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Jet Lag: AU$TRALIA | Trailer

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  1. Protected
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    Glad to see Toby back!

    Glad to see Toby back!

    11 votes
  2. [2]
    guissmo
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    Are there enough subscribers interested to discuss the first episode? I was wondering how we could organize it to prevent spoilers for those watching on YouTube.

    Are there enough subscribers interested to discuss the first episode? I was wondering how we could organize it to prevent spoilers for those watching on YouTube.

    9 votes
    1. MimicSquid
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      There definitely are. If you look at the previous threads there's generally one top level comment per episode, and people use spoiler tags to discuss.

      There definitely are. If you look at the previous threads there's generally one top level comment per episode, and people use spoiler tags to discuss.

      5 votes
  3. [4]
    guissmo
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    Discussion Thread for Season 10 Episode 1 (Nebula Link | YouTube Link).

    Discussion Thread for Season 10 Episode 1 (Nebula Link | YouTube Link).

    8 votes
    1. guissmo
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      I love that they have a new game now and I love how they always find ways to put an appropriate game to play on the good country. I know they research a lot on this and do simulations and so...

      I love that they have a new game now and I love how they always find ways to put an appropriate game to play on the good country. I know they research a lot on this and do simulations and so credit where credit is due!

      I think this innovation of challenges that can be permanently failed (via wagering) is super interesting. Right now, if I need to find a point of improvement I can find is that some of the one-try challenges did not seem exciting enough.

      Spoilers Like for example, when they correctly got GIRAFFE or COHABITATION, there was not much more celebration because it was a one-shot? As opposed to the shrimp barbie and the carnival one which required more tries and was more exciting IMO.
      7 votes
    2. [2]
      secret_online
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      Toby acts as such a good foil to Sam's antics. It's really good to see her on the show again. This format is an interesting one. As had been pointed out in the episode, it's very much a game of...

      Toby acts as such a good foil to Sam's antics. It's really good to see her on the show again.

      This format is an interesting one. As had been pointed out in the episode, it's very much a game of risk/reward. It'll be interesting to see how the teams play their wagers as the game progresses. As @guissmo pointed out, some of the challenges did seem a bit less... exciting compare to others. I think the challenge with those was meant to be the "you only have one guess", but in order to counteract that they seemed a bit easier.

      Discussion on one of the challenges

      Referring to the flags challenge, it felt like there wasn't really any drama around it. Ben painted some paper with patterns designed to be recognised clearly at a distance, and Adam (presumably, given how quickly he was guessing the letters) looked them up on a table as Ben held them up. It didn't really feel like a challenge. It was a neat way of including local history/landmarks in the show, which is something I appreciated in the New Zealand series too.

      I feel like it would have been more of an investment when actually playing. What we saw in the final cut was them buying supplies, then cutting to them up at the station with a quick art montage and then the actual signalling. The problem is, of course, that you can't make all of that in-between time interesting. It's a game show, and including all that time wouldn't be fun and it would ruin the pacing, so I feel like they were stuck in the editing room and had to compromise.

      Shrimp on the Barbie, and the carnival games too, was a much better challenge for the format. That mixture of skill and luck is so key for thr show. Adam's throwing was consistent enough that it was really a matter of time before one of the shrimp ended up resting on the Barbie. In the same vein, though, having the multiple attempts did give Adam a sense of security, and I could very easily see it going the complete opposite way.

      I'm not sure we'll see another season of this format (very few countries would be conducive to it), but I would be interested in what might change if they did. Speaking of... they have a podcast for that sort of discussion.

      I haven't had the opportunity to listen to The Layover yet, but I am interested to hear more about how the ideas for this season came about. I might add a section to this comment after I have.

      4 votes
      1. guissmo
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        Maybe it’s too early to say but they’ve done tag twice in Europe so maybe they could come back to Australia?

        Maybe it’s too early to say but they’ve done tag twice in Europe so maybe they could come back to Australia?

        1 vote
  4. [4]
    balooga
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    Looking forward to the YouTube drop! I really like the show but I'd be happy if I never had to hear Sam say the phrase "we are SO back" again. Super cringe. Either that, or I'm just old and out of...

    Looking forward to the YouTube drop! I really like the show but I'd be happy if I never had to hear Sam say the phrase "we are SO back" again. Super cringe. Either that, or I'm just old and out of touch.

    No, it's the children who are wrong.

    2 votes
    1. Fal
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      I thought like you, once, but you use it one time ironically and then it becomes a permanent fixture in your lexicon

      I thought like you, once, but you use it one time ironically and then it becomes a permanent fixture in your lexicon

      1 vote
    2. [2]
      MimicSquid
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      There's definitely a few moments each season that I really cringe at, especially the trophy award ceremony, but it's all in good fun, yeah?

      There's definitely a few moments each season that I really cringe at, especially the trophy award ceremony, but it's all in good fun, yeah?

      1. guissmo
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        I’m quite indifferent to the trophy ceremony. On one hand, it feels a bit forced but it’s one of those things they thought would be a one-off and eventually became a tradition. On another, it...

        I’m quite indifferent to the trophy ceremony.

        On one hand, it feels a bit forced but it’s one of those things they thought would be a one-off and eventually became a tradition. On another, it gives an excuse to see them all being friends after watching them battle over the last four days.

        1 vote