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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
Always Be Watching Podcast: Floor is Lava and the rise of the great dumb game show
Floor is Lava is a smash hit TV show. Yes, it is exceptionally dumb. But it is also exceptionally entertaining. This week on Always Be Watching, Dan and Chris throw all of their plans (and format) out the window to dedicate an entire episode to the Netflix cultural phenomenon.
But Floor is Lava is not an island in the TV landscape. There are a whole bunch of big-budget activity game shows like this on the air right now - Dan takes a look at some of the biggest.