The Soup Investigates premiered last night on E! which is leads me to talk about something that I haven’t discussed much in public. I’m kind of sick of Joel McHale. Wow. I said it. That feels so good to let go of that burden. Head inside for more discussion.
Let me say first about The Soup Investigates that I like it more as The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. That’s basically what The Soup Investigates is except that they didn’t bother to include anything funny, no social commentary, and a complete lack of any relevance. Other than that, the show is fantastic.
I said at the start of this post that I have been hiding a deep dark secret about being sick of Joel McHale. I think Community has gone on for too long and The Soup, which was once one of my favorite shows, has been turned in to a super-hip never endingly sarcastic caricature of what the show once was. We get it Joel. You hate everything. I thought that I hated everything but Joel makes me look like a super happy and well adjusted 40 year old who is not in the middle of a raging mid-life crisis.
The Soup Investigates came along 5 years too late. If E! wanted to spin a show off of The Soup, they should have done it years ago. Doing it now feels like they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. They have ordered a 6 episode first season and I would expect that to be just about all the world can stand of this show. I have a question. Since The Soup likes to make fun of other E! shows so much, will they have any hilariously bad clips from The Soup Investigates to make fun of? If they have any integrity at all, they will. Here’s a clip that tries to be a Daily Show segment but fails miserably:
In case you are interested, and after my glowing review how could you not be, The Soup Investigates airs on E! Wednesdays at 7:30.