Oct. 12th, 2005 @ 06:23 am (no subject)
I have a confession to make...

I love the Daily Show (that's not the confession), I think Jon Stewart is hilarious and on the money (that's not the confession either), but I generally think most of the rest of the show sucks (that's the confession). I love it when politicians and writers are the guests, but I find actors/comedians/musicians as guests boring. And I think most of the corrospondents try to act stupid too much of the time. Jon is funny because he is smart and can point out flaws in governmental/political logic. Everyone else is just parodying news casters, by trying to act dense. Dumb and Dumber do the news. I have one wish (actually two...) more Jon, less anyone else, and bring back the couch. Is that too much to ask?
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Date:October 12th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
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I think Maher is better.

You expect too much from actors/musicians. They've never had a need to say anything meaningful or intelligent. They're kind of like supermodels in the fact that they get by with looks and/or fame, that suffices enough to not require them to make any sort of conversation.
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Date:October 12th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Okay, I'm with you on the couch.
And there are moments when I get annoyed with the correspondents.
But sometimes, I think they're fantastic. I think acting dense is a tool that they use when dealing with dense people- like Dan Bakkedahl's piece on the guy doing the bum-vertising (though I'm biased there- I know Dan and I think he's insanely talented).
Also, on a show like this, it's hard to assign blame, when you're not really sure who did the writing, what the director said, how much input the correspondents have... y'know?
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Date:October 12th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
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I agree that acting dumb can be a tool, but every single episode? When was the last time they didn't have Samantha Bee acting like a blonde ditz?

You are right, it could be the writers or the director, but either way, it's getting tired.
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Date:October 12th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
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Samantha Bee is either a hapless victim, or she needs to be shafted. The girl's probably got talent, but I don't know if I've seen her impress me yet.