So for most of you this will not be that big of a deal, but personally I’m EXTREMLY EXCITED!!!
So for some of you who have known me, I’m a big fan of the Dutch tv version that started in Belgium in 2001 to 2008. In The Netherlands we are currently in season 22 meaning it’s been since airing I was 2 and so I grew up with this, watching it every year. (and some of you may know that I have been wanting to make a forum version of this show for like 3 years now!)
AND NOW THEY HAVE A NETFLIX VERSION!
The game is played by twelve candidates. These candidates travel abroad, where they carry out assignments with which they can earn money for the pot. One of the candidates, the mole, secretly tries to sabotage the assignments so that money goes out of the pot or no money goes into the pot at all. The other candidates try to find out who this impostor is.
Each episode a few (usually three) missions are played. After this, the candidates take a test of twenty questions about the identity and behavior of the mole via a laptop. This test is followed by the “execution”, in which the candidates are shown a green or a red screen. The red screen is shown to the candidate who has answered the fewest test questions correctly or, if there is an equal number of correct questions, the candidate who has completed the test the least quickly. This candidate must leave the game.
When there are three candidates left, the final is played. In the final there are usually fewer assignments where money can be earned for the pot. At the end of the final, the finalists take a final test, which, unlike the regular tests, contains 40 questions. This test covers the entire season. Whoever answers the most questions correctly wins the game. If there is an equal number of correct answers, the one who completed the test the fastest wins. This candidate wins the contents of the pot. This will be announced in the last episode (the reunion) that will be broadcast a week after the finale. It also reveals who the mole was and how he sabotaged the missions.
note that this is something I’m taking from our version so there might be element that aren’t yet introduced, I’m not done watching it fully yet.
Exemption: If a candidate chooses to use it, that candidate will automatically advance to the next episode regardless of the outcome of the test.
Joker: If a candidate bets a joker, an incorrectly answered test question is counted correctly.
Black exemption: If a candidate uses a black exemption during the test, all jokers and regular exemption used during that test will be voided. During the execution it is announced whether the black exemption has been used during the test (the viewer will already see this during the test).
All these assets can be earned during the assignments, whether or not at the expense of the money to be earned.
Why I like this show so much:
What makes this such a nice program is that unlike many programs the viewer does not know who the mole is. It will be edited so that recorded moles actions are not broadcast for viewers.
My tip would be to watch it together with friends and all decide who you think is the mole. maybe make a bet that whoever is able to guess it right, gets treated to dinner or something by the other friends.
In the Netherlands, they made an app that lets you do that with friends and family that updates minutes after every episode. You vote every week who you think the mole is. you can bet a number of points and possibly divide it among several candidates. if that candidate(s) continues, the points bet is doubled, if the candidate has to leave, you lose your points.
I would find it very cool if Netflix decides to take over the interactive elements of the Dutch version, because last season the Dutch were able to participate via a livestream with an assignment that influenced the money amount of the final.
(they had to vote who they thought the mole was. If the mole was between the 2 main suspects, 5000 went into the pot, if the mole was with the least suspect 2, 5000 went out of the pot).
have you watched it?
Have you ever heard from the old versions?
what do you think of the concept of the series?