Did we like it?
People whose lives are only enlightened when the new edition of Puzzler magazine comes out may have loved this. We found it a bore.
What was good about it?
• Presenter Carol Vorderman did an okay job within the confines of the ponderous format. She may be of the same ilk as Nitwit Natasha Kaplinksy, but she’s a lot less irritating and a lot more attractive.
• Darren Gough and Lisa Rogers were a good team, along with super-intelligent ordinary person Clark.
• The round on creativity (featuring codes set for applicants to become MI6 agents) threw up some really good brainteasers.
What was bad about it?
• Linking a TV show to “the national craze” of Sudoku is never really going to work. This one certainly didn’t.
• Danny Wallace (why is this man so overexposed? he must be cheap, we guess), Josie D’Arby and their none-to-bright punter were lousy.
• The opening round of stupid maths questions and the Krypton Factorish laserfield navigation games were dull to watch.
• The memory round (a sort of hi-tech version of The Generation Game’s conveyor belt) may have been okay but we couldn’t be bothered to play along.
• The pleas for viewers to text in their answers.
• The impossible-to-read captions containing the questions.