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“The Great Escape” is a game show where the cast members have to work together to escape a secret room. Each challenge has a different theme, and members will learn about the context of the background story from the clues during the exploration. In addition to finding and cracking the clues, members may need to interact with the story characters played by the staff (such as helping the character, leading the character to escape, etc.) before they can escape from the large secret room. There is no stipulated time limit for each escape challenge, it will only end when all members and story characters (if any) have successfully escaped. (Source: Wikipedia) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: TV Show
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jul 1, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Score: 8.7 (scored by 925 users)
  • Ranked: #284
  • Popularity: #5434
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Elendilka
8 people found this review helpful
Dec 16, 2019
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
The premise is straight forward, you watch six celebrities escape from large scale escape rooms, but The Great Escape is much more than that. This is show is very entertaining, funny, quite suspenseful and it makes you care a lot about the hosts.

It is not very rare to see a well working team in Korean variety, but here is a whole another level. They have a common goal which makes them work together, show their best abilities and cheer for each other every time they discover something. This is amazing, because it keeps their spirits high and also you get more into it because you sincerely root for them.

Every escape room (or in this case we can refer to it as "escape complex") has a specific theme. Naturally, you will not be interested in every complex the same, but none of the episodes are boring. I would also like to compliment the editing team on this one, because even though the members get stuck on some clues sometimes, the episode is still seamless, rarely drags and the tempo is there. Not to mention the sheer scale of TGE - I was in awe several times with the props and entrances to some secret passages.

As for the humor, the general rule is - the scarier the theme is, the more entertaining the show gets. There are a lot of inside jokes because they constantly refer to previous funny situations. It is also remarkable to watch them becoming pros at escaping. At the beginning they struggle a lot, being stuck in a tiny room for several hours, but in the last couple of episodes they develop the sense for hints and clues, and it is a joy to watch them.

Lastly, I would like to mention the healthy bromance and male representation. I love that they make it okay to be scared.

The Great Escape is in fact really great.

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Details

  • TV Show: The Great Escape
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jul 1, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.7 (scored by 925 users)
  • Ranked: #284
  • Popularity: #5434
  • Watchers: 2,027

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