I just turned off Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show. “Katie.” It was boring, and I’m disappointed.
On the Today Show, I liked her a lot. I admired how she could maneuver smoothly from an important news story, interviewing a head of state, to a frivolous feature, making fun of a lighter subject. I think she’s smart, and well, perky. I’m okay with perky.
On the CBS Evening News, I thought she did as well as any of the other talking heads. They read scripts. They think on their feet. They have great hair. She did a fine job with what that job entails–reading and nodding.
But Monday’s new talk show? We’ve seen this all before. Just another steady stream of people sitting in front of a studio audience. Her choice of guests, too, was, um, sub-par, inadequate and dull.
Jennifer Simpson, who is getting pretty close to equalling fingernails on chalkboard for me, traipsed out in ridiculous shoes. Even though they showed a clip of her new Weight Watchers commercial, this blond whose 15 minutes surely is up, allowed as how she didn’t want the commercial to be about weight. That must be a surprise to the people paying her to talk about her weight.Â
Then Katie felt the forehead of singer Sheryl Crow, who has suffered through a brain tumor. Oh, and we opened with an oh-so-cute dream sequence with formerÂ morning show partner, Matt Lauer. This new (?) talk show was an electronic version of “People” magazine.
Again IÂ yawn.Â I was over Oprah way before she moved on, and I’m already overÂ this show, too.