Monday, February 20, 2006

Kind of Watching It TV: Geraldo At Large

I bet that fool doesn't even need glasses...


Good news, all charges were dropped. During the time of awaiting the verdict I had the good fortune of seeing "Geraldo at Large." Got to say I wish I hadn't of seen it. This is another poorly produced Fox News affair with inflammatory topics, seedy graphics and not even the propriety of fairness. You know what's not fair? Being subjected to Geraldo Rivera. As a fan of his work on ABC and that horrible talk show, by the mid point of his CNBC stint, Rivera morphed into a full-time ass and never really came back.

Not surprisingly, this show gives a viewer a snoot full of a toxic level of undiluted Geraldo Rivera, and it's shameless at this point in time. The show I caught was the endless loop of problems Geraldo's being singing about for eons. He got his race relations on by way of the Charles Barkley's book as the "excuse" and Rivera and the story partied like it was 1991. Aiding that story was one of Fox's female drones giving it that special, non-human touch. Geraldo later popped up, drilling Bryant Gumbel in the wickets for no apparent reason. You know what else was on the show's menu, stupid "feel-good" stories, hollow political arguments and of course Geraldo complaining in front of something and or somewhere...


The Deal: This show isn't much different from any Fox News enterprise. This is tacky, self-serving with the issues dumbed down to grotesque level. Rivera also seemed to rock it old-school, fumbling around with a kind of microphone I haven't seen since the 4th grade...

Grade: C+
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