Game Shows- The scourge of games is so entrenched in our culture that its no surprise TV games shows are a big hit, and a big problem of society.
The attraction of these shows appeals to some of our basest animal instincts; money, material possessions, fame, etc. It's all self-satisfaction and greed gratification in all it's glory televised from coast to coast into the homes of homely housewives and shut-ins.
Game shows try to add excitement to viewers boring lives, hoping they will win fabulous prizes of cash and merchandise. There's not much cash left after taxes, and the merchandise is damaged floor samples, at best.
But even the losers get a consolation prize so they don't go away ashamed with heads hung low, utterly humiliated on national TV. The contestants are jumping up and down screaming and laughing, bursting with excitement, which suggests that their normal lives are a drag.