Specialist Subjects

A little while ago I applied, and had 2 auditions for, Mastermind. When you apply you have to list 4 things for your specialist subject. Mine were:
The US Office (Which is the one I would have used, the producers said they like ones that haven’t been done before)
The Thick Of It
Plymouth Argyle 1990-1999
Belle & Sebastian (Don’t @ me)

Now tell me what your 4 would be. Chat encouraged.

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Manchester United under Alex Ferguson
Futurama (initial four season run only)
The works of Larry David
The definition of ‘Osmosis’

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The Sex Pistols
The Over 50s Life Insurance adverts of Michael Parkinson
The website Drowned In Sound
DiS Social Threads 2008 - 2019

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The recorded output of Conor Oberst: 1998-2005
Fulham football club 2001 - present
FIFA World cups 1998 - present
The Simpsons: seasons 2 - 9 inclusive

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Football
Wrestling
How to act in group social situations
Films

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European History - 3000BC - 2015AD
Pre-history
Netrunner
Literature

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This is a good one. When I applied I’d never seen Curb… but I think it would be on my list now.

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I don’t think I know 4 things well enough to call them a specialist subject tbh.

I’d absolutely OWN the general knowledge round though.

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The Simpsons S1-S8 (the one I would likely go for)
Arsenal 03-04 season
The novels of Haruki Murakami
Marks & Spencer packaging

Not ‘The strength and durability of various toilet papers 1990-present’?

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I don’t usually have the presence of mind to assess that when it really counts.

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Poor Monty…

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I saw this, he was so close on loads of his answers, you could see his thought process made a lot of sense, but boy did he not stick the landing.

This thread is going to be really excellent at revealing just how narrow the scope of the community’s interests really is. (But with some good and interesting exceptions every now and then)

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Personally I’m enjoying the mix of ‘joke’ replies and serious ones. Long may it continue.

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I reckon any of these would get you picked to go on. Good list.

The life of harru 1984-2019

Hendon Football Club 1995 - Present
The Dambusters Raid
Band of Brothers
Goodnight Sweetheart

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One of my favourite things on Mastermind is seeing how much people know about things I’d consider really niche or obscure.

  1. The Architecture and urbanism of Bahrain
  2. The life and works of Frank Lloyd Wright
  3. The works of Looking Glass Studios
  4. The rise and fall of white dog poo
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