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show needs to drop Live! title
xlaparas1 September 2014
The show keeps making more and more prerecorded shows and host chats. They have been airing prerecorded shows for the last month! How can the show be called Live! I have been watching it for many years and every year they do less and less live shows. They should re title it because it is deceptive to the audience. When Regis and Kathie Lee were on, the show was much more respectful of its audience by airing live shows. When Kelly first started, they continued to do so in the beginning, but as time went, more shows were prerecorded. These last couple of years have been ridiculous. Several times a year, they air prerecorded shows for several weeks! The host chats are usually very brief and they never discuss any newsworthy issues (how can they?)--they stick to general topics to mask the fact that it's all prerecorded. It is frustrating to watch on a daily basis and now, as soon as I realize that the show is prerecorded (they indicate it at the bottom of the screen very quickly during host chat), I turn off the television. Nothing wrong with it but don't call the show Live!
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is she trying too hard
elizmcintosh5 June 2016
I think Kelly is trying too hard to show she is not a raciest. She now is looking to the gay community to help her. She was very unprofessional when she left the show for a week and I do not think she will ever regain her nice girl image. Too bad, Regis has not spoken to her since he left and now Michael, could it be her???? I would not like to see Anderson as her co host because I think it would be a big mistake for his career. Now if they replace Kelly love to see Anderson with someone else, maybe his mother??? I think Gelman has been very professional through this whole mess and I would like to see him and Anderson co host one time
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Good program!
Movie Nuttball15 October 2004
I think that Live with Regis and Kelly is a fine show. The hosts of the show are Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. The show is a bit different than it was when Regis was with Kathy Lee Gifford. Regis and Ripa in My opinion work together very good. Regis is very good as always. Kelly Ripa, a young and very fine looking gal is also very good. What this show has in store for its viewers is actually pretty good. These two hosts talk about things that is going on such as news, the things that they like to do, they have special guests like actors and actresses, and more! The show is interesting and keeps you entertained. So, if you are watching television early in the morning and want to watch a show that has many celebrities then I suggest that you watch Live with Regis and Kelly today!
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Three Cheers for Kelly
vancecheek13 November 2002
I've watched and attended numerous episodes of "Live" and I think it is better than ever now. Personally, I found Kathie Lee Gifford annoying and I am thrilled with the breath of fresh air that Kelly Ripa brings to the morning. Her rapport with Regis is fantastic to watch and their dynamic is unique. When I can't watch "Live" live, I tape it and start my evening with the talk show pair that have no peer.
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After 26 years, "LIVE" has run its course - time to pull the plug
duraflex28 January 2015
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Once upon a time, LIVE was a pleasant morning talk show with humorous TV veteran Regis Philbin and chatty singer Kathie Lee Gifford. It was upbeat and mainstream and a pleasure to watch. The hour flew by.

At first, Kelly Ripa did an adequate job of replacing Kathie Lee. And then the producer Michael Gelman decided to make the show what he thinks is more edgy and hip it's been on a downhill slope ever since.

Regis retired - or got pushed out. An ex-jock (who is so very full of himself) was chosen to be the male co-host. Michael Strahan is hardly an appealing TV personality. I can barely stand to look at his smug face let alone listen to his ignorant and inane comments. He may have been a great football player but as a TV host - not seeing it.

Whatever charm and appeal this program once held is long gone.
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Great morning show
SpoonieDiva11 August 2005
Please don't pay any attention to the above review. Kelly may not be stuck up and refined like Kathy Lee but she is also a lot less whiny. Kelly brings a younger, fresher, more entertaining aspect to the show. She is hilarious besides cute and quirky. I think they have a great chemistry and she is keeping the show going. The hilarious things they do on this show keep me tuned in every day. They do a segment nearly everyday about cooking or home interior or improvement ideas. The guest hosts are usually very funny. Nick Lachey was a recent favorite. Nick and Kelly did a workout together and even that was extremely funny. I wish I had her energy and Regis'longevity. When Regis retires they will need a replacement to sit next to Kelly, cause she isn't going anywhere.
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Getting up at 9 rules
spikelovesbuffy200217 July 2002
Live with Regis and Kelly is the best show on morning television. Kelly is so funny with her off-the-wall comments and come backs, then there's Regis who makes fun of everyone but in a funny joking way. I give this show a double thumbs up!
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Worth watching just for the host chat
KellyforPresident18 December 2004
I've watched this show every morning for the past 3 1/2 years. Compared to other talk shows, it's no great shakes, but the host chat is worth watching for two reasons. Kelly Ripa (replacement for the much hated Kathie Lee Gifford) is wonderful! She is hip, beautiful, warm, smart and one of the quickest wits around. Her spontaneous, off-the-cuff sense of humor makes me laugh out loud several times every show. In contrast to Regis Philbin, she is self-effacing, modest and takes a genuine interest in the guests. I find her absolutely delightful.

The second reason I watch is to see Regis fall on his face every five minutes. How this man has sustained a show business career all these years is a mystery. He has no talent and he can't pronounce or remember a name, a place, or a date if his life depended on it. He doesn't do his research and it shows during his interviews. He totally lacks any warmth, has a monumental ego (talks about himself incessantly and often refers to himself in the third person!), and is completely technically incompetent. He can't open a bottle, operate a cell phone, or work a VCR, among many other failures. He is also a wuss (watch him during an animal segment - he's scared of everything), a bully, a curmudgeon, a screamer, and can be incredibly rude. He interrupts everyone and barely lets Kelly get a word in edgewise. The best shows are when he's away and Kelly can let loose with a fill-in co-host. However, it's a riot watching how many times he can screw up during each show.

Watch this show for Kelly Ripa and try not to throw your shoe at the screen every time Regis Philbin messes up or yells at the camera.
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Yucky show, though better than the View
dzintrasvarcs13 June 2017
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The Kelly and Ryan show is a bust. Kelly seems to be more interested in herself than any guest, always trying to outdo them in memories. Also her continual pout that is supposed to be sexy?? Too familiar with Ryan for my taste leaning his way and holding hands...Ryan though seems to be trying to hold his own. I just think Kelly is very needy and seems to need everything pointing to her....and if it is not then she will change that. She is very nice looking for her age and I am not sure that that is going to last much longer in her favor.
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Regis is the BOMB!!!
MI$ gUy9 December 1999
Before I watched this show, I thought this was just a women's show. Now that I watch it, I still think it is. Despite that the beginning where Regis and Kathie Lee talk is very funny. It's as good as any other talk show monologue. The rest of the show is only "ok". I would only recommend the rest if you like the person they are interviewing. However, I think anyone could enjoy the beginning, even though the majority of the audience is women and elderly people.

Kathie Lee and Regis have a great chemistry. However, I think without Regis, Kathie Lee would fall flat on her face. Regis is sooo funny. It is a far cry from the serious man he is on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire".

Overall it is an entertaining show. Check it out.
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Fun feel good morning talk show, Kelly you perk me up!
Danny Blankenship18 February 2016
Over the years this TV morning talk show program has went thru a lot of changes with host coming and going especially the men host. Yet one good thing and eye treat is the staying of the sexy and hot Kelly Ripa she's so full of energy and fun that she really makes the show go! Always Kelly has worked well with any man host she has as her chemistry is untouched and the way she works off of the crowd makes the show roll and she's bright and funny. Aside from that the show always features interviews with well known guests like TV and movie stars and famous people even political guests. And the host give away gifts and prizes for the audience and Kelly and her male host are known to play games and trivia and also they act out wonderful sketches and little skits for the crowd! Overall wonderful morning show that's fun and it's real treat to watch the beautiful Kelly Ripa.
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Boredom has set in...
pomerac1 July 2013
While I understand this is the show's long time format, almost 15 minutes of talk about what the hosts did last night, who they ate with, what shows they saw, who visited from out of town, what they did on vacation, pictures of their family .... all just as boring as a run on sentence. Is this the new social media where instead of tweeting it, "facebooking" it, pinning it, "instagramming" it, you do it live on TV? When the host changed from Regis to Michael, I started watching again, thinking the format probably would have changed a bit. Alas it didn't. I guess I have grown out of looking at day time talk shows. I am just tired of the nonsense talk and I really don't care much about Mark, Joaquin, Lola, Nicole, the twins, or other family members of the hosts. I can't see how this 'information' entertains or edifies me in any way.

My office is in my home and I keep a television on the office throughout business hours. While the focus is not a television show while I am working, I do have the flexibility to actually stop in the middle of my work to turn up the volume on a show and look at valuable content. This show has no valuable content.
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wingchun652 November 2005
You are so wrong. Where Kathy Lee had little personality and her looks were OK, Kelly Ripa is on a different level.

Kelly is very self deprecating. Very refreshing. To see someone obviously intelligent making fun of herself to that level is great. Sometimes, she has to stop her comments in mid stream to keep the dumb blonde gag going. Then all of a sudden, she'll say something that I that I know most people don't get.

Looks: Are you blind? Kelly Ripa is one of the HOTEST women on the planet. Kathy Lee was decent to good looking.

Kelly has incredible personality in front of a camera. Off camera, who knows. That's her husband's problem - or not. :)
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Ryan and California
myronlearn6 April 2018
I do enjoy both Kelly and Ryan and watch the show on mornings I'm home. Kelly can get a bit over sugary at times, but apparently it works. Ratings seem to be high. Ryan needs to get his head out of California and realize he's now in the greatest city in the world. His constant remarks about Cali ( and I'm not a regular viewer) get annoying after awhile. Otherwise, he's a good compliment to Kelly. They never discuss politics which I guess is intentional. They don't want to alienate any of their fans. The live phone call segment is a highlight. Most of their guests are interesting. They do seem to cram a lot in a one hour time span, which is commendable. Overall, it's a pretty good show. LJM
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melissakay-8202710 October 2017
I watched Live this morning and was extremely touched when Kelly&Ryan basically gave away the morning prize to the woman they called because she hadn't been able to watch the show the last few days as she had just gotten home from the hospital after having a mastectomy. I was sitting here watching what was happening with tears running down my face. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I can't tell you what that did for this woman. Not only is she going through cancer physically, but emotionally as well. There is very little to smile about so the fact that you were able to do this for her is absolutely amazing. On behalf of all survivors, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you.

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It's time to select a co-host for Kelly
magodwin24 January 2017
I have been watching the show since it was Regis and Kelly. I loved Michael with her and was sad to see him go. I do think she acted childish. Although she was blindsided, and I would be upset too, she should've acted more professional. She isn't new to the business, she should've known how to act. That being said, I watch this show whenever I can. I really enjoy it. I love Kelly's energy and how well she interacts with her co-host and guests. I also love how much she interacts with the crowd. On Snapchat I see a lot more involvement with the audience and it looks really fun. I do wish they would just pick a co-host. I feel like the revolving co-hosts was fun at first but now it's just embarrassing. Can't wait to see who they pick and I'm sure I will love it! Just hope they do it soon...
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I miss Kathie Lee
westsidedude200127 May 2003
I miss Kathie Lee. She was a little older than Kelly and handled Regis far better than her. She was human. Sure she made mistakes and we all read about them but Kathie had a funny way about her. She wasn't on her way up the latter like Kelly but just in the prime of her career. I hope she did not quit the show because of pressures from executives, etc. Oh well, good luck to her and any future endeavors.
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My ears hurt when Regis sings!
njlcns29 March 2004
Did anyone catch Regis the other day trying to sing while Billy Joel played the piano? My ears hurt so bad I had to put the remote on mute. How embarrassing? Doesn't he know what he sounds like? Billy Joel has won numerous awards for his music and this man is trying to do a number with him? (Ridiculous!) Is this how his voice sounds when Susan Lucci and him go on their little tour together. His voice is worse than Tony Danza trying to croon. I thought Kelly Ripa was horrible, but Regis is her equal if not worse! Let's hope he never does that again for the sake of our sanity. I wonder what Simon Cowell thought of that performance? (DREADFUL!)
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Better with Kathie Lee
brade7777 August 2006
I personally thought Regis and Kathie Lee had much better chemistry. When they talked, it felt more like a natural conversation. Now I just cringe whenever I hear Regis and Kelly try to get through the show. It just feels so forced and they don't seem to get along at all. I really never had a problem with Kathie Lee. She was funny and sort of balanced out the major presence that Regis has. Whatever issues she had in her personal life didn't really affect my opinion of her on the show.

I do agree with another poster's comments about how out-of-touch Regis seems. He and technology do not get along, and he does seem like he has little idea of what's going on around him.
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What has happened to this show?
trekkie1753 January 2002
This show used to be a great morning show. It was sometimes for the family. Regis was funny and Kathy Lee was tolerable. Things were going great for many years. It was a very entertaining show in the morning. Sure it had its bad moments and Kathy Lee was annoying but overall it was great. Then in 2000 Kathy Lee left the show of course and was replaced by Kelly Ripa. Since Kelly has entered the show something is wrong. Kelly is really bold with Regis she has no class in my opinion. I think it puts Regis on the spot and it isn't right. I am ashamed to watch this show. I don't know why Kelly was put on here but this new format is not doing too well. Is this some attempt to boost the show's ratings by adding sexual appeal? If that's the case it isn't working. Kelly needs to back off and get some class about her self or maybe she needs to be replaced, because something wrong has happened to this show. Despite this huge setback done to the show, Regis is still the same. He is the whole reason that anyone tunes into the show. I only wish Regis would get a decent co-host. The show's new format is just not working out and needs to be changed.
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Miss Kathie Lee and Regis but Michael and Kelly Are Great!
ShelbyTMItchell23 September 2013
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The show will always be known for the pairing of Kathie Lee and Regis. As Regis is still missed and so is Kathie Lee. As both of them helped to make the show what it is. Back in the late 1980's when the show went from being a local show in NY to the top of the USA.

But now that Kathie Lee is moved to the Today Show and Regis is in semi- retirement, still the new one with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan brings a lot of youthfulness and a lot of more chemistry to the show. Plus they are trying to reach the key demo of 18-49 audience. Which is the target range of the new show.

Still it is worth a look. And you won't be left down by the show's trying to gain a youthful audience.
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Good way to start the day
Maniac-927 January 2012
Live with Kelly which used to be Live with Regis and Kelly prior to Regis' retirement is a good way to wake up to in the morning. You're not going to get any ground breaking revelations revealed from the interviews on this show but it's good light hearted entertainment.

Kelly Ripa who's a former soap actress who got the gig after Kathie Lee Gifford left the show is just such a likable person that it's impossible to hate on her.

It's a show that can be enjoyed by old folks and still enjoyed by younger types of people too.

I actually think the retirement of Regis is best for this show since Regis always came off as a bit unprofessional not knowing how to pronounce names and not really doing his homework for the guests he had on his show.
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When does ABC fire Regis?
elena_toronto-699-227503 January 2011
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He is completely not there.

Just today he wished "Happy 2010" instead of 2011 and informed us that "Sanitation men in NY didn't collect laundry" and that was just the beginning of the countless mistakes.

How long ABC is going to keep us viewers for idiots?

And don't tell me to change the Channel. The only reason I watch today to see Michelle Williams, not him. I understand, that he loves money, but he should go at least 5 years ago.

I feel really sorry for Kelly, who should pretend that all his mistakes are funny: they are not.
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Somebody Pull The Plug On This Show QUICKLY!!!
swat6115 March 2004
WOW talk about hitting rock bottom. I can't believe Regis is sticking with LIVE. Kelly Ripa is so stupid, she has brought down the quality of the show. Not that the show was really good when Kathie Lee was there, but its worse now, MUCH worse. Here's what i think they should do. Cancel the show, fire Jimmy Kimmel from ABC's late night spot and give Regis his own late night talk show, that would be cool. Regis is the best he's always funny and got something to say i enjoy watching him on shows, expect his own cos it sucks with Ripa. So yea don't watch LIVE avoid it at all costs. Hopefully SOON Regis will realize he's not going anywhere and he will get out, before its really too late.
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The best reason to get up before 9 am.
DCShowFan2 February 2002
Live with Regis and Kelly is the best show on morning television. Kelly is so funny with her off-the-wall comments and come backs, then there's Regis who makes fun of everyone but in a funny joking way. I give this show a double thumbs up!
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