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Jeopardy - Post Alex Trebek Era

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Veltri, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy saving!

    Mike Richards is good, but his "No" needs work - too harsh IMO.
     
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  2. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    Katie Couric’s first night as host was awkward. Not as easy as it looks, apparently. She seemed a bit stiff and unnatural and insincere. I compare her to her Today successor, Meredith Vieira, who is smooth and warm and genuine as the host of 25 Words or Less.
     
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  3. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy saving!

    I thought she did fine. I like Meredith too.
     
  4. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    She gave an interview and said she was a “nervous wreck.” In fairness, it’s a very different show than what’s she’s used to doing. She’s an experienced broadcaster, so I’ll be curious to see what her learning curve is like over the next couple of weeks.
     
  5. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery picture member

    I was expecting to dislike the Katie Couric shows. She was fine as an anchor on TODAY, but came across a bit whiney when she anchored the CBS EVENING NEWS for some reason. And though it a quite different experience from Alex Trebek, she came across as genuinely being in awe of being there, and I thought handled things pretty well.

    *SHE* will not be the reason I turn off JEOPARDY in the upcoming weeks, but there's this certain doctor...
     
  6. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

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    It think Mike did better than Ken. I'd rather see him be the permanent host. I didn't realize he has hosted game shows before so he's has experience doing this. Katie, AC, and Oz have other full-time gigs so they aren't really in contention to take over this permanently no matter how well they do. It's really between Ken and Mike at this point...unless Meredith throws her name in the hat.
     
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  7. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    It sounds like a button he pushes. Identical every time.
    “May I have cake?”

    “no”
     
  8. GMfan87'

    GMfan87' Forum Resident

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    That's how she is though generally.
    I'll only watch the final question during her run , see how the others start out.
     
  9. dougotte

    dougotte Petty, Annoying Dilettante

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    I briefly toyed with avoiding the show when The Quack hosts, but I'm sure I'll check it out anyway.
     
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  10. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    The game itself is very entertaining enough thank goodness.
     
  11. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery picture member

    He'll probably lecture the contestants as to *why* they are wrong...
     
  12. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy saving!

    Hmm - if enough people don't watch it - ratings go down. That would send a clear signal.
     
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  13. parman

    parman Forum Resident

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    I liked Katie last night
     
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  14. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    Katie’s on her third night and she’s already more noticeably relaxed and enjoying herself.
     
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  15. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

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    After reading this thread, I made a point of watching Jeopardy on Wednesday.

    While I found Trebek unwatchably cranky & patronizing for the past couple of decades (at least), and the multi-million dollar winners an absolute joy-killer, I thought Couric was superb.

    Genuinely warm and lovely, and appearing to be genuinely enjoying herself (Trebek mostly seemed like he didn't want to be there), she'd be a perfect choice to become the permanent host - a HUGE improvement over Trebek, and a move that should have been made 20-30 years ago.
     
  16. GMfan87'

    GMfan87' Forum Resident

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    Wow, (re Trebek) certainly a minority opinion.
     
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  17. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    I guess I also have a minority opinion: I think Katie is awful!

    Ken is my favorite so far; Mike Richards was too slick for my tastes...
     
  18. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    I wouldn't go as far as saying Katie is awful, but I don't think she's the best choice for a host, even if only for a fill-in...

    I thought Ken Jennings was pretty good, but I think Mike Richards was a little better...

    I seen Levar Burton on some cable show a couple weekends ago, and he was asked if he'd like to host Jeopardy-He said he'd be very happy to do it.
     
  19. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

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    Burton would be a great choice if Couric's not on the radar, but she was spectacularly good - a wonderful breath of life back into the show.
     
  20. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    I’m really enjoying Katie as host and I’m surprised to say that. But her warmth and connection with the contestants stands out - she does a much better job in this area than Ken or Mike. But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised- she has a great deal more experience as a broadcaster than either of them.
     
  21. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery picture member

    Not just brodcast experience, but she has great interviewing skills from years on TODAY.
     
  22. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    I’m backing up my Katie comment with tonight’s episode. The gal DIDN’T ANSWER IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION, and Katie said “remember your phrasing” and they gave her the answer! WTF!

    Watch the “L’Oréal” clue in the second half of round one and explain this to me!
    @8:15:

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  23. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    That's nuts-Something like that never would have flown in the before times...

    I hope they don't start playing fast and loose with the rules just because the presenters are guest hosts.
     
  24. Jay_Z

    Jay_Z Forum Resident

    It's allowed in Single Jeopardy. Not in Double. That's always been the case.
     
  25. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    Really? I guess I was unaware. I don’t think I ever recalled Alex doing that...
     
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