Follow TV Tropes


Series / Floor Is Lava

Go To

A Netflix game show that premiered in 2020, based on the classic children's game of the same name. Teams of three (or in one episode, two) are tasked with conquering an obstacle course based on one of a few different rooms from a house, with players eliminated if they fall from an obstacle at any time. There is an indirect time limit, as from the moment the teams enter the course, the short staircase in front of the exit door (which is not always crucial to successfully exiting but is always helpful) begins to slowly sink into the lava. Three teams (or, again, in one episode, two) contest the same course in each episode, with the winning team being the one that got the most players to the exit (and in the case of a tie, the team that got the most players there the quickest). The winners split $10,000 and are awarded a lava lamp as a trophy.


Floor is Lava contains examples of:

  • Always Identical Triplets / Same-Sex Triplets: A team in the first episode. Despite all being pretty well-built athletes, all three of them end up falling in the lava.
  • Death Glare: One episode features a team of flight attendants, two women and one man. The man is quite evidently gay, and when one of his teammates calls at him to "Reach around! Reach around! Reach around!" in order to negotiate an obstacle, he gives her an epic one of these.
  • Gamer Chick: One episode features a team of three of these.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The running commentary from the show's host is full of these.
  • Large Ham: Presumably under directions from the show's producers, players who witness a teammate falling into the lava invariably chew the scenery in how they react. Given the farcical nature of the entire show, it basically works.
  • Advertisement:
  • Lava Adds Awesome: The show certainly wouldn't be quite the visual spectacle it is without the lava.
  • Lava is Boiling Kool-Aid: The show's "lava" is indeed basically water.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: