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REVIEW: Yassi Pressman Makes Fun and Exciting Career Pivot with TV5’s Rolling In It Philippines

Pressman makes her long-anticipated return to hosting, via TV5’s new and exciting chance game show, where the players’ chance of winning rests largely on a roll of  a coin

Pressman makes her long-anticipated return to hosting, via TV5’s new and exciting chance game show, where the players’ chance of winning rests largely on a roll of  a coin

TV5

Presenter: Yassi Pressman

Format: Arcade Gameshow

Premise: Three sets of players try their luck in a game of chance, that would require them some skill, a bit of intellect, and largely, luck

Time slot: Saturdays, 7:00 PM

Why You Should See It:

Dubbed by TV5 as one the world’s most interesting, most unpredictable and biggest arcade game shows, Rolling In It Philippines taps FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano star, Yassi Pressman. The series serves her long-anticipated pivot back to hosting duties, after more than four years of focusing to the ABS-CBN series.

 

Rolling in It Philippines is the local adaptation of the UK hit game show, Rolling In It, which was created by British developer, Fremantle Media. This is both a quiz show and a game of chance, as the players need to answer a series of questions, and has to make luck side with them, in order to win the PhP2 million jackpot prize.

In the beginning, three pairs of players are to challenge each other. The pairs consist of a regular player and a celebrity guest.  9 questions are to be asked through out the whole game. The three pairs are to the bank as much money as possible for them to play the jackpot game. To play each pair has to roll a coin down a moving conveyor belt towards slots worth varying sums of money. The amount of banked money decreases and increases throughout the whole game, and there are instances when money flatlines to zero. For each correct answer, a coin is rolled, and the player adds up the amount won to the bank. The pair with the biggest banked money plays the final round, where they get a chance to take home the amount they collected in the bank.

Pressman, who introduces the show like a pageant contestant, is a refreshing scene for this kind of format. In the past, she has hosted variety and talent shows, but this one requires more energy. To her credit, while she keeps her modest and gentle demeanor, she makes this stint unexpectedly pleasurable to watch. She has moments of wonder here, where she shows her surprising dexterity. Here, she is spontaneous and articulate, at the same time.

As for the gameplay, chance game shows are not unique to the Philippine setting, let alone to TV5. Rolling In It PH itself replaces the Philippine adaptation of The Wall Philippines, another chance game show. That being said, Pressman’s exciting vibe is a joy to watch. On top of that, a game show this thrilling and exciting never gets old.



Rolling In It Philippines airs on TV5. Watch the show’s official trailer, below:

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