Watching poker being played on TV is worse than watching golf being played either on TV or in person. Even when there are six fairly good looking women playing (as they are now), the constant cutting and ECU shots are distracting in their obvious attempt to put spark into a basically dull process. Dull to spectators, that is. What stake do I have in the outcome?
As far as the production goes, it is also irritating to have the announcer (not a particularly witty or sonorous voiced commentator) mention the players by their first names and listed on screen by their last names. He's being better in this series about reciting full names than I remember from the first time I saw the show. And what is the purpose of Shawna (?) Hiatt? Oh, I know why she's there, but why is she needed? A one-question "interview" every 20 minutes is hardly enough justification for her presence. My guess is that she's a friend of the producer, eh?
At least the ladies in this show are not all sporting the full tilt game uniforms. Maybe they're not all affiliated with the site? It just reminds me of how tiresome the same string of tilted commercials being played at EVERY break is getting. Come play for free? Sure, folks, ever heard of the expression "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch?" It applies to poker websites as well.
But, by far, the most irritating thing is the constant claim that they are playing for $120,000 after having put up $20k of their own. That means that they are playing for $100k and have paid $20K for the privilege. You can be sure that the winner does not tell the IRS that they have won $120,000, even if they are scrupulously honest.
Why post this here? Good question. Maybe I'll just cut and paste into my blog instead. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm