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Gamer TV 2

Well, I decided since a year has passed, it’s time for a refresh posting of Gamer TV, a poll I did for my gaming group as to what TV shows they’re watching.

In my last Gamer TV poll, there was a lot of unity around a number of shows.  However, now, not as much. A lot of good shows many of us watch are on hiatus (or cancelled, who can ever tell) – Walking Dead, V, Stargate: Universe, Psych, Warehouse 13, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Metalocalypse… And what’s left isn’t that compelling, especially in the SF/fantasy/horror/geekitude arena. Here’s the poll results, sorted by number of votes and rough level of enthusiasm (some respondents provided categories of enjoyment).

Gamer Approved TV

  • 30 Rock x3
  • Supernatural x3
  • Tosh.0 x3
  • Being Human (US) x3
  • Being Human (British) x2
  • Castle x2
  • Daily Show x2
  • Chuck x2
  • Sons of Guns x2
  • How I Met Your Mother x2
  • S#*t My Dad Says x2
  • Doctor Who x2
  • Archer x2
  • Big Bang Theory x2
  • Fringe x2
  • House x2

Random Might-Be-Interesting TV

  • Southland
  • Gold Rush Alaska
  • Lights Out
  • Modern Family
  • Traffic Light
  • Community
  • Perfect Couples
  • Modern Family
  • Covert Affairs
  • White Collar
  • Glee
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • No Ordinary Family
  • Simpsons
  • Mythbusters
  • Eagleheart
  • Justified
  • The Middle
  • Raising Hope
  • Better with You
  • Fringe
  • Avengers
  • Young Justice
  • Family Guy
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Shameless (British)
  • Detroit 187
  • Mr Sunshine
  • Outsourced
  • Onion
  • Primeval
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Robot Chicken
  • The Cape
  • Kitchen Impossible
  • Renovation Realities
  • Kill It Cook It Eat It
  • House
  • Bizarre Foods
  • Bitchin Kitchen
  • The Colony
  • Top Chef Allstars
  • Chopped Allstars
  • Kathy Griffin Life on the D List

The thing that struck me about this was the wide variety. Some of the picks (like the cooking shows) are from our groupies, not the gamers per se. Yes, it’s odd, our gaming group has groupies. But there’s a lot of diversity even taking those out of the lineup. Six respondents, only 3 votes for any single show. Last time, nearly everyone watched Dollhouse, for instance.

Volume varied a lot, too.  One guy only watches three shows.  One submitted thirty-three! (I only watch seven, not counting all the ones on hiatus.)

The biggest change is that Big Bang Theory used to be quite popular but has  dropped way down the list. I know I used to watch it and don’t any more, it got boring.

Being Human, Doctor Who, Fringe, and Supernatural are the only “genre” shows making the cut for us right now.  Note to the networks, we don’t love SF or whatever so much we’ll watch the shit you shovel out. In fact, all the Fringe watchers say that it is on its way down hard and they only watch it out of habit now (Heroes/Lost syndrome).

What about you?  Anything we missed, that you think has wide gamer appeal?

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