Taskmaster NZ Teams and the very specific vibes they give off (to me)
David Correos, Guy Montgomery, and Laura Daniel: two young teenagers who have inadvisedly been told to watch their younger brother with severe ADHD while their parents go out for the evening. Five minutes after their parents pull out of the drive, he is somehow on the roof naked.
Matt Heath and Urzila Carlson: Coworkers who low key hate the company they work for and most people at the place, but they’re cool with each other and spend most days sending memes over WhatsApp back and forth and daring the boss to say anything. Their coffee is hella spiked.
i went into taskmaster new zealand with sceptical eyes and now im a bit obsessed with the whole lot of them. they have a leafblower! they can move the caravan! they can do gross property damage and make paul buy them an ice cream! commit a crime! your time starts now
Twitter makes me so genuinely mad. I just wanted to look up Taskmaster New Zealand and see funny meme and it’s nothing but people shitting on it and that is just upsetting cause it’s so fun, and everyone on it seems to be enjoying it so much.
Loved it. Episode 9 is possibly the funniest episode of Taskmaster of any season of Taskmaster UK or NZ I've seen. Paul Williams as the Taskmaster's assistant anchors the show. I am lukewarm on Jeremy Wells as the Taskmaster. Isla is convinced that he's hilarious and exemplifies straight-faced, deadpan Kiwi humour. I just think he seems bored and boring. He's not terrible, he's just fine.
There were some very good tasks this season. Making Laura betray her teammates with her own separate task was genius. Taskmaster is such a well-designed show and whoever writes the tasks for Taskmaster NZ did a good job coming up with varied and funny tasks. I think any competent comedian/entertainer would find it difficult to totally flop on this show. Taskmaster NZ does a great job of spotlighting the best of New Zealand comedians and making them shine. Bit of a shame that you have to be based in Auckland to get on it, but oh well.
I hope Taskmaster NZ continues to be renewed for a few more seasons, not least because I hope more people I know get to be on it. I hope it continues having two to three female contestants each season. I mean, I would absolutely love an all-female Taskmaster, but I live in the real world so I know that's not gonna happen.
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It is so wild watching Taskmaster New Zealand, which filmed in late 2020, and hearing them talking about the pandemic in the past tense while not having to social distance or wear masks because they did the right thing and immediately locked down and eradicated the virus.