Ariana is a nice addition to The Voice, but I’m kinda over that show. It’s always been about the celebs and their banter. Which works if you love the celebs and their chemistry, but it gets old, even with a new panelist every few years. The show I really love is Songland, with a panel of star songwriters like Ryan Tedder judging and workshopping songs with aspiring songwriters, who are pitching songs for a different artist each week. It’s a great window into that creative world.
I totally agree that ABC saw “old white guy” with Tom, but they didn’t see the value in that particular “old white guy.” If they were aiming for a change, someone with more warmth (like a Nick Cannon or a Cat Deeley, who are great hosts on their Fox shows) would have been better.
Last year, I remember Artem’s partner was injured, and he stopped by during the live show to chat with Tyra and update everyone on his partner’s condition. After the interview was over, Artem was just standing there while Tyra was introducing the next performance, and Tyra sorta scooted over so Artem wouldn’t be in her shot. That’s the kinda vibe I get from her.
Why are we seeing smirky Will? Of course Chandler will take any job and copy Freddie who, last Christmas, wouldn't come back to the studio but said if you can skype me in, I'll do it. Chandler is copying Freddie. I love Freddie Smith's channel. Well worth the $$. He tells it like it is. Days wanted him back and he said no. Onward & upward Freddie. He is missed at Days.
It is not dramatic. It is exactly how I feel. Those who read this forum know I have a tendency to be very indulgent with soaps and try to emphasize the good things they do even when everything sucks. But I am beyond incandescent about this. For the exact reason you said. They got me to trust them this would be worth it and it really really really wasn't. I feel like a major sucker.
While I suspect it is not their fault, the current writers shouldn't count on me ever investing anything into any new attempt to tell a long-term tale ever again.