Netflix are making a new comedy show in Ireland based on a classic schoolyard game
No flinching in this new Netflix show.
Conkers, World Cup, pogs, Top Trumps, tip the can (I refuse to call it 'kick the can' like other people) - they're all just some of the games that every single Irish person played in the schoolyard to stave off the boredom.
This being said, there was one game that was the ultimate test of concentration, reactions, speed of thought and physicality... slaps.
You know what we're talking about.
The game involved clasping your hands together, turning them sideways and trying to quickly get them out of the way before your mate delivered an almighty wallop.
See, it's a tradition and nothing can compare to the pain and embarrassment that you had to endure after giving away a 'free smack' by flinching three-times in a row. The shame.
On this note, Netflix are reviving that particular schoolyard tradition because they've just announced that they'll be filming a new comedy game show in Ireland that's based on the golden rule: Do not flinch.
Flinch is set on a remote farm in the hills of Ireland where brave and foolish contestants gather to test their nerve against three fiendish games. If they flinch, there are painful consequences both for them, and for our hosts, who have each chosen a player to represent them in the games.
The series will be hosted by comedians Desiree Burch, Lloyd Griffith and Seann Walsh. At present, the show is slated to debut later this year and it's being produced by Stellify Media.
If Flinch is successful, we're going to campaign the online streaming giant - or any other station - to start showing Kerbs.