Floor is Lava is a 2020 fictional game show television series streaming on Netflix. It is based on a children’s game of the same name. It premiered on Netflix on June 20, 2020 with 10 episodes. It is Netflix’s latest hit! It held Netflix’s No. 1 spot for the most popular U.S. Content in the USA according to USA Today. It obtained 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.3/10 IMDb rating.
What is the show about?
The series is all about a gameshow. The rules of this game are a little bit more complicated than the childhood game. During each episode, teams of three competitors must make their way through a specially designed room. The rooms are also outfitted with some garish, vaguely mystical artifacts, like a coffin containing an alien, and tricked out versions of household items, like a spinning four post bed. There are also objects that can be used to unlock certain helpful pathways.Crossing a room sounds easy, but not when you cannot touch the floor. As the title of the series suggests, the floor is replaced by 80,000 gallons of red-orange liquid that is said to be lava. It is very similar to an escape room that met an obstacle course, demanding more teamwork and strategy than individual brainpower and brawn.
What happens to contestants who fall?
What happens to the contestants who fall in the lava? They die. No, not obviously, but the show depicts it as a painful death. In many interviews this question has been raised but the creators have kept their lips sealed. But this has to be some editing tricks, where the reaction after the contestant falls is not actually shown on the show. Or there has to be a crew member who catches the fallen team members and takes them behind the sets.
Floor is Lava – The Reward
The goal is to get every member of your team across the room. Each poin is awarded for a member who makes it across the room without falling in the lava. The winning team secures a $10,000 prize and gets to hang out with the show’s host Rutledge Wood. If multiple teams get the same number of people across, the tiebreaker is decided by the time, so it is always good to move as fast as you can.