Saturday, September 26, 2015
Wrong is right
Joe MacLeod, who writes for a Baltimore alternative newspaper under the name "Mr. Wrong," won the show's real top prize of a quarter-million. Okay, higher amounts are possible but are never reached with the syndie's brutal questions. Joe begged off the half-mill query about Shirley Temple's opinion of various laps she sat in. (No, she didn't give anybody lap dances. She was a cute child star.)
Meanwhile, critics around the Interwebs look to be mostly positive about Chris Harrison. Pundits seem relieved that the old-line quizzer has a calm, professional host in command, instead of a Steve Harvey wannabe. This is a serious quizzer for potentially big money, after all.
At least in Baltimore Millionaire hasn't been exiled to late night or some other God-forsaken spot. It gets the noon hour in the market, maybe not the best timeslot but halfway decent. Congrats to Joe and best wishes for the rebooted Millionaire. We'll get a first look at Chris Harrison's ratings in a few days.