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THE MOLE is Back…Are you The Mole? (Updated)

June 2, 2008 by  


You and me…we have a new show to start watching together tonight. Are you ready? Because THE MOLE is back (ABC at 10/9c)

THE MOLE is the kind of reality show that people who hate reality shows usually like. It’s smart and full of crazy adventures. It was well received when it was on a few years back, and I couldn’t be more excited for it’s return tonight.

For those of you new to THE MOLE here’s a little background. THE MOLE is a game in which players must complete various physical and mental challenges to build up a significant cash prize for the winner. One of them, however, is “the Mole,” a double agent hired by the producers to sabotage the efforts of the group. The Mole must be careful to avoid drawing suspicion. Using journals, players must track vast amounts of minutiae about the person(s) they suspect of being the Mole, such as seating positions, clothing colors, minor discussion topics, and so on. The quiz at the end of each episode tests players’ knowledge of the Mole, and determines by lowest score who is eliminated from the game.

I’m going to be watching the show and talking about it throughout the summer here on GMMR so jump on the train while you can. Should be a fun ride.

I have the first two episodes here so I’m going to go off and check those out now. But drop me a comment if you think you might be up for watching with me this summer. I think you’ll like it.

UPDATE: After watching the first episode earlier today I can say that I am definitely 100% hooked.  I think this would be a great game for everyone to play along with here at GMMR.  If you have suggestions on how we could get a weekly game going on what it should look like, leave a comment and let me know.  

Meanwhile, if you are planning on watching tonight, feel free to use this post as your ‘MOLE Journal’ during the first episode.  Share you thoughts, theories and take notes to share with other GMMR readers.  Who is the saboteur? 

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9 Responses to “THE MOLE is Back…Are you The Mole? (Updated)”

  1. Alyson on June 2nd, 2008 8:53 am

    I love The Mole! I used to play along back when Anderson Cooper was the host and reality TV itself was much more of a novelty.

    Now that TV is all web-interactive, I hear that we can even take the quiz at the end along with the players.

  2. annewa on June 2nd, 2008 10:38 am

    Ok based SOLELY on your recommendation, I’m going to watch it! I’ve only watched the celebrity one (yes, I’m that shallow). Just like I’ve only watched the Celebrity Apprentice. But I did enjoy the Celebrity Mole, so I’ll give it a try. Your site has gotten me to go outside my comfort zone before, so I trust you!

  3. JennyL on June 2nd, 2008 10:40 am

    I am SO excited for The Mole tonight…can’t wait! And very good news that you’re hooked already.

    I would love to play some sort of Mole game every week. I’m not very creative, but at the minumum maybe you could do a poll (like Tanster does for voting on episodes) – that we could select after each episode who we think the mole is?

  4. Kelly on June 2nd, 2008 4:08 pm

    I can’t tell you how excited I am that the Mole is back and that you are covering it. You bet I’ll be watching tonight!!!

  5. Jayme on June 2nd, 2008 5:15 pm

    After reading your recommendation, I read about the shows previous seasons on wikipedia, and it sounds awesome! I’ll definetly be keeping up with it.

  6. Ashley Sumners on June 2nd, 2008 6:47 pm

    I am SO excited about The Mole being back, although I will miss Anderson Cooper as the host. Poor guy’s career has just gone down the toilet. I will definitely be in for playing along this summer. I watched the first two seasons, as well as the celebrity seasons, which weren’t as good. I know I guessed the first season’s Mole pretty early on, and I think I did well with the second season too. I have been trying to get as many people as possible to start watching it so this won’t be the only comeback season. I even blogged about it last night.

  7. Kat on June 2nd, 2008 9:24 pm

    As if I need another show to get hooked on, I will definitely give it a shot tonight. However, since my fiance is in control of the remote (he’s now switching channels between politics and Futurama), I may have to record it and watch it later.

  8. Carli on June 3rd, 2008 2:40 am

    We love The Mole in our house 🙂 I picked a person, right when they did introductions, as the mole but I think I’m way off by her actions in this episode. I chose Nicole…aka the one who everyone hates and had to “sleep” outside. My other two options are the history teacher or the tall, skinny guy.

  9. shawnna on June 10th, 2008 11:49 pm

    The mole is Kristan I am so sure of it, this last episode she didn’t help win any money for the part, she is smart cuz she alligned herself with the weaklings.