Remember when you were a child and you'd bounce from couch to couch in your sitting room pretending the floor was molten lava.
Well, Netflix's new gameshow has taken that childhood premise and turned it into overdrive. Oh, and if you manage to avoid the 'lava', you have a chance at winning $10,000.
'Floor Is Lava' is the result of childhood enthusiasm with a supreme production budget, where three teams of three compete in wildly oversized courses that resemble household rooms. There are also levels which contain Easter Island heads, because why the hell not.
Teams gain points based on their ability to complete courses without falling into the lava. The team with the most points at the end of the show wins, but it really isn't as simple as it seems.
Netflix have described it as "the Crystal Maze meets Total Wipeout meets Gladiators," which may be the most succinct way to describe the madness of 'Floor Is Lava'.
The biggest question surrounding the show is with regard to the 'lava'.
Is it real lava? Is it water with food colouring? Does it burn?
Now, of course, the show's producers couldn't use real lava, lava doesn't look like lava on film, so you've got to use an alternative.
According to the show's producer Irad Eyal, the show tasked Hollywood's premier slime manufacturers to create a blend for the show. Eventually, per Eyal, the show "ordered more slime than any show had ever produced - close to 100,000 gallons".
Eyal also remarked that the closest thing to the slime used in the show is orange sauce. So, if you feel like emulating the 'Floor Is Lava' contestants, fill your home with 100,000 gallons of orange sauce and go from there.
Check out the trailer to the madness below, with the show available to stream on Netflix right now:
Floor is Lava is basically Crystal Maze meets Total Wipeout meets Gladiators, except the floor is made of lava. Enjoy! Now streaming. pic.twitter.com/G08q724FrY
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 19, 2020
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