The topic of this Tv show is...well I am not sure, it is just senseless, like really senseless.
So the two guys who are in charge of this show ( "Halli Galli", if you want to inform yourself) are friends ( ? I am not sure if they are) lets call them " Frenemies", so those two guys ( Joko and Klaas, maybe some of you have heard something about them) are also having a show that is broadcasted every few months ("Joko und Klaas-Das Duell um die Welt" ) and the topic of this show is that one of the two gets the title " Weltmeister" (world champion), therefore they have to do things that the other one has given them. And to be honest: I would probably never do some of the things they have to do! Never, not even if I get 1 Million Euro! NEVER!
Don´t get me wrong: It is fun to watch, because most of the things are so stupid and you will think: WHO WOULD DO THAT ANYWAY? WHY ARE YOU SO CRAZY?!
I will tell you little more:
Those two guys are send to different countries where they have to do an exercise given by the other and because both of them want the title, they will make sure that the exercise is not easy to fullfil. For example: One of them had to get his mouth sewn together ( which he did and we just though: the heck?! ) and the other had to answer some questions and if he was wrong he was pushed down a cliff ( you know that activity with a robe? this one! just a little bit meaner, because he did not do that that willingly at all-who would?) The problem was that 1. the questions were almost impossible to answer and 2. at one point of time they put a bin over his head and assured him that the next question would be easy, so he kind of agreed and then the question was asked: How many fingers am I holding up?" , well you might see where this was going.
And now think of a bunch of exercises just like that! Very entertaining for the people watching it, but I am sure those two guys did have hell of a time! (you notice the sarcasm here?)
As a watcher you will sit there and either you will laugh because you will think that is so senseless and it is his own fault because he agreed ( SCHADENFREUDE! Know that term? If not here is a wonderful definition: Being happy about another´s pain! Thank you very much German for this word ) or you will be sitting there, frowning, muttering to yourself how mean this exercise is and you will pretty much feel some kind of sympathy for the guy, because :
Sending someone into a dark cave which has never been explored to get a bottle full of water from a source that is god knows where in the cave? And I can tell you from what was shown I would have been crying after about 10 minutes if I had been the person in that cave)
playing with the others fear of height? Sending him to climb or let him hang on a robe which is fixed on a helicopter? Well you see what I mean, don´t you?
So the conclusion is:
Germans are crazy, popular TV Shows are very senseless and some can be very cruel and others would do something to get a title, to entertain and to earn money.
If you are ever interested in that show : www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq4kJQ…
Since it is a German TV show it is in German, but no worries, you can get most of it out of the context, and when they are trying to fullfil their challenge they are most of all cursing and yelling, so no worries, and just a warning at this point:
If you are sensitive you should probably look away at certain points.