The Hustler season 1 (ABC) *** spoilers

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    series5orpremier

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    This is really good, unlike any game show I've ever seen, and Craigy Ferg is the perfect host for it. It's obvious from my avatar I like him to begin with, but this game makes good use of his playful accusations schtick that he used to use on his old talk show. The show creates an atmosphere like a game of Clue.

    I was leaning toward it being Tim for most of the show, but then I started suspecting the last remaining woman based on her behavior. It really messes with your mind.
     
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    Tony_T

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    Thanks for the reminder.
    Already had a 1Pass set, but didn’t remember that e1 aired already.
    I went to a few of Craig Ferguson’s stand up shows (last one, the Hobo Tour). Great shows. Miss his late night show.
     
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    Donbadabon

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    I really liked it. The flow of the show was great, the answers weren't all gimme's, and Craig's interaction with the contestants was funny and natural.

    And it is fun trying to figure out who is the Mole , um Hustler. Especially when it is down to 3 and they all are trying to get others to change their votes.

    The only thing I didn't like (and maybe I am just missing something) is there is no incentive for the Hustler to mislead the group on the answer. The Hustler wants as much money in the pot as possible at the end, in case they win.
     
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    series5orpremier

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    The incentive is to avoid making it look so obvious that they're the Hustler, so they might have to let a question or two slip through wrong if they're feeling the heat of suspicion. Because if the remaining two ID him/her at the end he/she won't win anything.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2021 #5 of 24
    Tony_T

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    Just watched. Thought it was Tilden with the last question.
    Really enjoyed it.
     
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    spartanstew

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    I'm 11 minutes in right now and thinking of bailing. ...
     
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    That Don Guy

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    Tony_T

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    Well, I guess he didn’t see it :)
     
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    DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    Just got done watching it and enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm loving all these game shows coming back to television again. I thought it was the woman for most of the game. He fooled me. It was a fun game.
     
  10. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

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    Love Craig, love pneumatic tubes, generally enjoyed the game. Will keep watching!
     
  11. trainman

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    Wow, how did you decide between "The Hustler" and "The Wall"?
     
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  12. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

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    Quantity. The Wall only uses it once an ep. :D (Also, I really don't like The Wall.)
     
  13. MikeMar

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    With the 5th Element fact and there was another one, not to gender type here but figured it was a guy

    Combine that with the 5 espressos a day and the dude with the big beard, that just fit.

    So called it about 1/2 way through
     
  14. TonyTheTiger

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    To say I was underwhelmed is an understatement.

    I'm a game show junkie, but I'm doubting I'll be watching any more.
     
  15. DancnDude

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    10! It was 10 a day. That's a crazy amount.
     
  16. MikeMar

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    Guess that's what it takes to watch 5th element 80 times (granted i like the movie but come on!!!)
     
  17. TonyTheTiger

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    No actually. It was 12.
     
  18. Steveknj

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    I watched E2 mostly because it was on after The Chase and I just left ABC on. Boy, I thought it was horrible and really boring. Maybe E1 was better. I only watched until the end to see who the person was. And the prize money in this day and age is pretty chincy too. I'm out.
     
  19. Donbadabon

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    E2, she fooled me. She was the last person I would've picked.

    The prize money was low, only because they didn't know the answers and the Hustler wasn't correcting them.
     
  20. Steveknj

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    The problem is, by the end of the episode, I just didn't really care who it was. Though I did still have a mild curiosity so I stayed until the end.
     

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