Hey, who else out there remembers that old game show Finders Keepers? Where kid contestants had to tear apart a series of rooms in order to uncover objects hinted at in clues? Those old treasure hunts came to mind while watching The Great Escape, a new competitive reality show from the makers of The Amazing Race that premiered last night on TNT. The two shows aren't exactly analogous given that Escape involves pairs of grown adults competing in various tasks in order to free themselves from such confined places as a closed prison (Alcatraz) or a decommissioned aircraft carrier (the USS Hornet), but the image of these contestants ransacking rooms to search of concealed objects (usually keys) took me back to my lazy childhood afternoons spent watching Finders Keepers repeats.
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