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Our ‘Jay Leno Sucks’ Round-Up

We were trying to find some television critic who just loved Jay Leno‘s return to the Tonight Show. We dug through a bunch of bad reviews, some just tepid and then finally gave up. So instead we have a round up of some of the more interesting reviews. The general theme is that Leno is stale. But he beat Dave Letterman last night. So, uh, yeah…

  • USA Today‘s Arienne Thompson call the new show “underwhelming.”

  • The least critical read in the world, People, “predictable.”

  • LAT’s Mary McNamara puts it the most diplomatically, “Dick Cheney jokes, George Bush jokes, Cheerios jokes and a ‘new bit’ entitled ‘How Boring Is Alan Greenspan?’”

  • Matthew Greenberg at True/Slant is more direct, “a stunning display of tone deafness that ranged from bland to weird to uncomfortable and offensive.”

  • Hank Stuever at WaPo wrote, “Leno is talented in the most mediocre of ways.”

    Ouch.

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