HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1215 times:
Who all has watched this show yet and what are your thoughts?
I think it's a sound idea with great questions (a good mix of light, funny questions and serious social issues). First contestant they had walked away with $1 million, the next couple only got $1,000. I smell about 3-4 years on this one, a good healthy rivalry with Deal or No Deal, and then a quiet passing away to daytime and/or cable that befalls most primetime game shows.
Some of the better questions that have been asked (all are polls of "random" samplings of "Americans" - I would love to see just exactly how these polls are conducted):
What percentage of Americans color coordinate their underwear?
What percentage of Americans would rather watch a hot dog eating contest over a 2008 Presidential debate?
What percentage of Americans believe Drew Carey is a Presidental Candidate rather than a comedian?
What percentage of Americans believe cats are smarter than dogs?
What percentage of Americans believe they are living the American dream?
As I said in another thread, Drew Carey brings absolutely nothing to the show. I could think of about 200 people that could do as good of job or better than him. At least Howie Mandel doesn't take away drama from the show the way Carey does. Carey has a total "I really don't give a shit" mentality going on which works for some types of shows but not this one. But I think the concept of the show is strong enough that it will succeed despite Carey's incomptence.
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
Quoting HPLASOps (Thread starter): I smell about 3-4 years on this one, a good healthy rivalry with Deal or No Deal, and then a quiet passing away to daytime and/or cable that befalls most primetime game shows.
If it lasts a season I'll be surprised... Not because of the show itself, but simply because tv is inundated with primetime game shows as it is. The show is like any other in that it has initial appeal, but then it becomes boring. They gave away a million with the first contestant so there's really no reason left to watch (no one will ever get the 10 million).