‘Flinch’ is a British television game show, hosted by Seann Walsh, Lloyd Griffith and Desiree Burch. The name of the series is exactly what it is about. If any contestant, through provocation, flinches even a bit, there is a negative consequence and chances of him/her losing the game increases. Thus, the objective is to stay as calm as possible, without giving in to the provocations. The concept of this show is the brainchild of Matthew Worthy, the joint managing director of Stellify Media, who pitched the idea to Netflix. The show then got greenlit and a 10-episode season was commissioned. If you enjoy such physical game shows and are looking for similar titles, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Flinch’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Flinch’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. Touch The Truck (2011)
This is an extremely weird game show. ‘Touch the Truck’ only aired for one season on Britain’s Channel 5. The entire concept of the show is about seeing how long a group of people can hold on to a truck. The winner gets to take the truck home. Each episode features 20 participants. There are also some strict rules that need to be followed — participants cannot fall asleep, they cannot remove both hands from the car at any point and overrun the allocated break time. Breaks are given for 10 minutes after every couple of hours and then 15 minutes after 6 hours. A person called Jerry Middleton ended up winning the competition after touching it for 81 hours 43 minutes and 31 seconds at a stretch. The show did not continue because it wasn’t much fun to watch a bunch of people holding on to a car.
7. El Gran Juego de la Oca (1993-1995; 1998)
‘El Gran Juego de la Oca’ (The Great Game Of The Goose) is a Spanish game show which aired between 1993 and 1995 and was again brought to the fore in 1998. Here, contestants have to play a board game with a giant board and pieces. After a contestant has made a move, he is told of a task that has to be performed. Now the player wagers a certain amount of money on it depending on whether the task can be done or not. If he manages to do the task, the money is added to his account, and naturally, failure to complete the task leads to deduction of the same amount. The tasks assigned may include going past booby traps, getting one’s hair cut, fighting with gladiators inside a cage, and so on.
6. Man vs Beast (2003-2004)