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[Netflix] My Next Guest Needs No Introduction ( with David Letterman)

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  1. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
    With David Letterman
    ON NETFLIX

    I used to stay up late ONLY to watch David Letterman's Late Show on NBC, then when it moved to CBS. He was probably the only one whom I thought could bring witty and insightful interviews with folks, keeping it lighthearted and humorous, while at the same time moving fast and allowing for a lot more like short demos, small skits, interaction with his audience, and the usual outside-the-show (physically) shenanigans.

    Fast forward to this year, and he has a show again, but this time in a one-on-one, Inside-The-Actors-Studio face-to-face question and answer format, unlike in his other show.



    Anyone seen this new show? Looked for a thread, didn't find one.

    I saw the first episode (there is only one). Here is my review and brief synopsis, based on my own point of views, opinions, etc. Please don't let my opinion influence your watching, if you plan on doing so or have. SPOILERED so you can leave it closed until you watch, if you want:
    I don't think his show will be getting more than three seasons. Had it been less about bashing and politician stuff... maybe. I guess I expected it to be almost like the old show but it's "meh" in the Netflixish style that appeals to the current viewership of Netflix of what I believe is millennials and just overall youngsters. Maybe he will appeal to a lot more folks than I think, but I am expecting most of his viewership to be from my generation.

    I don't see it lasting. I'm glad to see his candid wit and his ability to get his guests to talk AGAIN, but it seems drawn out and boring to me.

    :oops: 7/10 - same old Dave, funny and witty, but doesn't fit this format so well. I thought it would change from the Obama interview, but it didn't.



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    Right... me too, a LONG LONG time ago. And when he stopped being particularly funny, also a LONG time ago, I moved on.

    I'll watch pretty much anything on Netflix, lol. I pay for it, and no commercials. Why not?!?

    This... meh, have absolutely no desire to see this
     
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    Not sure if you noticed how I described what I remember from the show, but I never said he was funny. :cool: To me it wasn't about that at all, although most of the times, he was funny. I don't think he changed. Maybe with age, he couldn't do the same things he was doing before... but... I still liked it and watched it until the end.
     
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    he changed as bit..

    but its less about that then times changing in comedy. i mean go back and listen to comedy from the 60's. you're generally not going to find it incredibly humorous. Doesn't mean it wasn't funny. just isn't anymore. these guys have to change to keep up with the times.

    i'm not sure any of them do it all that great... which is why you see those positions change these days. I moved on from Letterman to Conan than liked Kimmel for a while then I really dug Ferguson and now think Fallon is the best of that group... but i don't really watch much of any of them
     
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    I find some comedians from different eras funnier than others. It's not as simple as "comedy has changed" to me. I mean, I like Louis CK right now, and I liked

    Again, I didn't watch Letterman for the comedy but he was funny. To me it was the way he was very knowledgeable, had seen and read about a lot before he interviewed someone, and he wasn't confused when his guests talked about some remote thing that nowadays confuse other talk show hosts.

    Fallon is too much of a kid laughing along with the guests like if they were at a bar or a pizza parlor. He has too many skits and silliness and twitter and instagram this, and not a lot of insightful and smart interview at all.

    Letterman was there for more than thirty years for a reason. :cool:
     
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    Letterman hasn't been funny since the 90's, and he became completely unwatchable about 10 years ago.
     
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    I saw it, enjoyed it. It's not a comedy show, it reminded more of something like Tom Snyder who had a great show back in the day.
     
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    Swoly is back!!!
     
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    Only SwoLy can find a way to use these many smiley's in a post. Kudos!! Stay thirtsy my friend...;)

    (P.S.) TL/DNR...:cool:
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    I miss Obama :(
     
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    Liked the interview will be looking forward to more.
     
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