Film and TV

Top Five: Game Shows In Need of Resurrection

Pick a number. Now another number. You sure about that? Only two numbers left--choose wisely. Ugh, somebody, please ease us back off the edge of our seats.

What passes for American game shows nowadays is pretty pathetic. But there were times in the not-too-distant past when game shows were original, inspired and/or didn't pander to the lowest common contestant. The following five represent such programming. Bring 'em back!

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Anthony Nguyen
Contact: Anthony Nguyen