Monday, April 16, 2018
So I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the Buzzr Twitch channel and found 320 viewers watching a Blockbusters ep. Okay, that's hardly an enormous throng, but it beats the 70 or 80 that have usually shown up in the past. Maybe it was just a group of lonely insomniacs at the witching hour (including me). But viewers are viewers are viewers.
I still think that Buzzr has to modernize its lineup with, say, reruns of the current versions of The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal. Otherwise the diginet will always be a tiny sub-niche oldies outlet in the already small niche of game shows.
Speaking of which, I found an old Q&A column from a Washington Post TV critic that reflects most pundits' view of game show classics. Somebody complained to WashPo critic Hank Steuver about too many reruns on Buzzr. Steuver groused in reply: May I ever-so-respectfully suggest that if you're encountering the same 40-year-old game-show reruns over and over on Buzzr that you either join us in the television present or find something else to do.
Not an oldies kind of guy.