In future-shock movie franchise Mad Max the world is a hellhole; a garish, leather-clad battle for survival in assorted angry locations called things like Fury Road or The Thunderdome or Slightly Miffed Junction.
Apocalypse Wow, ITV2’s new game show, is a cross between that nightmare vision of our future and It’s A Knockout that absolutely nobody wanted.
Reality TV show celebrities are suited up in rubber and fired at a set that looks like if the Marquis de Sade became showrunner for Crackerjack.
For the unfortunate celebs, killing time between their next nightclub appearance, the object of the game is possibly to win but, really, it’s about them being humiliated.
Does the sight of a man clad only in the most vanishing of loincloths, smeared from head-to-toe in lubricant, wrestling Scarlett Moffat from Gogglebox interest you? How about Love Island himbo Chris climbing a greased-up pole?
That sort of thing might excite you; Apocalypse Wow certainly hopes so.
The attempted atmosphere is “leather sex carnival” but those looking for a cheap thrill will be disappointed.
This is a show aiming to get you talking about just how demented it is. Like a pal incessantly dropping hints about their crazy sex life, the best thing to do here is ignore and hope it stops.
Apocalypse Wow ITV2
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