Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Epic Win

Though I have mostly been running around trying to find a place to live and a place to work, there has been some down-time--especially while Dan is at work.  So, I've been exposed to some pretty awesome British TV.  One show in particular I'd like to highlight is called Epic Win.  It may be the greatest show of all time.

The premise of Epic Win is that they take a contestant who is really good at something and then make him perform that skill, but with a twist.  Here's an example: they had a butcher who was renowned for really knowing different cuts of meat identify meat with his feet while blindfolded!  Another great one was the bulldozer operator who had to use his bulldozer to pick up, open and pour a bottle of champagne into a flute.  If the contestant successfully performs the task, he gets an Epic Win trophy.  If not, he has to leave the studio through the Fail door.

Just when you think that it can't get any better, it does.  There are three judges who assign a value of this skill from 1 pound to 1,000 pounds.  (P.S. I still need to figure out how to make the pound symbol on here.  I'll do that soon.)  The contestant presses this giant ball to spin a wheel that shows a monetary amount.  He then guesses whether the judges thought it was worth more than that.  If so, he can press the ball again and raise the amount.  This will keep going until the contestant decides that the value shown is how much his skill is valued by the judges.  If he's right and the value is at or under the judge's amount, then it's an Epic Win and he gets the money.  If not, it's a fail and he leaves with just the trophy.

Did I need to spend more than 300 words describing this show?  Probably not.  But I'm telling you, this show is amazing.  A real Epic Win!

1 comment:

  1. I totally know what you mean about foreign TV, if I could even describe Korean TV in words, I'd try. So glad the move is going well. Good luck with the job thing!