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It's an okay show

Author: Megalon7 from United States
25 May 2013

I think this is an alright show. The guests are good, and the conversations are fun to watch. It has the potential to be better, though.

One big problem with the show is the stand-up comedians. There have been one or two decent comedians, but most are extremely unfunny and hard to watch. I thought Ron Funches was good, though.

One part of the show that I find enjoyable is the "BBC-een it?". Its a game they play with the guests where they show the title and describe the plot of a supposed television show on the BBC. The guests have to guess if the show is real or not. I like this part, it's fun to watch, especially if you are familiar with British television.

Overall, it's an okay show.

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Give it a chance, may be amazing one day!

Author: Bradley Appleby from Ohio, United States
8 June 2015

This is a fantastic start to a show like this. Over a small amount of time of them figuring out what works and doesn't work, finding that pocket of perfect rhythm and flow throughout the show, one day the show will be a perfect running cog of nerdiness. As long as BBC gives it a chance to settle into itself and us viewers are patient, Chris Hardwick and his team won't let us down. Until then you still have a decent show, it's not boring and can be entertaining at times. They do need to let the audience participate in the show More, let them ask questions and interact with the guest(s) of that episode. Also maybe less skits and more of a balanced feel of comedy and serious professionalism, many times the goofiness is overwhelming.

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Author: kristinarnors from Reykjavik, Iceland
23 May 2013

I have a feeling that this show is not going to live long. The only thing that keeps the podcasts interesting are the guests, and the more each guest gets to speak, the better it is. The TV show is a lame alternative to the podcast.

There are just so many things that I find annoying about the show. Especially since it has a lot of potential to be amazing. The only thing the hosts of this show need to do is ask their guests some questions that the viewers might find curious, and let them speak for a change. I know more about Chris then I do about my mother, he really loves to talk about himself, what he likes, his showbiz career (which is random and not that exciting - since I'm being honest) and last but not least, how much of a nerd he is.

On top of that, there is a lot of cringe worthy brown-nosing. We get it, some of these people are pretty cool, but again, viewers don't need to hear it. It's not that I have anything against them expressing their admiration for somebody, it's just that you get tired of hearing a detailed description of how much Chris loves a certain show and how he's met a certain cast member and how he thought that they would have a major attitude and then he found out they actually didn't... etc.

And to add to the list of annoyance, the various games and skits they do on the show are not entertaining, and one gets the feeling that they are designed to be added to their showbiz gag-reel. Like 'hey, let's do a sitcom thing and maybe someone will see it and give us a deal for a sitcom'.

Lastly, the show isn't nearly nerdy enough for those who are nerds through and though. The Nerdist is basically a nerd-lite phenomena.

I assume Matt and Jonah together could make this show both nerdier and better. But that being said, I genuinely think all of these guys are nice people and I have nothing personal against them. This show as a whole just doesn't work for me. I give them credit for the effort, but it's just not for me.

I would recommend the Kevin Pollack Talk Show, The Howard Stern Show or The Adam Carolla Show, for those who feel the same way I do.

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