Shouldn't the title of the show be in emoji anyway?
This wouldn't be too hard, right? Just make the o the emoji of your choice, possibly alternating, with perhaps a heart emoji over the i's tittle.
Honestly, I'm strangely excited for this show, given some of the good folks doing work on it, seems at least somewhat a novel concept that is modern and relatable to a 2017 audience. More than you can say about Candy Crush, in either respect.
That said, the grand risk/reward has to be Pointless, as a devout watcher of the UK's adaptation. I think it will be solid enough, but do share Travis' concern on a number of levels, given my personal experiences with the stateside Chase and Divided's unnecessary elimination round.
In Chase's case, there were too many forced humor questions, that lacked originality as they rooted from answers, often not relating to the question, where ITV gets this right and ties it into the question. Brooke repeating literally every question/answer upon its reveal was eye gouging for its monotony, much as she did a very solid job with the Cash Builders and Final Chases. I swear, the next time I hear a reveal along the lines of "IF Ice Station Zebra WAS the movie Howard Hughes watched ON LOOP, on his deathbed, you'll go through with thirty-FIVE thousand dollars. The corr-ect answer is...", it will be one time too many. It also bothered me Mark was never called Mark when it came to gameplay, only The Beast or Beastie Boy. Both of which I have no issue with, but should not be the only terms of reference. Furthermore, often heavy spoilers were found in bumpers going to commercial break for no reason at all, taking away from my enjoyment of the show down the line. Given the show's title, never truly understood why there was no chaser, as Labbett by credits was only referred to as The Beast, never Chaser., although that's a bit semantical by language. Still would like to know why we couldn't have had at least one other, like a J! champ? On a more nitpicky element that very few folks care about, if any beyond me, the cues had no flow to the overall game. This was a money licensing issue from Farrer, sure, I get it, and it's clearly the least of concerns I had.
That aside, Given GSN needs to work in ad breaks for Pointless, should that go anywhere, I have a few speculations (and they're only that) with respect to differences. First and foremost, starting with three teams instead of four, as seen with Chase. Like Chase, I ascertain this mid-afternoon concept probably becomes/shifts to a primetime affair. Additionally, would be very surprised if they did a progressive jackpot, given GSN's dislike of tying episodes together, be it with return champs or otherwise, as it makes rerun airing a touch more complicated. Rather, I postulate something like a flat $25,000 for a pointless answer in the Pointless Final will be standard, with maybe a grand added to the kitty for each pointless answer said elsewhere.
Barring something that outright tarnishes gameplay, as Chase did a very solid job of keeping core gameplay in tact (unlike Divided), I have genuinely very strong interest in applying for Pointless. This is my kind of show right here!