The Chase US launched yesterday on ABC. The full episode has been uploaded here on YouTube:
Overall I don't mind it at all but there's quite a few places where it just doesn't work.
-Ken Jennings was better than I expected at the intimidating chaser persona. There's a 'chaser lounge' which is as cringe-worthy as you'd expect. If they were really wanting to use all three you'd have thought they'd have gone for a BTC version instead.
-They've used a weird mishmash of new music stings/beds etc. and some of those from our version.
-$25k per cash-builder question is just ridiculous, ruins the tactics behind having a low offer too.
-They also insist, like the first GSN series, on having the chaser reveal their answer by explaining their logic.
-Many people have commented on the lack of pace. Unlike the original US version, which also had 3 contestants, this one felt slow. Haines seems to read the questions very slowly and especially in the final chase it just lacks the fast-pace or rush that our version has.
Jennings had no chance of catching them with the reading pace.
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