Daphne Oz and Our Impression of ABC's The Chew
If you haven't heard of Daphne Oz, we're pretty sure she'll be a household name in a month or so. She's the 25-year-old author of The Dorm Room Diet and daughter of the famous Dr. Oz.
And, she's a host on ABC's newest View spin-off, The Chew, which incorporates all the bombastic lameness of The View and can be seen everyday at 1 p.m., to the fury of All My Children fans, now that it's replaced the archaic soap.
We fear The Chew is a tad too sweet to stomach, and the hosts (Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, and Daphne Oz) are caricatures rather than personalities.
While Daphne Oz is a published writer, we aren't entirely convinced she
is an authority on healthy eating, despite her famous father's influence. But she does come off like a downright decent character,
so we're giving her a shot.
We wanted to like it. We really did.
Photo by ABC/Ida Mae Astute
As far as the show goes, it's
brimming with honky-dory appeal for the stay-at-home (m)asses. There
isn't a moment where they won't cut to a smiling host or zoom in on a
shot of them laughing. It reeks of cheesiness, and we're betting
it'll have a long run.
It's just a shame a food god like Batali is
going along for the sordid ride.
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