Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 ... See full summary »
A more recent version of the hit television quiz show. Starting with easy multiple-choice questions that gradually get more challenging, contestants have only their wits and three lifeline ... See full summary »
Cedric the Entertainer
Using a combination of random selection and multiple choice questions, 26 contestants are selected for the podium, from which only one will progress to the Deal Round. In this round, the ... See full summary »
"Family Feud" was one of the most popular game shows on TV, but after nine years with Richard Dawson as host, ratings were starting to slip. In 1986, producers decided that the "Family Feud... See full summary »
The United States' version of "Deal or No Deal" was based on the Netherlands game show that had premiered in 2002. The main objective of the game was identical: Select a case containing a mystery cash amount, then - after being asked to narrow the field of cases by a certain number at various intervals - decide whether to take a cash buyout offered by an unseen "banker" ("Deal") or reject the offer and continue eliminating cases ("No Deal"), knowing he/she could win the grand prize of $1 million ... or far less. Each new game begins with 26 cases, each randomly distributed and held by a sexy model. The contestant chooses one case, which is placed at his/her contestant's podium. The cash amount inside could be as little as 1 cent ($.01) or as much as $1 million. The player then is asked to eliminate six of the remaining cases, calling out the corresponding numbers one at a time. After each number is called, that case is opened, revealing one of the 26 cash prizes; that prize is then ... Written by
Brian Rathjen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I just cannot warm to this boring and stupid tarting up of "Take your Pick". The only saving grace is that the old ludicrous "Yes, No Interlude" was omitted. (I am talking about the UK version of the game, not the American, which seems be an altogether more extravagant and flamboyant affair, if the other comments on it are anything to go by.) We have the Lottery, TV Poker, and other shows of their ilk coming out of our nostrils, and it seems to be the modern TV trend to turn the whole country into raving gambling addicts, and this "game show" is no exception to the madness.
There is virtually no viewer participation involved, not even the semblance of any knowledge, intelligence or brain work required (even to the extent of adding up two and two, which seems to be the limit as far as these types of shows go). I do realise that not all programmes have to be soul-searching and brain-wearying, but surely this show has been scraped from the bottom of the barrel. That people actually watch it, and seemingly enjoy it, is probably a great surprise to the producers. However, please forgive me for having better things to do... like sleeping.
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