“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” premieres Friday, January 12th on Netflix

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by AKA, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Didn't enjoy it much. Would've preferred one without an audience, kind of like Charlie Rose. That would eliminate the applause breaks (man, crowds sure go for those!), the pandering, the jokes, and the guest could go straight to the point.

    Unlike most interviews, Letterman, without the restrictive format of his former show, doesn't tend to interrupt and the guest can go on to tell fascinating stories but I found a lot of it weighed down by all that I mentioned.
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  2. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    What's the song like? Is there any singing?
  3. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

  4. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    No vocals, horns and groovey. Classic but modern sound. The end credits feature more of Paul's classic organ solos.
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  5. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Jay Leno as a guest might actually be daring.
  6. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    Yeah, he became embittered, increasingly acerbic, increasingly political, and decreasingly funny.
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  7. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    All he would talk about is cars. :D
  8. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    So?!? That's a problem?
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  9. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    Embittered and unfunny don't work for me. So, yeah, it was a problem.
  10. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Not too much "funny" stuff going on in this world.
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  11. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    Then I'll watch the news. There are far better talking heads and serious interviewers. An unfunny comedian is a failure.
  12. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

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  13. As is a crap interviewer. Which is too bad, as Letterman used to be pretty good at it. But maybe he'll be better when he's got a guest he isn't enthralled by.
  14. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

    The Duke City
    I’m not sure why anyone watching this would expect stupid pet tricks or the monkeycam.
  15. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    He has been a talk show host for a long time.
  16. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    I couldn't get through the whole show, it was so boring.
    I can't imagine I was the only one.
  17. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    That's true. Back when Johnny Carson was on there wasn't too much "funny" stuff going on but he was funny. Great guests and a tremendous band.
  18. Luckless Pedestrian

    Luckless Pedestrian Forum Resident

    New Hampshire, USA
    Same here, it was abysmal.
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  19. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    A show without an audience would have given it a different and probably more interesting dynamic. With an audience present I think Letterman feels the need to entertain them and cater to them. Im not sure if he'd like to challenge himself or the audience more than he is. Which I think is too bad.
  20. Matt Starr

    Matt Starr Musician who happens to play drums

    I felt exactly the opposite way. I didn't want it to be over - wished it could have gone on for another hour, at least. Obama is one of the most fascinating public figures to emerge in my lifetime and hearing his thoughts on just about anything is must-see TV, for me.
  21. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

    Te Wai Pounamu
    Watched it last night, and as much as I thought it was very good, by the end I was almost consumed by sadness. Read into that what you will.
  22. AKA

    AKA Cromulent Member Thread Starter

    I think Dave has gotten a lot more magnanimous in the past two decades, starting with his quintuple bypass and continuing through 9/11 and the birth of his son. That growth seems to have continued into his retirement; Dave seems genuinely happy these days.

    Acerbic Dave was in the ’80s and ’90s. It’s why we fell in love with him in the first place, and why Cher called him an ******* on national television. It made for great television as an antidote to the increasingky milquetoast Johnny Carson.

    Today’s Dave is mild, kind, content, and a bit more humble — and still wonderful, but for different reasons. No one is the same person at 70 that they were at 34.
  23. AKA

    AKA Cromulent Member Thread Starter

    There was a beautiful moment toward the end when Dave held back tears talking about how lucky he’s been.
  24. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    Kinda' like the world in which we live.
    Makes you give in and cry.

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