Tag Archives: Johnny Carson

Broadcast, English, Online

White beard grandpa storms television on Netflix

Barack Obama and David Letterman on Netflix

I never quite got Letterman, while he was on CBS. Used to laugh at Jay Leno, his most popular counterpart on NBC, and I didn’t understand why the media and the intellectuals prefer Dave, until I found out Letterman was mostly into topical jokes, focused on US current affairs. In other words, things more difficult to relate to from afar. But now, on Netflix, Letterman is doing something totally different than he used to do on CBS. And Netflix itself is doing something different than any OTT platforms do: inventing a talk-show format by integrating the most attractive ingredients of American late night in a totally new construction. Continue reading