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The Mole – Needs To Pick Up The Pace And Fast

The Mole needs to pick up the pace and fast otherwise it is going to lose viewers fast.

Episode two started with another 20 minutes on the rope walking over the ravine challenge and a lot of talking about “suspicious behaviour” by others to camera by the not so likeable contestants.

Shaun is not going to get a Facebook Fan page anytime soon nor will a few of the others.

After the viewer having to watch 40 minutes of the rope challenge it was revealed they only increased their prize pot by $2000.

Then it was onto another hiking challenge where they had to carry bags of money and decide which bonus flag to stop at to get that amount of money put into their kitty. Alex the engineer could have done a better job on making a money carrying contraption.

I suspect some producer interference on this challenge.  The first team decided to stop and carry a tray of champagne glasses for $10,000. But they had to hope the other team coming from the opposite direction will keep walking because they only get the money if they meet up within a certain time frame.

The second team were debating over whether they should stand at the $10,000 flag, but it was argued they should keep walking by Mozzie as his rationale is the other team could be standing next to one as well and if they don’t meet up they get zip. As he said better to get $500 than nothing. For some reason they may have been given a prod by someone to keep walking.

Ally whose idea to get the champagne tray which was either going to make her a hero or villain. In the end with the other team meeting up with them as they stood in the middle of the track balancing them she was a hero for insisting on getting it. However clearly not well liked within the group, Ally was not congratulated or included in the group hug. Having said that she is not that likeable but she is one of the more interesting contestants to watch.  Hopefully she will stay in for some time.

The issue is they are stretching out a once a week episode into three but the David from Reality TV Design, who probably one of the most knowledgeable people in Australia about this show writes a good article on the new version of The Mole. If this guy is not picked up by a production company soon I would be stunned. His knowledge on shows and challenges on reality shows and what works and what does not is encyclopedic.

 

59 comments

1 daisy { 07.05.13 at 2:29 pm }

Andrea@47. I think MC has already been trying to do that.

2 Eliza { 07.06.13 at 1:09 am }

If they could all drop trying to be douches then this series would be much better. My brother and I were commenting to each other that we could swear the contestants in the early series did act normal. I agree that this time around the mole will have to do more blatant things to blend in as everyone is trying so hard to look suss. I hope it improves and everyone calms down and just gets on with things.

3 Xavier { 07.09.13 at 10:37 pm }

5 MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE MOLE

my opinion. needed to vent. used to be great.

http://xavjl.blogspot.com/

4 daisy { 07.09.13 at 10:40 pm }

Damn! I recorded the wrong station. Does anyone know if thrre is a replay before tomootw night?

5 daisy { 07.09.13 at 10:41 pm }

Damn! I recorded the wrong station. Does anyone know if thrre is a replay before tomorrow night?

6 reality Raver { 07.09.13 at 10:41 pm }

Daisy – Maybe watch it online on the seven website?

7 daisy { 07.09.13 at 10:43 pm }

Thanks RR. But I did weaken and see the end. No surprise there.

8 brain dead dave { 07.09.13 at 10:55 pm }

It was great when The Mole concept was used in Big Brother a few years back. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the wannabes when it transpired there was no mole. They were played like violins by BB.

I watched an encore of this last weekend

9 daisy { 07.10.13 at 8:11 am }

I saw the bit where the girls let the paint tip over. That looked suspicious.