The Talk, TV’s newest daytime talk show, had its premiere episode today… but how does it rate, compared to other gabfests? The Talk reviews are coming in, and while it’s too early to tell, let’s take a look.
While The Talk doesn’t break any revolutionary ground in daytime talk, it does have a variety of co-hosts on its side. In other words, there seems to be someone for every viewer to take a liking to.
You may be quick to compare The Talk with The View – a panel of co-hosts that talk daily and have guests – yes, that’s essentially what’s at play here, but the mixture of hosts may be what keeps people tuning in daily.
First of all, The Talk co-hosts are all moms (yes, I know, they are on The View too), but we get six moms here who really represent a spectrum of mommy goodness, as well as a variety of personalities.
Sara Gilbert developed the show with moms in mind, and serves both as host and executive producer. You may remember her from her role as Darlene on Roseanne. Her son, Levi Hank, was born in 2004, and she said she got the idea for the show after she herself gathered with other moms just to talk.
At the Televisiton Critics Association press tour, Gilbert said, “I started going to this mom group and I thought ‘Wow, people need this kind of support.’ “It was just sort of like a light bulb went off and I thought ‘What if there were a show where a bunch of women sat together and talked about the world through that perspective?”‘
Other mom co-hosts on The Talk are Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne.
Chen stresses, however, that The Talk is “not a show that’s just for moms. When you tune into it, you should feel like you’re seeing six women from totally different walks of life, who are gathering and talking about what everyone is talking about.”
Did you watch The Talk? How did you like it… and will you watch again?
I’m betting a lot of women who have grown tired of the drama on The View may be giving The Talk a try.