It reminds me of Who Wants to be a Millionaire in the sense that this crap can't last TOO long, can it ? Of course, maybe down the road they will replace Howie Mandel with Meredith Veira and keep it plugging but I'm talking about its overhyped popularity in this thread.
It's so gimmicky and when I do see it, I root against the contestants and delight in their misfortune. That whole thing with the banker is ridiculous, just stupid. He's up there in that darkened booth so you can't see anything except for his silhouette and they put on a big production about his decisions as far as what the offer will be...but once the Deal has been made, there is no more suspense to it, I mean Howie just starts belting out what the offers "would have been" (which is fine because it's all statistically based anyway - but why the drama before a Deal has been made? ).
Then there are the models who work with the numbered cases. They are great. They try all this suspenseful stuff of opening the case slowly so they know if it is high or low, then they ham it up with silent screams for low amounts or they'll put on a pouty puss when it's a high amount. The worst part about it is when contestants beg or plead with the models to be nice to them and open a small amount. Huh? I didn't realize the ladies wielded so much power. It reminds me of the times I've played Blackjack over the years and other people around me talked to the dealer as if they had any control over what card came out of the shoe next.
Maybe the worst part about this show is the music since it overdoes all of the things I've mentioned about.