RegisFan: And there’s another new Millionaire iOS app to close out 2020!
Dec 21, 2020 23:18:54 GMT -5
RegisFan: Yep! The holidays are always slow at Millionaire Fans. Which is kind of a good thing, since it means people are spending time on the important things in life. Activity always picks up again in January.
Dec 20, 2020 16:43:32 GMT -5
FinalAnswer19: JCEurovision, RegisFan has nothing to do with that. This is a problem that has happened this time of year, every year with the RPGs and general low activity on the site.
Dec 20, 2020 15:16:08 GMT -5
JCEurovision: RegisFan, I am very disappointed at the low turnout given in RPG 105.
Dec 20, 2020 6:00:26 GMT -5
RegisFan: The sign-up thread for RPG 106 is now live!
Dec 20, 2020 2:03:40 GMT -5
Post by Sonicfan49 on May 18, 2019 11:34:21 GMT -5
Honestly, good. It's for the best.
I'd even wager to say it came a decade too late. The show is unrecognizable from what it once was. The music and set pieces changed for the far worse, and that was a solution to a problem that never existed. The questions are so ridiculously esoteric and specific that unless you are asked the right stack of questions about stuff you have Rain Man-esque knowledge of or you get ridiculously lucky and ballsy and just guess, you'll never have a hope in hell of winning a million. The artificially induced difficulty is what killed it for me. And the format was butchered to all hell for so many years that when they finally got their heads out of their asses a few years ago and went back to the almost-classic format (the lack of a 15th question still doesn't sit well with me), the damage was done adn the good will was gone.
Millionaire will always be remembered as one of the best game shows of all time, but it was time. The last decade or so has been like the last 18 seasons of The Simpsons. An absolute shell of its former self. Milllionaire will be revived one day and get its day in the sun again. But it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.
Last Edit: May 18, 2019 11:35:44 GMT -5 by Sonicfan49
We need to revisit the leaked Sony documents from a few years back. Now that production has ended on the US version, how long before the rights fully revert back to Sony to do with as they please? I can’t remember if there was a waiting period or not.
I also am saddened but not surprised. Seems like the show got caught in a Catch-22. It's been too many years since they've had a millionaire, so ratings declined. Since ratings declined, they couldn't afford to have a millionaire. That said, being on the show was one of the highlights of my life that I will never forget. RIP Millionaire.
Post by millionaire1999 on May 26, 2019 21:15:45 GMT -5
It's such a shame that the show is about to come to an end, but honestly, I'm not that surprised. It wasn't even Who Wants to be a Millionaire? anymore. Everything changed, the format, the music, the set; everything that made it so iconic, was thrown out.
Anyone ever thought back to that one documentary on the behind the scenes of this show, where the producers at Celador were test-running WWTBAM with several pilot programmes, and among the issues they had were the pop-esque music, the bright set, and overall lax format? That's how I saw the U.S. version in the Shuffle/Final seasons. If it didn't work 20 years ago, what on earth led them to believe it would work today?
Maybe at some point in the future, Who Wants to be a Millionaire will be revived, but if they do, they gotta use what made the show popular in the first place. Hell, use the U.K.'s format! And they need a fresh set of writers to make the question difficulties less convoluted and more general knowledge, like how it used to be.
Update: I watched the final episode. For those who expected an acknowledgment of the finale, it’s obvious they just taped it long before they were even notified of their cancellation. Chris just said “We’ll see you next time” like normal. Sorry to double post.
Post by FinalAnswer19 on May 31, 2019 19:28:37 GMT -5
Today's episode was underwhelming and was yet another example of why the show was cancelled. Nobody won any real money, questions were dumb, graphics shocked me (I forgot they were so bad, I don't watch it regularly anymore).
End of an era. My childhood is officially over. Here's hoping it comes back better than ever!
I don’t think I’ll ever see a less dignified way to go out. This shows that Disney-ABC was forced to keep airing it to prevent the rights from returning to Sony. Hopefully it gets revived on ABC in 2024.