G4 (ended 2006)



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In it's original form, Filter was G4TV's video game countdown show that helped viewers sort through the endless number of games, characters and new gaming systems as well as game tech related devices. Each episode counted down the best (or worst) of the video game and technology world, with the results determined and voted on by G4TV viewers at the website. Hosted by Diane Mizota, Filter brought the viewers the newest and coolest in games, gadgets and pop culture. It's the show that shops so you don't have to! Buy it, play it, see it, read it, watch it, wear it... The world is full of sales pitches, but only one show filters the signal from the noise. In 2004, G4 merged with the former TechTV and Filter began to include in more episodes non-gaming technology countdowns and segments. In 2006, in order to compete with the Spike Network, G4 changed it's programming and altered Filter to fit this new direction. The show became pop-culture centered and geared towards a larger male demographic. It lasted 13 episodes before it was canceled. General Show Trivia: Filter was on of G4's original 13 shows that debuted with the launch of the network.moreless
Diane Mizota

Diane Mizota

Host (2002-2005)

John Walsh

John Walsh

Correspondent (2004-2005)

Beth Ostrosky

Beth Ostrosky

Host (2006)

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  • This show was so good when Diane was on it.

    There was no reason to ditch her. Then they put on this girl with too much makeup talking about the top ten parties to go to ON A GAMING CHANNEL. However, when Diane Mizota was the host, the show was very informative, entertaining, and relevant to the network. Now if only They brought it back. This and cheat need their own half-hour timeslot back. So many new topics they can cover G4 really needs to get back to it's roots. Nobody watched the channel for the weak programming they offer. All in all, this review was meant to praise the original Filter.moreless
  • G4 is making the video game channel into a Vh1 or Mtv channel. Come on now this ain't funny.

    When I heard Filter was coming back I jumped a million ft. in the air. When i watched it my heart went down like a meteor. If G4 is gonna be about video games, then I want video, not a cheap VH1 channel. I mean come on. They even raplaced Diane Mizota (and she was kinda cute to me too). I used to watch G4 a lot but now its like a good relationship ruined because of its so called friends (yes I am talking to you VH1) and family.So now I guess there is nothing else to do but lay rest to this once glorius channel We will never forget

    Filter, Judgement Day, Icons, Robot Rage, The other 100 good showsmoreless
  • This show was better with Diane Mizota.

    Why did they had to get rid of her? To me, Diane Mizota was the reason why I watched Filter. She's much more beautiful than the new host. And now, they talk about stupid topics that you can get by watching VH1. I don't really care who's the number one hottest women unless it was Diane Mizota. I want hear about games. Diane Mizota please come back....
  • G4 has changed Filter and added a new host.The show is boring and uninteresting and the countdowns are irrelevant now. If you want a real countdown on stars watch Vh1.

    G4 has changed Filter and added a new host. Unfortunatly the show no longer covers video games. It does many irrelevant countdowns that have nothing to do with video games. Ex. the top 100 hottest women who you will never have. It sounds like something you would watch on VH1. But unlike VH1 its not a cheap run through thats shorten in a 30 minute episode. Like I said before Filter is a completely different show and has nothing to do with video games. Its really a shame to see a show that had such potential in a genre spit in their community's face and turn to another genre. An upside to the show is that its been shown an upgrade in quality of presentation of their program due to G4 growing in finances as a networkand the host is candy to the eye. The show is boring and uninteresting and the countdowns are irrelevant now. If you want a real countdown on stars watch Vh1.moreless
  • Each week, Diane Mizota counts down a top 10 list of various topics relating to games, gear, and gadgets. The topics are voted on by viewers using the Filterator. In each episode, John Walsh also contributes his "Net to Know" or "Tales from the Dorksidemoreless

    Filter is a great show with great hosts, Diane and John. Diane really lights up the show with her personality and John gives it a twist with his off-beat humor and obscure pop-culture references. Even though I have only played about 1% of the games that make the lists, I still enjoy the show immensly. There is a sense of humor in every part of the show from John's interviews to the written lines for Diane. I love her catchphrase, "Who writes this ****?" Diane and John seem to really like their jobs, and it adds to the quality of the show. Frequently, there are also some "Tech Toss-Up" segments hosted by Hahn Choi who will compare two or more similar products, and tell you which one is worth your money. These segments are also very informative and ususally feature ways how you can take Filter with you on the road or the best ways to enjoy Filter with a new TV screen or monitor. I'm sad that G4 has decided to cancel Filter without much warning. It had a great crew working behind the scenes to keep the quality high. Diane and John will be missed, but I'm sure they will be fine. Any executive who has seen Filter will know how talented and funny they are.moreless