Sudoku Live on Sky One (1 July 2005) Was it any good?

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Sudoku Live on Sky One (1 July 2005) Was it any good?

Postby simes » Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:06 pm

Was it any good?
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Postby simes » Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:08 pm

I voted for option 2. If I have nothing better to do, I may watch it. But, to be honest, probably not.

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Postby Tim » Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:01 pm

I thought the programme was ok, but to try & solve the puzzle given on the show first you have to run off to your computer to print off the grid from the website & then when you're halfway through solving it, Carol gives you lots of free numbers, so really feels like you're cheating & you don't need to complete the puzzle to get the four numbers in the corners!!

So overall I didn't think it was as good as I thought it might be & who really cares if one city is quicker than another - its just boring celebs on TV again! The only interesting thing would have been to know how long it took the quickest person in the studio to solve the puzzle & they didn't even tell us!!

Anyway that's what I thought of the show!!!
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Postby AMcK » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:21 am

I was in the audience and was impressed that it was genuinely "live" TV with no delays. Also impressed by Carol Vorderman who's a sudoku fan and came up with the idea for the programme. There is no intention to make this a series in its current form and I doubt that it would be successful if they did. It was clear however that many technologies and ideas not fully used in the programme could be reassembled to make a viable game show. So the correct question is "could a successful sudoku TV game series be made, using the experience from the pilot?"
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Postby RFB » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:27 pm

With the first set of extra numbers that made the puzzle valid it was a reasonably tough puzzle.
But all of the extra clue numbers that were added after that made the puzzle trivial and so the second half of the show was not worthwhile.
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Postby spretz » Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:03 pm

Fair enough on the first show to have an easy one. But in future shows it would be better if they had a really tricky one with no extra numbers for people to solve.
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