I really wanted to love this show, as I'm a fan of Baldwin. However, he seems more interested in grandizing himself rather than being engaged in the conversation. Most late night hosts - or any host (Fallon, Kimmel, et al) are great because they let the guests shine and can pivot on the fly based on what they get the guests to open up about. In the first episode, he clearly talks FAR more than the guest (De Niro) to the point it looked like he, De Niro, was getting bored. I think this show is trying to aim at long form, "smart," conversation; I don't know. Either way, it doesn't hit the mark. It's not clever. It's not funny. It's not educational. It's just Alec monologuing with himself with a few moments in between dedicated to the guest. It didn't flow.
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