How Much Is Enough?

GSN - Game Show Network (ended 2008)


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How Much Is Enough?

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Four contestants try to outwit each other and a "Money Clock", in an attempt to bank the most cash without being the greediest on this GSN game show, produced by BBC Worldwide America. Corbin Bernsen hosts this fast-paced affair in his first role as game show lead. The game play is simple. The money clock starts at zero, and goes to $1,000. Somewhere in between, each contestant must secretly lock in. They all bank their totals, except whoever is highest, or greediest. The second round has the clock start at $2,000, and go to zero. And so on, until the fifth round, in which the two players with the most and least both miss out. The two with the highest banks then enter the Final Face Off, where the clock goes up as high as their combined total. In the end, it's nerves and strategy, as the first to ring in takes the money, while the greedier one gets nothing. Bernsen keeps things moving, bantering with the contestants, and encouraging them to trash talk each other.moreless
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  • I think this show is on the same level as Deal or No Deal.

    I don't get why people think this show is dumb. I think it should have been a sucess. Whats so bad about pushing buttons? Deal or No Deal all your doing is opening cases so are you really using any skill? In this show you need to always be watching your opponent thinking "How Much is Enough?" My family and friends think this show is dumb but they say Deal or No Deal is not so I really don't see how they think cause I think this show is better than DOND. So really when you compare the two are they reall that different?moreless
  • A very simple premise turns out to be quite involving.

    This game is amazing simple in its conception. Four people try to lock in a descending or increasing dollar amount, without being the highest (greediest). The others get to bank their amounts. It sounds like it's too easy to have much drama, but the actual play is rather interesting. The first couple of rounds don't really mean much, other than introducing the players and getting an idea of who can read each other's strategy. The available amount increases each round, until the fifth, which is $5,000. Anyone who loses in that round is pretty much done. But there's a twist; the lowest (least greedy) in that fifth round also is blanked out. Of course, anyone who is some distance behind must take a chance and go for a higher figure. Only the two with the most bank compete for the take home money, which is potentially the two players' totals added together. Most players seem to lock in at around half of the bank, and that is a solid strategy.

    Corbin Bernsen is an affable host, clearly enjoying his interplay with the contestants, who try to trash each other's confidence, while having a lot of fun. This is not a classic by any stretch, and I would be surprised if it lasts more than a couple of seasons, but it is disposable fun.moreless