Ryan Seacrest Takes Friendly Fire Over Most Confusing Game Show Ever

10/9/2013 5:30 PM PDT

Ryan Seacrest
's old 'Idol' pal Nigel Lythgoe shared some kind words about Ryan's other gig, "Million Second Quiz" -- is what we'd say if Nigel hadn't actually ripped it to shreds. 

We'd totally defend Ryan ... if we had a clue what the hell was happening on 'MSQ.' Nigel was right.