Author Topic: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions  (Read 7878 times)

Birdie

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2021, 01:29:00 AM »
I feel like a traitor.

But the NZ version wasn't that popular here because, well the UK version is really good (mostly).

I didn't watch it because:
Can't stand Jeremy Wells
Can't stand Guy Williams
Can't stand Madeleine Sami
Really cant stand Leigh Hart

And I hadn't heard of anyone else including the co host.

I don't understand how they came up with that batch of contestants to be honest. 

But maybe I should reevaluate.

Famous Mortimer

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2021, 04:52:44 AM »
I'm up to episode 5 and the only weak link is Guy Williams, whose playing to the crowd is becoming a little irritating. But I like everyone else (and think Leigh Hart's dry delivery is often hilarious).

Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2021, 09:44:27 AM »
I liked the NZ version a lot! I'd happily recommend it to any of my friends who I managed to wear down into watching taskmaster uk

Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2021, 10:02:44 AM »
Season 3 has started in Norway now. I'm missing Maria this time around though, and Calle's chaotic energy.

As for the new players, Trond is a great comedy character actor but he seems a bit reserved in this format. Likewise Egil seems happy to play along without trying too hard to win, or take much focus. The ice hockey player seems very competitive, and the only real laughs with him are when he seems genuinely pissed off at losing. Linn is kind of bubbly and fun and Jenny is ok too I guess? My Norwegian isn't great so it's hard to judge but I feel like there's not much chemistry in the group, and not enough outgoing personalities in the mix.

It's one of the few Norwegian language shows I can watch and understand (most of) without English subs though, so I'm not too picky really. It's still entertaining enough.

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2021, 04:55:53 PM »
I'm up to episode 5 and the only weak link is Guy Williams, whose playing to the crowd is becoming a little irritating. But I like everyone else (and think Leigh Hart's dry delivery is often hilarious).

True but I liked Guy because his attempts were crap and he often finished in last place. If you're overly competitive and win, you're a dick but do it and lose, you kinda get away with it.

Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2021, 05:02:55 PM »
Guy definitely grew on me.
Liked them all by the end.

Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2021, 05:39:32 PM »
Yeah Guy's bravado turned me off initially but he seemed like a decent chap and his OTT energy was good for the mix of people they had.

He was like the good twin to Iain Stirling, whose similar shouty confrontational persona died on its arse because he seemed genuinely unlikeable and patronising to the other contestants.

Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2021, 12:15:13 AM »
Just finished it and thought it was generally brilliant. The dessert thing had me in stitches.

I lived in NZ for a few years until 2013 but wasn't familiar with any of them apart from Jeremy. Leigh looked strangely familiar though, maybe from bits on The Crowd Goes Wild or something? Or maybe just because he embodies Essence of Kiwi Male.

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2021, 01:34:55 AM »
Up to episode 9 now and Leigh Hart's delivery just has me in stitches. So I watched a few of his videos ("Screaming Reels", a fishing show, and "Storage TV", which I thought might be an actual Storage Wars style thing but is just a faux-documentary about a storage locker company) and they were...fine? Ah well.


Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2021, 06:51:54 AM »
Excellent news - there’s going to be a second New Zealand series: https://twitter.com/NZonAir/status/1367645092152971265?s=20

BeardFaceMan

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #70 on: March 05, 2021, 06:58:40 AM »
Very happy about that. I don't envy them the task (fnarr) of finding a cast as good as the first series though. What's the NZ comedy scene like, they're not going to have to go the sleb route just yet are they?

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2021, 07:18:05 AM »
Very happy about that. I don't envy them the task (fnarr) of finding a cast as good as the first series though. What's the NZ comedy scene like, they're not going to have to go the sleb route just yet are they?

Wouldn't be surprised if they get Rose Matafeo on. I seem to remember her talking on the official podcast about how much she'd love to do the show again and this is probably the only way it could happen.

Famous Mortimer

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #72 on: March 05, 2021, 04:10:22 PM »
Just from people who've been on the NZ version of "Have You Been Paying Attention?", I'd be happy to see:

Pax Assadi
Tom Sainsbury
Ray O'Leary (although his energy is probably a little too similar to Paul Williams)
Karen O'Leary
Guy Montgomery
Melanie Bracewell


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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2021, 04:33:42 PM »
Fantastic news about the second series.

Could we maybe get Tony Martin (not that one) on it?

BeardFaceMan

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2021, 04:43:00 PM »
I'd love to see Rhys Darby, I think he would be gettable.

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #76 on: Yesterday at 01:09:41 AM »
Just from people who've been on the NZ version of "Have You Been Paying Attention?", I'd be happy to see:

Pax Assadi
Tom Sainsbury
Ray O'Leary (although his energy is probably a little too similar to Paul Williams)
Karen O'Leary
Guy Montgomery
Melanie Bracewell

guy montgomery would be such a fun get. I'd love to see that

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