You're watching Duel on ABC
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 17th 2007 11:19PM
December 17 marked the debut of ABC's latest game show: Duel. This week-long competition is described by the network as "a high-stakes tournament-style game show" at the end of which the winner could win over $1.5 million dollars.
I didn't really know what to expect from the game but, thanks to most of my series being in reruns and to ABC's online and on-screen marketing campaign, I decided I needed to give the show a try.
The rules were confusing at first but, after a complete duel, I finally made sense of everything and enjoyed the remainder of the episode. The questions are difficult enough to have contestants ponder how many chips they'll risk, thus ensuring that the game has some suspense.
The contestants are of various locations and have different backgrounds, which makes the game even more interesting when the player must pick an opponent based on a short introduction of three randomly-picked contestants.
There were a few things that got on my nerves and those mostly have to do with the host, ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning radio show host Mike Greenberg. Even if I didn't expect him to be totally comfortable since this was the first episode, I expected a bit more smiles and cutesy jokes like all other game show hosts say. At times, it even looked like he was a tad bored! I hope that whoever writes the few lines Greenberg has to say finds something different than "Screen up!" and "You're watching Duel on ABC." It was getting old after 15 minutes of show! Oh, and one last thing, Greenberg needs to lose the pen!
No matter the host, I was entertained enough by Duel to tune in for more tomorrow night (and probably for the rest of the week). If you want to test your Duel skills, you can play the game online at ABC.com.
|It rocks!||134 (25.4%)|
|It was okay.||152 (28.8%)|
|It sucks!||100 (19.0%)|