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FlashStash

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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2006, 03:23:18 PM »
[quote name=\'rialtus\' post=\'126058\' date=\'Aug 2 2006, 03:20 PM\']
[quote name=\'FlashStash\' post=\'126035\' date=\'Aug 2 2006, 10:50 AM\']Just to clarify again, plural will be accepted for the singular, and vice versa...forms of the word must be exact.[/quote]But only when the plural is formed by adding 's' or 'es' to the end of the word. Book and books are considered interchangable, but mouse and mice are not.
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Correct.

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cacLA8383

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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2006, 09:11:14 PM »
Well guys, after watching the first 8 or so minutes of tonight's ep, I just had to turn it off. I just could not believe the level of idiocy of these contestants and the host being too stiff up there.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2006, 09:11:30 PM by cacLA8383 »

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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2006, 09:30:19 PM »
[quote name=\'cacLA8383\' post=\'126082\' date=\'Aug 2 2006, 09:11 PM\']
Well guys, after watching the first 8 or so minutes of tonight's ep, I just had to turn it off. I just could not believe the level of idiocy of these contestants and the host being too stiff up there.
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Instant Reaction (bonus) was downright painful to watch.

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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2006, 09:32:03 PM »
No joking. Day two and I don't even know if I can give the show until Friday to stop sucking.

I've pretty much consigned myself to the fact that the golden era of game shows is long gone, and it ain't never coming back. We'd do much better to preserve the old on a widespread scale.
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cacLA8383

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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2006, 09:45:52 PM »
[quote name=\'catnap1972\' post=\'126083\' date=\'Aug 2 2006, 08:30 PM\']
[quote name=\'cacLA8383\' post=\'126082\' date=\'Aug 2 2006, 09:11 PM\']
Well guys, after watching the first 8 or so minutes of tonight's ep, I just had to turn it off. I just could not believe the level of idiocy of these contestants and the host being too stiff up there.
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Instant Reaction (bonus) was downright painful to watch.
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Yeah I bet Bill Cullen was rolling in his grave.....god that sucked.

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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2006, 09:47:09 PM »
I'm really longing for the Cullen version now. The contestants are incredibly dumb; today's Instant Reaction was downright pathetic. Chris already pointed out the problems with the betting round, and I don't like the fact you could get at least six right answers in the bonus round and win nothing to show for it. Surely a little extra hundred won't hurt the prize budget.

The graphics are nice, but that's about the only good thing I can say about it.

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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2006, 10:22:00 PM »
[quote name=\'Allstar87\' post=\'126086\' date=\'Aug 2 2006, 09:47 PM\']
I don't like the fact you could get at least six right answers in the bonus round and win nothing to show for it. Surely a little extra hundred won't hurt the prize budget.
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Although the show's problems are numerous and troubling, I think this isn't one of them. A team's already won more in the front game than Cullen-era players got ($100 or $250).
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2006, 11:09:07 PM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Fiono Coyne\' post=\'125958\' date=\'Aug 1 2006, 10:18 PM\']
Even Blake Emmons had more of a personality on the USA premiere than Dylan did tonight.
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I was in the "Come on, give the guy a chance" line of thinking until tonight.

"You have 5 seconds to answer each question." What question? There are no questions in the front game!

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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2006, 01:37:52 AM »
[quote name=\'Adam Nedeff\' post=\'126101\' date=\'Aug 2 2006, 11:09 PM\'] [quote name=\'Jimmy Fiono Coyne\' post=\'125958\' date=\'Aug 1 2006, 10:18 PM\']
Even Blake Emmons had more of a personality on the USA premiere than Dylan did tonight.
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I was in the "Come on, give the guy a chance" line of thinking until tonight.

"You have 5 seconds to answer each question." What question? There are no questions in the front game! [/quote]

He did a lot of those kinds of errors during our taping. Might've been first time jitters, but come on. You'd expect that they'd hire someone with a little more of a background than doing fuse network...

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« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2006, 01:29:55 PM »
I wasn't a fan of the Cullen version--I couldn't get past the D-level celebs and meagre production values--but it surprises me how everyone thinks this one blows. I don't think it's a disaster (a la Card Sharks and Donny-mid) at all.

The puzzles under the new format were more challenging than I thought, and the problems are fixable: call Mark Wahlberg, fix the last letter and form-of-the-word rules, and maybe do something with the betting round (I sort of liked it, but maybe you scrap it and make the speed rounds a bigger thing).

They've changed Lingo over time and made it better. Let's be optimistic.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2006, 01:30:23 PM by Neumms »

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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2006, 01:37:36 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'126165\' date=\'Aug 3 2006, 10:29 AM\']
I couldn't get past the D-level celebs and meagre production values--but it surprises me how everyone thinks this one blows.
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Wait, you couldn't get past the meager production values of the Cullen show, but the grand extravagance that is CS2K6 is fine? Are you kidding me?
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The puzzles under the new format were more challenging than I thought, and the problems are fixable
Donnymid was fixable, too. Yet you call it a disaster. What's the difference?
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call Mark Wahlberg, fix the last letter and form-of-the-word rules, and maybe do something with the betting round (I sort of liked it, but maybe you scrap it and make the speed rounds a bigger thing).
So you're saying: switch the host, change the rules, and tweak the format. What does that leave?
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They've changed Lingo over time and made it better. Let's be optimistic.
I love the format. I'd love to see it get fixed.
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Neumms

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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2006, 02:07:26 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'126167\' date=\'Aug 3 2006, 12:37 PM\']
So you're saying: switch the host, change the rules, and tweak the format. What does that leave?
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The train station flippy letters!

Seriously, I do think it's tweaking the format, not major changes. While the set isn't breathtaking, it does look reasonably current, as opposed to Cullen's set, which could have been blown away by "Three on a Match."

With Donny-mid, they took what wasn't broken and broke it. To me, Chain Reaction always needed help, so I'm not as aghast by what they did. Hell, there's no Ron Maysack or JoAnne Worley. That alone makes it a vast improvement.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2006, 02:08:09 PM by Neumms »

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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2006, 03:36:31 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'126172\' date=\'Aug 3 2006, 02:07 PM\']The train station flippy letters![/quote]
I like the flippy letters.  Not sure why, but I do.

[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'126172\' date=\'Aug 3 2006, 02:07 PM\']With Donny-mid, they took what wasn't broken and broke it.[/quote]
Aside from removing Dick Clark and making the front game harder, what the heck are you talking about?
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2006, 04:03:42 PM »
The Cullen version was so superior to this that it will never see the light of day again for fear of embarrassing the current production.  Heck, Emmons was miles better.  Give me Masak and Worley any day.
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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2006, 04:52:02 PM »
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The Cullen version was so superior to this that it will never see the light of day again for fear of embarrassing the current production.

In my eyes, it would seem monumentally daft to revive a show outclassed by Three's a Crowd and $1.98 Beauty Show and stick it in primetime.
Perhaps the superiority of the original 'Chain' why GSN didn't include it in the Top 50. Viewers wouldn't be able to compare the 2 and say, "wow, the new one sucks!"
 
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