THIS…is not American Idol. It’s Million Second Quiz — NBC’s latest game show hosted by New King of Media, Ryan Seacrest. Nicknamed MSQ, not to be confused with MSG which my poor eyes in need of a check-up kept seeing instead, the eleven-and-half-day game show event boasts the highest winnings of any game show of all time.
(Side note: this react is taking twice as long as it normally would because I keep typing Million Dollar Quiz before realizing my mistake, deleting Dollar and re-typing Second. The world would be a simple place if it was Million Dollar Quiz — but then the show would be Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?)
Contestants win money, $10 per second, by correctly answering multiple choice questions while sitting on the Money Chair. (Yes, that’s the most creative name they could come up with for a chair in which you can earn money.) The participants in the game are chosen through various means from lining up outside the game’s headquarters in Hell’s Kitchen and passing placement rounds to playing on the MSQ app and being selected to fly into New York City to play. It’s a confusing process that shows a bit too much of the producer influence that is often cleverly hidden in other game shows, but you have to admit — at least the giant hourglass set is pretty cool. READ FULL STORY