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Our 100-Question Mission

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One thing I forgot to mention in my post about this 100 Questions show: as I noted in my post about the ill-fated remake of the almost-as-ill-fated Cupid, shows that give themselves a specified number of missions to complete are usually jinxing themselves. E.g. Cupid flopped twice by defining the mission as 100 couples; Star Trek probably shouldn’t have put in that “5 year mission” announcement; and a commenter brought up Brimstone, where a character was “on a mission to return 113 escaped souls to Hell,” and only managed 13. There’s just something about telling the world in advance that you’re going to get to 100 episodes and building that idea into the premise — not that it can’t work, just that it’s tempting fate.

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