Game Shows as a Sad Indicator of the State of American Culture

I watched last night for the first time NBC’s new game show Take It All. I am not usually a fan of new game shows, but the fleshiness of host Howie Mandel’s head is hard to avert one’s eyes from, so I watched. The more I watched, the more engaged I found myself, speaking aloud my greater wisdom than the contestants in determining which items were the pricier ones. Basically, the game is a high-stakes version of the Christmas-party game White Elephant. An interesting concept, I thought. But Read more […]