People have been loving it, to be fair.
Baz Ashmawy‘s new quiz show, The Money List, debuted on RTÉ over the weekend – and it’s safe to say that it’s impressed viewers.
The series, which sees contestants list as many things as possible in the hope of winning a cash prize, launched on Sunday night – but there’s a catch.
The teams are complete strangers and the lists could be about anything at all, from presidents of Ireland to types of flowers.
Last night’s episode saw payroll specialist Angela from Cork and SNA Stevie from Dublin take on carpenter Noel from in Dublin and Eric, a junior doctor from County Wicklow.
As the game progressed, they were introduced to new players Denis, a primary school teacher from Clare and project manager Emily, from Galway.
As soon as the Money List is revealed, both teams enter sound proof pods where they must name as many things on the list as possible. Their opponents don’t know how well they’re doing until the scores are eventually revealed.
The first team to win two lists gets to play for the grand prize of €15,000. Every time they guess a correct answer on the list, they step up the money ladder to become one step closer to the cash prize.
As they go, they can bank their money or continue on with the game, but the higher they climb, the further they have to fall.
Prior to the launch, host Baz said that he was really looking forward to meeting The Money List’s first contestants.
“They are from all over the island of Ireland and from all walks of life from SNAs, doctors, finance managers, carpenters, students to retirees!” he said.
“Irish people love a quiz and over 1500 people applied to be a contestant on the show! Viewers won’t believe the stuff that Irish people know from James Bond movies to US states with a coastline.
“It was great craic making the show and amazing seeing teams winning money!”
It sure was. Viewers were fairly impressed with the show following its launch on Sunday – but will there be a second season?
Although RTÉ have yet to confirm anything about a potential season two, the Irish Sun on Sunday has reported that Baz shot enough episodes to stretch into two seasons.
A source told the publication: “It meant Baz arrived in RTÉ with a massive wardrobe of clothes so he would have a different suit for for each show to make it look like a new week.”
Good to know.