Apparently, someone thought it was a good idea to make a television game show based off of a mobile game. Sigh. We all it was a matter of time that this was going to happen. We should be happy that it was “Candy Crush” and not that game where you have match socks or “Farmville.” “Farmville” is the devil’s game because the game request never goes away and make it hell on Facebook.
If you are a fan of “Candy Crush” then you might be able to win some real life money. The brilliant minds of CBS decided to cash in on the “Candy Crush” money train by making a game show around it. The Premise? You and your partner will compete against another pair in a giant game of “Candy Crush.” CBS pretty much made giant tablets and turned the game into a sporting event where you not only sweat from thinking, but you sweat from physical activity. This is going to cause chaos for parent’s that want their children to “get some exercise.” Here’s how this conversation will go:
Mother: Put down your tablet and go outstide to play! It’s a nice day outside.
Child: I’m exercising right now! I’m playing Candy Crush.
Mother: That isn’t what I mean
Child: It’s still exercise
Here’s the trailer for it:
While I’m surprised that it took this long to take a mobile game into a game show, my money would have been on Angry Birds, I rather think this is a bad idea. While it will be interesting to see how they pull this off, there’s only so much they can do with it before the game gets old and stale like the candy in it. Especially when they tie themselves down by following the format of the actual game. There’s a way they could pull it off but it still going to be rough. Then they have Mario Lopez of all people hosting the game. That has to be the most random pick for a host ever. I would have assumed they would have gone with someone that’s already on the network, especially since this show could suck. But then again, it’s probably best to kill a rival networks host career than one of their own. Can you picture Julie Chen or Jeff Probst hosting this show? They were probably asked but laughed in their faces.
“Candy Crush” will debut on July 9th at 9:00 P.M. because they need that “Big Brother” audience to stay after to watch grown adults play with computerized candy that they used to play in secret.
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