Re: Dinner with the Kings
I really liked the IDEA of the show --- having a diverse group of very prominent people in different fields having conversation over dinner. But it was too bad that the natural flow of the conversation was so stilted by Larry King having a list of questions he felt he had to ask --- so that each of the questions interrupted any interesting direction that the conversation had actually started to take.
Jon Favreau used to have a similar show called Dinner for Five on the IFC cable channel. It was fabulous! Each week he'd have dinner with 5 famous people --- usually the guests were comedians, but there were often other kinds of actors, directors, or producers --- and there was no script. They all chatted together, told stories, anecdotes, and discussed all kinds of things, but mostly related in some way to show business --- and the conversation just flowed naturally. It was sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but ALWAYS interesting. Loved that show, and I wish that Larry King had let his dinner guests just have a real conversation. With that diverse group of people that he chose, it might have been fascinating.