Sunday, March 23, 2014
Everybody's a critic
The screenshot shows four consecutive Tumblr posts from Game Show Confessions. Click on the image to read the comments more easily. Everybody's got their ideas for what GSN should do or shouldn't do. A couple are older-is-better posts, a familiar sight for anybody who wanders the game show interwebs. By the way, "classic" is game show internet code for any show produced before 1990 - don't ask me why that year is so special - whether the show sucked or not.
As I mentioned a few posts back, I dissent from the orthodox view in one post that GSN's remake of Lingo with Bill Engvall was bad. I like the humor and the extra twist to the gameplay with the sometimes misleading clues. As for another post's suggestion that GSN check out repeats of Hollywood Game Night, I wouldn't be amazed to see the show surface on the network after its NBC run is finished.
Most of all, I agree with the poster who reassures everybody that GSN is fine. The bottom line, after all, is the bottom line. And GSN is flush right now, with record viewership and plenty of money to spend.