'The Misery Index' fans were convinced show was about rating life in quarantine, turns out it wasn't
'The Misery Index' is back again with the second season and brought in a lot of embarrassing tales. The show welcomed host Jameela Jamil along with 'The Tenderloins' including Joseph Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Salvatore Vulcano.
The show follows the concept of having two individuals come on the show to share their most embarrassing story and then teaming up with two of the members from 'The Tenderloins'. The teams are then shown different images and incidents where unexpected outcomes happened and each team has to rate it on the misery index.
Whichever team comes close to guessing the right number, wins a cash prize. The latest episode (May 14) had many shocking turns to it. Some of them included a man finding out he had a tooth growing inside his nose and that had been the reason for his breathing problem, having a brother-in-law who is in love with you, and others.
The funniest incident of the show happened to be when the contestant had to rate Salvatore's tattoo of Jaden Smith that he has on his thigh. The show revisited the memory of how his friends made him get the tattoo as a punishment for losing the episode. Salvatore confessed it was not something he was keen to have for the rest of his life.
The show managed to gain the attention of many people who thought that the show was just what they needed to forget about what was happening around the world. However, there were quite a few who were new to the show and were scratching their head trying to figure out what the show was about.
Many confessed that when they first heard about the show, they were convinced it was a rating game or a show where people who send in their clips to show how miserable their life had become ever since they quarantined themselves due to coronavirus pandemic.
"I thought the #TheMiseryIndex was some new research project into how Americans are feeling right about now. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m an 11," read one comment. Another added, "I didn’t realize #TheMiseryIndex was a TV show. I just thought that it was the way I measured my days in quarantine."
"I thought #TheMiseryIndex was a rating system for how people were coping with quarantine," a third wrote. Despite the confusion, people who knew what the show was about participated in guessing where the events would lie on the misery index and it seems like the second season of the show managed to keep the viewers invested in its premiere episode.
'The Misery Index' airs on Thursdays at 10:30 pm ET on TBS.