The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

Credit: New York Daily News

As I described on my last post where I’m very distracted by Hong Kong politics, I need a distraction from my distraction. What better to distract me from Hong Kong politics than American politics? Maybe this is a bad idea. On that note, where better to catch up with American politics than late night television?

I was either too young for the adult humor or too young to stay up late for late night TV. I remember Johnny Carson’s last episode on the news when I was young. Later on I’d prefer Letterman over Leno, long before the fiasco where Leno wanted his old job back and pushing away Conan O’Brien.

I didn’t like Jimmy Fallon as an SNL player. I think breaking in a sketch is unprofessional, and that unfortunately became part of his comedic style. I’ve been catching up his Late Night and the first week of Tonight Show’s episodes on Hulu, I’m surprised I like what he’s done so far as a host. Now that the comedy features are tailored to fit him, I think he finally found his niche with his skills as a comic and a host. I would go as far as trying to catch The Tonight Show on Hulu the next morning. Catching the show live every night is going to make me lose sleep. 😉

Checking In

I really want to be happy-go-lucky and just write about TV dramas, and occasionally be nostalgic, talk about old TV and old movies.

I am really distracted by what is going on in Hong Kong right now. There is a long series of events that make me unable to help myself, not to look away from dramas and movies, and look at what is going on.

It’s from HKTV denied a license to operate, to a long and ongoing battle of invasion of Simplified Writing system and Mandarin curriculum in Hong Kong that has great potential in destroying the Cantonese language and Traditional Writing System, to Winter Olympics PR snafu, to the unexplained termination of a political commentator at CRHK.

There is just so much going on in Hong Kong right now, it is at times more interesting and for a lack of better term, more entertaining than TV dramas or movies at this time. I have no plans of making this into a political platform, which is why I’m only including links as references, rather than going into details.

Hopefully, I’ll be back in my happy-go-lucky mode and write about absolutely nothing. I am still active on my Twitter, so I may do some live tweeting while I watch TV. Hope to be back soon.