"THE TALK": A POOR VERSION OF "THE VIEW"
Monday, October 18, 2010
CBS'S new women's talk show, The Talk, premiered live from Los Angeles this afternoon. The show is hosted by Julie Chen (wife of CBS big boss Les Moonves), Sharon Osbourne (who already hosted a talk show that failed), Holly Robinson Peete, Sara Gilbert, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur (whoever that is).
Nothing about this show is original. It's The View, only boring. Case in point: this morning during the first 10 minutes of The View, Barbara Walters and crew got into a spirited debate about Joy and Whoopi walking off when Bill O'Reilly was on. Great TV. The first 20 minutes of The Talk, included forced chemistry between the hosts and taped segments from their families wishing them well on their new show. Les Moonves wishing Julie Chen "good luck" was enough to make anyone grab the remote. If The Talk fails, he'll just give her another show to host.
The most cringe-worthy moment of The Talk came when Sara Gilbert (from Roseanne) tried to take credit to coming up with the concept of five yentas gossiping around a table on live TV. Sorry, Sara, but Barbara Walters had the same idea a more than a decade ago.
So, who the The Talk's first guest? It had to be someone big, right? Try Christie Brinkley. Is it 1987? Click.
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posted by jc @ 2:17 PM,
- At 7:08 PM, Charlene said...
I agree absolutely!
The Talk is a group of women massaging their minor celebrity. The first 20 minutes of The View will be interesting 3 out of 5 days.
The thing I do not like about The View is the "celebrity" aspect, as well as the spots where some one I've never heard of tells me a fashion, grooming, toy buying, food eating rule or must buy!
I predict the Talk will be short lived. It's replacing soap operas, so it may have the best target audiece, but today's woman was TVOing their soaps already and they won't watch it taped or live.
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