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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #90 on: May 30, 2021, 11:11:25 PM »
Guy Montgomery is hilarious, he's always the strong part of the episodes of "Have You Been Paying Attention?" (NZ version) he's on.

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« Reply #91 on: June 09, 2021, 07:36:38 AM »
Very late to this as I’ve just watched it and loved it. Right up there with the best of the UK series.

Great cast, want to find out more about all of them.

Tried to watch the US show, but the audience whooping and hollering was too much. And the contestants were too much too basically. Far too much gurning and relying on ‘shock’ swearing like overgrown school kids.

Anyway back to NZ, yet another reason to love the country, I wish I could teleport there. Looking forward to series 2.

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« Reply #92 on: June 09, 2021, 10:27:58 AM »
I did a Google and Winter in New Zealand is between Monday the 21st of June and Thursday the 23rd of September. So it's either not long or quite long to wait according to that link from the last page.

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« Reply #93 on: June 23, 2021, 09:33:14 AM »
I did a Google and Winter in New Zealand is between Monday the 21st of June and Thursday the 23rd of September. So it's either not long or quite long to wait according to that link from the last page.

Starts two weeks today! Wednesday 7th July. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/taskmaster-nz

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #94 on: June 23, 2021, 02:17:14 PM »
Fantastic, and hopefully the same lovely people over on Reddit will upload it each week again. It's that or we'll get Birdie to record it and airmail over a video.

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« Reply #95 on: June 24, 2021, 08:16:13 AM »
Starts two weeks today! Wednesday 7th July. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/taskmaster-nz

Bonzer! Or whatever the NZ equivalent of Bonzer is.

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« Reply #96 on: June 24, 2021, 08:33:51 AM »
Bonzer! Or whatever the NZ equivalent of Bonzer is.

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« Reply #97 on: July 07, 2021, 02:02:01 PM »
Fantastic, and hopefully the same lovely people over on Reddit will upload it each week again.

Yep :)

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2021, 04:38:27 PM »
Only had the chance to watch the prize task and the first filmed one as annoyingly I have to work, but it's looking pretty great so far, I'm impressed by David's prize silliness while all of their bowling efforts were very fun, they seem to be tackling the tasks in a ridiculous manner, happily abusing Paul if need be, and there's no one I dislike in the way I did with Baddiel and Stirling.

Edit: Finished it now - Vague observations: Jeremy's definitely better this time around, he's still not up there with Greg but at least he's nicely scathing at times and his chemistry with Paul is building; On the Paul front, I think I prefer him to Alex Horne - Strong words I know, and some people may think I'm mental, but it's true; The live task was a fun one, even if their shoe throwing was awful; David is looking to be the most inventive, but Guy and Laura are also early favourites; The other two are still strong though (though if pushed I'd say Matt is the weakest) and I'm liking their efforts a lot. The end.

Edit 2: That Google link on the Reddit link isn't working right now as too many people have viewed it, but the episode is now up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9k_VD0_fSk
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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #99 on: July 08, 2021, 07:49:00 PM »
I presume Matt's relationship with Jeremy (they host a radio show together, if those little graphics in the bottom corner are to be believed) will help, and there was already a sense of that with some of their banter in episode 1.

Excellent episode, I think. I probably ought to get round to watching the Baddiel-less serieses of the British version now (I watched up to just before his series).

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« Reply #100 on: July 08, 2021, 07:52:32 PM »
So good to have this back.

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« Reply #101 on: July 08, 2021, 08:37:42 PM »
Yes, this feels like it could easily top the UK version again.

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« Reply #102 on: July 09, 2021, 09:35:20 AM »
Loved it. Even the angry woman on the end. I do wonder how many comedians there are in NZ though. How long can they go til they've exhausted their list?

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« Reply #103 on: July 09, 2021, 09:45:29 AM »
I’m only halfway through but first impressions are very good. David, Guy and Laura have already made me laugh a lot, and the other two seem like they’ll throw themselves into it.

Interesting to read that Angella and Brynley have got writing credits on this series. I’m not sure what that means in reality, but having people who understand a show working on a show can only be a good thing.

The first series was one of my favourite comedy things from the last year (though UK series 11 ended up topping it). I hope the people behind TM NZ know that there’s a small but appreciative fanbase here. Fingers crossed that C4 or even Dave pick it up as I think it’d get a decent audience.


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« Reply #104 on: July 09, 2021, 10:46:10 PM »
An excellent start to the series. Channel 4 should absolutely acquire this for streaming at the very least.

Here's a splendid in-depth interview with Guy Montgomery about his experiences on the show: https://www.flicks.co.nz/features/theres-nowhere-to-hide-inside-of-taskmaster-guy-montgomery-tells-us/

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2021, 12:19:30 AM »
Very fun first episode. Seems like a good group again. I also really like the Taskmaster house setting in the NZ version, with that big field and nearby lake.

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« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2021, 03:28:06 PM »
Loved it. Even the angry woman on the end. I do wonder how many comedians there are in NZ though. How long can they go til they've exhausted their list?
Simply people I like who've appeared on the NZ version of "Have You Been Paying Attention?" but not this yet:

Melanie Bracewell
Ray O'Leary
Pax Assadi
Rhys Darby
Bree Tomasel
Mike Minogue
Tom Sainsbury
Karen O'Leary

If there's no Australian channel interesting in buying the format too, then you could have a few Australians on too.

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2021, 12:49:08 AM »
Being a massive racist I only know these three:

Rhys Darby
Mike Minogue
Karen O'Leary

And Darby seems unlikely given his level of fame, but as a big Wellington Paranormal fan I'd love it if Minogue and O'Leary were on the show, Jermaine Clement said the forthcoming fourth season of WP might be its last so they could have the time on their hands as well.

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« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2021, 02:13:32 AM »
Tom Sainsbury is also on "Wellington Paranormal" (be cool if Maaka Pohatu, aka Sgt Maaka, did it, but he's more of a musician / actor than a comedian, it seems).

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Shaun Micallef-hosted Australian version; I have to assume with the success of the NZ variety that someone is in talks, somewhere.

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2021, 06:52:40 AM »
Edit: oops, responding to an old post
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« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2021, 08:30:51 AM »
I reckon Sam Pang would actually be a good host for an Australian Taskmaster. He could easily go from mocking Tom Gleisner to mocking the contestants and whoever would be Alex Horne.

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« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2021, 04:58:37 PM »
I've never met anyone called Guy in real life. The only Guys I was previously aware of were Fawkes, Michelmore and Incognito. Yet they've had a Guy on both series of this. Incredible. Is Guy a particularly popular Kiwi name or something?

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« Reply #112 on: July 11, 2021, 07:32:16 PM »
I reckon Sam Pang would actually be a good host for an Australian Taskmaster. He could easily go from mocking Tom Gleisner to mocking the contestants and whoever would be Alex Horne.
Good shout. Plus, he'd have the radio show to promote it on.

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Re: Taskmaster New Zealand / Misc International Versions
« Reply #113 on: July 14, 2021, 08:58:02 PM »
Second episode up now. David is hilarious and the chemistry between Jeremy and Paul is really good too, shaping up to be a good series this.

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« Reply #114 on: July 14, 2021, 09:04:34 PM »
In the first episode Guy's flight task stood out. I don't think I've seen that level of task assistant collusion or acting before. It helped to make it surprising/funny that they didn't show the real planning.

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« Reply #115 on: July 14, 2021, 09:35:05 PM »
Second episode up now. David is hilarious and the chemistry between Jeremy and Paul is really good too, shaping up to be a good series this.

I loved it a lot once again, Jeremy's come on leaps and bounds, all of the tasks were strong, and my only minor complaint is that Matt's just an okay contestant and not as great as the other four, but otherwise it was something that made me laugh an awful lot.

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« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2021, 10:34:37 PM »
Brilliant episode.

David is absolutely hilarious - I laughed my head off at him retrieving the balloons from the ceiling, appearing naked on the table and screaming on the floor after he mistakenly squirted the suncream. Two episodes in and I already think he’s got the potential to be one of my favourite ever contestants.

On the Paul front, I think I prefer him to Alex Horne - Strong words I know, and some people may think I'm mental, but it's true;

I think I agree.

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« Reply #117 on: July 14, 2021, 11:27:27 PM »
Also agree on Paul > Alex.

At first I was put off as he was literally using a lot of Alex's 'bits' in the 1st series, the same exact awkward jokes and timing down to the line. He's come into his own though now and is a perfect mix of being wearily subservient to the whims of the cast while also being quite mischievous and very likeable at the same time.

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« Reply #118 on: July 15, 2021, 02:39:11 PM »
Episode 2 was fantastic, I love the mix of contestants and there was tons of funny stuff.

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« Reply #119 on: July 15, 2021, 03:12:11 PM »
Is there a YouTube link for ep 2 or will I have to descend into the bowels of Reddit?

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