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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #120 on: August 01, 2012, 05:35:57 PM »
I think the problem is actually that the look of the show feels like it's stuck in between past and future. It was obvious in Season 36 that they were going for a retro-kitsch look, but since then, that approach has been abandoned in favor of modernization. Fair enough, but the modernizations are being built extremely slowly out of the S36 retro-kitsch look, which makes the entire thing look unbalanced and, to many, an eyesore. If they wanted to modernize they should have just built a new look from the ground up, and that does not necessarily mean the American Idol-esque set that was rumored at one time. Look at GSN's The Pyramid - there's a good example of how to make a modern set that still captures the spirit of the original.

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Dude, it's Alex Davis.  What do you expect?

This time, Steve, you're exactly right. The thing is, though, I do believe he has said that he didn't even watch the show before Drew started, which makes Hag's assessment actually pretty accurate.
I'll put this in here, but I didn't want it to overshadow the more interesting topic of specials. Earlier in the show Mike and Beth talked about Jenny McCarthy's appointment to The View and it leads to Mike talking about her appearance on Price. Mike says that he and the staff mulled over whether or not to have her on the show because of the controversy that follows her. They ultimately decided to have her because she's "a great advocate for what she believes in." Now, Mike didn't specify exactly what he meant by "what she believes in" and what "belief" of her's that he's addressing, but that could certainly be taken the wrong way.

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #121 on: August 01, 2012, 05:39:08 PM »
I slightly agree with yeah's on that

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2012, 05:44:56 PM »
This time, Steve, you're exactly right. The thing is, though, I do believe he has said that he didn't even watch the show before Drew started, which makes Hag's assessment actually pretty accurate.

Davis wasn't even interested in game shows before, if I remember correctly, Millionaire, and he still doesn't seem to have any respect for most of what came before it.  The notion of him as an authority on the genre is a falsehood of his own invention that, for whatever reason, everyone just seems to listen to.
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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2012, 05:48:36 PM »
I didn't even know of Alex Davis...clearly I'm going to have to read more of his articles.
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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #124 on: August 01, 2012, 08:27:36 PM »
How is that a silly statement if viewing demographics have changed since the '70s?

What?  Fewer people in their 60s watch TPIR?

EDIT: Oh, almost forgot.  I'll bet someone breaks the logo on the door somehow this season.  I don't know how, but it will happen.

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2012, 08:50:04 PM »
Does that mean we will see new art work from you. lol

Yeah, probably. Just wait til the next season and you'll probably find out depending on what comes up.

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #126 on: August 01, 2012, 09:17:58 PM »
What?  Fewer people in their 60s watch TPIR?

There are more to demographics than just age.

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #127 on: August 01, 2012, 09:58:15 PM »
There are more to demographics than just age.

Indeed.  That one, however, never changes.

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #128 on: August 01, 2012, 10:20:27 PM »
So the new logo is 3D and lights up.  Now it makes a bit more sense why it's so small and appears washed out in the photos.  I can accept this change a little more now that I know this.  I think it's a neat idea to have it light up.  It would still look better if it were bigger but that can't be helped I suppose.

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #129 on: August 01, 2012, 10:38:13 PM »
Yeah, I like the new look for the doors and logo. I'm sure it will look a lot better on television, and with straight-on shots of the doors instead of the side views.

Sorry, I'm just basically regurgitating what various people have said on here, but I really do like the new look.
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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #130 on: August 01, 2012, 10:42:34 PM »
I do like the idea of lights installed in the doors, it's just that the logo being so small bothers me.
I'll put this in here, but I didn't want it to overshadow the more interesting topic of specials. Earlier in the show Mike and Beth talked about Jenny McCarthy's appointment to The View and it leads to Mike talking about her appearance on Price. Mike says that he and the staff mulled over whether or not to have her on the show because of the controversy that follows her. They ultimately decided to have her because she's "a great advocate for what she believes in." Now, Mike didn't specify exactly what he meant by "what she believes in" and what "belief" of her's that he's addressing, but that could certainly be taken the wrong way.

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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #131 on: August 01, 2012, 11:40:05 PM »
I kinda like the doors, to be honest (and I know I'm going against two of my fellow WoFL's staffers, but hey :P). I think they were due an upgrade, but, while they were upgrading things, I think they should've change the giant price tag to match the doors. That should have been done 4 years ago, really...
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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #132 on: August 01, 2012, 11:43:43 PM »
I kinda like the doors, to be honest (and I know I'm going against two of my fellow WoFL's staffers, but hey :P). I think they were due an upgrade, but, while they were upgrading things, I think they should've change the giant price tag to match the doors. That should have been done 4 years ago, really...

1)  What's WoFL?
2)  There was a similar discussion a few years ago when the doors were first changed to the square patterns, and it went something like this:  "They should change the GPT too!" / "Why go to the expense to change something that's only seen on camera in full every once in a while?"  That argument still holds water today, especially with money undoubtedly being spent on other set changes and "upgrades" that probably belongs in the prize budget.
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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #133 on: August 01, 2012, 11:59:33 PM »
WoFL= Wheel of Fortune Lovers; staffers= Guint and cu2010

And, yes, I can easily see where their coming from on that side of the argument. It's only seen, what, once per show two or three times a week? I can see why they wouldn't want to sink a bunch of money into something not seen all the time.
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Re: Season 41 Taping Report
« Reply #134 on: August 02, 2012, 10:34:11 AM »
WoFL= Wheel of Fortune Lovers; staffers= Guint and cu2010

Yes, and if you go against a WoFL staffer on G-R you can be banned from WoFL, as per the convoluded rules. :)

And, yes, I can easily see where their coming from on that side of the argument. It's only seen, what, once per show two or three times a week? I can see why they wouldn't want to sink a bunch of money into something not seen all the time.

3x a week multiplied by... I'll just guess 36 weeks (~180 shows / 5 days a week, I know its not perfect math, but still) = 108 episodes, which is over 50% of shows, that's why they would want to sink money into it....
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