But hey, that's Oliver we are talking about so what can I truly expect. I never miss this show, its my laugh for the week! Add to this the arguable assessment that, while his first few episodes seemed to be struggling to get airborne, it's safe to say he is now properly aloft. His insightful outlook and commentary on a wide variety of issues is well worth the half hour plus internet content. The indigenous rebels or Guerrilla took arms against the regular workers ,farmers, business owner and the government. The situation in the Ukraine has endless nuances worth exploring pro and con , but Oliver glosses over them all and contents himself with ridiculing Putin - an easy, politically-correct target that everyone from David Letterman to Saturday Night Live has already exploited ad nauseam.
I must take a moment to thank John Oliver and his creative team. At least torture is something. His humor is a cheap, dry, annoying and really just a copy of the cynical and sarcastic Colbert Report. It's not an easy task, and it's hard to say whether Oliver has the serious commitment it will require. And that's why I picked up this show to watch and I can say that I wasn't disappointed, the opposite of that. Even topics as intractable as the death penalty legislation are skillfully delivered to the masses in an appealing way. But, the formula for those shows has devolved into tedium.
The insane level of awesome energy John Oliver feeds the viewer can almost be felt! They also hijack private massages that contains forbidden words or images real time. Moving on, if you like Stephen Colbert either of them , Jon Stewart, or perhaps even Bill O'Reilly? I had high hopes for Oliver's new show, especially after catching his intelligent and hilarious take on Net Neutrality. Torture is preferable to boredom. But a few days ago I try an episode after my boyfriend convinced me to give it a try. So now, what to do.
Much of the time, Oliver is content to shoot rubber bullets at sitting-duck targets. The show tackles issues that are essential to our everyday lives, perhaps not the most obvious problems, but surely really fundamental ones. I've just watched episode 3 and that episode alone sums up the type of people, media and just the general positive peaceful way I'd like to see humanity head. The beginning of the episode is an overview of some news highlights, and then he spends the rest of the episode doing one or two issues in depth. I think the worst part is the idea that interacting with people that have low scores will lower your own score.
Watch this show, it's worth every penny. Everyone on the Daily Show was supposed to the foil to Jon Stewart's calm voice of reason. And in spite of it being a comedy show, he tackles very serious issues in just the right manner. Wow, am I glad I did! Hannibal comes along and I'm mesmerized for a few months, then I have to wait like a pregnant woman for the next amazing moment. But yes, John Oliver, very nice! My problem back then was that Oliver doesn't play the straight man well and we the same thing with his new endeavor.
I'm not sure why so much time goes on between two episodes, but as long as they keep up what they've done so far I'm looking forward to it. I ask you what the hell did they think was going to happened? Almost all of them were stories I had not heard much about. Yeah, that's how frugal I can be. He focuses more on international issues. Trust me; it's an awesome way to end a week. The censorship issue is also deeper than covered in the short segment. There have been a lot of comparisons to the Daily Show so I decided to point out some important distinctions.
Just look at its episode air dates. He's kind of like Bannon's ideology crossed with Comey's self righteousness. Additionally, I am very much impressed by John's courage in tackling sort of taboo topics too. In doing so, he provides a wry perspective that punctures pomposity and cuts through all pretensions with comically outrageous audacity. Laughter is the best medicine. The writing is good and, luckily for them, there is always something incredibly stupid going on in politics. Their only commitment I have seen so far show-wise, is quality and creativity, two traits this show seems to possess.
Makes people voluntarily stay away from anyone who might be critical of the government. The show is basically like last summer when Oliver took over the Daily Show for Stewart, except with more cursing. Anyway, it's worth the watch. For example, Oliver seems blissfully unaware that 90% of Crimea is ethnically Russian, and - far from needing to be forced at gunpoint, as Oliver suggests - favored a return to Russia long before the recent conflict erupted in Kiev. What I love about this show is that it is actually making changes in the society to some extent. For people who don't know, Oliver lured away the talented Tim Carvell, former head writer for the daily show, away from Jon Stewart.
The YouTube clips are also. The only thing that I would want to be changed about this show is its running time which, as of today, is only 30 min every week this is very annoying! Jon Stewart is a genius. But you, sir, you are the kind of jester who comes along once in the history of an empire, and where would we be without you? First of all it's hosted by a British anti-American pseudo-intellectual liberal idiot. Being Human relieves me for a few months, then it's agony. It is a fantastic show to spend some time on and cheerfully want to follow it weekly.
He offers a valid, informed and always iconoclastic perspective, worth hearing even when you vigorously disagree with it. But boredom will kill you to death. Since then I've been devouring the episodes. I adore his mascots, his hashtags, and his use of his hands on his desk. That will end one day, and people will start to be unhappy, and this will devolve into a nightmare shitshow of violent political protest. He doesn't endlessly talk about elections. It is unbelievably entertaining, funny, as well as being highly enlightening and sharp about the world's recent political, social, and economical issues and news.