally inserted to create the sense that they are reacting to contestants and interacting with the host, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. As a result, it doesn't always feel very authentic.
Although it lacks the wittiness and intensity of the original, the show is still pretty entertaining. The questions on 1 vs 100 rarely call for much beyond average general interest knowledge, which makes it easy enough for viewers of all ages to play along.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how game shows can get remade to reflect current popular culture trends. What role does technology play in game shows today? Do you think this game is more exciting with a real "mob," or with people appearing on pre-recorded videos?
For fun, what would you do if you won $50,000?
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