Watched the start of tonight’s episode of Gameshow Marathon, a competition which puts a bunch of players through a number of classic game shows. Which could be at least a vaguely interesting idea, except all interest in the outcome was killed by having the players be celebrities, playing for someone at home and for a charity. Which means no personal involvement, no personal excitement, and frankly it all looked rather staged. Plus tonight;s episode was Let’s Make a Deal, where there is no show of player talent and the only thing is to get excited about what you’re winning, which as noted earlier is pointless. And Ricki Lake, playing the host of the game proved that she’s not a gameshow host. I didn’t make it halfway through the episode, but I wanted no more.