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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 20, 2010
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Kevin Pollak hosts the game show where contestants are given $1 million but have to answer seven multiple-choice questions correctly to keep it.
  • Genre(s): Game Show
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Dec 20, 2010
    75
    Yes, it feels like the illegitimate child of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and "Deal Or No Deal," but I'll bet you a million bucks, viewers will go for it anyway.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Dec 20, 2010
    70
    Just a dose of the show leads to sweaty palms and heightened anticipation--always a good sign. It's funny how little it takes: Everything about the way Million Dollar Money Drop is built relies on one modern game-show trope after another.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 20, 2010
    50
    This feels at best like a utility player--a hodge-podge of gameshows past. In other words, if there's anything else compelling to watch on another channel--Whoosh!--look out below.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 3, 2011
    50
    Coin of the realm - pun intended - for TV games is familiarity, but that hardly confers an urgency to watch this one.
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  1. Jan 15, 2011
    5
    The latest game show import from Britain (of course) and conceptually not a bad idea. Starting with a million dollars, couples wager money onThe latest game show import from Britain (of course) and conceptually not a bad idea. Starting with a million dollars, couples wager money on which answer is correct. They can put their money on up to three answers (when four answers are given) and lose money when they get it wrong. The gimmick is the way in which they lose their money - it drops through a hole that opens up on the podium where they put it. The final question - if they get that far - is quite literally all or nothing since there are only two choices and they have to keep one platform clear. This show isn't terrible, but there are thing that could be improved. The network has imposed a format in which one couple competes in each episode. This reduces the element of suspense - you know they won't lose all their money on a question if there's fifteen or twenty minutes left of the hour that that the show is on. It also reduces the potential for carry-over between episodes. On this show you'll never see them reach a suspenseful moment right at the end of the hour and have to bring the contestants back next time, something that can retain audience if people really like the players. Host Kevin Pollak is adequate, but there's a certain quality that he has. You almost feel a certain smugness from him - or maybe that's just the way I feel about him. Expand