The Alec Baldwin Show (2018– )
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It isn't really a show about getting to know famous people, it's a platform for Alec to be on television.....and not surprisingly, it's boring.
I watched the first two (2) interviews Alec Baldwin hosted with the top Hollywood film star Robert DeNiro, and former porn star and now reality TV's Kim Kardashian. I recall a few years ago when Alec Baldwin was being interviewed by the superior Hollywood host interviewer for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Robert Osborne, God rest his soul. Then Alec attempted to take over Robert Osborne's interview seat after Robert succumbed to his illness. Let's face it, there are very few really sincere professional Hollywood interviewers who can complete the necessary preliminary homework before sitting down face to face as interview host and interviewee celebrity to bring out some hidden secrets and true feelings of their guests and I just have not seen that ability and/or work effort from Alec Baldwin.
In the Kim Kardashian interview Alec asks Kim about her reality show "but this is something that you took control?" and Kim's response was "I really wanted it....since I was 11, 12 years old and I watched the real world." Really Kim? Is that what possessed someone to turn the camera on during an intimate sexual romp encounter with your then boyfriend Ray-J? Before that sex tape was released the then 22-year-old Kim was a little known heiress to the late lawyer Robert Kardashian, and she was employed as the personal stylist of singer Brandy Norwood and Kim became the girlfriend of Brandy's little brother Willie "Ray J" Norwood. Baldwin (purposely?) neglected to ask any question about the initial fame and success Kim attained from her sex tape. Kim even told Alec not once, but twice, "you can ask me anything", and yet Alec avoided the Kim Kardashian infamous sex tape which is really what gave Kim's name such instant notoriety and recognition. Totally misleading, and this is the kind of star quality The Alec Baldwin TV show is attempting to build his brand on?
What I gleaned from the very first interview Alec did with Robert DeNiro was nothing other than DeNiro slouches demonstrably like a slob in his chair and DeNiro probably only used this opportunity to share with his buddy Alec their personal views on the political landscape.
Boy, how I miss the late great Brian Linehan and Robert Osborne as bona fide Hollywood host interviewers. I won't be watching any further episodes of the really boring The Alec Baldwin Show unless Alec's can secure either Clint Eastwood or Donald Trump as their future guest(s). Now either of those two interviews would be quite interesting that even a baboon could be the host interviewer and it would still be entertaining.
I'm surprised they had room for the guests since Alec's ego pretty much filled the studio. Go back to acting, Alec, at least you are mediocre at that!
If you want to watch someone with too much ego for his own good actually do a decent long form interview, go back and watch Shatner's Raw Nerve, and skip this piece of crap.
Bad reviews tell me it's just too different from what they're used to.
What's not to like though? Intimately organic interviews with some favourite actors & semi-talented celebrities. Say what you will about Alec Baldwin, the man can charm the pants off a snake. Haters shut up. It's very good.