Sunday, January 22, 2017
Divided we argue
Other poster: Neither the faults of older game shows or the positives of newer ones are, or should be, ignored.
You're beating down an open door with me. Now tell this to the folks at Game Show Forum or Golden Road or the game show board at Sitcoms Online, among other sites. They make a habit of ignoring the faults of older shows and the positives of newer ones. In fact, the average age of GSF's recent list of fifty top game shows was nearly a half-century, and there was exactly one (1) show on the list that originated in the last ten years. (Hint: it featured Mark Labbett.)
That's what I was talking about when I pointed out the traditionalist tendencies of the game show Interwebs. If some posters take this as personal criticism, I can't help it. The blunt fact is that I don't expect such Internet sites to appreciate Divided. But apparently enough of GSN's audience can stomach the show, if the early numbers are any indication. We'll see what happens over the next several weeks.
By the way, I made my own list of the fifty top game shows. Although I wasn't particularly aiming for chronological balance, the list came out that way. There were at least five shows that originated in each of the seven decades from the 1950s through the 2010s. The decade with the most shows was...the 1950s. So much for the criticism that I don't appreciate older shows. I like good game shows from every era.
As for my being a troll, apparently some people can't stand the slightest disagreement with their posts. That's okay with me. But I never put anybody on ignore. I don't mind disagreement, even when it's harsh. Check the comments on my blog if you don't believe me.