Audiences of Japanese television have long known the humiliations and indignations that game shows can perpetrate on Japanese citizens, now it’s the American’s turn.
For a second season, I Survived a Japanese Game Show takes a group Americans to Japan puts them on teams and pits them against each other. The teams have to dress up in degrading outfits and perform stunts or trials that are silly and designed to be ridiculous. For example, in one episode all team members dressed up in cat outfits with bowls on their heads and had to pour chunky, sour milk from one bowl to The Other
and finally into a bucket. The team that poured the most milk in the bucket was the winner. The losing team then had to pick two of their teammates to be up for elimination. The two then had to battle it out in another crazy contest.
Adding to the drama, all of the contestants on I Survived a Japanese Game Show live with each other in dormitory style housing. Their relationships are recorded and we get to peek in on what happens backstage and offset. The last surviving American wins $250,000.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show takes the best of the game show world and mixes it with reality TV for a unique viewing experience. If you like crazy stunts, people in crazy outfits and a Japanese audience laughing at crazy Americans, then I Survived a Japanese Game Show is the program for you.