Monday, January 30, 2017
More oldies chat
In the post I noted that the game show Interwebs often conspire to prove my point about their traditionalist bent. It's not hard to find material to back up this claim. On the oldies board to end all oldies boards, Game Show Forum, they're discussing the shakeup in the Buzzr schedule starting February 6. (I noted the schedule change in an update to the defense of GSN post.) I'll quote one of the GSF comments and interject my own blather...
Having been in the hospital for much of the last week (leg injury, recovering nicely)...
I can identify with this, given my own recent detour through the hospital.
...I can definitely say I prefer Buzzr to GSN at this point.
What a surprise.
The latter pretty much is down to Harvey Feud and a bunch of originals that don't interest me.
Ridiculously easy to disprove, of course, but nobody on GSF cares. Today GSN is running seven shows that aren't Harvey Feud or originals: Match Game, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, 25K Pyramid, Wheel of Fortune, O'Hurley Feud, and Deal or No Deal. Six hours of programming in all. But Game Show Forum is rarely bothered by the facts. The real problem is that GSN runs stuff with less than decades of dust on it, which is of little or no interest to GSF.
I can imagine if Buzzr doesn't have a huge number of episodes available it could get pretty tiring to the hardcore audience (read: us), but we're not really who they're trying to reach.
Huh? The GSF folks are exactly who they're trying to reach. The diginet wants nostalgia buffs who pine for the good old days.
Has anyone determined whether the Tattletales episodes are from the 1980s run? Otherwise, it looks like they're trying to push the '80s nostalgia buttons with the rest of the picks.
Don't know about Tattletales, but Buzzr is definitely pushing every nostalgia button they can find. It's an oldies subchannel, after all.