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Original Title :
Russian Roulette
Genre :
TV Series / Game Show
Cast :
Burton Richardson,Mark L. Walberg,Todd Newton
Type :
TV Series
Time :
30min
Rating :
7.0/10

Contestants compete in a hybrid general knowledge quiz-game of chance, where incorrect answers could literally cause them to drop out of the game.

Russian Roulette Online

Four contestants all who stand at podiums arranged in a "Weakest Link"-type circle competed in this hybrid general knowledge quiz-game of chance, where incorrect answers could literally cause them to drop out of the game. Host Walberg posed multiple choice questions to the contestants. Correct answers were worth cash, while an incorrect answer placed him/her at risk for elimination thusly: That contestant pulled a lever, activating a series of lighted circles; if the lighted circle stopped at a vulnerable contestant, a trap door opened beneath that player, eliminating him/her from further competition and causing them to lose all their winnings. The last contestant remaining was the show's champion, received their cash winnings (and those of eliminated opponents), and moved on to the bonus round, where they have the potential to win up to $100,000 (though most daily winners won between $5,000 and $10,000.
Series cast summary:
Burton Richardson Burton Richardson - Himself - Announcer 70 episodes, 2002-2003
Mark L. Walberg Mark L. Walberg - Himself - Host / - 70 episodes, 2002-2003


User reviews

Abuseyourdna

Abuseyourdna

The show is a simple one, but a fun one nevertheless. The questions aren't too hard overall so it's pretty easy to play along. And, I gotta say, watching contestants fall through trapdoors is just fun to watch.

I read they fall about six feet to the padding below. Well, you'd have to figure it's got to be a descent drop since the contestant vanishes out of sight.

This is one of my favorite Game Show Network Originals. I have fun playing along and watching contestants take the fall. Mark makes a good host. He keeps the the show on pace and interacts well with the contestants.

Give this show a chance and just have some fun viewing!
Kanal

Kanal

First off, I must say that this is a fun game show. Also, I haven't seen every episode. However, I do know the show very well. Every time I've watched it, I've had a lot of fun playing along and watching. This makes me long to be a contestant. The thing I like most about it are the questions. Despite the fact that I don't know that many answers, I still have fun playing along. I hope that the Game Network keeps it on so I can play along and watch for a while. If that happens, I will be really happy. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever. Now, in conclusion, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.
Dianantrius

Dianantrius

"Russian Roulette is a cool game show.

I love "Russian Roulette". I've been watching it on the game show network for two years now. The questions are of general knowledge so its fun to play along with and I even play along on the computer sometimes. I like it when the people drop, tho I really want to know where they drop to.

Mark L. Walberg is a good host for the show. Plus he is really HOT! Everyone should give this show a chance if they see it on.(weekdays at 3:30 pm eastern time and Saturdays nights) I give this show 10/10 stars and hope to see more people win the $100,000!
komandante

komandante

THIS SHOW IS AWESOME. What genius came up with the idea of people falling through holes in the floor. My father doesn't watch much television, but when he does, he often talks about how the "boob tube" has gone completely, well, down the tubes. When he watches Russian Roulette, he gets so excited! Anytime someone falls he just goes into fits of giggles. The questions are really challenging and seeing people fall down holes (and they're genuinely scared) is just good quality television.

Mark L. Walberg is absolutely adorable, and I am so glad to see that he has moved on from Temptation Island. He is really funny and obviously is pleased to see people drop through the floor. Two thumbs up for Russian Roulette and its charming host!
Zut

Zut

When I first heard about Russian Roulette I liked the ideal of contestants actually dropping out of the game when they were eliminated from the game.

Russian Roulette starts out with four players. Their are six traps doors, two with the far two always with no one standing on them. The players are given $150 to start off with and one is selected to be the challenger. The challenger is given a question and must select a rival player is answer it hopefully wrong. The person that gets the question is then given a choice of three or four possible answer and must answer within ten seconds. If he/she gets it right they add to their winnings and become the challenger. If they get the question wrong or run out of time the money they have goes to the person who originally challenged them, then they must play Russian Roulette and risk falling out of the game. If they are marked for a drop they are eliminated. However if they survive they become the challenger and the game continues. The game begins with one drop zone, and one more is added with every new question until five zones are in play increases the players' chance of being eliminated from the game if they are not careful. However if a round ends the one who has the most money pulls a special handle and the rest of the players are at risk of dropping (Tie for first place and everyone is at risk of dropping). The contestant who gets eliminated in this case loses all of his/her money and its split among the surviving players. Like Weakest Link the losers leave with nothing.

I got a chance to see it a few times and I do enjoy seeing that but I was let down a bit.

I would have enjoyed it better if the producers added to excitement to the game if they had the contestants screaming like bloody heck and/or add sound effects of screaming as they were being dropped. It's like watching a Bond movie in which the head of SPECTRA sends his agents to their death when they fail him. Other than that it's a great game in which you risk falling every time you get a question wrong. Mark Walberg is very nice but not afraid to show Also the end game is a great improvement in which the winning contest must answer ten questions correctly instead of five in first series. Plus the risk of falling if the contestant miss a question or runs out time makes the end game just a great as the front game. The good news is that the winning contest came make a little money here before they drop.

Russian Roulette keeps game shows along the Dark Path.
Faulkree

Faulkree

OK, we have a good host and a good announcer, and a HORRIBLE show. It's good that it's a quiz show, but the "falling down the hole" baloney is just that, baloney. And the set is cruddy too. It's darker than the "Weakest Link" set, and I didn't even think that was possible! The ads that Game Show Network runs for the show are horrible too. Whoever concocted this [email protected] should be dropped down a trapdoor that they can't get out of!
September

September

This is actually a pretty good game show. Some of the previous writers already explained the rules. What makes the game show good?

It is the host. He's mildly sadistic. Although diplomatic and somewhat humorous during normal play, he commonly says he loves watching people fall and even sports a smug grin after it happens.

The questions during the 1st round are very easy. It's very common for the round to end via time limit. This is the one problem with the show. You can have one player with $0, one with $1000, and two with $500 and the person with 0 dollars has the same chance of survival as the people with $500.

The third round is actually the most interesting. The questions during that round are relatively challenging (at least 1 question is generally missed in the 3rd round) and you can actually answer the questions yourself.

The 10 questions you're required to answer at the end are actually not difficult, but time is against you. You can play RR one final time for 100K, but very few people do... if you win, you usually only have 1 drop zone left, meaning there's an 83% chance you'll lose the 10K. That's the other thing I would change. You should get a free drop zone... and you should have to pull the level no matter what (standing on the drop zone), but have the choice of risking your cash.
OwerSpeed

OwerSpeed

I feel so impressed now! We just got another $100,000 winner! This winner is Maria Laye who survived 5 drop zones who won $2,000 on the main winnings and saved 8 seconds on the 60-second round. The answers were "Tick, tack, toe" and what people step on when they are riding a horse. Maria said tack for the right answer. She got it right and before making her decision, she said, "I came with nothing. If I leave with nothing, I'll have nothing." Then, before pulling the final handle (not after Mark asks if she wants to go for the $100,000), she said, "I'm crazy."
Vudomuro

Vudomuro

This show actually is quite entertaining, although I admit it would be better if it were for more money, but that's not bad. The host is good, the show is good... give it a chance.... once you watch it, I'm sure you can get hooked on it as quick as any other of the other shows out there.
GODMAX

GODMAX

"Russian Roulette" is a great game show. The falling down holes concept is interesting, memorable contestants are cast and host Mark L. Walberg is great. He actually has personality and makes jokes unlike many of the other hosts on Game Show Network. Sadly, it looks like it will be canceled in a matter of weeks. Good luck Russian Roulette.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK

mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK

"RUSSIAN ROULETTE" recently premiered on The Game Show Network much to my delight when the teasers for it showed different people 'falling' through open holes in the floor. It looked like a laugh riot.

Unfortunately, after a few 'viewings' of this boring and rather insipid game show, one would only assume that someone with absolutely no clue might have thought up the premise for this particular game show that has been relegated to the 'late hours' of the night on The Game Show Network.

The premise is very weak. Four contestants are aligned on four separate circles out of eight that form a complete circle (the layout resembles that of a rotary telephone). Each contestant has a lever that they pull should they answer a question correctly and a lighted circle will rotate around the circles until it slows down to a stop on a random circle. Should anyone but the lucky contestant who pulled the lever be unfortunate to be standing on that particular circle that the light comes to rest on, a trapdoor beneath them will open up and they will fall (presumably onto a set of cushions).

What seemed like complete hilarity during the teasers for "RUSSIAN ROULETTE" will only result in disappointment and complete boredom as you slowly make your way through 30 minutes of inane multi-choice questioning usually regarding pop culture as three people will ultimately fall through their trapdoors. Mark Walberg (not to be confused with the singer/actor of the same name) makes for a very boring and by-the-numbers host who some may recognize as being the host of FOX's sleazy reality show, "TEMPTATION ISLAND".

Much like other game shows of its ilk, there is not enough excitement contained in the show to keep the average viewer interested. The cash prize is quite small and the questions asked are so extraordinarily dumbed-down that a five year old child would find them to be extremely easy to answer.

I give "RUSSIAN ROULETTE" about three months before it goes the same way as shows such as "HOLLYWOOD SHOWDOWN" and "GREED" went before it... down the trapdoor!