“I don’t really like trivia,” host Howie Mandel confesses in the trailer for Bullsh*t, Netflix’s new game show coming out on Wednesday. “But I I love bulls * t. Based on the number and quality of Netflix reality titles like this that continue to emanate from the platform, it looks like the streamer is too.
Kidding aside, is it still at a time when the streamer is bleeding out subscribers and cracking down on password sharers because it desperately needs the money? Netflix continues to air forgettable reality shows that will do nothing to solve its problems. Who can forget such a dreck as Is it cakefor example, in which participants try to guess whether an object is real or made of cake.
Maybe you’re not part of the crowd that thinks Netflix is currently facing a quality control problem. If so, it may be because you haven’t seen the news yet. Bullsh*t from Netflix.
bullsh*t the game show is coming to Netflix
“Hosted by Howie Mandel,” reads Netflix’s official summary of this new series, “bullsh*t the game show will offer participants a chance to win lots of money, even if they don’t know the correct answer.
“Throughout the game, players will rise through the ranks by either answering questions correctly or confidently giving incorrect answers. And persuading their opponents that they are correct. To win big in this game, you don’t have to you don’t have to be the smartest person in the room to cash in, you just need to convince everyone you are.
Have you ever seen a show like this? Mandel asks the contestants at one point in the trailer. Fun Fact: Why yes, actually I have. ABC has a show built around the same premise here, and it’s called the scammer.
Netflix, however, decided that its users needed one new reality show after another to stay happy with the platform.
The best Netflix reality TV titles
Hosted by Mandel Bullsh*t debuts on Netflix on April 27. It will add to a popular category for the streamer that also includes the likes of sell sunset. Which, by the way, is currently the #1 show on Netflix in the US.
Along the same lines, here’s a telling statistic. Thirty percent of Netflix’s current list of top 10 shows for the US is made up of reality TV titles. sell sunset, plus two of the three listed below. Of course, it’s not hard to see why a company like Netflix would love to produce titles like these. Finding and telling great stories is hard, while building lasting franchises is even harder.
Reality shows, on the other hand, lend themselves to the treadmill style of production that Netflix has perfected. Some of the most popular reality shows on the streamer right now include:
- The ultimatum – get married or move on: “Get caught or quit? The couples put their love to the test – while mingling with other potential partners – in a provocative reality series.
- Love is blind: “Nick and Vanessa Lachey host this social experiment where single men and women seek love and get engaged, all before meeting in person.”
- Married at first sight“In an extreme social experiment, six singles aspiring to a lifelong partnership agree to a provocative proposal: to marry the moment they meet.”
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