Sunday, September 13, 2015
Survey says...this board?
After all, this is the board that picks nits over Buzzr possibly skipping a thirty-year-old episode of Body Language. It's a ginormous understatement to say that Game Show Forum's interest in any new show tends to be rather limited. But somehow a six-message thread about Hellevator did appear on the board.
Of course, the thread begins with a putdown. The show is new, which makes it automatically suspect. And for the most part the thread predictably grumps about how lousy we can expect Hellevator to be. (There's one exception. A brave poster allows that the show "might be quite watchable." Bold words on that site.)
But here's the thing. The original poster mentions that Sony actually surveyed him for his reaction to the show's proposed format. I mean, seriously? Sony asked somebody on what's left of what used to be Matt Ottinger's board for an opinion on a new game show? What did they expect, a favorable reaction?
Naturally, Sony got a dump in return. The poster grumped that Paranormal Activity blew - a shot at Hellevator showrunner Jason Blum - and that the show's hosts would be annoying. Next time, Sony might as well ask for my opinion on an upcoming show. At least the results might be slightly less forseeable.