Welcome to donduk. A refuge for those who enjoy Deal or No Deal, the hit Channel 4 gameshow hosted by Noel Edmonds. The award winning gameshow Deal or No Deal has become a big hit for Channel 4 and marks a sensational return to our screens of Noel Edmonds.

Deal or No Deal is enjoyed my millions of viewers daily, where the contestants battle with The Banker to try and win a jackpot of £250,000. Here at donduk you will find full daily reports of each show, as well Deal or No Deal news and specials. Deal or No Deal although initially appearing very simple in format of just opening a few boxes for the chance to win some big money prizes, actually has some potentially complex decisions to be made at points throughout the show, the contestants occasionally try complex or simple gameplay in an attempt to give them an edge in beating the Banker.

Monday, April 17, 2006

The Student Speaks:- The Right Stuff

Hi to everyone!

I'm the newest member of the blog (for the moment)! My name is Chris Soames, I am studying Music at college and I will be giving the students-eye view of the show. For a student, of course, getting home during the early afternoons means that DOND (and, to a lesser extent, Countdown) are facts of life and, over the course of the shows short run, I have become a huge fan.

One of the things that strike me most about the show is the fact that, despite the logistics of the game being completely random, there does seem to be a knack to it. Jermaine and Kirsty, for example, both looked (almost from the moment they sat in the chair) as though they would do well, and they both won £75,000. Some of the others however, give off a very strong vibe of impending doom, and these games often end with tiny sums of money.

The really interesting thing about this show is that playing the game badly does not mean you will get a bad result. In fact, it almost guarantees a mediocre result. Almost all four-figure results happen because of a badly played game, people dealing too late, or (more often) too early.

The people who play the game exactly how it is meant to be played are the ones who seem to win the tiny money. Trevor, Lucy and, more recently, of course, Fadil, all pushed the game to its limits, and came away with virtually nothing.

Fadil's game was one of the best examples I have seen so far of "The Right Stuff". If £250,000 had have been in his box, he would have won it. Simple as that. It is of course, far simpler to talk about game tactics from the comfort of my own bedroom (whilst eating a very tasty chocolate egg.. Happy Easter everyone!!), but the most extreme results come from those who take risks. If Jermaine had pushed his luck just a little further....

So there it is, my first post. Hope it is okay!! (Go easy on me....)
See you again soon.

2 comments:

RandomThoughts said...

Well Done,

I enjoyed your 1st post. Welcome to the blog, Chris.

Chris S said...

Thanks!