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.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

There is no middle ground

The question is deal or no deal - you can't say, I'll think about it while the other boxes are opened. People's responses to the program are very similar, most people here love it, but others hate it - I haven't meet or read from anyone who has no opinion on this show. The anonymous comment on Linda's game report is fairly typical of the 'others' viewpoint.

BTW, as long as you don't swear, promote strange sexual practices, or relish eating andoulette (nothing against the French, but that has got to be the worst food in the universe) then I am usually happy to publish your comment.

My favourite film of all time is Joe Versus the Volcano, another subject on which people just can't sit on the fence. You either get it or you don't. In the film one of Meg Ryan's characters says to Joe:

"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement"

I think this sums it up. The decisions taken, the highs and lows, the players, contestants, banker and Noel, all meld together to produce something that I think is amazing. We are watching people taking risks with more money than they have ever seen before, and sometimes extraordinary things happen. Yesterday Linda suddenly decided not to go with Morris at a critical stage in the game. She had selected him, and then something in her head said to change the choice - she finally walked with £24,000, but if she had stayed with Morris we would have seen the £250,000 and Linda would have come away with peanuts.

Ignore that the program is recorded and that some of the banter is set-up; DOND is of the few programs on telly where the outcome is always in doubt. And yet sometimes you can just sense an aura of positivity around a player, you know they will do well - don't you think that is amazing?

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