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scottjf8 is offline Old Post 06-22-2004 08:51 PM
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The Casino 6/21/04 - Spoilers

Wow, no thread yet?

I thought this show is interesting - not as great as I hoped it would be, but still interesting...

I didn't know you could bend/tear baccarat cards like that....

It was interesting how the black girl called her boyfriend a pervert, but yet she was the one that wanted to watch those people get it on... what a b*tch!

I wish this show would follow up stories from the previous week - what happened to that one high roller who picked up that girl that was really a guy??

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This show is so staged, MB should be ashamed of himself. I have no idea how this cold be his show, it has glimpses but then you can see the FOX influence.

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I agree about the staged feeling. You can tell the owners are acting. Despite feeling staged, I still find it SLIGHTLY interesting. I'll keep it as a SP for a bit.

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I think it is totally scripted!!

I don't think that the high roller's girlfriend lost her purse. She was too calm, first of all. Second, no one would help her find it? She was shown walking away from the table with it. If they were VIP's, all they would have had to do is look at surveillance tapes to see where she left it last [if she walked into the LR with it and walked out without it, that would have solved that mystery.] That's not to say if they found it it would have been found with the money in it, but it seemed a little off to me.

I also doubt very much the owner of a casino is walking his own dog. OTOH, why is he bringing his dog to work?

What a difference a show makes. American Casino (Discovery) is so much more enjoyable. Is anyone else watching that?

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Yep, cpalma, I'm watching American Casino. In fact, after last's nights awful The Casino, I'm ditching my SP and will be watching American Casino from now on.

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I too am surprised it has MB's name on it, but it is slightly entertaining (then again anything with a Vegas subject is, to me). I'll keep it around and see where it goes.

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I agree with the comments about this show being staged.

Last week, it was pretty obvious. The jerk-ass jerks who threw a party for their "buddy" gathered some women in their hotel room. Some of them must have been strippers, but it was unclear. At any rate, later on we see the jerk-ass "high roller" is later seen gambling, with at least two of the self-same women!

The other moment that stood out for me last week: when the two owners of the hotel are walking down a hallway, and they overhear the raucous party going on inside. Both owners, walking down a random hall at the same time...

This week was just slightly less obvious, but when they have cameras capturing the arrival of every key character, usually from inside their limo, you know something is up. The swingers just happened to show up? The degenerate gambler, who always gambles at Mandalay Bay, just happens to stop by the Nugget, and who knew there would be cameras there?

I hate everybody on this show, except Matt Dusk. He's just clueless.

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quote:
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I hate everybody on this show, except Matt Dusk. He's just clueless.

I disagree. Matt went about the whole situation with the head of entertainment ('You don't tell me what to do!') pretty smart. He could have just gotten up and quit then and there, but instead, he remained composed and went to the owner to make sure they shared the same vision.

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I told my wife that Matt Dusk is going to benefit the most from this show. That reminds me....I need to go see if he has an album out yet.

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quote:
Originally posted by InterMurph
I agree with the comments about this show being staged.

Last week, it was pretty obvious. The jerk-ass jerks who threw a party for their "buddy" gathered some women in their hotel room. Some of them must have been strippers, but it was unclear. At any rate, later on we see the jerk-ass "high roller" is later seen gambling, with at least two of the self-same women!




I caught that too, I rewinded to see if some of the girls were the same and sure enough they were.

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quote:
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I told my wife that Matt Dusk is going to benefit the most from this show. That reminds me....I need to go see if he has an album out yet.


Matt Dusk

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Matt Dusk


His album is available through Amazon too.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=music&n=507846

The one time I did watch the show, I remember seeing a "this episode contained music by..." shots at the end and his album was shown.

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I agree that the girlfriend didn't really lose her purse. She was just trying to keep her boyfriend from losing the $25K she slipped in there.

This felt like a cheap version of lifestyles of the rich and famous.

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oh.....and what Casino would let that happen? There is no way that they would let anybody scoop up $25k while a player has his back turned even if it is his girlfriend.

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quote:
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I told my wife that Matt Dusk is going to benefit the most from this show. That reminds me....I need to go see if he has an album out yet.


I agree. I think hearing his songs is probably the best part of the show.

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Blech. With Mark Burnett's name on it, and Fox showing the commitment to the series by doing it all in HD (of course, it's Fox Digital Widescreen until later this summer), I thought it had a chance. This admitted reality junkie cancelled the SP after last night's show. It's mildly interesting, but where's it going? At least with Survivor/The Mole/Big Brother/most other reality shows, there's a big prize at the end for the winner. The viewers get to play along at home by rooting for someone, and we're rewarded with some finality at the end.

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I agree that if you are interested in casinos and gambling (like I am), American Casino is far superior.

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I agree that if you are interested in casinos and gambling (like I am), American Casino is far superior.


How did you like thier "research trip" to find out abotu clubs with bottle service?

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quote:
Originally posted by InterMurph
This week was just slightly less obvious, but when they have cameras capturing the arrival of every key character, usually from inside their limo, you know something is up. The swingers just happened to show up? The degenerate gambler, who always gambles at Mandalay Bay, just happens to stop by the Nugget, and who knew there would be cameras there?


Did you miss the part at the beginning where the owners call the gambler up and invites them to the Golden Nugget? They knew they were coming so why not send out a camera crew and show a bit of that high roller excitement. That they happened to get a bit of extra drama was a bonus.

I've liked both shows so far and the scenery is pretty hot. The girlfriend of the swinging couple looked a lot like Angie Everhart at times.

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I like American Casino better as well.

The Casino is funny, because around 90% of the shots are of the strip, and all the beautiful hotels, and then they do a zip over to the drab Golden Nugget

I'll still watch The Casino because of course I love gambling and Vegas, but the show definately needs a lot of work, it seems every shot is set up in advance, and that's not what it was supposed to be.

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