I fell for Mark Walberg's
"You have to watch this" bullcrap
and tuned into the last half hour of Moment of Truth. Announcer Mark Thompson promised it would "destroy the contestant's marriage." I mean, really? You don't think the contestant discusses exactly what questions she had to answer with her friends/family? There's no surprise material here -- the contestant knows exactly what is going to be asked. The whole thing just seems fake to me.
I must not be the only one, because in a non-Idol timeslot
, the show died against a (believe it or not) more exciting game show, Deal or no Deal. Deal beat Truth by almost 4 ratings points and even took the 18-49 crown. Of course, Deal has its own issues, desperately diluting its format with a desperate (and still unsuccessful) million dollar giveaway.
Enough with the gimmicks!
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