First things first – this review is way too premature in being written. The new Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show has only been on the air for a week and no one can confidently say whether or not it is a hit or a bomb yet. However, since I’m in the mood to write about Jimmy Fallon’s version of the Late Night show, here we go.
I’ve watched a few episodes of Late Night and I think there are definitely some positive aspects of the show. For example, having The Roots as your house band is incredible. Also, Jimmy has been able to maintain a high quality list of guests for his first few days of the show and that’s pretty impressive.
One aspect of the show that seriously needs improvement, though, is Jimmy’s tone during the interviews. There are times when he’s talking to the guests where the volume of his voice lowers to a somewhat inaudible level. I don’t think it’s my television that is creating the awkward sound quality – I think it’s a fluctuation in Jimmy’s voice. All of that being said, let’s be real – if that’s the biggest complaint that I have right now with Late Night, then the show is doing pretty well!
All in all, Jimmy will probably do well with the show, but it’s likely that we’ll be seeing a much different product in another few weeks. That’s how these network television executives are with their new programming – put it on for a few weeks, change it up according to what the demos suggest is working, then crank it to the extreme.