You know, I think that's part of the contestant type they try to get, though. Jeopardy could select towards people who were more cut-throat, and that would be a very different vibe on stage, even given our non-existent interaction during the game, really. Instead, I think they pick personable, brassy (like you and me!), gregarious folks who share our personalities and are both delighted to win and sad at our opponents' losses at the same time. They're crafting a mini-story every episode, and the right "type" is what has given the show such long legs, I think.Dr. J wrote:My second week was easier in that regard, because I was playing in games against people I'd just met and had less time to form attachments with (with which to form attachments? argh.) It's interesting how most of us, even the competitive ones, want to bond with the other contestants instead of keeping an emotional distance that might make winning easier. (I suppose that inherent tension is one of the reasons that people still watch Survivor...)
If you get out to Seattle, we'll have to have a great champions dinner with all the spouses.