Maybe the mods should add a spoiler warning to the subject line, since this thread is full of them. I’ve seen all the episodes but I’m sure there are people who haven’t and they are rerunning all of them.
I agree that this is a great show. But I think they nearly blew it with the canine feces - network exec bit. It was just way too over the top and Matt didn’t buy it. After his statement about it in the most recent episode (something like “I’m not even sure what is or isn’t real anymore”) I’m wondering just how much he suspects.
More than once I’ve noticed an odd questioning “that doesn’t make any sense” type of look momentarily pass over his face. Am I the only one who’s noticed this?
There is a rumor going around that Matt is, in fact, in on the whole thing. I doubt this, but here’s an interesting scenario:
Suppose that, partway through the game, he caught on, or maybe one of the actors blatantly blew the whole thing. The network has time and money invested in the thing. Wouldn’t they edit around it and just pay him off to go along with it the rest of the way? Why did they suddenly speed things up towards the end?
Another related thought. Why would they take a chance on this concept to begin with? Can you imagine how difficult it would be for an actor to maintain their guise constantly in a real life situation (no second chances, no retakes) without even cracking an inappropriate smile? The whole thing could have blown up in their faces at any time. They would have had to pay off the 100 grand and not had anything to show for their investment. Maybe the whole thing’s fake, and Matt is just another actor, but they’ll never tell us! That doesn’t seem believable to me for various reasons but still the whole thing seems kind of fishy to me. I want to believe that it’s real, and it probably is, but still…