Million Dollar Moment on “Millionaire: Hot Seat”
With all the excitement of next Monday’s debut for Australia’s new version of The Price is Right (Seven, 5:00PM), we can’t forget the other games in Australia right now. The one that has put the long running Deal or No Deal in some trouble over the past few years is the love-and-hate Millionaire: Hot Seat. There are a few things very off about the show, and it’s completely unfair, but it’s been around for a while and they’ve had quite a few million dollar moments, which is what the show is all about, so they know what they are doing. One of those million dollar moments happened last week. Four people have gone for the $1,000,000 top prize (you can’t walk away; you either win $1,000 or the million) but no one has won. Can Alan Edwards be the first person to win it all?
Every time I watch Hot Seat all I can think is, “I’m really happy America went with the Super Mix format instead.” There’s a lot about Hot Seat which is annoying. Super Mix, while obviously not being as good as the original Millionaire (and what can be?) is probably the best spinoff of the format present today.