“This Is Not Deep TV…But It Is Fast”

By Brian 

We’ve seen one week of “The Situation with Tucker Carlson.” (Well, some of us have.) Some initial opinions:

> Newsday’s Verne Gay: This is not deep TV, nor is it mean…but it is fast. And that’s just one of the chief problems. A few minutes with ‘Situation’ and the beads of sweat begin to break out on your brow…” (Via Gawker) Personally, I think the pace is perfect…

> Slate’s Dana Stevens: “The Situation is shallow, but far from unwatchable; it zips along at a healthy clip, getting in a few good digs along the way, and next thing you know it’s over, and you’re no worse off than you were before.”

> This San Jose videogame columnist wasn’t happy with a segment about violence in video games: “It was almost completely devoid of hard information and consisted of some transparently staged squabbling with a guest about their under-informed world views on the issue.”

> “I personally think it’s way too early to be judging the show,” Inside Cable News says. “O’Reilly took a couple of years to really start getting traction on Fox…”

> The AP’s Frazier Moore is holding out hope that one day, on a TV near, you: “One advocate speaks his piece, whereupon his opponent responds, ‘Hmmmm. You make a good point. I’m going to have to rethink my position. Maybe even change my mind.'”