Monday, October 14, 2013
It's also the favorite hangout of those who think the show has gone to hell in a Drew Carey handbasket. Whines and whimpers for the old days of Bob and more Bob are common. So it was a little surprising to see the current showrunner Mike Richards enter the lion's den to solicit opinions from Golden Road about possible improvements to the show.
As expected, there were more than a few responses like this gripe: "Out of the people who warned the show to 'never watch again' out of anger, I actually stopped watching. Not out of anger, but due to the complete lack of interest. Bob Barker moved on, and so did I."
To be fair, there were also many comments that found something (relatively) good to say about the show, though hardly anybody on the board thought TPiR had improved since the days of you-know-who. And a number of comments went into detail about various pricing games, with some suggestions that were at least reasonable.
But I still have to wonder why Richards bothered to extend the olive branch to a lot of his harshest critics. The show's ratings are holding up fine, and he and Drew look well established by now.