The Japanese version:
So I'm watching this new American version right now on Fox and I have to say... this one sucks.
This program is only 30 minutes long, and minus the commercials doesn't make it much air time.
- The scoring system is too low since it only a single point system. They should use something bigger like 25 points per success to make it look more enticing.
- They do use some of the same sound effects as the Japanese program, but the American version should have shown the scene where after the three second countdown, they raise the curtain to show the piece, but instead they do the countdown and the next screen cut shows the wall in motion. Literally, we don't hear and see the reaction of the contestants before the wall goes in motion.
- The hosts suck, especially the female hostess. All she does is YELL. That male host is just annoying.
- The competitors were allowed to comment, but also should joke around more. The Japanese version uses a lot of the same people, but are encouraged to crack jokes and pull pranks on their team members (i.e. shove them back in the pool).