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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Season 3 of True Detective is ok. It isn't nearly as good as Season 1 but decent. The pacing sucks though which makes many episodes a slog with three timeliness going on.

    Have 1 episode left so I will finish but this season was too long in my opinion and they had to many episodes with little to no hook or advancing of the plot. It picked up now...

    Barring a fantastic finale I can't say this was great but it wasn't Season 2 at least.
    Finished it...meh. I think the performances are good but the story and the jumping of timelines really dragged it down. The finale was ok at best and the ending lame. B- overall and not in the same ballpark as season 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Finished it...meh. I think the performances are good but the story and the jumping of timelines really dragged it down. The finale was ok at best and the ending lame. B- overall and not in the same ballpark as season 1.
    You saved me a season of watching. Some others' opinions echoed yours...and S1 being as good as it is...I don't want to tarnish the memory.
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    Fox is working on an alternative to SNL with Roseanne.

    Because if there's one thing that cannot fail, it's a late night sketch show by Fox and Roseanne: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Special
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    I'm probably behind the times, but I've been watching Brockmire, and that show just makes me giggle and teehee. Hank Azaria is a silly batch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duper View Post
    I'm probably behind the times, but I've been watching Brockmire, and that show just makes me giggle and teehee. Hank Azaria is a silly batch.
    I've seen a few eps, hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    ETA: The old record was $77K by a player who employed a similar strategy (hang in there and go big on DDs when you find them.) This guy's broken it four times.
    Over $1M tonight, thru 14 games. The old record was $77K. This guy's average: $75,825.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Over $1M tonight, thru 14 games. The old record was $77K. This guy's average: $75,825.
    He now owns the top 5 highest 1-day totals in the history of Jeopardy.

    It's one thing to figure out the system - many have tried and many will try in the future, to varying degrees of success. It's another to have a Ken Jennings-tier knowledge base and buzzer timing to provide an overwhelming correct response rate.

    Having the power to do both is something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    He now owns the top 5 highest 1-day totals in the history of Jeopardy.

    It's one thing to figure out the system - many have tried and many will try in the future, to varying degrees of success. It's another to have a Ken Jennings-tier knowledge base and buzzer timing to provide an overwhelming correct response rate.

    Having the power to do both is something else.
    The buzzer is the key. People I've known who have been on the show have said that's really all it comes down to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The buzzer is the key. People I've known who have been on the show have said that's really all it comes down to.
    Yeah, people on the usually are going to know most of the answers (though not all, getting those last few can also be key), it really comes down to getting in first. If you're buzzing in first, you're in control and setting the momentum, if not, you're playing catch-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    Yeah, people on the usually are going to know most of the answers (though not all, getting those last few can also be key), it really comes down to getting in first. If you're buzzing in first, you're in control and setting the momentum, if not, you're playing catch-up.
    And when the person with the momentum is systemically wiping the Daily Doubles off the board (and betting and winning a fortune on them,) there's just no means to catch up.

    Only way this guy's going down is for someone to get lucky and beat him at his own game - hit a DD with a bankroll late, go all in, pray he misses one, then wager for the win in Final. If you hit a DD and wager $2K against this guy you've already lost.

    ETA: I wonder when the production team starts sticking DDs under the $200s and $400s to mess things up. Then you'll get people crying rigged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    And when the person with the momentum is systemically wiping the Daily Doubles off the board (and betting and winning a fortune on them,) there's just no means to catch up.

    Only way this guy's going down is for someone to get lucky and beat him at his own game - hit a DD with a bankroll late, go all in, pray he misses one, then wager for the win in Final. If you hit a DD and wager $2K against this guy you've already lost.
    You'd have to have some combination of him missing, so he doesn't have as much money and control of the board, along with someone smart and willing to play risky. On one hand, it is house money, so it doesn't hurt to play a little loose. On the other hand, you don't get it (aside of the 1K/2K) if you don't win, so winning is first and foremost the goal.

    ETA: I wonder when the production team starts sticking DDs under the $200s and $400s to mess things up. Then you'll get people crying rigged.
    If he keeps getting any many right as he does, that doesn't hurt him; he just has that much more money to risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    And when the person with the momentum is systemically wiping the Daily Doubles off the board (and betting and winning a fortune on them,) there's just no means to catch up.

    Only way this guy's going down is for someone to get lucky and beat him at his own game - hit a DD with a bankroll late, go all in, pray he misses one, then wager for the win in Final. If you hit a DD and wager $2K against this guy you've already lost.

    ETA: I wonder when the production team starts sticking DDs under the $200s and $400s to mess things up. Then you'll get people crying rigged.
    They did slip one into the 1000 a couple days ago. Ended up being the first clue of the game so he could only bet 1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    They did slip one into the 1000 a couple days ago. Ended up being the first clue of the game so he could only bet 1000.
    You might end up seeing the "house minimums" for DD bets raised because of this guy ($2500 and $5000 seem about right.)

    Weirdly, that helps him too because it mitigates the exact scenario you just mentioned.
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    The only real "black swan" scenarios that could trip up this guy's system:

    - Hits a DD first thing in Single Jeopardy and has nothing to wager (been done, not totally insurmountable)
    - Hits a DD with less than a minute in Single Jeopardy and blows it, leaving him starting Double Jeopardy with nothing
    - Piggybacking off the above, hits a DD first thing in Double Jeopardy and has nothing to wager (now he's just burned 2/3 DDs and doesn't have his usual lead)
    - Hits a DD at the end of Double Jeopardy and blows it, leaving an opening in Final (probably the Occam's Razor scenario)

    Basically some combination of two or three of the above have to happen, and he'll have to be contributing to his own downfall as well (and have an opponent with the skills/guts to capitalize on his misfortune.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    The only real "black swan" scenarios that could trip up this guy's system:

    - Hits a DD first thing in Single Jeopardy and has nothing to wager (been done, not totally insurmountable)
    - Hits a DD with less than a minute in Single Jeopardy and blows it, leaving him starting Double Jeopardy with nothing
    - Piggybacking off the above, hits a DD first thing in Double Jeopardy and has nothing to wager (now he's just burned 2/3 DDs and doesn't have his usual lead)
    - Hits a DD at the end of Double Jeopardy and blows it, leaving an opening in Final (probably the Occam's Razor scenario)

    Basically some combination of two or three of the above have to happen, and he'll have to be contributing to his own downfall as well (and have an opponent with the skills/guts to capitalize on his misfortune.)
    Right, but even with those, he's still quick on the buzzer and rarely is wrong. He'd have to blow the DDs so much that he's not well in control by DJ (which he pretty much always is) and then would have to blow another DD late in DJ so that he didn't have enough time to catch up. Keep in mind he's so consistently first in and correct that the other contestants never get much of a total either, so even if he blew it all midway through DJ he still might have time to regain a lead (or be close enough that the result would still rely on FJ and, again, he's rarely wrong).

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    I'm not watching until he's done - I find him obnoxious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The buzzer is the key. People I've known who have been on the show have said that's really all it comes down to.
    Jennings said the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Jennings said the same thing.
    Yeah, it's about getting in a rhythm with Alex and the stagehand who turns on the buzzers.

    For those who don't know: after Alex reads the clue, a stagehand flips a switch that illuminates two large lights on either side of the board, and activates the buzzers. If you buzz in before the switch is flipped, the system freezes you out for a quarter second (and I believe it stacks on itself if you keep hitting the button, hence why you see people going clickclickclickclick and nothing happens.)

    I've heard a theory from Mark Labbett (professional-ish trivia competitor, aka The Beast on The Chase) that the way to trip up a juggernaut contestant is to make the questions EASIER - that way everyone knows the answers and the game becomes a buzzer race with more entropy, but that may not even work with this guy depending on his buzzer speed.
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