What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this family-friendly game show features people answering trivia questions for a cash prize and being dropped through a trap door when incorrect. Aside from some light boasting, there's nothing to really worry about here. Questions deal with lots of pop-culture details, including references to celebs and product brands.
What's the story?
Hosted by Cash Cab's Ben Bailey, WHO'S STILL STANDING is a game show that features a contestant challenging 10 strangers in a series of trivia battles for a million dollars. The players must stand on trap doors as the contestant and one of the colorful challengers battle it out in a fast-paced trivia round. The contestant only gets two chances to pass on a question; if the stranger misses a question, he gets dropped through the floor, and the contestant qualifies to win a chunk of change after dropping five strangers. Contestants who miss a question also get dropped through the floor empty handed, but if they beat all 10 challengers, they win $1 million. Adding to the fun is the speed round, in which any remaining strangers get to play each other for some cash.
Is it any good?
This family-friendly quiz show, which is adapted from a hit Israeli series, features lots of entertaining moments thanks to fun players and quick-moving challenges. Watching people drop through trap doors (which is always followed by a slow-motion replay) also adds to the fray.
The show highlights the contributions the contestants make to their communities, but all the players on the show are extremely likable. Trivia buffs will definitely like it, but even those who aren't game show fans will find themselves easily drawn in by the excitement.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the history of game shows. Did you know that many American game shows actually started on radio? What game shows have proven to be most successful on TV?
Many popular U.S. game shows are based on ones that originated in other countries like the United Kingdom, Japan, and Israel. What are some of the changes that are made to make the show appropriate for U.S. audiences?