Will I Be Disappointed
Again? - June 27
Thats this weeks
question. Honestly, Ive been disappointed by parts of
Game Show Marathon. Although I will say that (outside
of Leslie Nielsens uninspired PYL play) the last couple
episodes PYL and Card Sharks have been quite fun.
Still, Id rather see this series be a half-hour daily
with regular contestants and yes, that could be done
with occasional celebrity specials.
wouldve gotten better ratings, though, out of seven
TPIR Million Dollar Spectaculars. Even during the
am I asking will be disappointed again?
Well, GSN has announced a new series called The 50
Greatest Game Shows of All Time. Hosted by GSNs
latest overextended host, Bil Dwyer, the series will
count down the shows executives voted as the greatest.
shouldve let the fans/legends vote on this at GSC this
year, THEN did the series. Thats the first
disappointment. The plus is complete episodes of some
series will be shown as part of the countdown. The
minus is that GSN doesnt even have rights to some of
the greatest shows, and so those may very well be just
glossed over. As a result, will the series disappoint
me? Well see next month.
GSC and a little Im sorry
those folks whove been living under the
blatantly-promotional WLTI rock and havent heard
annual Game Show Congress is next month. Im in limbo
on whether I will be going or not, thanks to a job
prospect I have. I should know by Tuesday whether I am
if Im moving, that money needs to go toward the
youll see me with the WLTI guys at GSC
heres the Im sorry part. I was the webmaster of
GSNN (or probably we were still calling it the Prime
Time TV Game Shows Page then?) when the first
Game Show Congress was held.
thought it was not really a big deal at the time. As I
recall, I gave it no promotion on our site, because I
thought it was a big promotional tool for
tvgameshows.net. Im not sure why I decided that I
was actually later invited to attend and
participate in either GSC1 or GSC2 either way, my work
schedule would not allow me to go.
recently saw the same thing happen to the first Reality
TV Convention in Nashville and it made me realize Id
done the same thing to GSC when it started.
although GSNN isnt mine anymore, and my attendance is
probably more as a fan versus what it wouldve been back
then, I want to redeem myself by attending what I hear
is a very good event. If not this year
other thing since I just said it. GSNN has never
been mine. Or Gordons. Or Chicos. Its yours
viewers and readers of this site. And again, we thank
birthday column. Yes, another year in the books. Ill
look back at the year that was, and get a little
sentimental too. Well also have the Game Show Alphabet
trifecta. Dont miss it!
Jason Elliott doesn't disappoint much. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org