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Te:RaSeh! 2.0 Episode 5 Recap…


TeRaSeh 2014 Episode 5 2014-05-06 1486The Final Face-Off (Boria) segment had Danial Ashriq squaring off to Norfasarie

I am starting to think that this Mat vs. Minah competition format in this year’s Te:RaSeh! series is looking a bit lop-sided and slightly unfair towards the fairer gender. For the fourth episode in a row, the Mats triumphed in style with the scoreline now reading 4:1, a thrashing or whitewash in sporting terms, whichever way you look at it. Though I have been willing the guys on weekly, I was also hoping that the ladies would close the gap and try to increase their winning chances or at least their monetary winnings, which would eventually be channeled to a beneficiary organisation of their choice. When the guys equalised the scoreline and led after the third week, it felt a bit fun to see them turning the tables against the ladies, but after the recent fifth episode, there is a danger that interest might fizzle out when the guys keep winning and showing who is the dominant party. Not that we ever need reminding of that fact.

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The contestants that night (from left): Mastura Ahmad, Syirah Jusni, Norfasarie, Danial Ashriq, Hyrul Anuar and Dzar Ismail

For one, I feel that the games segment (Fuh…Te:Ra!) always works to the guys’ advantage, being naturally stronger in the psycho-motor department. The quiz segment (Te:Ra! Kapa?) is one that I expect the ladies to close the gap but somehow, in their haste and excitement to earn points for their team, they sometimes fail to read the questions in full or experience that slip of the tongue, which so far has proven detrimental to their cause. In this recent episode, the ladies were disadvantaged as they received the misfortune of having a set of questions which were more difficult and tricky compared to the guys. There needs to be a fair balance of questions posed, but maybe it could also be down to the luck of choosing which set of questions to answer.

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A common sight for the third week in a row, the judges being unanimous who was the better side during the Final Face-Off…

Also I would like to see the judges be a bit more strict with their punishments towards those who breached the rules of the games / quiz segments. Granted this is a fun programme and in the spirit of goodwill, there should not be any penalties imposed. But in the spirit of competition, I think punishments like “Ketuk Ketampi” should be replaced by points deduction. This would then give both teams better impetus to be the dominant team during the Final Face-Off. Cos I sympathise with Team Minah whenever they are about to go into the last segment of the night. Their body language for the past few weeks, gave away their feeling of disappointment and perhaps bringing their morale down. I know they are trying hard and as best as they could to show that they can stand toe to toe with their male counterparts. Losing inevitably make them feel bad that they cannot earn winnings to channel into their charity organisation of choice.

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Without Khairudin Samsudin, Dalina Jaapar and A. B. Shaik, the show might not be as entertaining as it is…

While I thoroughly enjoyed this particular episode’s Final Face-Off as the guys broke the usual norm of just dancing along to the synchronised steps of the Boria, by doing the Worm (Dzar Ismail) and huddling together to sing, I also feel that Danial Ashriq was walking on the edge, when he did the Twerk, as it is not appropriate viewing for viewers at home and audience in the theatre. Though I appreciate that it is for humour’s sake, older viewers might regard that as a bit rude as he turned his back and raised his butt right to the audience and viewers. Fortunately for him and his team, the judges saw nothing wrong with that and did not penalise him for it, and even awarded him as Celebrity-of-the-Match. Stricter judges might have deemed it differently and perhaps awarded the round to Team Minah instead.

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Norfasarie and Danial Ashriq held court in Dyn Norahim and Hafeez Glamour‘s “Malam 2 Mat” programme post-show…

This coming Vesak Day (13 May 2014) sees the last qualifying round and final six contestants battling it out. Warna 94.2FM‘s RZ, Hasif Nasir and Firdaus Abdul Rahman will carry the blue flag for Team Mat, whereas Nurfarhana M Noor, Nity Baizura and Seriwahyuni Jaes will be doing the honours for Team Minah. Will the guys be gracious enough to give this episode to the ladies, or will the ladies fight back and show that they are not mere pushovers themselves??? For once, I think I will be rooting for Team Minah to win, just to make the show a little more interesting than it should and not such a one-sided affair, which is what I’ve been seeing for the past month. The ladies are due for a win but they need to earn it. As usual the show will be televised live on Mediacorp Suria at 8:30pm

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