Blind Date Vs Who wants to be a millionaire.

Essay by vicksterA-, April 2003

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Game shows in today's society are becoming increasingly popular with the likes of 'Big Brother' taking the spotlight. Two of the most popular game shows today are 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' and 'Blind Date'. 'Who wants to be a millionaire' is a quiz show shown on ITV at 8. 00 p.m. weekends. The object is to try to win £1000000, hence the name 'who wants to be a millionaire'. However, Blind Date is conducted in a very similar way to chat shows on ITV at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

As the sequence is of a brand news series of Blind Date, the audience clearly notices new attraction-based features to the shows content. The CGI at the beginning has been updated, now showing heart-shaped images within each letter of the words 'Blind' and 'Date' proving to relate to the show.

It also seems a lot brighter and more colourful than previously. This was done intentionally to portray a new freshened look for the show, as if it has been spring-cleaned, so looks cleaner, fresher and contains new content.

However, the opening sequence begins with a medium/close -up shot of a woman in her mid-thirties. She is walking slowly and there is a spotlight behind her. The camera zooms out quickly and a big '?' is being shone onto the ground. There are lots of people looking at something that are slightly away from the camera and are walking towards it slowly. Lines of light (mainly purple and blue) appear across peoples faces and the shots are mainly close ups and medium shots of peoples faces however there is also the occasional long shot behind people where the audience catches a glimpse of what they...