New Netflix game show 'Flinch' leaves viewers flinching

Netflix's first original game show has been seen in bad taste by some viewers who are not particularly fond of the concept of Flinch, where people get hurt by elaborate traps that trigger if they fail
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Netflix's new game show has some fans seeing red and responses have been less than favourable.

The premise of the show is simple, on a farm in Northern Ireland, where the show is filmed, contestants are given challenges that are designed to make them flinch. If they do, they’re forced to endure some physical pain and/or discomfort. If they don't flinch, the contestants win the pride and satisfaction of not flinching in the face of impossible odds, nothing else.

The show’s hosts, Seann Walsh, Desiree Burch and Lloyd Griffith each pick a contestant that represents them before each round. The host that has the most loses has to participate in a challenge of their own.

Many users felt the show drew parallels to Netflix's other original sciece-fiction series Black Mirror, which dwelves into topics like Reality Television and entertaining forms of torture in a dystopian technology driven world.

Netflix introduces ove 3,000 new original shows catering to a wide diversity of tastes and genres. Some viewers may get a kick out of watching but so far, most of the public opinion seems to hold Flinch in the negative.

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