moldyoldie wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:45 pm
thekman wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:36 pm
Got to say, I thought LeVar improved quite a bit on night #2.
Then he must've been downright awful his first night! I didn't see his debut, but his second appearance left me...oh, what's the word I'm groping for...nonplussed? Ho-hum? In any case, he's not the one I want to replace Alex. He has three more days to change my mind.
What do the online Jeopardy!
Twitterbirds see in him anyway?
Well, yes. He was downright awful on the first night. He fumbled his words quite a bit. I really do think he improved quite a bit since Monday, to reach a comfortable level of mediocrity, but I have to agree that overall he is in the bottom third of guest hosts.
I have no clue why Twitter became obsessed with him. I have no clue why Twitter becomes obsessed with anything, lol! I have nostalgia for LeVar as Geordi LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation. I guess others have nostalgia for him from Reading Rainbow, or maybe even Roots. But nostalgia does not a good host make.
I have no idea what Sony’s focus groups are saying, but at this point, I’d be really surprised if Ken Jennings doesn’t get the gig. He wasn’t great at it, but he was good enough. And he could grow into the role. His ratings were better than all the other guest hosts, and he kept those ratings consistent for 6 full weeks. Plus he is part of the Jeopardy legacy, and keeps a sense of continuity with the Trebek era.
I actually think the best at it was Mayim Bialik. And maybe there will be a push to have a female or African-American host, but Sony makes too much money from Jeopardy to get the decision wrong. I think they’ll stick with the guy that brought the best ratings, that being Jennings. (Of course, I was convinced that Rush Limbaugh would absolutely, positively be replaced by Mark Steyn. No-brainer. So I clearly fail routinely at my predictions!)