Temptation (Australia)

Weekdays 7:00 PM on The Nine Network Premiered May 30, 2005 Between Seasons


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Temptation (Australia)

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Temptation is the new Sale Of The Century in Australia. Temptation follows the same format as Sale Of The Century with a few added twists.

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    • Nightly 30 minute quiz show produced by Grundy/Fremantle Media for the Nine Network Australia. Broadcasting monday to friday at 7pm, the show is hosted by Ed Phillips and Livinia Nixon.

      From the moment Ed and Livinia walked through the revolving doors into a long camera show which incorporated what looked like a classy shopping strip straight out of Collins street Melbourne, this show worked. Sale of the Century was the perfect 7 o'clock nightly format incorporating intelligence, edge of your seat excitement and the promise of dreams come true. Sale of the Century was fun, intelligent entertainment for the family so did Tempation stand a chance as it entered a slightly different era ruled by dumbed down reality shows and an unhealthy focus on b-grade celebrities? Fortunately one of the key ingredients to this clasic format is that in many senses it always was and still is a reality show of sorts in that you follow the hopes and dreams, pressures, risks, trials and tribulations of everyday Australians hoping to win something which truly is life changing. It's also a soap in that you follow characters from night to night as they come face to face with new characters and bigger challenges. So what has Tempation brought to the mix? The show is definately sexier now, and the set is classy and sophisticated. There is still a strong emphasis on the questions but devices like the vault and the burglar help the drama of the show rather than get in the way. The final questions with the winner has been a clever addition bringing a kind of Mastermind quality to the show. However the most impressive difference which Tempation has brought with it are its 2 hosts in Ed Phillips and Livinia Nixon. Their chemistry is warm and fun to watch, and Livinia has brought with her more character and spunk than any other previous co-host. My only problem is that personally it's a shame that there is no sexual chemistry between them because this would also have fitted into the newer format quite nicely. Another minor negative observation is that the questions seemed to have dropped slightly in degree of difficulty but perhaps it's simply because I'm older and hopefully wiser now. Apart from that It's a classic format and in Tempation they have perfectly tweaked just the right aspects to make it a fresh, modern show for now. I hope it once again sticks around for another couple of decades.moreless
    • Good at first but gets boring after a while.

      This new revamped version of the classic Sale of the Century is not as good as the original. With new hosts Ed Phillips and Livinia Nixon the show has well and truly fallen in fun. They bring boredom and very unfunny jokes which makes you want to change the channel. At first it was exciting and interesting but as you watch it it just gets worse. Overall this new show is hardly interesting and with tough competition Australia's own versions of the hit US tv show the Biggest Loser the ratimgs can only go one way, down.moreless
    • Tempation. Quite The Temptaion!

      This show just has to be one of the greatest around! with more twists than a bag of pretzels, this show will have you on the edge of your seat every night!!! This show provides wonderful entertainment for the entire family, and even as a few jokes thrown in there !!!. but as a negative tis show cannot compare with its predescessor, sale of the century but im sure that in time it will get there! in other new s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s !moreless