Don't get me wrong. I love reality TV as much as the next girl. I've just never been a Real Housewives or Kardashians fan. While I will sometimes tune into The Bachelor, the drama created for ratings under the guise of "reality" has never really been my style. There is, however, one genre of reality shows that I feel gets overlooked, particularly when it comes to my age group: game shows.
I've loved game shows for pretty much as long as I can remember. I spent many a morning during my childhood watching shows on Game Show Network like Match Game, Lingo, and Family Feud. These days I enjoy watching older classics on Youtube like What's My Line and I've Got A Secret.
The appeal for game shows to me has always been that the audience watching at home is able to play the game right along with the contestants. Sure, you don't actually win anything that way, but at least you're brain is engaged in what you're watching and you aren't just sitting there, staring at the screen. Plus, game shows are usually suitable for the whole family, which isn't so common for TV shows these days.
Fortunately, game shows have seen somewhat of a resurgence in the past couple of years with revivals of To Tell The Truth and Match Game. Hopefully, this resurgence continues not only with more revivals of old favorites but with an abundance of original creations that will spread the love of game shows to a whole new generation.