If you take “Turn Up Charlie” for what it is — a casual show about a DJ nanny — then there’s enough charm to salvage it. It’s meant to be an outrageous, feel-good show, and it honestly achieved that feat.
Singh represents the changes in Hollywood that are necessary to keeping the diversity train rolling – without diverse people in powerful positions, Hollywood may be doomed to a white, testosterone-laden, future.
“Videos After Dark” is perhaps Bob Saget’s driest return to television possible. He makes his comeback as the host of this show after hosting “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for eight years, from 1989 to 1997.
“All things keep getting better,” goes the “Queer Eye” theme song, a pulsing, techno-dance anthem that always manages to get the dopamine factories churning. This is a show about striving toward self-improvement and recognizing betterment not as a stopping point, but as a way forward.
Neither spends much time on the question of separating the art from the artist — that’s the sort of thorny dilemma that doesn’t make for a compact primetime special. But what Winfrey and King both do well is to give their viewers the tools to make those decisions for themselves.
The two begin the show in armchairs on a grunge-cool set, talking about the week’s news — a healthy mix of politics, sports and bizarre internet curiosities — with a few lively pre-taped bits sprinkled in between.
You might just believe for a second that you are in fact watching a documentary about a Jonestown-esque cult, but then the show throws out something remarkably absurd such as “orgasm jars,” where cult members must scream their pleasure into a jar in order to preserve it for future moments of darkness.