Oprah Winfrey, not good... (sigh)
Retrieved by Pat Darnell
It surprised me to no end when I heard a strange voice coming from the TV room this afternoon. It sounded sometimes like Michael Jackson, and other times like a woman in labor. I finally got up from my work to go see who was watching what, and no one was in there.
A Documentary entitled "LIFE" was running non-stop on Discovery Channel today. It was advertised like crazy for weeks leading up to its airing. Discovery Producers might have done better soliciting the Three Tenores, had thay known the drawbacks of Oprah Winfrey's Midwestern Single-Mom dialect. Better yet, they should have made it a silent movie.
Unfortunately, when Oprah Winfrey talks about all those creatures great and small, she sounds like she is ordering pizza.
That's not all; I actually thought my speakers on the TV had blown out, because of the obnoxious music score that was definitely trying for the tin pan alley effects. It turns out, it is the real soundtrack for the series. YIKES!
Someone should call Discovery Channel direct and ask them to pull the plug -- it would be more pleasing to listen to whistling of the Indian Test Screen for the rest of the weekend.
"Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American television host, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century and beyond, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was once the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. (From Wikipedia)"Actually it is too tragic that Oprah failed to leave a good track for the show. Oprah, who could buy the whole planet if she liked, puts us, John Q Public in a precarious position: this sort of defeats the purpose of it all, no?
from TWITTER and Tweetmeme --
"Life" series has awesome photography but choosing Oprah to narrate combined with the worst ever musical soundtrack makes it a fail for me. (GaryDarling )
(@gregbilsland) "Life is good, but Oprah is not a good narrator.
"The only reason I'm still watching #Life on #Discovery is because I'm waiting for Oprah to tell me there is a new car under my seat. (mirage9studios)
"I chuckle everytime Oprah says "Makak". #Life #DiscoveryChannel #Makak | TweetPhoto. TWEETPHOTO.COM - I chuckle everytime Oprah says "Makak". ( First tweeted by Blackwolf303)
"Planet Earth " an average animal planet documentary = Life." I expected more from you, Oprah.
'I am Oprah's father,' claims farmer - Telegraph ..Made popular 1 hour ago (0www.telegraph.co.uk)
John Tesh confirms he once dated Oprah Winfrey
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My favorite scene from Discovery Channel's LIFE Program is this mating ritual of a Scientologist ... it's not unlike the Grebes pictured above; it cracks me up, ... no, really, ... it cracks me up ... !