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Top Five Favorite Game Shows

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I was just thinking the other day about some of my favorite game shows and remembered back to Freshman Year when for most of my Spring Semester, my roommate Ben and I would watch the Game Show Network for at least six hours per day. I think it began as both of us thinking the other was watching and didn’t care to change the channel. It became tradition and actually is one of the best things to just have on in the background when doing homework or whatever. I’m not a fan of the Food Network and can’t watch CNN or MSNBC (except of course for Countdown). Even if we would have had ESPNEWS that just repeats the same stuff most of the day. Thinking about it if I’m ever working at home GSN might be exactly what I’d put on.

Here are my favorite game shows ever:

5) Lingo – A simple game that is great to play along with. During my Sophomore Year of college we didn’t get GSN off campus so I was the only one who had seen it. I was able to find it online and it led to countless hours (late into the night) of my friends playing Lingo online. It got pretty crazy with fights breaking out in the Lingo Waiting Room.
4) Press Your Luck – Watching it now I don’t get it but I loved this game when I was younger. Probably because you have the excitement of the big board and the questions are at a 3rd grade level.
3) Jeopardy – If I get in the habit of watching this I get better at it and then I get hooked.
2) Idiot Savants – No one seems to remember this one. It was on MTV in the mid-90s. The categories were completely random, testing your useless knowledge. The questions were right in my wheelhouse and the host made fun of the contestants.
1) Two Minute Drill – The best sports game show, no question. From what I remember there were four people asking the contestant questions. This included sports celebrities, some of whom weren’t the best or quickest at reading the questions. I don’t think any show has ever fit more questions into a single half hour.

I could actually name a lot more. Besides GSN, if you have Nick Games and Sports, always worth checking out for the old Nick game shows. MTV needs one of these channels to also show Remote Control and Sand Blast as well as the old Rock n Jocks.

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  • Kathleen

    5. The Newlywed Game – I always thought it was cute how well the couples knew each other
    4. The Price is Right-If it means winning a new car or a hot tub, I wouldn’t mind being shouted at by an entire audience…
    3. Jeopardy – This show makes my brain hurt, but yet I still like to watch it
    2. Who Wants to be a Millionaire- Love the trivia questions they throw out there :)I gotta admit though, that it drives me crazy when the lifeline on the phone wastes the contestant’s time by asking for the question again!
    1. Deal or No Deal – the enthusiasm and excitement from the audience sucks me in everytime! I find myself getting goosebumps and as nervous as the contestants! haha

  • Ahad

    First of all, why does it always seem they get morons to be on these game shows? They all seem so easy when you are watching them on tv.

    5. Lingo. I have also spent many hours playing this game online.
    4. Family Feud. I don’t even know how long this show has been on the air. There have been a ton of hosts, including Louie Anderson, Al Borland and J. Peterman; but the best of them all has to be Ray Combs.
    3. Legends of the Hidden Temple. Why was it the Green Monkeys? Could they not find a color that began with ‘m’ to keep it constant with the rest of the team names?
    2. Wanna Come In. For those of you that have never seen the show, you are missing out.
    1. Two Minute Drill. This is the show that caused Dave to buy a 25 ft head-phone extension wire for our dorm room sophomore year. It was always on when he was trying to go to sleep and the sound of the clock (and me yelling my answers at the tv) drove him crazy.