So a year has gone by and the two yentas that were like chicken hawks picking apart main host Steve Edwards on Good Day L.A. are gone. So I wondered, was it really for the better? Did things get worse, how has the change held up with viewers?
Well first and foremost, both yentas were despised by a great many viewers and for various different reasons. That is a simple fact, not a personal statement. Just google many blogs and the replies on the former two yentas and you will hear some of the meanest nastiest things spurted out across the net you could possibly imagine. No from me, but the countless public mass out there. Yes there are pro posts for the two yentas, but for the most part it is way negative. However, that stated, they made it easy for FOX to chuck their CaRears away with ease. The underlying reason for the ratings drop in viewers still to this day has never been fixed. The main reasons are GDLA show format and viewing times and length. Those two have done more to hurt GDLA than anything else and continue to suppress the show. Yes, you can change cohosts, yes you can bring on big named stars and celebs, but ultimately the viewer has chosen a different direction.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are additional issues as well. Smartphone and tablet technology other competing media formats and forms. These all chip away at what time the viewers have to watch GDLA.
As for the current cohosts, Maria Sansone is excellent and the chemistry between herself and Mr. Steve Edwards I cannot describe but it works and quite well. She is pretty, smart, patient and pretty spot-on when she speaks. In essence she isn’t blabbing about her husband, sex and boobs, a small or big ass, nope. Maria Sansone has class for the most part. Likewise my always sentimental favorite entertainment reporter Lisa Breckenridge a truly bright beacon and very much a “LADY!” Then there is the pretty and bright Gina Silva. I really wish FOX would stop with the we’re going to send Gina after you stuff. It is a major turnoff and also it places this lovely reporter and part-time anchor in peril as well. I surely hope that Gina will pick more cheery assignments. I do so love it when she giggles and is having fun. While I realize there are very bad folks out there, it is so very important to perhaps change this with Gina.
The problem I have with the weather. Maria does a great job no issues there. But the weathercast is very weak because while they show the stacked numbers of the highs they don’t show stacked numbers of the lows. KTLA does…take a hint Broccoli Heads at KTTV.
As for the GDLA cohost change, did it work out? Yes! Was the new set format and decor necessary? No! Could the CaRears of Dorothy Lucey and Jillian Reynolds have been salvaged? Yes! But a CaRear change still does not fix the underlying problems and until those are addressed, the ratings will never rebound high enough to stifle the competition and that is so very sad. Since these are self-inflicted wounds KTTV is giving itself.