"Now Lean Back in Your Chair"
Saw some of the new NBC game show Deal or No Deal last night and was kind of horrified. The way they drag this game out makes an elimination episode of American Idol seem action-packed. And the game itself is so simple, so formulaic, that it seems like watching the same thing over and over and over. Ugh.
Of course, it WAS addictive. I happened to catch part of one game at 8:20 and ended up watching the whole thing, until 10PM. So who's the idiot?
Biggest question for me, though, is how they cast "the banker." Did they have auditions? Did they hold the auditions in silhouette? Did they ask the auditionees to act like a banker without talking? I'm completely fascinated by this question.
Also--isn't it expensive to pay 25 models for every show? Not that they're getting rich, but still--with union minimums and all, I'd imagine they don't come cheap either.