I thought Deal or No Deal was the stupidest game show network television could produce, then I watched "Set For Life". The objective of the game is pulling coloured lights out of the floor of a set. There's absolutely no skill involved, the game could essentially be simplified to pulling balls out of a hat.
Americans are preoccupied with instant wealth. That's nothing new. At least on "Jeopardy!" or "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" you had to earn it by answering questions. I can't understand this current trend of returning to network prime time game shows. None of them are very creative, fun to watch or play along with. That's the whole fun of classics like "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" and why they've been around for decades. Even TV shows from the 80s were more fun than this crap. Remember shows like "Classic Concentration" and "Let's Make A Deal"? They were fun and creative. If there were games of chance at least there were many games to watch and not just one.
What's the fun of watching someone pull coloured lights out of the floor and screaming hysterically when they've won money? We can't play along. If this is just summer filler I hope it's gone for good by the time September rolls around.
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