Even before the coronavirus quarantine, Netflix was steadily releasing gameshows to their streaming lineup. Forbes reports Floor is Lava spent the whole weekend in the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s Top 10. Of other notable feats in the Netflix gameshow realm are Love is Blind which spent March 6-11th at the No. 1 spot. This success follows Too Hot to Handle which spent April 19-23rd at No. 1. Surprisingly, Floor is Lava beats out scripted fan favorites The Order, 13 Reasons Why, and Space Force over the weekend.
What is Floor is Lava?
Mashable describes the new game show as, “super dumb and fun.” Additionally, Mashable says that the new series “is exactly what it sounds like: a Legends of the Hidden Temple-meets-Wipeout. The concept of the game requires teams of three people to compete in the extreme version of the childhood game.
Rutledge Wood (Top Gear) hosts the show and explains the rules.
(1) anything and everything in the room is in play; (2) for every player that gets across, the team receives a point; (3) the team with the most points at the end of their run, or the fastest time in case of a tie, wins $10,000; and (4) don’t fall in because — say it with me — the floor is LAAAVAAAA!
Who are the fan-favorite competitors?
Notably, Decider reports that fan favorites, the SD Babes are making waves. The trio is comprised of three San Diego-based wellness influencers and fitness professionals. Keara McCullough is the found of Babes Who Sweat and The Sweat Crew. Kayleigh Clark is the COO and co-founder fo Clear Stem Skin Care. Remarkably, she also co-hosts the Balancing Your Hustle podcast. Lastly, Olivia Taylor is an artist, single mother, and science enthusiast.
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…the secrets out! 🤗 FLOOR IS LAVA drops on tomorrow (June 19th) on @netflix! Remember the game you used to play as a kid where you pretended the floor was hot lava and you couldn’t touch it? …well Netflix brought it to life, made it a game show, and invited the 3 of us to be some of the first contestants on it! We’ve been waiting OVER A YEAR for the show to air and have yet to see it so we’ll be watching right alongside you guys! Swipe through for some secret behind the scenes footage we snuck while filming our interviews 😂 — Let’s take bets…. Do you think we win? 👇🏼 #FloorIsLavaNetflix
According to Instagram posts by Keara, the trio’s been waiting over a year for the show to premiere. In the meantime, they’ve all kept busy with their business endeavors. For example, Keara is promoting Zoom fitness classes. Additionally, she runs charity classes in support of Black Lives Matter. Kayleigh’s Instagram hosts a variety of posts promoting a positive lifestyle and healthy skin. Adorably, on Olivia’s Instagram, she shares photos of her son and in-progress pieces of art.
In memoriam of producer, Tim Sullivan
Sadly, the features an in memoriam to the producer, Tim Sullivan. Sullivan was also known for his work on Project Runway, Top Chef, and Last Comic Standing. Devastatingly, Sullivan lost his battle with bile duct cancer. Forbes reports that the GoFundMe says the following, “Tim passed peacefully in the early evening of May 18th, surrounded by friends and family. Sadly, a year after his passing, his wife, Claire, writes on Instagram, “It’s a year today since we lost our ray of light and love. There are no words to fill the void but we raise a glass to you this eve and remember our gorgeous, funny, smart hero. We love you and miss you every day.”
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