...Giving it to someone else of course! The premise of ABC's new game show 'You Deserve It' is simple-contestants play the game to win money for a special person in their life that deserves it the most. Chris Harrison, the host of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," hosts this inspiring and upbeat show.
Cheesy though it may be, the show does show some promise. As Chris Harrison always seems to have a penchant for shows that bring forth the tears, emotional roller coasters and ending with bang of altruistic feelings, this show does not seem any different.
The newest show that aired on December 6th, 2011 and it opened dramatically with a heart breaking story. Randall, a member of the U.S. Navy was travelling in a Humvee in Iraq when the truck was blown up by a bomb. As a result of the accident, Randall, the Navy Corpsman was tragically injured. The truck severed his right leg, and shrapnel perforated his stomach and intestines. However, as injured as he was, he did not give up. Still conscious, he instructed his fellow corpsman how to take care of his leg. Once he was roughly patched up, he crawled on his remaining leg to help other injured soldiers to safety. He received the Purple Heart for his bravery and courage. He also went through more than 100 surgeries to get himself back on track.
His sister, Lexie, was the one who played the show for her brother as he sat unknowingly eating dinner with a few friends. The game is a little confusing involving trivia questions, choosing numbers that randomly correspond with dollar amounts. The dollar amounts are subtracted from the contestants’ original amount. The original amount increases if the contestant gets all the clues and guesses right. Oh and there is a giant flashing button that the player has to press in order to "lock in" an answer. The questions range in difficulty, but rest assured that all the players go home with money to give their "deserving person."
In this case, Lexie was able to win $134,200 for her brother, who is now studying to be a prosthetic doctor. The show is full of warm fuzzy feelings, which of course, make the viewer’s feel good. Sappy but happy as the saying goes, 'You Deserve It' makes you feel good when you watch it.