We're less than five minutes away from the debut of The Chase Australia,
In a world where game shows are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, Brittish game show The Chase stands out like a beacon. It must must be something to do with the format. It's a show with characters, tension and lots of laughs.
The way it works is a team of four will come onto the show. One at a time, the players will come out and answer two minutes of questions to build a cash kitty. Then they'll face off against "The Chaser". The Chaser is one of the show's resident quiz masters and while they each have a unique character, they all come out with arrogance and cheek. The Chaser's goal will be to answer the following questions at the same time as the contestant and try and get more of them right. If the contestant can get enough questions right, they'll win the kitty. But if they get a few questions wrong and the Chaser gets them right, the challenger will be hunted down and lose the money. To add an extra element of danger, the contestant can choose to make it easier or harder for themselves in exchange for changes to the kitty.
Once all the contestants have played and the kitty has been tallied, the contestants that won their battle with the Chaser can play in the "Final Chase". They answer another two minutes of questions, their correct answers are tallied, and the chaser has to chase that tally down.
Today, The Chase debuts in Australia and I haven't been this excited about the premier of a TV show in years. It's coming with its own characters, but they've borrowed The Governess (seen in the first video) direct from Brittain. I hope that unlike the rest of the game shows that have tried to force themselves on our screens lately, this one lasts for years.