Wife and I are not too enamored with Ken Jennings as host. I know there will be other hosts, but for now, it’s off the TiVo OnePass.
Also, I’m not sure what process is being used to weed out contestants, but they sure have had a lot of extremely confident wrong-answerers on recently.
I’d also like the clues to be a little less revealing and the game not to devolve into a “who’s the fastest button-pusher” contest.
Anywho, the recent five-time Jeopardy champion Brayden Smith, who cocked his head at an angle when answering nine Double-Jeopardy questions in a row, died, age 24. No cause noted as yet.
We’re behind, so I haven’t watched the last maybe two weeks or so.
But I felt like Ken Jennings was getting better. He was getting more comfortable.
I’d much rather have Jennings than have it devolve into an excuse for the host to talk, like so many “game shows”. I liked Alex Trebek’s advice to Ken Jennings to remember that it is the contestants who are the real stars of Jeopardy.
So will the new host be Ken Jennings or will they become diverse by choosing Levar Burton?
While I liked Jennings, he has a bit of a lisp which sometimes distorts sounds and causes me to note understand the clue as well as Alex would have pronounced it. I do have hearing loss so that has something to do with it as well.
I was also disappointed with Burton. I expected more life to his reading that I felt I got. But I’m sure it would get better with time. I’m actually rooting for Burton.
I’d rather have Burton do it as well. He just have to know that whatever his other gigs are, he won’t be available two days a week.
However, we stopped recording the show a few months ago. The guest hosts were just not getting it done. There is a cadence to the show, and Alex had honed it to perfection over the past several decades, AND he had game show host experience before. The new host will also have to develop a cadence that we all get used to.