JUST when I think I've seen more than my fair share of excited game show contestants, I then find somebody like Daryl.
I discovered her via my DVR while catching up with some reruns of Card Sharks on GSN (Game Show Network). They started showing episodes hosted by Bob Eubanks a couple of months ago in the morning at 11am, so I started recording them to watch later in the evening if there wasn't anything good on TV, or if I didn't feel like watching DVDs. Sometime in the latter part of February, she arrived on CS, a very enthusiastic (and very pregnant) lady who managed to stay a champion for a few days and won a lot of money along the way. (I forget exactly how much, but I know it was over $10,000.)
I happened upon her very expressive face by accident one night when I paused the show to get a drink. Just how much Daryl got into the game was so tangible through one single freeze frame, I was intrigued to watch her some more and see how far she could take those facial (and neck) muscles. As I did, I took the time to get the following screen captures, and I'm glad I did because I discovered today I unintentionally deleted the CS episode! So until that show cycles around again on GSN, I have these precious photos, which I now share with you. Enjoy!
(All images courtesy GSN.)
As for Daryl, wherever she is, I hope she's doing well, and if she happens to see this, I'd like to say "thanks" for putting a smile on my face and the faces of game show lovers everywhere.