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"Windfall" on NBC

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starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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Posted: May 26, 2006, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

well this reviewer didn't like the show. it looks crappy but i am going to watch anyway. it is getting into the range where i can get it with tivo. yeah.

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    I guess I have an entirely different feeling about this show. I saw the commercial and thought "Yuck, what a stupid idea for a show."  The media can't seem to find enough real life stories and people are sick of being stalked by reporters, so now they need to come up with a soap opera about people whose lives are turned upside down by winning the lottery. Just more ammunition for the people who think I'm totally crazy for wasting my money. This whole "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness" crap is..well for lack of a better word...c-r-a-p.

    Maybe they should make this a reality show instead. I'll volunteer. Give me $10 million and I'll let you follow me around with a camera for a year.

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      I understand justxploring. Not everyone is going to like it. In a way, it has a soap opera feel about it, but that is the point. It isn't a reality show. There has to be drama and unreal types situations. If people believe what they see on a fictional television show...well they probably need some help. I think it looks interesting, but I guess I'll have to wait and see if it is bad or not.

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        Posted: May 27, 2006, 2:50 am - IP Logged

        If they show the numbers the people in the show win with, how many are going to play them? If you thought the jinxed numbers from Lost were something....

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          Posted: May 27, 2006, 6:18 am - IP Logged

          i'll watch it just to see what its like.if i don't like it i won't watch it again.i think it will be an ok show.i'm not going into this thinking its going to be great.i'm sure it will be an entertaining little show.you know i think its strange that there has never been a biography or life story written by a jackpot winner about how their life changed.maybe there has and i don't know about it.if there is let me know.....

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            Posted: May 27, 2006, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

            Interesting documentary about the 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Numbers fix is shown on The History Channel from time to time.

            Related links:

            Lottery Fraud

            Pennsylvania Lottery fix of 1980

            Figure in 1980 lottery fix dies

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              Posted: May 31, 2006, 12:53 am - IP Logged

              Unhappy

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                Posted: June 1, 2006, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                Only a week left before it airs. =)

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                  Posted: June 1, 2006, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                  looks like it might be pretty good to me...........

                  Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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                    Posted: June 1, 2006, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Anybody remember the tv series that aired during the 1983-84 season called "The Lottery"?

                    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085048/ 

                    I vaguely remembered seeing it, but I was shocked that it's been more than 20 years.

                    I'll probably watch "Windfall" when it premieres.

                     

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                      Posted: June 1, 2006, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                      I remember the TV show "Lottery" What I remember most is an episode of a factory worker winning the Lottery and then buying the factory and firing his boss

                      His boss was an ahole anyway

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                        Posted: June 4, 2006, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                        If they show the numbers the people in the show win with, how many are going to play them? If you thought the jinxed numbers from Lost were something....

                        You read my mind. That is probably the only reason I will watch. Does anyone remember a few years ago maybe 10 or more the National Examiner posted these lottery numbers that a psychic predicted would win.

                        I played those numbers for about a week and then gave up. Some people played those numbers for about 2 months and they did eventually hit, there were I believe 19 winners who each won about 20,000? Was anyone here one of those winners?

                        Anyway after that incident I decided to play any numbers that were widely televised. I played that 911 on 9/11 but it hit in New York and not Washington for example.

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                          Posted: June 4, 2006, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                          I'll probably check it out to see what its all about.  Its the time of reruns & influx of reality TV so I need something to occupy my time Cool.

                           

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                            Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:36 am - IP Logged

                            Anybody remember the tv series that aired during the 1983-84 season called "The Lottery"?

                            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085048/ 

                            I vaguely remembered seeing it, but I was shocked that it's been more than 20 years.

                            I'll probably watch "Windfall" when it premieres.

                             

                            I've watched way too much tv in my life but I never heard of that show.

                             How about THE MILLIONAIRE?  I really liked that show.  In fact, it's really very similar to a show about people winning the lottery, because all of a sudden these people had a tax free check for a million dollars. It was started as a game see how the money saved or ruined their lives.  This show aired in 1955.  

                            Nothing really has changed, has it?

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                              Posted: June 5, 2006, 2:14 am - IP Logged

                              I remember the tv series "Lottery" I even taped a few of them.
                              I have them on beta tapes somewhere. Back in the day, it was
                              beta or vhs. Talk about long ago.

                              :)