I'm not wild about the host. She always seems to be yelling to be heard above the din of the crowd. According to my cable guide, Tuesday's episode was the 8th episode produced and last night's was the 4th so it's not a matter of her settling into the role. I like the first half where it's all the classic game. The best part of the show, old and new, it the second round where spins are bouncing back and forth and banks are being built and lost. I know it's all part of the game, but I would be so pissed at having spins passed to me. The woman who lost the Jag and the guy who had over $50k and lost it all on the last spin were hard to watch. I'd be cussing out the person who passed me the spins in my head.
I'm not wild about the bonus round at all. It's too much like Deal or No Deal with the drawn out decisions, the sob stories, the friends and family rooting section and the personalized prizes. I don't even like the 30 seconds the players yammer on about themselves on Jeopardy so having to sit through 30 minutes of teary-eyed players and spouses (completely with waded up Kleenex daubing their eyes) isn't pleasant. I wish they'd just play two games because I love how true the first round is to the original.