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"Timeless" game shows
« on: April 23, 2024, 08:12:48 PM »
I was watching some Catch 21 on Game Show Central earlier today, and was struck by how it still felt like a show that premiered recently, even though the eps. in question first aired over a decade ago. Outside of the occasional question about "Vice President Biden" or similar, there really isn't anything in terms of set design, technology, or wardrobe that dates it to the late '00s/early '10s.

Is this a legit testament to how well-produced the show was, or just a sign that I'm getting old? And are there any other game shows that give you a similar surprise in terms of feeling like they were made in the last few years, even though they're actually much older?
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Re: "Timeless" game shows
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2024, 08:27:45 PM »
I think it means more that game shows haven't changed in appearance much in the last fifteen years. 2006 or so was probably when game shows started slowly getting away from the Millionaire-style sets and bringing more color back into play, even while maintaining a little darkness.


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Re: "Timeless" game shows
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2024, 08:39:10 PM »
I really wish I could remember where I read this, but itís a weird rhyme and reason to why thereís no huge difference in aesthetics over the last 15 years. I think that explains a lot. Iíll see what I can find.
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