..i have a theory that henry has only done as well as he has because the current opposition is so dire/such a trainwreck..
..and this pairing will have to see him up his game..’cos really it isn’t a breakfast/news/current-affair show..it is just paul henry/energiser-bunny..with his ‘lists’..with his schtick..with his bells/whistles/buttons..
(henry is very similar to those one-man-band vaudeville-performers..cymbals between his knees and all..he is just missing the silly-hat..)
previously i have recommended that viewers of henry switch to one for the hourly news-bulletin…’cos you come out of the henry show without a clue about what is really happening locally/in the world..the important stories news-schlub/henry show don’t even bother covering..
(or the ones henry finds ideologically-uncomfortable..the rightwing-slant/spin in that show is writ large..(‘hosking in the morning’?)
..and don’t get me started on their ‘panels’…
..fatuity-incontinence pretty much sums it up for most of them..
..so many of them don’t have a fucken clue..about very much at all..
..just why they are even there blabbering one is one of lifes’ minor-mysteries..
(the one service they do provide is to show up the utter vacuity/irrelevance of most media-luvvies..)
..so the arrival of ‘aunty’ barry and ‘young’ jack tame as new co-hosts on one (demographic-spread covered there..)..will i expect blow henrys’ ratings out of the water..for the first time he will see some real competition..
(..and those doubting if (former weather-presenter) tame could carry his share of the load should seek out the recent interview he did with paula bennett..where he rocked her back on her heels..with/by hard/coherent questioning..)
..so i am expecting to see a one breakfast show that will try to regain some gravitas..as in delivering intelligent comment/analysis of current affairs..etc..covering the ‘news’ of the day..hold the ‘wacky’..!..(i live in hope..!..eh..?..ever-optimistic..!..heh..!..it’s the sagittarius in me..!..i can’t help myself..!)
and please..!,,please..!..tvone..!..ditch the padding of the interminable/painful crosses to the weather-presenter..!
..please relieve us of that unwanted burden..!
..one thing that henry show does get right is a snappy/efficient graphic of weather-forecast..
..and that’s really all ya need..!