When the mask of the snowy robot, or should we say hole, was revealed in the second episode of “Maskorama,” there was both gasping and laughter from the detective board.
Inside the costume was the children’s TV character Fantorangen. During the broadcast, 40 percent were reported to have guessed it was actress Marie Morestad.
– It was fun, I really enjoyed it, says the famous Fantorangen about the reactions to the painting.
– I was completely shocked, quite simply. It shows that anything can happen, says Marion Raven.
Later, both she and Jean Thomas told Judd Keveld Norge that it was still something on their minds, since Kermit the Frog starred in the US version in 2021.
– We knew this was possible and it was our theme all season, says Detective Jan Thomas, adding:
– When we got to Fantorangen, it became clear.
– But was that really it? Many of you were in Marie Morestad.
– When it was revealed, we tied it up. Two were in Morestad and I was at Anne-Marie Ottesen, and I was 100 percent sure I was right. This is why maskurama is the phenomenon, because you just say: “What?!” Jean Thomas says it really is a lot of fun.
Immediately after the broadcast and into Sunday, criticism nonetheless poured in from disgruntled viewers.
In NRK’s Facebook comment field, opinions abound that “this was too childish”. Many feel deceived, because inside the costume was a fictional character.
Some also write that they can no longer afford to follow the program on the grounds that it was too childish.
But many have also advocated that this was a good, perfect development for children, asking adults to stop frowning and take the program for what it is.
NRK: – Something for every taste
At least one thing is certain: “Maskorama” engages many. number VG He gained access to programs that showed that the first show last Saturday had more than 1 million viewers, which is a 141k drop from last year.
Project Editor at NRK, Jan Egil Ådland, says they received a lot of feedback after this weekend’s episode.
Many were surprised, and if someone was disappointed, there were more who were happy, especially children!
Moreover, he says that behind the masks “there is something for everyone,” and that the children were the best detectives on Saturday:
– We have received a lot of comments from families that kids guessed the snow robot correctly. We think that’s a lot of fun.
To the criticism, with some writing that they can’t bear to watch more of the show, Adland responds as follows:
– Our impression is that the vast majority of people think it was fun and funny for Fantorangen to hide in a snow robot. We do not think that many people cut off Maskorama because of this, because already on Saturday it drops a new mask.
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