Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Newlywed Game (2009): Debut

The Newlywed Game is one of my favorite Chuck Barris Productions, so I was rather excited to hear it was coming back, though worried a bit at how it would turn out.

Carnie Wilson’s a pretty okay host. I don’t really have any issues with her. Not bad for her first day as an emcee.

Even though there are only three of them, I do find that the couples are fun to watch. Even if I don’t like a version of the show that much (see Gary Kroeger's ‘90‘s version), they are still enjoyable. The questions were pretty good too.

While I usually like it when a revival tries to pay homage to its previous eras, I’m not a fan of this “Goldy-wed” bonus round. I just find it to be pretty dull, and that background music is just not necessary at all. For the love of God, current light-hearted game shows, stop trying to make things more serious than they should.

I don't consider this revival to be a must see, but at the same time I have no hate for it. I'd say it's not a bad catch when nothing else is on.


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