“Cheat” is a reality quiz show from the UK that you can watch on Netflix. To win the trivia, contestants use their wit, brains, poker faces, and sneaky ways to win. In each episode, there are four players who compete in three rounds and lie when they need to. The show’s “X-factor” is that it encourages people to cheat, but only if they can do it without getting caught.
The show is hosted by Danny Dyer and Ellie Taylor, who are both well-known Brits. If you liked watching people try to outsmart each other and learning a lot of interesting facts at the same time, you might also like the shows on this list. Most of these shows, including “Cheat,” are available on Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu.
Chain Reaction (1980-)
Bob Stewart made the game show “Chain Reaction,” which was also called “The New Chain Reaction” and “The $40,000 Chain Reaction.” On the show, contestants try to string together two-word phrases. The cash prize goes to the team that makes the most chains and wins the most rounds. Some versions of the game, like the ones in “Cheat,” let players trick their opponents. Also, the show is great for anyone who wants to learn new words, improve their language skills, and grow their vocabulary.
Dirty Rotten Cheaters (2003)
There are six contestants at the start of the show, but one of them is the “dirty rotten cheater.” These players answer survey questions as a group, which is almost like a guessing game. The cheater can see all the right answers on their screens and can choose to either give the right answer and get paid or give the wrong answer to look less suspicious. After three rounds, the contestants can vote to get rid of the cheater, but there are many ways it could end. The show “Dirty Rotten Cheaters” was on PAX, and Bill Dwyer was in charge of it. The format of the show is similar to that of “Cheat” in that people have to cheat and lie to win.
Golden Balls (2007-2009)
Round 1 starts with twelve “money” balls that are chosen at random and four “killer” balls. Four people get these balls, look at them, and line them up in front of them. If the total value of their balls is low, they have to bluff to stay in the game. The contestants vote, and the one they think has the least money or can only add a small amount to the total winning prize is taken out of the game. After the second round, the two players who are still in the game play a “bin or win” round that decides how much the jackpot is worth as a whole.
They are each given a ball with “split” and “steal” written on it. They can either convince the other person to split the money with them, trust them, or betray them. ‘Golden Balls’ is a UK-based reality game show that aired on ITV, and it was directed by Julian Smith and Kate Douglas-Walker. Like in “Cheat,” the people on this show have to trick everyone and pretend to be honest while being as sneaky as they can.
The Chase (2009-)
Four contestants work together to answer questions faster than the “chaser,” a quiz expert who has to catch them before they reach the end of the board. The players have to get a lot of money and answer questions correctly while the chaser tries to stop them. If the chaser wins, the team loses their money. If they win, they get to play a final round to win the cash prize.
Danny Carvalho, Pete Faherty, Chris Gepp, Elliot Johnson, Matt Pritchard, and Amanda Wilson made “The Chase.” It is based on the British reality show of the same name. If you liked how the contestants talked to each other on “Cheat,” “The Chase” is known for its funny and epic moments.
The Mole (2001-)
On “The Mole,” contestants work together to complete tasks and earn money to add to their cash prize. But one of them is a fake who has to mess up their tasks and ruin the work of the group. At the end of each episode, the show gets rid of the contestant who couldn’t figure out who the impostor was, and the one who did can win a lot of money.
Every few seasons, the show’s host changes to someone new and well-known. Anderson Cooper, Ahmad Rashad, Jon Kelley, and Alex Wagner are some of the names that have been used. Like in “Cheat,” the contestants have to use their intuition and ability to notice things to figure out who the mole really is.
The Weakest Link (2000-)
A team has a certain amount of time to answer several questions, and the person who does the worst and doesn’t add anything to the prize pool is called the “weakest link.” The other contestants vote this person out until there are only two left. Then, the two who are left face off in the final round. The reality show “The Weakest Link” was made by Fintan Coyle and Cathy Dunning. It is based on the original British version. Similar to “Cheat,” the questions can teach you a lot, and the players are always at risk of being voted out by someone instead of failing the quiz.
Each episode has a fake murder, and the 13 contestants have to figure out who did it. They have clues and directions to help them start their search and figure out who did it. Later, they answer questions that show how close they were to their best guess. Now, each contestant has a score based on how well they can investigate, and the person with the lowest score is the one the murderer kills.
The show is hosted by Gildart Jackson, the butler who shows them around the mansion. Anthony Zuiker made the reality show “Whodunnit,” and just like in “Cheat,” the contestants have to lie and play nice to become the undisputed winner.
Win Ben Stein’s Money (1997-2003)
Three people answer questions about general knowledge, and the person who gets the lowest score is out of the race. The host, Ben Stein, joins the last two contestants and competes with them to save $5000. (the winning cash prize that belongs to him). In order to win the $5,000 cash prize, the player with the most money must beat Ben in the final round.
Al Burton, Donnie Brainard, Byron Glore, and Andrew J. Golder came up with the idea for the reality show “Win Ben Stein’s Money.” “Win Ben Stein’s Money” is a great show for people who want an informative quiz show like “Cheat” with a nice twist on the format.
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