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Random Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows

Entertainment trivia can vary depending on whom you’re asking, but only bonafide film and TV buffs would truly know what’s what and who’s who. While we continue to adapt to the new normal and big-screen viewings remain out of the question (drive-in cinemas are slowly becoming a thing, however), we look to the OG of broadcasting: the television—or our computers and other mobile devices if we’re being specific. What series helped define the medium and its audiences, and could there be anything that we don’t yet know about these staples?

 

Most Successful

When it comes to facts about TV shows, most viewers often wonder which franchise can be called the “greatest of all time”. Again, whom you’re talking to matters. According to Insider, Game of Thrones is a front-runner. If you ask IGN, Beavis and Butt-Head make the list. Neither are in the same genre (and so many other categories), so it’s difficult to draw a comparison. If we tune into Cinemablend, it gets even more interesting. They actually bothered to ask Hollywood professionals—”including 779 actors, 365 producers and 286 directors, among others”—to reach their tally, and The Simpsons takes center stage. All this really tells us is that, whether you’re considering revenue or critical acclaim, no one can say for sure which series is the “greatest of all time”. Which one’s yours?

Longest-Running

Continuing our discussion of TV show trivia and fun facts, we take a look at some of the oldest franchises around. Maybe they got reruns nobody asked for. Maybe their spin-offs carried on with the legacy. Whatever the case, Looper narrows it down to The Simpsons taking the cake yet again. Its 31 seasons edges out Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s 21, while Gunsmoke places a close third with 20. Could you binge any of these in one Netflix-and-chill sitting?

Shortest-Running

We now flip the coin, identifying a franchise that got nipped in the bud a bit too soon, and MeTV shares the ill-fated story of Turn-On. This comedy series from the late 60s got canceled before its first episode even aired. How’s that for facts about TV shows? While considered ahead of its time for the use of “busy superimposed images, lightning edits, heady concepts, and progressive topics”, Turn-On bumped more than a few heads in management. They worried that audiences wouldn’t be able to focus on more than one thing at a time. This show was beyond explosive—at least for the standards of 1969. Consider the near-manic edits we now enjoy today, and it’s not hard to imagine how unprepared they might’ve been for the new kid on the block. Are you aware of any other could’ve-beens?

Most Infamous

If you Google “most infamous TV show”, a series entitled Most Infamous actually pops up. Talk about confusing. Luckily for us, DirectExpose cracks the case with The Jerry Springer Show as a top contender. Following its 1991 debut, it’s had an impressive run of 27 seasons and almost 4,000 episodes. However, critics were quick to take its low-brow programming to task. Mr Springer himself, the host, has been quoted as saying, “I would never watch my show.” Would you?

 

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Kiko Baraquel

Kiko Baraquel

Kiko Baraquel is a content lead for SHOOR. His daily pursuits include anything football, fashion and music. When he’s not seaside, you can be sure to find him in-game on one of his many multiplayer platforms.
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GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs

 

  1. SCOPE & COVERAGE

Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.

Mechanics: 

  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Channels: 

 

  1. MECHANICS:

How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.

III. FAQs

What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.