Fun with Fox's "The Floor"

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Fun with Fox's "The Floor"

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If former J! contestants are spotted then this thread will work as a place to name them.

New show starts Tuesday the 2nd on Fox at 9.

9x9 grid for 81 players and ten episodes to award the winner $250,000 is my understanding.

Each player has a specialty category and random pick selects someone to challenge a bordering contestant in a head to head duel. Winner keeps their territory and claims the opponent's territory of squares.

Rob Lowe hosts.
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810 contestants in total. I will be shocked if there isn't a face that I recognize or even think someone is somewhat familiar.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 3:46 am 810 contestants in total. I will be shocked if there isn't a face that I recognize or even think someone is somewhat familiar.
Will find out tonight, but my impression is it's 81 in total for the whole season with some eliminations each week.
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Mastermind: There are an assortment of Specialist Subjects and you choose one of them.

Hard Quiz, The People Versus, Question of Genius: You can choose what ever subject you want.

The Enemy Within: No choice. Your subject is randomly given to you.

We shall see how this goes. Per promo, it seemed like people were happy with their subject, so I think I can rule out the latter.

The subjects didn't seem that specific, so maybe it was an assortment, unless they were asked to not be too specific with their subject, since they are battling others.

Should have known that it is probably going to be 9 each week and episode 10 is the finale as Mental Samurai ran similarly when they had 9 episodes and then a final.

Didn't recognize anyone from the promos, though I initially thought the woman in the pink jacket was Muffy.
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Here are the players and their category:
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I enjoy the show a lot. at the same time I think it will be too confusing to last super long. (remind me something more that would be in the game design class that would be a board game if that makes any sense) it does have very beautiful segments with the board moving around and dramatic walks and stuff like that. but I get the feeling most people watch a game show not to see beautiful choreographed walking but to understand the game. still I enjoy the show though like I said above I was the game design manager for at least a half a year. (Long story but I did not get thrown out)
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7 duels and 7 players eliminated.

Win a head-to-head and you take over the loser's category. Some duels were fairly close while others were quick blowouts. If you pass it's three seconds until your next chance to answer. You can keep guessing wrong or pass before getting one right to send it back to opponent. Clock starts at 45 seconds for each player. Your clock hits zero then you're done.

The winner can stay and challenge someone else or go back to their territory. Random draw for next challenger if previous winner declines to challenge again.

Whoever has the most territory at the end of tonight's ep. gets $20,000.

Some rounds were all visual and some were text.

Plenty of play-at-home value for yelling out breeds of dogs the players did not know.

If some J! winner is lurking I failed to spot that person. Player with a lot of air time tonight looks like someone that could be on J!

What an easy gig for Rob Lowe with no heavy lifting required. Not that Mental Samurai was a tough hosting challenge either other than staring into the camera to make faces on stumpers.
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I watched, not great but not terrible. Simple strategy, pick a “home” category nobody has ever heard of and act invisible for 7 episodes or so. Should almost always go back to the board unless there’s a category to attack you feel very confident in.
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I’m sure everyone was dying to know my opinion so here it is.

The format wasn’t too complicated. One drawback is that if the randomizer picks you then you play the category of whoever you challenge and if you win you inherit that category. So if you are the world’s greatest expert in your category it is never played. This will probably keep some people getting picked until absolutely necessary. I know I wouldn’t pick the fashion icon guy.

People stuck in a corner might not get picked for a while either. I’m guessing US States will just be outlines of states.

They didn’t say what would happen if there was a tie at the end. Do they split the $20,000?

Didn’t really have J! Masters level trivia on here. I did get a chuckle from the tools expert getting stumped on the picture of nails.

I knew the player who challenged the cars guy was sunk when he said he was an insurance adjuster.

Not the most exciting thing I’ve ever seen. With ten episodes they will need to pick up the pace and eliminate more than seven per week.

With $430,000 in prize money plus whatever Fox is paying Lowe they aren’t exactly breaking open the bank vault here.
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I just watched it, I think I liked it more than the other posters. If you can get past the easy trivia and the holes in the format, it was an entertaining hour, and I plan on watching it further.
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I didn't mind this show at all. Easy enough, but I don't expect much from primetime network quiz shows. Golf pretty much nailed it on picking an obscure category and hoping to not get challenged. I really wonder how much control they had over their category. My guess is that casting calls searched for contestants that were "experts" in one of these areas. A few things I noticed:

1. The Sci-Fi guy probably should have wanted to get challenged, rather than wanting to the guy on a run to go back to the floor. Win one quiz in your specialist subject = lock in 8% of the grand prize amount and then sit down immediately.

2. Guy on the run was right to try to bow out when he did, maybe even a round earlier (I'd have to imagine that the $20k is split in the event of a tie). Kind of unlucky to have a square touching him be selected at random. It was what... 8 in 75 to happen? I think him going for a 3rd/4th square was reasonable given the broad appeal of the categories he challenged.

3. My understanding was that if you get selected at random, you play the person you challenge in their specialist subject. If you then were to sit down, you'd still retain your original specialist subject. Basically, there is one quiz per existing category.

4. Certain categories seem obscure enough to majorly foil a layman. Other categories seem like fairly universal knowledge.
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I’m guessing they came up with a list of categories and had you pick one. I agree having a category that is “out there” would work better than one that is mainstream like pop music. I see a guy that appears to be bald has “Famous hair” for his. That should be good for a few laughs when it’s his turn.
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Bamaman wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 10:05 am I’m guessing they came up with a list of categories and had you pick one. I agree having a category that is “out there” would work better than one that is mainstream like pop music. I see a guy that appears to be bald has “Famous hair” for his. That should be good for a few laughs when it’s his turn.
100% agree. Guy who had Famous Slogans as his subject didn't know Eat Fresh == Subway, and the guy who had Famous Books as his subject didn't know Grapes of Wrath.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 5:29 pm 100% agree. Guy who had Famous Slogans as his subject didn't know Eat Fresh == Subway, and the guy who had Famous Books as his subject didn't know Grapes of Wrath.
I would definitely read his answer however, The Book of Wrath.
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I enjoyed last night more than the first week now that I grasp the format better. Rob seemed a little more comfortable with an episode under his belt. It went a little faster with an extra match.

Got a chuckle from the toy expert saying he was better than 99% of the people there. Too bad he faced part of the 1%.

Rob said the randomizer only picks people who haven’t played yet. So we won’t see a showdown between two big landowners until everyone has gone through.

The woman who won right before the end was smart to quit. No need to risk it when you only own two squares and the big spot is far away.

Someone said they studied categories “last night”. So has the whole season already been done and they did one show a day?

Mark, do you have an updated picture of the floor after the second episode with the remaining players and categories?
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Crossovers Galore!!!

Rolex on Tuesday's UK Jeopardy!

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead on Tuesday's Split Second.
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Bamaman wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:51 am ...

Mark, do you have an updated picture of the floor after the second episode with the remaining players and categories?
The recording is still on the DVR and later this afternoon I can see if I can find a decent shot of the floor.

Toys and cereal? Yes, please, although that Muselix would have been an insta-pass.

Only one episode taped in a day? That first show must have been a technical nightmare. I would think 3-a-day more likely/typical?
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MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:32 am
Bamaman wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:51 am ...

Mark, do you have an updated picture of the floor after the second episode with the remaining players and categories?
The recording is still on the DVR and later this afternoon I can see if I can find a decent shot of the floor.
I was hoping you had a shot like the one above. I didn’t recall seeing one at the end with everyone and their category and the website didn’t have one.
Toys and cereal? Yes, please, although that Muselix would have been an insta-pass.
Working in grocery stores helped with the cereal but I couldn’t pull Muselix. If you draw a tough one you’re in trouble because players tend to waste too time trying to think of it and then passing costs you another three seconds.
Only one episode taped in a day? That first show must have been a technical nightmare. I would think 3-a-day more likely/typical?
Getting everyone to their spot probably took forever.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:32 am Toys and cereal? Yes, please, although that Muselix would have been an insta-pass.
Surprised myself on TV Hosts only missing one who I have never heard of. Miriam Margolyes or whatever her name is.

Sci-fi characters was a disaster for me.
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For the record, it's "Mueslix." I recognized it, but still couldn't come with the name in those few seconds.
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