Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Eggheads

One of my favourite things about living in a new country is all of the new pop culture.  There are new B & C list celebrities to learn and new junk TV to watch.
Eggheads is a quiz show that airs every weekday at 6PM.  It's probably the equivalent of Jeopardy in the US... but better.


It's a format that they probably would never use in America.  The panel of "Eggheads" are not very glamorous- ok maybe CJ and Judith, but the others are not exactly the stuff of US TV stardom.  That is part of what makes it so much fun to watch.  The awkward nerdiness of the guys.  Daphne quietly cheering on the opponents in her sweet way.  The pace is slower and there are zero special effects.

I chalk The Eggheads up as a cultural "win" for England and I leave you with one of my husbands infamous "jokes"...

I'm not looking forward to the Easter episode of Eggheads... the contestants are just too hollow.

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