Deal or No Deal has no content to it! It's a guessing game with commercial breaks. Milton Bradley's Guess Who? game had more strategy to it. If the contestant was able to ask if the model holding a million dollars had a mustache or was wearing a hat, maybe that would be something.
That is not the case, no pun intended. Actually, that pun was inNtended. Sorry.
If I wanted to see random stuff opened, I'd go to my family reunion and video tape the white elephant gift exchange. Thanks, I'll pass.
The pace of Deal or No Deal is so slow! If Howie Mandel sped up his lead-in to the commercial breaks, they could fit another 10 contestants on each episode.
"We'll tell you what's in the case, that case right there, case 20, that you picked, the one you pointed to, and that you want to open, that you hope isn't a lot of money, that would be good if it's a small amount, because you want to go home with a lot of money...right after this break," says Howie. Am I watching an American Idol results show? Stop with all the fluff!
All of these things make for a terrible TV show. The one saving grace isn't the prize money. It is when the contestants dance and I play it back in slow motion. I wonder if they know how stupid they look. I don't really wonder. They have no idea. I have an idea. But they won't listen to me.
To all of this I say, Deal or No Deal needs to die a horrible death.