Pachinko on Emotional Steroids? The Wall on NBC

The Wall on NBC and is available for streaming on Hulu

For the most part we do movies here, but movies show up on TV which leads to TV shows. Some TV shows are just really, really long movies. And then there are the oddities, the reality TV shows and game shows.

The Wall has changed people’s lives, giving away more than $11 million to date! This season, executive producer LeBron James has a game-changing twist to give away record-breaking money. Get ready for the all-new Superdrop, when all seven balls rain down in a waterfall drop that takes the total possible prize each night to over $13 million! But with more reward comes more risk and the potential to lose it all. Every question and every decision could make the difference of millions of dollars on what is truly the most unpredictable show on television.

The Wall –

To date, we haven’t covered any game shows here, but game shows can be fun to watch. I hadn’t heard about or seen The Wall on NBC (, but if you’ve ever played the game pachinko, it blends that with questions and answers.

If the contestants answer a question correctly they get this green ball which will drop into a slot and increase their prize bank. Answer wrong and a red ball drops and deducts from the prize amount. Add to that an isolation booth segment where the spouse, significant other friend or family member in the booth must decide to take the guaranteed money or bet on the results of the wall by signing or tearing up a contract. This game show is pretty entertaining and comes from executive producer, Lebron James.

Yes, the athlete sensation on the basketball court, Lebron James.

There is some real dramatic tension that sets this game show apart from just watching people randomly win money. They tell their stories of love for each other as they come to a decision to take guaranteed money or take a chance on the results of the wall. The last few minutes of the show are a nail biter as viewers root for the right decision being made by the person who was isolated and doesn’t know whether taking the guaranteed money was better than the result of the wall’s prize fund — which could and sometimes is zero.

The Wall is on NBC Live TV (Wednesdays at 8PM) and available for streaming on Hulu. It has been renewed for a fourth season.

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