Monday, May 26, 2014

Reviewing Now You See It 1974:

This is an old article pending revision.

There are many game shows that are similar to Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy! Yet they have not lasted nearly as long as them. This is one of those game shows. It is a word search game show. It doesn't seem to have the same feel as hangman-based Wheel Of Fortune, but it is more like (if not better than) Jeopardy! I don't know why this didn't catch on. This is actually quite futuristic for a 1970s game show. It is also preserved really good, which is not something very common in 1970s daytime TV shows, many of which are for the most part, preserved in Black & White. The set resembles a game show of an early 1980s game show. There is neon everywhere on the set, and the game board appeared to look futuristic because it lit up. (It also reminds me of the futuristic rear projection screens on Barry-Enright shows) and also on the final round they have a computer to circle the words. The game show host is friendly, witty, can ad-lib and have conversations, and whatever else that game show hosts back then did. (also, Pat Sajak is not as friendly as he looks either) The game of Now You See It has excellent music that matches the time period (Chump Change or something) instead of stupid ukuleles. The opening has suspense in it and this is one of those game shows you have to know things. There needs to be more game shows!! This is why people in the U.S.A. are getting stupider, and they will easily lose in a game show. People back then were inspired and motivated to learn things because they could participate in a game show and win money for being smart!! And now daytime TV is filled with people suing each other. Go figure.

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