The "View" is not a pretty one
I had never seen the new and improved “The View” until last week when I taped it to see Clay Aiken.
Wow! What a trainwreck!
I never liked Star Jones. She talked too much about herself and she never let anyone else get a word in edgewise. But she was a sweetheart compared to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Apparently, Star’s departure flipped some kind of on switch in her. She never shuts up long enough for the guest to answer her question and she’s always talking over everyone else. Poor Clay actually had to move his head back and forth like a pinball to keep up with who was talking (which got a laugh from the audience).
Watching Rosie O’Donnell on the show only reminds me how much I miss “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” Rosie is clearly trying to bring over elements of that show, but with three other people to compete with, it doesn’t always work.
Joy Behar just acts like she doesn’t want to be there (and as little as she gets to talk, she might as well not be). When Clay said he was concerned about anti-depressant drugs being addictive, she immediately jumped in to say that she’s never heard of them being addictive (fortunately Rosie jumped in to save Clay). Then, apparently bored with the conversation, she interrupted Clay mid-sentence to ask if he was going to sing.
I didn’t watch any other part of the show, but if that’s how the ladies act with everyone, I’d have to want to plug something awfully bad to show up there.
The Morning Trainwreck, i.e. “The View,” can be seen weekdays at 11 a.m. on ABC.