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“The Problem With Jon Stewart.” The Daily Show, in its physical form under Stewart’s watch, was one of the best and most influential TV shows ever made. And part of having such an influence is that it continues to live after you are out of the air. Although Stewart left TV in 2015, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Samantha Bee continued the voice inspired by Stewart night or week, while Larry Wilmore, Hasan Minhaj, Michelle Wolf, and Wyatt Cenac did the same in a short time. The Problem With Jon Stewart.
And that doesn’t mean anything about the unique and original underrated work done by Trevor Noah as a direct follower of Stewart on The Daily Show. Now, know about The Problem With Jon Stewart.
The Problem With Jon Stewart Season 1: Review
For that reason, as I watched two episodes of Apple TV + Jon Stewart’s Problem, I’m not sure I’m happy with Jon Stewart’s return to my TV. Not yet. Or not at all.
The problem with Jon Stewart (I’m cleverly lazy and if you give me order, I take layup) is that critics are sent two episodes that seem to represent two completely different ideas of the show, one that sounds like an extravaganza in a funny comedy series, and sounds like an uninspired revival ( but not entirely).
The Problem With Jon Stewart Episode 1, entitled “War,” features a three-pronged action plan and is likely to be reworked.
In the first act, Stewart goofs unthinking on a broad topic before turning it into a real “problem” of the episode. In this regard, it is a question of when our support for “our troops” becomes support, especially in view of the health risks posed by so-called burns in military bases and the government’s failure to properly manage their outcomes. The Problem With Jon Stewart.
In the second act, Stewart leads a panel discussion with people, directly and indirectly, involved in the issue. In this case, it is a group of veterans and supporters close to the veterans, who share personal stories and the obvious condemnation of the corrupt system. In the last act, Stewart tries to find answers to how he can fix and fix the problem. In this case, Stewart sits down with Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to identify and explore alternatives.
This episode is full of Stewart’s lack of confidence about his return to television and the purpose of his new show. Its jokes are driven by jokes about ownership of Apple TV +, the fact that it has grown a bit since MTV’s You Wrote It, You Watch It, and jokes about the lack of comedy in the episode. In addition to humor, it is driven by Stewart’s personal love. You have invested in every question and every conversation, and everything has a purpose. Though not tied to a single set of real-world news stories, it is timely.
The second episode, entitled “Freedom,” is an episode of The Daily Show, or rather The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, which has been extended to 44 minutes.
In this episode, Stewart begins rhetoric about claims that the Covid treaties represent the sacrifice of freedom, referring to speech centers with right-wing wings, especially comparisons between the rules of wearing a mask or a vaccine with Nazi Germany. It’s the motto of the Daily Show to the point of Stewart’s uncontrolled outrage and various lovable ways.
This is followed by an extended, two-part panel discussion with three international guests who are determined to show how dictatorial regimes behave and why we are not. It’s not very clear, it doesn’t arrive on time and it doesn’t bother you carelessly, especially if the total number of viewers of Jon Stewart’s new show is likely to compare vaccination passports with Hitler is close to zero.
I fully accept the problem whose solution is “Stop being selfish and stop being stupid,” but I look at what happens to the people of Egypt, the Philippines and Venezuela only in “You see, this is worse than the United States!” The words leave an icky aftertaste. There is little compulsion to tell stories in this episode and, besides, the plot collapses.
And in my favorite piece, there is a feature to go further in the plot. Occasionally, and for no apparent reason, Stewart announces a break, as if the mind from years of kicking into ads, with small “bits” recorded, is almost certainly not funny. They are often found, such as “Ken Burns Presents Ken’s Burn” – Kag McKinnon’s “Ginsburg” gag from SNL sans embellishment. The Problem With Jon Stewart.
Each episode focuses on side-by-side discussions with Stewart’s writers and producers, which emphasizes the diversity of the staff but basically differs from the excellent performance of the TMZ TV show, with Stewart as the waterproof version of Harvey Levin.
It is my hunt that some viewers will have a direct opposite reaction, preferring the humorous habit of Stewart’s anger in the second episode rather than the honesty in the first. It will be interesting to see what the following episodes depend on. Jon Stewart’s voice may not be relevant in today’s TV scene, but these episodes, hitting or not even showing, how much he could have an added value. The Problem With Jon Stewart.
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