I’ve always liked Andy Cohen, even back when he was just the host of all the Real Housewives reunion shows. He’s got a great personality for his line of work, does an excellent job of staying (pretty) neutral between all the Housewives, asks interesting questions, tries to keep the amount of focus on each woman fair, great sense of humor…yadda yadda yadda.
So I was kind of excited when his new show was announced, Watch What Happens Live. It was fun, spunky, interesting, made me laugh. I didn’t watch it every night but regularly enough. I felt like for the most part he had interesting guests & brought some different aspects to the late night TV category. I enjoyed it.
What the hell happened?? The past few shows I’ve watched have gotten on my last nerve. It’s as though Andy (or whoever puts the show together) is trying to squeeze way too much into 30 minutes. I’ve also noticed an over abundance of awkward pauses, looks & comments coming from Andy as though maybe he doesn’t like one guest as much as the other or doesn’t really know how to respond, or even worse-doesn’t know why the person is on his show (ie: promoting a CD, book, show, etc). I also can’t stand how he seems to be flying high on a coke kite & practically screaming the entire show…over top of the audience, over top of the guests, over top of himself. When I think of WWHL I get a mental picture of Andy with a delirious look on his face, tongue slapping all over, spit flying everywhere. Most unbecoming. I’ve always held the opinion that the game ideas were unique & mostly entertaining but again, they’re not giving enough time to do them. For instance last night they did a food game & gave it 80 seconds. They only got through 2 plates because they blindfolded them. The idea is great & the Ramona crazy eyes blindfolds were hilarious…but maybe add more time & not have BOTH guests blindfolded? Probably would’ve gone a little faster.
What are your thoughts? Do you watch WWHL? If so, have you noticed these changes also? I’ll still watch the show but I can pretty much promise that it won’t be nearly as much…when I sit down to watch TV I want to relax, not feel like I’m hanging out with someone speed balling.
UPDATE: After writing this post I never watched WWHL again. I’m sure they’re not heart broken over it because hell it’s still on. Just felt like updating. 🙂