Does anyone else watch this or am I alone here? Which classic gameshows do you like? Do you like any of their original programs? What about the reruns of recent shows?
Of the classics, Match Game is my favorite. I was thrilled when they started running Hollywood Squares, but somehow it wasn’t as funny or racy as I’d expected (and I can’t believe people don’t pick Paul Lynde first every time–I know I would). Match Game is better.
I’ve found their recent original programming to be better than some of their past offerings. Friend or Foe and Lingo are two of my favorites, and Russion Roulette is watchable. Cram makes me tired, though. And WinTuition, while perhaps noble in purprose, is dull in execution.
Finally, while I detested Greed and avoided Weakest Link when they originally ran, I’ve found them kind of fun in reruns. I like question and answer shows and, maybe I’m just getting old and bitter, but I’ve developed a taste for the “try to make contestants form a bond, then pit them against each other” format (see Friend of Foe, too).
So, do you like Gameshow Network too or am I just wasting my life alone (with Joel)?