The Gameplay is Great, but the Gimmicks are Terrible
If you enjoy games shows, particularly the modern kind (a'la Millionaire or Weakest Link,) the game play of this show is right up your alley. Taking a lead from those types of shows, the premise of this show is simple. Teams of two face a variety of challenges relating to collectibles and antiques, and their worth. It gets progressively harder with higher money amounts until the big finale. Think Antiques Roadshow meets The Price is Right.
The problem comes with the host, Cedric the Entertainer, and the various gimmicks and catch phrases of the show. Cedric is dramatically out of his element. Even if you find him funny (which I never did anyway,) here he feels stale. It seems like every joke is being fed to him through an earpiece (and it probably is.) They're really forcing the catch phrases, too. For instance, in an attempt to mimic Millionaire's "Is that your final answer?", in each episode Cedric informs the contests: "In this show you can't just be sure. You have to be SURE SURE." From the on, every time they give an answer, they have to say "I'm SURE SURE" to make it final. It's painful to watch how uncomfortable this makes everyone involved.
With focus on more exciting game play and less on cheesy one-liners and marketable sayings, this should could stick around!
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