It debuted tonight in the US. The concept is original, but as some others have mentioned, the commericial breaks and such really take away from the game.max_altitude said:I love Deal or No Deal. We've had it here in Australia for over a year now. Did you guys only just get it?
Over a year? Try about three or four.max_altitude said:I love Deal or No Deal. We've had it here in Australia for over a year now. Did you guys only just get it?
Has it really been that long! Wow. Actually you're right, they had it on weekly for a while didn't they, with the bigger prizes. How time flies!Chundles said:Over a year? Try about three or four.
When it started the top prize was $2 million. It's down to 200 large now but I've seen it go off a few times. More than Millionaire but then they had two winners in the space of a few weeks (well, the first guy won ages back but 9 held back the show to get better ratings).
I taped it last night since I thought it might be worthy of giving it a chance based upon the promos that aired. Now that there is a mass transit strike in New York City, I should have an abundance of time to check it out later.mlw1235 said:Did you (Americans) watch this tonight?
Yep, was on primetime when it came out, think it went for an hour too. Seven put it on to compete with millionaire/sale of the century. At an hour long it was possibly the most boring game show on the planet but now it's actually quite good. The guy who hosts it, "Wild One" Johnny O'Keefe's nephew Andrew can be a bit of a tool but he handles it OK.max_altitude said:Has it really been that long! Wow. Actually you're right, they had it on weekly for a while didn't they, with the bigger prizes. How time flies!
Yeah, ours is a bit different. Half an hour, much faster paced than it used to be, there's certainly no actor as the "Banker" (1st rule of being an Aussie - don't look like a ********).RedTomato said:Just started here in the UK. (well I've just noticed it start...) Watched an episode while baby sitting (It's broadcast at bored housewife and single mother time in the afternoon)
That was the most boring dreck I ever saw. About an hour long, completly lacking in suspense, and full of fake titillation. There's some bloke sitting down 'the banker' (not a contestant, just some actor paid to sit down for an hour) and the presenter kept going on about how 'the banker won't like this', 'the banker wants to win', 'the banker is getting nervous now' etc etc blah blah for a whole hour.
The actor playing the banker didnt say one word for the whole show, just went through his limited repetore of facial expressions (one more than charles bronson, well done!)
I had to amuse myself by imaging the presenter said 'wanker' every time he said 'banker' e.g. 'the wanker won't like this' etc.
I've done some pretty pointless things, but that was one of the most wasted hours of my life
I could imagine how it might be more interesting in a shorter format, but as it stands, I just thought about all the indie filmmakers and docu-makers who were producing stuff so much more skilled and valuable than this tedious waste of bandwidth hogging my nation's limited airwaves.
.. RedTomato ..
All depends on how fresh the testicles are, if you are a live guppy/sushi eater -- chasing after a kangaroo and biting its testicles off is definitely a leg up on most of the sillier American redneck stunts.dornoforpyros said:Yes I watched it...meh, a neat concept I guess. But pretty cheesy with the mysterios banker and the suspenseful commercial breaks. I guess it's slightly more amusing then eating kangaroo testicles or hooking a car battery up to your nipples, but I'd say this show is typical bottom of the barrel crap.
I think the skill is not punching Howie Mandell in the face after he goes to commercial every 5 seconds.arn said:What most interesting is that this show is pure gambling. It's not a quiz show or other skill-based show.
Just an interesting observation.
Yep, I reckon a Kangaroo would kick seven colours of crap out of you if you tried to bite it's nads off. Mean buggers they are if you tick them off - it's quite scary having a mob of roos growling at you cause you know if they want to chase you then you've got no hope of getting away.Sun Baked said:All depends on how fresh the testicles are, if you are a live guppy/sushi eater -- chasing after a kangaroo and biting its testicles off is definitely a leg up on most of the sillier American redneck stunts.
yeah i watched it, i was suprised it was very entertaningmlw1235 said:Did you (Americans) watch this tonight?
That lady was so stupid for waiting that long to back out.
Different kind of show though, I will most definitely be watching tomorrow!
Haven't you seen it? 5:30pm on 7. Basically it's a show where people gamble with the unknown contents of a chosen briefcase and eliminate the remaining cases in order to either force an unseen "bank" to offer more money for their case than it actually contains or to eliminate all the other remaining cases to reveal the contents of their chosen case.mad jew said:I don't get it.
How can there be a show that doesn't involve any skill on the participant's behalf? Big Brother at least has basic social skills as a requirement...