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  • Dec 16, 2020 04:44 PM
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    I'm just going to come out and admit it; I love game shows. I love The Price is Right; I love Wheel of Fortune; I love Who Want's to be a Millionaire?; and I (somewhat embarrassingly admit) love Supermarket Sweep. There's just something about live action game shows in which total strangers try to win money and prizes that appeals to me. Call it my guilty pleasure.

    However, there's one game show that I never, ever missed for at least the past 10+ years and that show is Jeopardy!

    Jeopardy! and Alex Trebek are one in the same. It's hard to imagine, probably since I've never seen the show hosted by anyone else, anyone other than Trebek hosting the show, but that's what we're going to have to adapt to in the years to come.

    In honor of Alex Trebek, I figured I'd see what favorite memory of the show is or who your favorite contestant was.

    My favorite memory of the show is watching it with my dad throughout my youth and adolescence. I obviously didn't get many questions right when I was 10 years old, but as the years progressed I couldn't help but get so excited when I got an answer correct, especially when it was further down on the board or for Final Jeopardy!

    My favorite contestant was James Holzhauer. I know a lot of people would call that a layup, but the reason I like Holzhauer so much is because he, more than anyone I've ever seen before, learned to "game" Jeopardy! For years and years contestants dutifully started at the top of the board and moved down, but he blew that strategy to smithereens and nearly every show after him has had one contestant who tried to emulate his strategy, often to their detriment. That's what's so impressive about him; he fundamentally changed how the game is played. Some people say to the games detriment, but I think the jury is still out.

    What about you? Do you have a favorite moment/show/or contestant?

  • Dec 15, 2020 11:02 PM
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    E_CLUSI_E

    NI_HTCLUB

    Next letter called? K!

    That's a rough one.

  • Dec 15, 2020 11:02 PM
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    FunJason Wrote:

    I see all sorts of them on the Internet but none come anywhere close to what I saw live as a kid which I believe aired in 1985 doing research (I may have saw a rerun "live" later).

    Someone span the wheel with a very long multi word phrase and landed on $5000. They asked for a "T". The phrase was

    STAR LIGHT STAR BRIGHT FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT

    $5000*8 for $40,000 dollars on one letter.

    And then the contestant either then or after more spins tried to solve the puzzle and perhaps flustered uttered, "Star Light Star Bright First Star *A* See Tonight". Pat Sajak was very apologetic and I think since the entire board was full the next contestant solved the puzzle for zero dollars.

    Talk about epic fail!

    I don't know if I'd ever be able to get over that one! I always try not to make fun of or judge people who mess up an obvious word or phrase because I can 100% see myself buckling under the pressure, as well.
  • Oct 18, 2019 04:36 PM
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    The Matrix was so ahead of its time. I was sixteen when it came out and I vividly remember being enthralled with it. I enjoyed the entire series, but that first one sits in my top 5 movies all time, not just in Sci-Fi.
  • Sep 19, 2019 11:41 AM
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    The 71st Annual Emmy's will feature no shortage of wild and very likely surprising moments because 2019 has been yet another year of GREAT television. Whereas the movie industry seems to be trying to find it's footing again, television has continued churning out smash hits left and right, leaving us fans with a plethora of top-notch choices to spend our evenings entertaining ourselves with.

    Game of Thrones is up for an eye-popping 32 Emmy's after airing its final season and it's hard to believe that the Television Academy would stiff them for Outstanding Drama Series on their final season. That doesn't mean we should count out Better Call Saul, Succession, and Pose entirely (all shows that could easily win just about any other year), but if I were a betting man then I'd place my bet on GOT.

    Chernobyl, HBO's limited drama series dramatizing the 1986 nuclear disaster in Pripyat, Ukraine, is this years front runner for Outstanding Limited Series/Movie, but the category is still a true toss-up with When The See Us, Sharp Objects, Fosse/Verdon, and Escape At Dannemora all having realistic shots at taking home the prize.

    Veep and Marvelous Mrs. Mabel are neck and neck for Outstanding Comedy Series and it will be a nail biter. Will the Television Academy reward Veep for its final season or go with the fan-favorite Marvelous Mrs. Mabel? Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a lock for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, but it will be interesting to see who gets the Emmy for the series.

    There are obviously a lot of other categories I skipped over, but those are my predictions for the top categories. It should be quite an interesting night!

  • Dec 12, 2016 02:22 PM
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    Heisenberg Wrote:
    Best Motion Picture, Drama

    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hell or High Water
    Lion
    Manchester By the Sea
    Moonlight

    This is always an odd category that I wish the Globes would do away with. I saw Deadpool and Sing Street. And I enjoyed both quite a bit. Any of these others you think are better (I have yet to see them)? La la land is next to see for me..

    Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
    20th Century Women
    Deadpool
    Florence Foster Jenkins
    La La Land
    Sing Street

    I must have a really different taste in movies because the only one of these that I've seen this year is Deadpool. It almost seems like the Globes are trying to go out of their way to have unique films in the running over the most popular ones of the year.
  • Sep 09, 2015 11:27 AM
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    I think he is going to dramatically change late night comedy shows.

    One thing I love is that he is posting extended interviews (as his mentor Jon Stewart used to do) online. It allows him to have much more of a discussion with major guests without going over scheduled time. It shows he is keenly aware that many people won't watch his show live, but will watch it the next day. I think that's a brilliant idea and wouldn't be surprised if the other late night hosts start doing the same thing.

  • Jun 08, 2015 01:33 PM
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    I am really looking forward to this film. The cast does seem quite unique, but I like all of the actors and it will be interesting to see how they all work together. Ridley Scott is a damn good director, so I have pretty high hopes.
  • Jun 06, 2015 11:34 PM
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    NeoLogic Wrote: Netflix actually released the season a few hours early on the 11th. Thought that was cool. I've haven't yet consumed the entire season. But I've already watched through 7 episodes. Anyone got me beat?
    I was out of town this weekend, but am looking forward to watching the first few episodes tonight. Thankfully I haven't heard any spoilers, but I have been told that it's a pretty good season.
  • Jun 01, 2015 05:09 PM
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    I've been a little frustrated with how certain media personalities have gone into overdrive in denigrating her. I'm not surprised that they are doing it, but it still make me sad that so many people in this country care what other people do with their lives. No one is getting hurt by Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner. It's not going to effect their lives in the least. It's just kind of sad that certain people would rather make fun of her. I try to live by the words that my mom taught me as a young child--if you can't say something nice about someone then it's better to say nothing at all.