Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I Survived a Japanese Game Show: A lesson to be learned

Okay. Here is my review for the new reality show on ABC that airs every Tuesday. It is from a Christian standpoint. I guess you could say it is my version of Plugged In. :D

Here is the given description:

"I Survived A Japanese Game Show has begun shooting in Japan and will premiere TUESDAY, JUNE 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. This unscripted reality/game show takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 10 Americans - many of whom have never traveled outside the United States -- who are whisked away to Japan and compete in the ultimate Japanese game show...with hilarious results. The final winner will take home $250,000.

Guiding the American players through their stay in Japan will be Host/Interpreter Tony Sano (Spring Break in Japan, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight), an American actor who is fluent in Japanese; a house mother and resident pot stirrer, Mamasan; and the witty Game Show Host Rome Kanda (Pink Panther, Saturday Night Live), who leads the contestants through all of the zany challenges.

The executive producers are Arthur Smith and Kent Weed (A. Smith & Co., Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen), David Sidebotham, Karsten Bartholin and Tim Crescenti, from a concept by Babyfoot APS Denmark."

This show was great the first two episodes or so! Very funny, with hilarious shows and wacky challenges. If you want a great watch to lighten up your day, watch those two episodes. The contestants were told that they were going to be on a reality show. Little did they know they would be going to Japan and being in a Japanese game show. (Yeah, those insane ones that make people look silly) They are divided into two teams, the green monkeys and yellow penguins. They participate for the strangest challenges on "Madjide" hosted by a wacky host and "Judge Bob". Their goal and final prize? 250,000 dollars and a right to say "I survived a Japanese game show".

Cons: Unfortunately, from there it just goes downhill. On one or two of the episodes, contestants wear immodest clothing. They even strut in it, which was most disgusting. Though seeing grown men and women in diapers, bibs, and bonnets, is mildly funny, they could have worn a tank top over it or something. And the back stabbing, the rudeness, and one appearance of a contestant standing in front of everyone with just a towel on (though nothing is shown) isn't very nice. At all. the host makes some comments that make the contestants look stupid (They don't even know what he's saying since it's in Japanese) and he makes some comments about the women that I squirmed about. Contestants manipulate the other teams or their own teammates on the elimination rounds to get rid of the best players to be the final contestant and get the money. One contestant makes a friendship with another, but secretly plots to get rid of her. For the money.

Pros: One lady is a shining light in the midst of all of this. She has sadly been eliminated because she honored a pact she made. The episode before she gets eliminated, one girl says that if she wins an elimination round, she will be immune the next. The two other teammates agreed. Only one honored the immunity pact. You get to see some of Japan. Sort of educational. If you ignore the behind the scenes stuff and some of the host's remarks, and just see the challenges, I'm sure it it will be very enjoyable!


It strikes me to see what these random people will do for worldly things. Man is like that without God. Without reason. They are just searching for a meaning to their life. Some will reveal their true colors. Some will stay true to morality, some will toss it out to get what they want. Money is worthless, like chaff compared to God's eternal salvation and Heaven. I guess there is a lesson to be learned. Stock up your treasures in Heaven! In the end, it doesn't matter about the lastest iPhone or the coolest car. Will you have them standing before God? They will rust away and be no more, even with insurance. What matters is what you will have in Heaven. Will you be with integrity? Or with malice? Will you be pure? Or will you be ashamed of your guilty stains? Will you delight in meeting you Heavenly Father? Or will you tremble fearfully in his presence, knowing you are condemned to die?


bookworm4god said...

the show sounds so/so... like 50% funny/good and 50%

i hate it when someone betrays another one... it's horrible. but what do they know without God?

very nice questions YSSR! lol

Zoe said...

Hi! I found your blog through I comment on Bookworm4god's. Nice blog!

A Girl of Many Colors! said...

Thank you, Zoe, for stopping by and saying hello!!!

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