Pharrell Williams

Neil Patrick Harris’ Painful ‘Best Time Ever’ Hammers a Final Nail Into the Variety TV Coffin


Isn’t a variety show supposed to be fun? The heyday of variety programs ended long ago (despite NBC’s attempts to usher us back into that era), so the format is prone to feeling outdated and out of place in the current television landscape no matter what, but the basic aim of a show like this isn’t complicated: a variety show is supposed to be fun, to entertain, to make audiences laugh and enjoy life for an hour. So why is Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris uncomfortable, embarrassing, and hard to watch?
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