Friday, September 4, 2015

A contestant

The new version of Chain Reaction has gotten to be a pet show of mine. It pretty much improves away all the faults of GSN's previous try at the word ladders. Mike Catherwood is a genuinely talented host who has a future in the genre, if he wants one.

Like a lot of game shows nowadays, Chain Reaction only gives the audience the first names of the contestants. Maybe it's a privacy thing in the Google era, I dunno. But sometimes the secret is easy to crack.

One of the contestants on last night's second ep was a stuntwoman named Katelyn. That's not exactly a common name (or spelling, anyhow) and I figured there couldn't be too many stuntwomen kicking around Hollywood with the moniker. So I tried "stuntwoman Katelyn" in Google and hit paydirt.

The lady's full name name is Katelyn Brooks, and she seems to specialize in name-taking and ass-kicking, according to her YouTube channel. Her movies have names like Slug Street Scrappers: Beat Em Up, which kind of gives you the idea. And in case you might think she's a dumb jock, she was a terrific player on Chain Reaction, landing some tough guesses.

She apparently can also land some tough punches. Beat 'em up!

2 comments:

  1. They also withheld last names in The Pyramid (2012). Maybe it's to evade the fact that several contestants are merely actors from Central Casting.

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    1. This lady is hardly a well known actor, and the show made no attempt to hide her profession. I think the lack of last names stems more from privacy concerns in the Internet age.

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