Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:51 am

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I do appreciate that they've mostly gone back to basics with the format. But Chris Harrison is so dry and uncharismatic that.. okay, he's SLIGHTLY better than Ty Treadway, I won't go that far.
YMMV on whether or not you like a host on TV, but I can personally attest that in-studio, Chris Harrison does a fantastic job. He sets the right tone for the contestants and the audience and almost never makes you feel stupid (unless you really, really ask for it.)

It is, however, tough to escape the gaze of his steely blue eyes.

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Polar opposites during the special week with $30k and $100k winners, and a few early exits with $5k. Looking forward to regular games again on Monday.
2/18 begins Play It Forward week with news anchors playing for charity. It's sweeps for not the usual time for regular play. At least the contestants should have pleasant voices.

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Post by jeff6286 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:46 am

I’m in the audience for some of the Play it Forward games this week, sitting with Lee Ann Roberts and Jeff Richmond. I have no idea if we were ever on camera, but I’ll be watching for me! It’s been over six months so I have very few memories of any of the players or questions I saw but maybe I’ll remember them when I see them.

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acthomas wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:51 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:31 pm
I do appreciate that they've mostly gone back to basics with the format. But Chris Harrison is so dry and uncharismatic that.. okay, he's SLIGHTLY better than Ty Treadway, I won't go that far.
YMMV on whether or not you like a host on TV, but I can personally attest that in-studio, Chris Harrison does a fantastic job. He sets the right tone for the contestants and the audience and almost never makes you feel stupid (unless you really, really ask for it.)

It is, however, tough to escape the gaze of his steely blue eyes.
Different strokes I guess. He comes across as very robotic to me on every episode I've seen. I don't think I saw him smile or even attempt an ad-lib once.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:12 pm

This board has a bunch of smilies available when making a post. More than half of them would apply to the 2/19 episode.

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My episode airs today. Not my finest moment— fire away with criticism
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Post by PsycPhdStudent » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:09 pm

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Colby:Show
I could tell you looked a little flustered, thanks for your insights on that regard. Without the 50/50, I likely would have guessed the same way you ultimately did at $10k, but Carter makes sense in hindsight. Sorry that things did not work out as I'm sure you hoped; just know that anyone who can post a $20k Coryat on J! is a good trivia mind, no matter what else happens!
Appreciate the kind words. My Plus 1 also had a 20k+ Coryat day. He took the test the day of taping, passed, and then in the last week of taping received a call asking if he could tape in Vegas the next day. Needless to say, it didn't work out with his schedule. I'm hoping Millionaire is renewed, that he is able to get on, and that I can be his +1 and get some revenge/redemption.

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Post by alietr » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:36 pm

Krysal Allan - Holy cow, she was lucky to walk with what she did. I was groaning way too much on those.

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Post by threearruda » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:09 pm

RE: Krystal Allan - Thankful I watched through the DVR yesterday. I've gathered that Millionaire specialty weeks tend to be a bit lackluster historically, so hopefully things will turn around.
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Appreciate the kind words. My Plus 1 also had a 20k+ Coryat day. He took the test the day of taping, passed, and then in the last week of taping received a call asking if he could tape in Vegas the next day. Needless to say, it didn't work out with his schedule. I'm hoping Millionaire is renewed, that he is able to get on, and that I can be his +1 and get some revenge/redemption.

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4985
Oh wow, I didn't even make that connection! Judging by the increased discussion surrounding the show this season and the high quality of contestants, I suspect we'll see the show for at least a few more years, so I hope to see you both again in the near future!
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Post by CasketRomance » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:15 pm

these news people on this week are worse than the celebrities that are on celebrity jeopardy...didn't think that was really possible

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Post by alietr » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 pm

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Judging by the increased discussion surrounding the show this season and the high quality of contestants, I suspect we'll see the show for at least a few more years, so I hope to see you both again in the near future!
Actually, the most recent news I read indicated it was at risk of cancellation, unfortunately.

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alietr wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 pm
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Judging by the increased discussion surrounding the show this season and the high quality of contestants, I suspect we'll see the show for at least a few more years, so I hope to see you both again in the near future!
Actually, the most recent news I read indicated it was at risk of cancellation, unfortunately.
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Post by threearruda » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:03 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 pm
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Judging by the increased discussion surrounding the show this season and the high quality of contestants, I suspect we'll see the show for at least a few more years, so I hope to see you both again in the near future!
Actually, the most recent news I read indicated it was at risk of cancellation, unfortunately.
Sheesh I need to stop saying stuff out of my.. whatever. Thanks for the correction, very unfortunate to hear. I know it was almost cancelled in 2015, but this is the first news I've heard recently about its future. Good to keep in mind, seems as if discussion could be interesting in a few months.
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Post by triviawayne » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm

threearruda wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:03 pm
alietr wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 pm
threearruda wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Judging by the increased discussion surrounding the show this season and the high quality of contestants, I suspect we'll see the show for at least a few more years, so I hope to see you both again in the near future!
Actually, the most recent news I read indicated it was at risk of cancellation, unfortunately.
Sheesh I need to stop saying stuff out of my.. whatever. Thanks for the correction, very unfortunate to hear. I know it was almost cancelled in 2015, but this is the first news I've heard recently about its future. Good to keep in mind, seems as if discussion could be interesting in a few months.
The same reason this show was saved a few years ago may be the same reason this show gets saved again.

Right now a talk show is under consideration to replace Millionaire. While that may still happen, Millionaire may still live on for three reasons:

1. it does get good daytime ratings, usually around a 1.6, so it is being watched

2. it is cheap to produce, so it is profitible and that always matters more than quality of programming. Launching a new talk show is a big risk

the third reason is the most important, something we learned from the Sony hack. If Disney were to stop making the show, they would lose all rights to make the show in the future to Sony. I don't know if Sony would have to wait any length of time to make new episodes, but they would own the show in the USA and could bring it back any time (although they are not allowed to use the shuffle format, that would stay with Disney who could make a new show with that format and call it something else).

This show is still a valuable property, and all Disney needs to do is keep cranking out episodes and put it on their 8 O&O stations to keep the rights. I don't know if there is a minimum number of episodes/airings in the agreement, but they would likely do a minimum job of keeping this show going.


ETA: I could be missing a few details, but this is the basics
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:00 pm

Are they still asking the banal "Which celebrity used to work at Family Dollar?" type questions? I have no idea how they expect anyone to know that kind of stuff. There's no way to reason it out either if you don't know it outright. And that IMO is always one of the fascinating things about WWTBaM, is seeing the contestant "talk out" a question.

At least most of the questions can be reasoned out if you don't know them outright. For instance, the first episode I found on YouTube, one of the questions asked for a painting style that's known as aquarelle in French. Obviously not a lot of people are going to know that outright, but I saw "aqua" in the word, and figured it had to be B.) watercolors, final answer.
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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:36 pm

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Are they still asking the banal "Which celebrity used to work at Family Dollar?" type questions? I have no idea how they expect anyone to know that kind of stuff. There's no way to reason it out either if you don't know it outright. And that IMO is always one of the fascinating things about WWTBaM, is seeing the contestant "talk out" a question.

At least most of the questions can be reasoned out if you don't know them outright. For instance, the first episode I found on YouTube, one of the questions asked for a painting style that's known as aquarelle in French. Obviously not a lot of people are going to know that outright, but I saw "aqua" in the word, and figured it had to be B.) watercolors, final answer.
How the hell are you able to do this here, but not on Jeopardy!? Is it just the number of choices to help narrow it down?
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:53 pm

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How the hell are you able to do this here, but not on Jeopardy!? Is it just the number of choices to help narrow it down?

That's probably it, combined with having the possible choices literally in front of me, as opposed to floating arouind in my head.
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Post by alietr » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:46 am

That astronomy question was flawed, and if I was on, I might have called them on it except for the fact that I would have known the answer they were looking for, but would be afraid I'd get a replacement question I couldn't handle. Yes, it looks like there are 7 stars in the Big Dipper, but the star in the middle of the handle is a double star -- Mizar and Alcor, so technically it's 8 stars.

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Post by triviawayne » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:30 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:46 am
That astronomy question was flawed, and if I was on, I might have called them on it except for the fact that I would have known the answer they were looking for, but would be afraid I'd get a replacement question I couldn't handle. Yes, it looks like there are 7 stars in the Big Dipper, but the star in the middle of the handle is a double star -- Mizar and Alcor, so technically it's 8 stars.
I thought of this type of situation and decided if it had happened to me I would handle it by saying something like, "it is commonly said to have seven stars, and I believe that is what your writers are looking for here; however few people know about Mizar and Alcor being a double star and the constellation technically has eight stars."

This way the show can choose to stop tape and deal with it somehow, or edit out the part where you said they are wrong so the game could continue.
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