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chad1m

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« Reply #90 on: September 02, 2007, 05:46:45 PM »
[quote name=\'mitchgroff\' post=\'162562\' date=\'Sep 2 2007, 03:18 PM\']
I don't think the addition of an hour-long LMaD block at 2a from Th-Sa nights was mentioned before...
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That's because barring any TAR 2-hour episodes, we already have it.
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« Reply #91 on: September 02, 2007, 10:13:36 PM »
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That's because barring any TAR 2-hour episodes, we already have it.
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« Reply #92 on: September 04, 2007, 04:38:24 PM »
Rather than start a new thread, I'll just put this hear.  GSN has a brand new set for the first US season of That's The Question and, I have to say, it's an incredibly nice set.  One of the best they've done.  There are four pictures below.

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All courtesy of GSN's publicity department.  I really love the idea of the board on the contestant's desk.  Whoever thought that one up deserves a bonus.  Has any other game show had the actual game board on the player's desk in lieu of graphics?

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Edit: Picture 4 is fixed.  Sorry for the thumbnail.
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« Reply #93 on: September 04, 2007, 04:42:05 PM »
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'162700\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 01:38 PM\']
Rather than start a new thread, I'll just put this hear.  GSN has a brand new set for the first US season of That's The Question and, I have to say, it's an incredibly nice set.  One of the best they've done.[/quote]
It seems a little sparse to me, but then, what else are you gonna do? I like what they did with what they've done, though.

(If it were mine to do, as much as I like the effect of the gameboard and scores being on the projection screen in the desk (what, actual non-Chyroned scores on the podium? Perish the thought!), I'd be happier with a separate central gameboard between Bob and the contestant desk, just to make it a little less cramped.)
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« Reply #94 on: September 04, 2007, 04:42:31 PM »
And yet, is dark.
Whatever happened to having a light set that indicated fun and frolics, instead of having every show look so damn serious?
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« Reply #95 on: September 04, 2007, 04:43:49 PM »
(Cue another "serious business" Photoshop.)
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« Reply #96 on: September 04, 2007, 04:44:39 PM »
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Whatever happened to having a light set that indicated fun and frolics, instead of having every show look so damn serious?

A little show called Who Wants to be a Millionaire came and everyone figured since it was successful, they might as well copy it.

Truthfully, I think the dark and foreboding sets for a show with a $5K top prize is just stupid.  However, I've just grown used to it and if they had to have a dark set, at least this one's very nice.  Can't be worse than Who Wants to Chain Reaction's set, and at least it doesn't look extremely tiny like Camouflage.
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« Reply #97 on: September 04, 2007, 04:46:11 PM »
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'162704\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 03:44 PM\']
A little show called Who Wants to be a Millionaire came and everyone figured since it was successful, they might as well copy it.
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I'd consider The Price is Right fairly successful too.  Perhaps they should take a look at that and see what works.
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« Reply #98 on: September 04, 2007, 04:51:18 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'162705\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 04:46 PM\']
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'162704\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 03:44 PM\']
A little show called Who Wants to be a Millionaire came and everyone figured since it was successful, they might as well copy it.
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I'd consider The Price is Right fairly successful too.  Perhaps they should take a look at that and see what works.
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I donno Mark.  TPiR's set (IMHO) became dated into the '90s, and Millionaire was a fresh set kick.  Maybe with the new set coming with Drew's arrival, maybe the set designs will swing back to cheery again.
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« Reply #99 on: September 04, 2007, 04:52:40 PM »
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'162706\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 03:51 PM\']
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'162705\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 04:46 PM\']
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'162704\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 03:44 PM\']
A little show called Who Wants to be a Millionaire came and everyone figured since it was successful, they might as well copy it.
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I'd consider The Price is Right fairly successful too.  Perhaps they should take a look at that and see what works.
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I donno Mark.  TPiR's set (IMHO) became dated into the '90s, and Millionaire was a fresh set kick.  Maybe with the new set coming with Drew's arrival, maybe the set designs will swing back to cheery again.
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I don't disagree with you on the fact the set is dated at all.

I was thinking moreso as to the general idea that people are having fun on Price.  Sure, it has its share of losers, but I don't think the feelings are as bad on Price as they are on some of these other shows.
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« Reply #100 on: September 04, 2007, 04:55:09 PM »
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'162704\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 01:44 PM\']
and at least it doesn't look extremely tiny like Camouflage.
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See, I disagree, I DO think it looks tiny. Maybe there is more to it than that, or a Bonusland that Bob and the winning player go to, or something, but based solely on those pictures, it looks way too small.
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« Reply #101 on: September 04, 2007, 05:23:43 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'162708\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 03:55 PM\']
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'162704\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 01:44 PM\']
and at least it doesn't look extremely tiny like Camouflage.
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See, I disagree, I DO think it looks tiny. Maybe there is more to it than that, or a Bonusland that Bob and the winning player go to, or something, but based solely on those pictures, it looks way too small.
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I wonder if the difference is just that "That's the Question" has indeterminable black space in the background while "Camouflage" has visible walls (even if they are imaginitively lit up).

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« Reply #102 on: September 04, 2007, 05:27:28 PM »
I honestly like the set. It's kinda slick, although small. I agree the game board should be placed either between the contestants and Bob, or at stage right. The set seems "lacking" with the board on the desk. However, I like it a lot more than using CG to superimpose a game board.

As for it being "dark", I consider the Donnymid set to be too dark, or the shows from fall-1999/winter-2000. This reminds me of a few sets from the 70s and 80s, which consisted of dark surroundings, highlighted by bright backdrops, i.e. Cross-Wits, Child's Play, or 80s Newlywed Game.
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« Reply #103 on: September 04, 2007, 05:40:12 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'162715\' date=\'Sep 4 2007, 02:27 PM\']
I honestly like the set. It's kinda slick, although small. I agree the game board should be placed either between the contestants and Bob, or at stage right. The set seems "lacking" with the board on the desk. However, I like it a lot more than using CG to superimpose a game board.
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Well, let me say that I DO like it on the desk as something to use during play for a shot of the players. A lot. I just want to see a gameboard along with it for the players to look at instead of having them work off of monitors.
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« Reply #104 on: September 05, 2007, 11:46:45 AM »
Wouldn't putting in a game board break the 180-degree camera line? (If relevant)
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