Ken or Mayim or something else?

Jul 20, 2022 | 1 comment

Mayim Bialik, Jeopardy Host Wannabe

I’m sorta sick of all the hype about Jeopardy — who will be the permanent host, how the fans feel, what the producers think, what the sponsors say and on and on, ad nauseum.  I used to enjoy watching the show — before it became more about Alex Trebek and less about a fun game of trivia facts.  With Trebek’s death, the show’s promoters have taken the hosting question far more seriously than the game, itself.  Or so it seems to me.

In fact, I wish we could get an inside look at who the writers are these days.  Surely it’s a different team that’s coming up with the categories and the questions which range from the ridiculous to the impossible.  There’s not much middle ground.  And what about the judges?  They let questionable or even wrong answers slide but get picky over pronunciation.  Inconsistency is the by-word.

If the controversy and the hype and the constant yammering about what the fans want continues for much longer, I think I’ll opt out altogether.  “Too much already,” say I.  In fact, the other night I watched bland old Wheel of Fortune and you know what?  It was sorta restful and way more fun than Jeopardy has been lately.  Pat and Vanna were predictable.  The contestants were interested in playing the game.  The game, itself, was just the right mix of fun and challenge.

Ken Jennings, Trebek’s Choice for Host?

So… maybe Jeopardy has run its course.  Maybe the producers got too hungry.  Maybe they forgot that games are for playing and for having fun…  This particular fan doesn’t really care if it’s Ken or Mayim or Donald Duck.  Let’s just get on with it before it’s not worth the effort.  If any of you readers are Jeopardy fans, I’d like to hear your take on the current situation.  Maybe I’m expecting too much.  Or maybe not enough…

1 Comment

  1. Fern Fey

    I whole-heartedly agree!

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