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Old 04-26-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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My wife is currently watching it in the den. I just don't get where the hype comes from. Isn't it basically Eenie-meenie-miney-moe w/a bunch of bells and whistles?
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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I don't understand the hype either. What knowledge does it test?
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It doesn't test any knowledge. I watched it once and killed myself (I later came back to life). It's so boring. All you see is a guy picking numbers.
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It's dragged out too long for my tastes. I watched the British version last week and it's completely different, except for having the numbered boxes.
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It's a fad, a la "Millionaire" and many other game shows. It'll lose its luster, especially since they are overexposing it by having it three days a week. Me, I've never watched a second of it.
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The deal is this: it's an obvious opportunity for people to sit and yell at their TV "What an idiot!" when they pass up $38,000 when the only available suitcases remaining are $50,000 and $10.

Part of the beauty of Millionaire was that the early-on questions were so easy, most folks knew them, and could then criticize the contestants when they needed to use a lifeline for the $2000 question. "What a numbskull! I coulda answered that in my sleep!" People were saying it, even if it wasn't true.

Like Millionaire, though, this has a pretty short shelf-life, though. Part of the reason for it is it's being on too many times a week, part of it is its overall mundaneity.

As for what it tests, it tests one's willingness to take risks. They don't seem like big risks, but they're there. Which you rather have, the $500,000 (or the $5) or the $350,000 (or whatever the numbers are)? I only watched the show once, and had to wonder if part of the review process involved getting people who knowingly and often made risky and sometimes stupid decisions. But, that's just me.
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