So, we've been watching kinda fanatically the past two weeks.
First it was to see the new hosts in action. The host is Mayim Bialik for now and really CANNOT WAIT for Ken Jennings to take over. Not because Mayim is not doing a good job. I really like her as a host.
I just want Ken to host! That's really all. It's a better story. Here's a guy that is such a Jep champion that having him at the helm just means a lot to him and so many fans. Mayim, let's face it - is kinda random. And hey! I like random. So it's all win win-y over here - - just give me Ken!!!
We have also been watching in my house to see Matt tear it up. I mean, my 10 year old is bored by Matt and that is kinda funny actually. Because I feel like there are people out there who don't watch this show because they deem it boring and now it is like boring to a semi-fan (he's 10 and in normal circumstances he only likes watching when there is a tight competition - aka when Matt isn't winning by a fantastic - almost fantastical - landslide)
I guess he is a little of a fair weather fan, which is ok to me (his mom) mostly because he is 10.
Starting him early on a love of trivia is part of the slow game.
All this to say - Matt!!!
Watching his calm, slight surprise when he gets some correct & his consistency is entertaining. Thank you Jeopardy!
After the past 5 games all I say when he wins is "What's gonna happen? What are they gonna do?"
I mean the producers. Like how can this just go on and on and on?
I don't mind. I just wonder.
Like once he gets past Ken's 74 game winning streak, what happens in the producers' room?
Wait till he hits 100?
Close out a season (or 2?) with just one winner?
Re-name it the Matt show? Haha.
Interested in hearing people's opinions on this.
And go Matt! Go Ken!
(Inspiration for this post is this article which I haven't read through so maybe it answers some of the above musings)