Saturday, January 7, 2017
But I'm happy to report that some critics don't mind our little genre invading the sacred precincts of broadcast prime time. (Usually a lot of crappy scripted shows occupy the sacred precincts. Then the shows get cancelled or the networks string them along until they can get a syndication deal.)
This take on Big Fan sounds a lot chirpier about the premise and game shows in general. Words like "fun" and "good time" appear without snark. It's a refreshing change from the high-and-mighty disdain the genre often receives.
Of course, I haven't seen Big Fan yet. I'll give you my unvarnished opinion on Monday after the show's debut. But I promise not to trash all game shows. That wouldn't make much sense on a game show blog, would it?