I Survived a Japanese Game Show : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2008
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 4 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  1. There's plenty of humiliation in I Survived a Japanese Game Show as well, but there it's so varied and strange--and very much in keeping with what I understand of those shows--that it doesn't get repetitive or annoying.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 19, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This show is great. And I watch it whenever it comes on abc or on youtube. Well, if I am given the opertunity I will definitely go and show my skills on the t.v sets of Japan. Full Review »
  2. KevT.
    Aug 10, 2008
    8
    Reality TV without so much of sleaze found on other reality shows. There was no false love stories like "I Love NY" and the other VH-1 Reality TV without so much of sleaze found on other reality shows. There was no false love stories like "I Love NY" and the other VH-1 reality shows. This show did show slices of Japanese culture. Outside of the blonde gal running around the house is a towel for one episode, there was not nearly as much forced drama or over produced dirty drama. I have quit watching "Big Brother" because of it is the same old thing every time. At least this show feels like someone tried to be creative and the drama felt more natural. In the end all of these shows are produced to do certain things, but this one just seemed more fun then slime. Those who say it is boring have a point if they are talking about the games. I was hoping for more outrageous spills and messy falls like Japanese shows found on G4 or Spike. If they can make the games truly crazy, like bigger falls into nastier stuff than cold water or flour, the show should come back. Full Review »
  3. JeanL.
    Jul 28, 2008
    10
    this is the most hilarious thing on TV. if you have ever watched a Japanese game show, this follows true to form!