Lady Aravan and I used to watch Attack of the Show on G4 faithfully. Kevin Periera and Olivia Munn had fantastically goofy chemistry, the show was fun, and we both loved it.
Then Olivia Munn got all famous, wrote a book, got a gig on the Daily Show, then her own sit-com, and that was that. For most of 2010, Kevin had to labor alongside a guest host every night. Some of them, like Alison Haislip and Morgan Webb of X-Play, were great – not Olivia, but themselves, and that was perfect. Others, well, didn’t do so well, and they were so memorable I can’t remember a single one of their names.
Towards the end of 2010, they announced that there would be a new permanent host starring alongside Kevin, beginning in January. I was happy for Kevin – poor dude is awesome, but it has to be a pain to get the timing down with a different person every freakin’ night – and somewhat interested. I was hoping for Morgan or Alison, personally, but there were a few others that I thought would do well.
So when they announced that Candace Bailey would be taking over, and I thought to myself, who?
I… I don’t care for her. I’m sure she’s a wonderful human being, beloved by her family and friends, kind to animals and strangers, but… seriously, I can’t stand her as the co-host of AOTS. Her timing and delivery are awful. She’s way skinny, like anorexic skinny, like bones jutting from skin skinny, and it freaks me the hell out. She seems like a blank slate, not bringing anything to the table and taking a lot off (except food, evidently).
The new theme song. AWFUL. It actually makes me angry. I’d rather watch a Bosley Hair Restoration commercial than listen to it.
Sadly, X-Play is now the lone show one G4 I DVR. Great show. Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler and Blair Herter show what an awesome, stable crew can do. AOTS – I don’t even know who you are anymore. I can’t even look at you.
Should’ve been you, Alison.