REVIEW: TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION
SHOW: Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation
TIME: 7.30pm, Monday
NEW game show offerings have provided a mixed bag in 2018.
Now, to Peter Helliar’s cringe-worthy Cram and Rove McManus’ enjoyable Show Me the Movie, we can add the free-for-all that is Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.
Did we really need a reboot of the 2009’12 show hosted by Shaun Micallef, which pits players from different generations against each other in a series of nonsensical games?
After just one episode, the answer is no, no we didn’t.
The original series featured seasoned vet- eran Amanda Keller ( Baby Boomers), and young comedians Charlie Pickering ( Gen X) and Josh Thomas ( Gen Y) as team captains.
Unfortunately, new panel members Robyn Butler ( Gen X), Andy Lee ( Gen Y) and Laurence Boxhall ( Gen Z) don’t have the strong presence of their predecessors.
And this exacerbates the influence Micallef, in the host’s seat again, has over the show.
There are plenty of people who relish his brand of presenting, but I’m just not a Micallef fan; he serves up too much waffle and too few belly laughs.
For a series based on comparing different eras, this is a relic that should have remained in the past.
MESSY: Shaun Micallef leads the circus that is Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.