Thursday, August 29, 2013

TV Guide Picks The 60 Best Games Shows Ever!

At one point in time, I was a game show junkie.  I couldn't get enough of them, though that was mainly during my childhood.  I was dreamed of being on Jeopardy! and I remember when the contestants on Wheel of Fortune had to buy prizes at the end of every round.  I loved The Price is Right with Bob Barker, and can't stand it anymore.  I watched Card Sharks and wanted to go on Shop 'til You Drop.  For whatever reason I've gotten away from my love of game shows, though I will still watch a vintage episode of Press Your Luck on the Game Show Network.

After I read this list, I thought that for the most part they got it right.  It's hard to go through the years and even remember all the game shows, let alone rate them.  There are a few that missed their list I would have liked to see, but I'll share that on the other end.  So with no further ado, here is TV Guide's list of the 60 best Games Shows Ever.  The first ten are in order, the rest are alphabetical.

1.  Jeopardy! 

2.  Wheel of Fortune

3.  Family Feud
4.  Match Game

5.  The Price is Right

6.  Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
7.  The Hollywood Squares
8.  Password
9.  What's My Line?
10.  The Newlywed Game
11.  Almost Anything Goes
12.  Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
13.  Battle of the Network Stars
14.  Beat the Clock
15.  Blockbusters
16. Card Sharks

17.  Cash Cab
18.  Concentration
19.  The Dating Game
20.  Deal of No Deal
21.  Don Adams' Screen Test
22.  Double Dare

23.  Gambit
24.  G.E. College Bowl
25.  The Gong Show
26.  High Rollers
27.  It's Academic
28.  I've Got a Secret
29.  The Joker's Wild

30.  Let's Make a Deal 

31.  Liars Club
32.  Love Connection
33.  Make Me Laugh
34.  Masquerade Party
35.  Name That Tune

36.  Pantomime Quiz
37.  People Are Funny
38.  Press Your Luck 

39.  Pyramid
40.  Queen for a Day
41.  Remote Control
42.  Sale of the Century
43.  Scrabble
44.  The $64,000 Question
45.  Studs
46.  Supermarket Sweep

47.  Tattletales
48.  Tic Tac Dough
49.  To Tell the Truth
50.  Treasure Hunt
51.  Truth or Consequences
52.  Twenty One
53.  Weakest Link
54.  Who Do You Trust?
55.  Whose Line Is It Anyway?
56.  Win Ben Stein's Money
57.  Wipeout
58.  Win, Lose, or Draw

59.  You Bet Your Life
60.  You Don't Say!

So that is the list, as compiles by TV Guide.  As I said earlier, for the most part, I like the list.  There are a few other shows I think should have been on it, and I'll list those in a bit.  I would have added Fear Factor, even though I was never a huge fan of it.  I'm also curious to know why The Amazing Race or Big Brother are not on there.  They are games shows, though not in a traditional sense.  So here are the shows I think should have been on the list, despite the fact I'm not sure what shows I would have taken off.

Fear Factor

The Amazing Race 

Big Brother

Shop 'til You Drop

Legends of the Hidden Temple

Murder in Small Town X

As a side note, the winner of the show, firefighter Angel Juarbe, Jr., was one of the firefighters lost on 9/11.


Man of la Book said...

Have not watched many of these, but Jeopardy has been a household favorite for decades.

bermudaonion said...

I used to love Concentration!

Lisa said...

I was never a huge game show watcher but I did love The Dating Game and Match Game.

Bev Hankins said...

The Match Game was awesome. I loved watching it and the Price Is Right any time I was home sick from school. Here lately, I've gone on a What's My Line binge on Youtube. Love those old black & white game shows from the 50s and 60s!