I have loved Rosie for a long time, even through her rough patches. I was looking forward to this new show, but have been quite underwhelmed. I'm not sure why the excellent producers they have are not seeing the problem. There are a few IMO, such as:
The set and audience appearance is off. There is something that looks awkward about that stage, the seating, the chairs, the lighting, etc. All of that needs to be replaced. It looks like something from 1972 and not in a good way.
The sound is off. Rosie and the guest sound like they are using Mickey Mouse toy mics. The sound doesn't even sound like stereo. What's up with that?
THe format is too boring. I'm not sure why they think the game thing is funny, but I find it boring. I don't like Ellen's games either.
Rosie does look uncomfortable. Perhaps it's because of the the problems I have stated above.
I hope somebody tells them, because I suspect the show will not do well unless they make some adjustment. I see upthread that some like it, but most of what I have read says they are not impressed. Sorry Rosie.