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Whether followed by Roman or Greek numerals or followed by its very own subtitle, the sequel comes in for a lot of stick. “Cynical cash-in” is one criticism often levelled; “lesser sibling” is another. But here are the sequels that make the grade, the follow-ups that put the emphasis on “up” not “follow”.
Then are the remakes, whether improving on the original or not is a matter that is up for debate. What is most important however is this was an idea that held such significance, be it monetary or nostalgic, that SOME ONE had to do it again.
Don’t forget the continuing life of a television character either. Spin-offs are a fickle mistress. One moment a personality can be the hottest part of a show, and another… the same character can feel like a bit. Too. Much.
Movies, television, video games, music, and yes even books are not without there sequels, spin-offs, covers, and remakes.
Let’s celebrate that. October 29th. The Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar! We are BACK, for Trivia Club: THE SEQUEL!
It’s Toronto’s premiere trivia game show in three rounds! Perfected for your optimal enjoyment!
TRIVIA CLASSIC! You’ll be supplied with pens and papers as you answer 10 questions to warm-up your mind and thrill your brain! The first round includes such classic questions as Actor Verb Actor, Tagline Takedown, Mash-up Madness, and Paxton or Pullman (OR something akin to it)! The round will end with TRIVIA ROYALE! How much do you know? Prove it, as the clock ticks down and the buzzer sounds!
GAME SHOW GAMES, consists of the MATCH GAME which tests how much you know your teammates, HOW MUCH DID THAT MOVIE MAKE which we’ll play with Price Is Right rules, and COUNTDOWN TAKEDOWN which gives you the chance to WIN points while TAKING them from another team!
TRI-PARDO! Influenced by Jeopardy (copyright, Merv Griffin Enterprises) and named in honor of famed Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo. Two Rounds in which 10, 15, or 20 points are on the line to WIN or LOSE! Then once all is said and done, every team must hunker down for the TRIVIA FINALE!
There’ll be drink specials (half-price on bottles of wine!) and treats to the people who dress up for the night’s theme , candy, comic books, and a special GOLDEN VHS for the winning team! As Gladstone’s TV Trivia Night (the first Tuesday of every month) puts it, prizes and prestige is on the line, so study up!