Review of "Deal Or No Deal"

published 11/09/2008 | beanie8844
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Deal or No Deal is one of the most popular game shows on television. A channel four production and presented by Noel Edmonds the show involves twenty two contestants, only one of which can play during an episode. At the start of the show a contestant is selected at random to become that day's player. The player then takes their box to the table in the middle of the studio and assumes their seat in the playing arena. After a brief introductory chat with Noel they begin to play the game.

The aim of the game is to go away with the highest sum of money possible, which is £250,000. This is achieved by opening firstly five of the boxes assigned numbers 1 -20 around the studio to reveal monetary values inside which obviously can't be inside the contestants box (east wing and west wing). When they have done this the banker makes them a monetary offer, they can either accept the offer or play on as most players do. From here they go onto open three more boxes before the banker's next offer. Again they can either accept or play on. The game continues in this fashion - they either accept an offer from the banker or hold out to get to the last two boxes where they have the option to open their box (in front of them) or swap it with the remaining box. The programme is great viewing apart from when the contestant deals with the banker early on in the show. Here the scenario changes as the remainder of the show is taken up by opening the boxes as the play would have done if they were still playing until they finally reveal what they had in their box all along; it really is quite dull if this happens unless they could have won a lot more or less than they decided to deal on.

I think the show is great and you do get some fantastic characters that appear on the show. Contestants stay on the show until they are selected to play by the computer and so this gives you the opportunity to get to know them quite well if you are a regular viewer - as I was whilst at university.

Facts about the show:
- Similarly to Who Wants To Be a Millionaire the show ahs been a success all around the world, it is shown in over 60 countries.
- Only one person has ever won the £250,000 in the UK - Laura Pearce back in January 2007.

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  • ilusvm published 09/11/2008
    i get too addicted to this so i try and avoid watching it! Em x
  • MarcoG published 24/09/2008
    I hate how they drag the game out, especially when it only takes about a minute to play!!!!
  • watkins11 published 18/09/2008
    Such a simple idea, wish I'd thought of it!
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