Thursday, March 13, 2014
Two GSN originals
I didn't mind either show, though I thought Engvall was by far the better host. In fact, I'll commit the heresy of preferring his remake to Chuck Woolery's version. Not that I disliked Chuck's show. I purely love both of GSN's Lingo runs. But then I'm a sucker for word games.
Engvall brought some goofball humor to the show, though, which brightened up the letter-picking challenges. Meanwhile, GSN's 1 vs. 100 was a downright cheap version of the NBC original, which I can understand on GSN's cable-sized budgets. I'm afraid that Carrie Ann grated on me with her oft-repeated catch phrases. But she was easy on the eyes.
It's hard to see GSN ever doing new episodes of either show, unless their ratings just blow the Nielsen doors off. Which I doubt will happen at noon. But the old eps deserve a second look.