Yet, another gripe from a grouchy old man. Yes, I hated the Oscar show this year, and knowing well I would do considering the hosts are young actors, James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Don’t tell me watch it next year, as I am sure they are fielding Justin Bieber and Miley Cirus or is it Hannah Montana. Mily
For many years, I’d stay home and watch the show. Whether using my annual, or medical leave, I’d be there even watching the red carpet show checking out my favourite stars who are mostly never my age. Older I mean, in case you are thinking of alerting the FBI.
That habit has since decreased ever since they stop putting good (not great) standup comics up there as hosts. Sure, there were glitches when I was home to watch the show hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, but she’s not bad as host as she is comparative to mongrel turd as a comedienne.
When I started watching them live, Billy Crystal was the host. While he’s so and so as a comedian, on Oscar stage he was the man. I have not seen any of Bob Hope hosted show, and I am sure that he was awesome, but for my generation and the generations to follow,
I watched the show for the hosts, hoping to get good jokes, a gentle ribbing of the celebrities (unlike the roasting Rick Gervais delivered at the Global Globe, shock and awe technique mostly), the funny song medleys, and
Not that the duo was bad, mind you. Anne Hatheway was funny in places, did a terrific song and dance routine, but was mostly lost. That was her. James Franco needed a GPS. It was poor writing, planning, and mostly unnecessary yapping. The presenters were mostly unfunny. Hell, Hugh Jackman was not funny. There was a brief relief when the ever charming and funny Robert Downey Jr, and the newly charming and recently funny Jude Law took the stage. Too brief.
So, please, get