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The Moment of Truth

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 9:38 AM

The moment of truth about the new game show, "The Moment of Truth," is.......................disappointment.

I heard so much talk about this show and saw it previewed so many times that I had to tune in for last night's premiere episode, passing up entertaining Law & Order just to watch the new show.

The show digs deep into the truths and lies of contestants who are willing to have their personal lives exposed at the chance of winning up to $500,000.

Last night, the first contestant was asked several questions, one which asked if he had done anything in his past that would give his wife any reason not to trust him. He was asked up to 50 questions prior to the actual show while hooked up to a lie detector and then asked the same questions again last night in front of the world. The show declares whether he's telling the truth or not.

As it turned out he told the truth...that he indeed had done things that would potentially make him untrustworthy to his wife. Peaks like that seemed too few and far between to me.

Anyway, interesting concept that Americans will, or so I had predicted, love. After watching it I'm not so sure because the show was much too slow-paced for my liking.

There was so much of a pause between the host asking the question and the contestant answering the question that I got really annoyed and bored.

I'm so anxious for the writer's strike to end. Us couch potatoes are starving for entertainment!

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I saw it also Sadie I didn't care much for it either.

I am just eagerly awaiting "Lost" to come back on and of course the NEW "Desperate Housewives" :>)

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Jan 24, 2008, at 9:45 AM

A little faster pace would have been great. All in all, I liked it.

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Thu, Jan 24, 2008, at 10:02 AM

The concept is a little warped to me. I don't trust lie detectors and my family is worth more than they could pay to take any chances that it malfunctions or they ask me something that raises doubts, regardless of the answer. Unless of course, it is all an act.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 24, 2008, at 10:23 AM

Yeah, I think a lot of those shows are fake. I would like to think people who are American Idol tryouts really don't believe they can sing..or on Wife Swap who in their right mind would go stay at somebody else's house that you had never even met? Or worse yet the Age of Love or the Bachelor, Marry My Mom, Biggest Loser, Survivor, Amazing Race.

And then they call it reality TVI've often wondered Whose reality is this? LOL

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Jan 24, 2008, at 10:48 AM

Amen, and Amen... I also was very disappointed with the show. If I'm trying to sell a new concept, I'm bringing my "A" material for the first episode to hook viewers.

We saw previews such as the very large woman asking a contestant if "fat people repulse you?" And an African American lady asking another contestant if she was truly concerned about the starving kids in Africa? I'm not proud of the fact that I'm entertained by people being put on the spot with such awkward questions, but it was something new. Seeing the questioner's reaction and hearing the audiences reactions seemed like a new concept of reality television that would be an instant hit.

Instead of these types of prying questions, we got a former NFL player ,with his drop dead gorgeous wife, being ask if he thought his friends hit on his wife... Duhh....Any man that didn't flirt with that lady, better stay out of the Men's locker room, if you know what I mean.

All in all, very disappointed with their choice of contestants to kick the show off. Also, like others said, the delays and MANY commercial breaks were VERY annoying!!

-- Posted by tgreader on Fri, Jan 25, 2008, at 7:29 AM

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Sadie Fowler is lifestyles editor for the Times-Gazette.
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