Get get aww!Bill Simmons talks about his favorite new shows, and I found this part interesting:
"Deal or No Deal" (8 p.m., NBC)
Maybe the best dumb-yet-riveting show in the history of television, and that's saying something. The premise: Models keep opening numbered suitcases with hidden money figures in them, and the goal is to keep opening suitcases until there's only one suitcase left with a whopping figure inside (like $750,000) over a tiny figure (like $40). And while you're opening the cases, you have family members giving you advice, as well as host Howie Mandel (unbelievable) offering you a deal for a lesser amount of money to walk away. It's like "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," only for people with an IQ under 75.
Of course, we were riveted. (At one point, the Sports Gal even said, "Why am I nervous right now? It makes no sense.") Remember my "Would you turn the channel?" test for NBA players competing in a half-court shot contest during All-Star Weekend? For whatever reason, this idiotic show passes the "Would you turn the channel?" test. It's hypnotically moronic. I can't believe that the game show genre has deteriorated to the point that (A) this passes for a good show, and (B) I can't wait for the next episode tonight. Shoot me.
saw that show. it's much more boring since the "ladies" don't sing or dance. they just stand there holding briefcases. . . the banker dude is also slightly annoying. they don't show his face, just a silhouette. then he'd make a phonecall to place the offer and bald dude talks to him and banker dude acts like he's pissed about the whole thing. it really is a less animated version of laban o bawi. . . now if they could just teach one of those girls to ask "bossing" for some load that would be a whole different deal. . .
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