'Moment of Truth' Hits Moment of Idiotic Ridiculousness


Has anyone watched FOX's The Moment of Truth? Well, of course you have. You and 20 million others. It's a good show for sure but is anyone else getting sick of the continued over hype and warnings from host Mark Walberg that, OMFG, some of these truths might be, OMFG, too hard for people to take? WTF? It's the entire point of the show! To continually hype it as if no one's smart enough to know exactly what's going on is degrading to people's intelligence.

For host Walberg to feign he was against the airing of last night's so called "the episode we didn't want you to see" (or some shit) is laughable. For any of the show's contestants and their couch buddies to be surprised at anything that happens on the show is equally laughable. Everyone goes into this show knowing exactly what's going to happen. They'd be idiots if they didn't. Fox isn't going to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars and not ask if you've slept with a former boyfriend or if you've stolen money from work.

And, you're never going to see perfect people on the show with perfect answers that don't offend anyone because, well, they'd never get past the initial screening because, oh, they'd suck on the show because, oh, there'd be no drama.

And those ridiculously long, over-staged pauses between answers and the god-like true/false lady? Puleeeeeeeeeeeeeze! Not to mention contestants being coached not to answer questions immediately so as to increase the drama. The drama is so over the top it is gratingly annoying. Then again, that's what makes it a great show. Simple human fuckery combined with classic game show shenanigans always equals a hit. And that's what The Moment of Truth has become.

We just can't wait until we here the $500,000 question...which is sure to be along the lines of "Have you ever murdered anyone?" And, no doubt, we'll be watching when that happens. Because, dammit, as much as we hate it, we love the show and can't pry our eyes away from it.

by Steve Hall    Feb-26-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Good, Opinion, Television   

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Posted by: Scott W on February 26, 2008 2:03 PM

I watched this last night for the first time. I'm more entertained by the honest reactions of The Price is Right contestants. I'm also more intrigued by the real answers... $1699.99 for that bedroom set? "Puleeeeeeeeeeeeeze!"

Posted by: Jessie Birks on February 26, 2008 3:12 PM

"To continually hype it as if no one's smart enough to know exactly what's going on is degrading to people's intelligence."

Uh, its on Fox. What did you expect? The BBC?

Posted by: Marc Lucas on February 27, 2008 11:28 AM

Hear, not here. Can we please learn to spell?

Posted by: Deb on February 27, 2008 9:46 PM

Oh but I do know how to spell perfectly well. It's my fingers that have the problem:-)

Posted by: Steve Hall on February 28, 2008 9:02 AM