The Talk vs. The View

Did you watch The Talk at all last week?  It aired on CBS for it’s first full week, 2pm ET 1p PT/CT, and is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Reminy, and their ‘street reporter’ Marissa Jaret Winokur who are all mom’s, with kids ranging in age from infant to adult.  The concept for the show was actually Sarah Gilbert’s idea, stemming from her questions and confusion as a new mom.

I happened to catch it on in the middle of the week and thought it was pretty good.  My first reaction was surprise, because I had never even heard about it before this, and my second reaction was ‘oh, it’s just like The View, just different hosts’.

I’ve watched The View quite a few times before, but not regularly, and found it to be a little uncomfortable to watch- a bunch of women sitting around, usually talking over each other, and more often than not talking politics… I’ve turned the channel to something else quite a few times while watching it.  The Talk was a little awkward to watch at times also, the chemistry between them just isn’t there yet, and it was a lot of ‘oh you go ahead’ being repeated as they tried not to all talk at once several times.  But I think I’ll be watching it some more, it seems to be based more for moms than The View.

So if you’ve seen The Talk, what’s your take?  Is this better than The View, worse, pretty much the same, or do you think it’s a whole new concept with just the same ‘talk show’ platform?  Or could you care less about either?

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