Instead, I was "forced" to watch Deal or No Deal.
I truly enjoy this show (and not for the reason you might think).
It is utterly elegant, and gives the player the illusion of choice. You might as well pick case number 1, and then go through the rest of the in number order.
I've also watched the spanish channel version of this show, "Vas O No Vas".
Despite my rudimentary spanish, I was able to follow along with the show without any real problem. The main differences were that the monetary amounts were smaller, and the "models" were less "diverse".
And of course, the term "No Vas" reminds me of the joke about how the car by a similar name failed to sell well in mexico.
Another thing about this show is the whole "we'll open the case...(significant pause)...when we come back" for "added tension and suspense". game shows have always been "reality tv", but I quickly tired of this tactic while watching american idol.
I mean, I've seen some shows where this is done after only 30 seconds of airtime, "and we'll find out right after this".
But I think I'm becoming numb to this.