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Community Level 6Versatile

Versatile

WHY ON EARTH DO THEY CALL IT THE WEAKEST LINK

AdvantagesAll in opinion

DisadvantagesAll in opinion

"The Weakest Link is a quiz show that i have been watching for a while now yet i`m still baffled why the title of the show does not reflect the way the players play the game.The objective of the game is to answer as many questions correctly whilst earning money in the process. This is done by a team of 9 contestants who individually have to answer their allocated questions but at the same time have to look out for the team`s interest. By looking out ..." Read review
06.09.2001

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Community Level 5pennii

pennii

British Public Votes Dad's Army As Strongest Link

AdvantagesThe bitchiness

DisadvantagesThe wink

"...ours now, every night on BBC2 at around about 5:15 in the PM. You can also watch it on BBC1 at 8pm on a Wednesday. As if you didn’t know by now, The weakest Link is a game show fronted by self confessed lush, Anne Robinson. Our Anne was recently voted the worst dressed woman In America by some American guru who writes for some American column in some American publication. I’m not surprised by this actually, because tonight she was ..." Read review
18.01.2002

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Revenge and Strategic Raters Apply Here

AdvantagesAnne Robinson. Anne Robinson. Anne Robinson. (well, I LIKE Anne Robinson!!)

DisadvantagesNot a thing

"~ ~ Oh, the ‘mad cabbie’ really does like this game show. I know that in terms of being innovative, or in breaking any new ground, or even in the amount of prize money that can be won it is vastly overshadowed by the extremely popular “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” I also know that its host, the inimitable Anne Robinson, is not everybody’s cup of tea, and in point of fact upsets some people enormously. ~ ~ But ..." Read review
08.10.2001

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Community Level 3pheobe_hal...

pheobe_halliwell

get a cup of tea and join me

Advantagesa good watch

Disadvantageslack of nails after you have watched lol

"The Weakest Link Made by the BBC The Weakest Link is broadcast on BBC2, weeknights at 5.30pm. The show starts with 9 contestants. The aim of the game is to answer questions to earn money. This is initially done in team form. At the end of each round the statement is said, “It’s time to vote off…The Weakest Link!” At this point the contestants each write down the name of the person they want voting off. The person ..." Read review
06.08.2001

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

The missing link in the chain.

AdvantagesSee text.

DisadvantagesSee text.

"...shown on BBC1 and not BBC2 as it says here between 5.15 and 6 pm or thereabouts. It is hosted by Anne Robinson, and the format of it is going to be described here. There are about nine contestants who start off at the beginning of the show, and they all introduce themselves; their age (sometimes); what they do, and where they come from. The rules of the game are then described – the person whose name is first alphabetically starts the game off ..." Read review
05.12.2009

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Community Level 5Sarah_B

Sarah_B

ANNE ROBINSON IS GOD.

AdvantagesSarcasm - very amusing.

DisadvantagesEverything else. It's the same old crap re-packaged and sold to us again.

" Americans are honestly not used to dripping, insulting, and spiteful sarcasm. It is still a bit “taboo” here – in fact, when I make such commentary to people, many of them look at me with a confused air about them – because they think I’m being serious. Duh. Okay, so some Americans aren’t as witty as our UK friends – I’ll give us that. (In fact, some of the funniest material I’ve read in my lifetime ..." Read review
13.12.2001

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Community Level 5Solex

Solex

Its not real but we like it

AdvantagesIt's brings a bit of originality to game shows

DisadvantagesSome people get so worked up about something which isn't real

"It’s the summer holidays. I’m bored. Very bored. I want to watch the Simpsons but I am a bit early. So I watch programme which – although I didn’t know it – would become one of 2000’s sensations. Called the Weakest Link, I watched with, much amusement as innocent and unsuspecting people are gunned down from the dizzy heights of stardom and fall to earth with a huge bump. And the woman wielding the gun? Miss ..." Read review
13.12.2001

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Community Level 4Manu_Patel

Manu_Patel

Greatest Link

AdvantagesAnne makes the show intersting and the voting is compelling. Just a great quiz show.

DisadvantagesNone

"The quiz is competing with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to see which is the the best quiz show in England at the moment in my opinion. I think both the shows are nerveracking and great but i don't know which one i like best. And both of the quizzes have totally different stragety. In The Weakest Link its about team work and WWTBAM is about working on your own, the presenters also have different personalties, Chris Tarrant is the presenter for WWTBAM ..." Read review
01.08.2001

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Community Level 5mrpaella

mrpaella

Here's to you Mrs Robinson

AdvantagesA different type of quiz show

DisadvantagesSmall amount of prize money on offer

"...first it was shown on BBC2 in the afternoons. It soon began to get a cult following and the show was moved to a primetime slot on BBC1. The show is hosted by Ann Robinson who is deliberately rude to the contestants. ANN ROBINSON I first came across Ann Robinson from her regular column in the Daily Mail. She got a job hosting ‘Points of View’ on BBC1. She took over from Barry Took. This programme provided a platform for viewers ..." Read review
18.09.2001

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Community Level 2cpwill

cpwill

and it's goodbye from me

Advantagesnone

DisadvantagesBoring, too much hype

"Before I write this 'critique' of the TV Game show "The Weakest link" I should in all honesty point out that I hate game shows, so why did I watch this one in the first place?..well I was a teensy wee bit curious as to the appeal of the show. The papers I read were full of references to Ann Robinson and the show and I wanted to see for myself what it was all about. The first impression I had of the show was just how boring and tediously dull it ..." Read review
17.05.2001

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Community Level 5janharper

janharper

A Dominatrix in black

Advantagesgood quiz show, fast moving

Disadvantagestactical voting means that the best players often don't win

"The Weakest Link is a quiz show where a group of people try to earn as much money as they can for the kitty. After each round they vote off somebody off. This is supposed to be the 'weakest link', or poorest player but things get spiteful and voting is sometimes tit for tat or tactical. Even the 'strongest link' who has answered the most questions correctly can get voted off. The votes of the other contestants is what decides who goes and who stays. Ann ..." Read review
26.05.2001

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Community Level 1elvis7

elvis7

Weakest Link Voting Styles

AdvantagesInteresting format, competitiveness, Anne Robinson's put-downs

DisadvantagesAnne Robinson's wink!

" For me the most interesting thing about The Weakest Link is the wide variety of voting styles. It always surprises me how often people vote out the person who was weakest in the round just past. I'm not sure this is necessarily the strongest indicator of performance. Surely the fairest judge of strength would be the overall performance from the beginning of the game? This sounds logical, but if only TWL was that simple! Some people count money ..." Read review
30.08.2001

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Community Level 6Aspen

Aspen

Aspen, You Are The Weakest Link . . .

AdvantagesFun if you don't take it too seriously.

DisadvantagesDon't take it too seriously!

"Dragonlady: Aspen, statistically you were the weakest link in that round. But as you’ve threatened to kneecap your fellow contestants if they vote you off, you have once more survived by the skin of your teeth. So, let’s play The Weakest Link. Wiggglypufff, as the strongest link in the last round, we start with you. What "A” is the fear of spiders? W: Erm . . . Borisphobia? DL: The correct answer is arachnophobia. BJEE, rabbits ..." Read review
18.03.2001

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Community Level 4ceminem

ceminem

Wake me when its finished

AdvantagesInteresting at first

DisadvantagesGets boring fast

"If I see and hear that annoying Anne Robinson twitching and screaching "lets play the WEAKEST LINK!" once more I'm going to throw my telly right through the wall. In what seems a growing trend of stupid boring game shows then this one rates as one the most boring, although I saw something even more ridiculous on Channel 4 where the competitors fight it out for podium positions. Who wants to be a millionnaire what have you done! Jealous of ITVs success ..." Read review
15.10.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

So much hatred

AdvantagesBrings out the worst in people

DisadvantagesToo serious

"Never did much like Anne Robinson when she was on Points of View and liked her even less when she was on Watchdog - she was always a bit too familiar and chummy. Well, that accusation certainly can't be levelled at her for her performances on The Weakest Link, where her fearsome Evil Ginge Persona have been given full rein as she transfixes a foolish competitor with her icy glare behind those steel rimmed (well, they should be if they're not specs) ..." Read review
27.09.2000

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