I’ll be on The Chase (ABC)

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  1. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    I wonder if that's because the base offer is so much more now vs the GSN version
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    In theory, I like that. But it also has to be something the host can easily explain in a sentence or two so viewers understand and don't get confused. That seems like it would be very easy to confuse people.
     
  3. TonyD79

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    I can live with that. I just want to see a better shot at winning at the end and some connection between the rounds. The builder round is obvious as it sets the money but other than survival, the head to head round doesn’t contribute to the overall show.

    At the same time, taking the lower offer means you win less as well.
     
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Some good ideas here. And they need to do something. Because...

    It's depressing to watch an entire show, have some really strong contestants (like that guy tonight), and they walk away with zilch. I'm not sure I want to keep watching a show, that about half the time, the contestants walk away empty-handed. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth, and that's not the way a TV show should end. I enjoyed 55 minutes of tonight's episode, and yet all I remember is that no one won money.

    They don't need to handicap it different, they need to make sure they have something at the end of the night.
     
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  5. trainman

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    The questions on this week's episode seemed to be harder than average overall.
     
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  6. DVR_Dave

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    I bailed a couple weeks ago.
     
  7. astrohip

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    Because...
     
  8. DVR_Dave

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    What I quoted from your post. It's not very exciting to watch when the contestants lose most of the time. Plus, the show is pretty boring. I liked the few episodes of the UK version that I've watch, when I was vacationing across the pond.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I just watched the most recent episode and it was more tolerable by FFing through all the non-question parts. But even still, it's got about 15 minutes of decent show filling a one-hour time slot. That's just not a good formula for success.
     
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  10. mattack

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    Wow, I really like this show. (Though I watch it at 1.7x like a lot of game shows or reality shows.. I watch Survivor, The Amazing Race, Tough as Nails at regular speed. Even Jeopardy usually gets 1.5x (and FF through the contestant chat the vast majority of the time).)

    It's one of the more question-filled shows out there, and I think it's actually fairly "exciting".
     
  11. debtoine

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    We felt bad for Jimmy this week. His answer of 10 to the 9th was correct, and when she responded that it was incorrect, it was clear after that his rhythm was off. I'd have been mad too, and I think he should get a chance to come back on.

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  12. astrohip

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    Oops, I missed the quote part. Yeah, same reason.

    I now FF thru everything but the actual contests. I'm not sure I'll stick around much longer.
     
  13. lambertman

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    I hope Sara breaks her habit of going “Ooooooh!” when the times-up sounds in the builder round. This week, she also did it at the board, and the player had just answered correctly!
     
  14. TonyD79

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    This week on some shots of James, I got a Christopher Pike vibe.
     
  15. cheesesteak

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    I don't know if his statements are scripted for him or not but James Holzhauer comes across as a jerk. He actually insults some of the contestants.

    In my lifetime of watching tv game shows, I've never before cared whether the losing contestants get compensated in any way but for some reason knowing that the losers don't even get cheap parting gifts really bugs me about this show.
     
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  16. TonyD79

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    Despite James evidently being a great guy (does a lot of charity work, has varied and neat interests, has friends and family that truly care about him), he has an off putting personality that is okay when being a contestant on jeopardy but hurts his performance on a show like this. It’s a shame.
     
  17. terpfan1980

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    James behavior is pretty much in line with the original "Beast" from the Gameshow Network (GSN) version of the show. The Beast was meant to be a menacing figure and he would taunt the contestants along the way.

    In that regard I actually think James Holzhauer is a good chaser for the show.

    That said, I still think contestants that make it through the cash builder round and the 1v1 round with the chaser should get some minimal payback for their effort and that contestants that don't make it past the 1v1 with the chaser should get some minimal parting gift (maybe a supply of Rice-a-Roni :p :D)
     
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  18. lambertman

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    Yeah, if anything, it's Ken and Brad who aren't good fits because they're too nice. America seems to love Brits coming over and being mean to us, but we struggle with Americans trying to be mean to other Americans in the same role.
     
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  19. TonyD79

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    No. The Beast taunted but was funny and seemed more human. James is disconnected in his affectation. Just who he is. The Beast made fun of himself (particularly his weight).
     
  20. TonyD79

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    I’m not talking about meanness. Despite how good a person he is, James comes off robotic.

    I’m done with this. I am not trying to insult him or demean him so I’m done.
     

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