Pocher vs. Influencer: Influencers go swimming - sadly the sights too

Updated on April 8, 2021, 6:33 am

A good year ago, Oliver Boucher dueled with Michael Windler on RTL. On Wednesday evening he faced new opponents: the Influencers. For Pocher, it was easy – but to a spectator, victory was dearly won by him through lost life.

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From Christian Fook

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You don’t know for sure, but Oliver Boucher should have laughed heartily at himself just before 9 PM on Wednesday evening. When curator Laura Wontora asks influential Payton Ramola during a test if she knows Christian Drosten, she only receives a disgraceful “no” to hear from her.

Now you have to know that Payton Ramola does not work in a field related to science. Not even in a scientific way. No, Ramola posts videos on YouTube showing the dressing table to subscribers, for example. On the other hand, she posts on Instagram pictures of herself that she looks dreamy about somewhere. There is also an orthodontic saying of any kind.

No, the worlds of Christian Drosten and Peyton Ramola could not be more different. However, a year after the Corona pandemic, it takes a large portion of global ignorance to not know who Christian Drosten is. And this is precisely why the likelihood rises that Boucher laughed at himself at this point, because the scene represents everything Boucher repeatedly criticizes about influencers: the futile fictitious world in which they make their money.

Influencers are not Michael Windler

Now you can find it surprising or as a result that Oliver Boucher and his wife Amira are making money themselves through exactly these influencers. Because on RTL’s “Pocher vs. Influencer”, you play the two studio games against influencers who criticize them otherwise – at least against those who have come: Christina Livina, Teen For Team, Sam Dylan, Peyton Ramola and Younes Zarro.

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The fact that these names should mean nothing to most people who still watch classic linear TV is a problem with “Pocher vs. Influencer” – albeit one of the smaller names. Because when Pocher started well a year ago on the show “Pocher vs. Wendler” on the same principle – a social media dispute, then a syndicated show – Michael Wendler was known to viewers outside of Instagram and Co.

Meanwhile, Michael Wendler has slipped into completely different areas after his coronavirus remarks, and so RTL should now allow Pocher to argue with influencers whose target audience really does not know – even if influencer criticism isn’t just popular with Pocher. And this is exactly where it would have been exciting if you had received exactly that criticism in “Pocher vs. Influencer”. But you don’t have it. exactly the contrary.

Boucher vs. Influencer: Either way, totally or not at all

When explaining the game “Pool Party in Dubai”, the word “autocracy” is mentioned briefly, otherwise, Wontorra states that Sam Dylan was in Dubai during the Corona pandemic. Of course, when it comes to Dubai, one can also talk about human rights in general, women’s rights in particular, freedom of the press, tax havens and something else, instead RTL allows Pocher and Dylan to throw little frames at their inflated partners. Flamingo headwear.

Well, showcasing games is just showing games, but if you tackle serious issues, you should do it constantly – or just leave it. But when Dylan provides a half-baked justification that he only had a two-person gathering party with Georgina Fleur in Dubai, the Dubai theme is treated with Wontorra’s “well, well, well” and the rings fly over Flamingo.

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Obviously, both Wontorra and RTL don’t care why they actually got together here, it’s important for everyone to somehow be their face and put on a good show. He would have endured some stomach ache if he had been a good show. But it was not. It really starts with the first game, when Princess Bowsher and Twenty4tim have to drive through a lovingly designed little conical track in small electric cars. One cannot place less demands on props.

Bowsher versus Al Moatir: No fish or meat

No, even with the gaming show “Pocher vs. Influencer” not really succeeding, because the other games, in which, for example, the terms had to be explained with emojis or the toilet tissue wall was skipped in fashion, were also below average In terms of entertainment value. So it was up to Sam Dylan to feed Boucher’s accusation of the intellectual superficiality of the powerful.

In a game where Dylan is blindfolded and they are introduced to stuffed ingredients in their mouths and in the end they have to guess which dish they can make of them, Dylan believes he recognized the dish “toothpicks with meat” rather than spaghetti bolognese. A nod from Dylan, albeit involuntary, which is helpful, which briefly reminds you of why Pocher is actually calling influencers.

But because Laura Wontorra also uses sayings like “Who will win the Pocher Challenge versus the Influencer?” Leaves the air far from any connection to the content, at the end of the show the intellectually weak phrase remains: “He who wins the game is right.” In this case they are the Pochers, but that doesn’t matter.

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With more ambition on the production side, it was possible to turn “Pocher vs. Influencer” into a smart show that takes the argument between the two parties seriously and at the same time turns it into a fun and revealing game show. But as it stands, Pocher vs. Influencer is just a waste of time.

In a new podcast, Amira and Oliver Boucher provide intimate insights into their private lives. In the first episode, Amira narrates how she struggled from the start of the relationship. Thumbnail: imago images / future photo thumbnail:

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