Review: Day One of Good Afternoon America

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a Connie Passalacqua Hayman

I watched the premiere of Good Afternoon America today with cold fear in my heart:  Will this show be good enough to replace (and thus cancel) General Hospital if it really catches on this summer after this nine-week experiment?

I got the heebee jeebees right away.   Hosts Josh Elliot and Lara Spencer (who also are on this show’s progenitor, Good Morning America) introduced themselves and immediately showed us photos of their kids and families.  It wasn’t two minutes until the words “Fifty Shades of Grey” came out of their mouths and the first guests were a sexologist and (okay), and a comedian. The next segment was on coupon shopping.

Sure, the daytime audience is overwhelmingly female.  But why does this afternoon show have to insist on treating all of us as girls?  I have [Read more...]