The Matty Johns Show
Seven last night unveiled its new NRL entertainment show, heralding the television return of Matthew Johns.
Didn’t really understand The Matty Johns Show so I’ll hold off doing a formal review.
But it seemed pretty rough with some surprising moments for a 7:30 family show (Willie Mason’s “an absolute load of sh*t” interview being one). Comedy sketches needed better writing, but nice to see Tony Bonner back on the telly. Jason Steven’s interview with Ke$ha was positively awkward. Does Shane Webcke have a suit that fits? Thank goodness for Paul Kent.
A more considered review today in the Daily Telegraph said:
The Matty Johns Show was bright and entertaining, but lacked a lot of serious footy – as you’d expect in a 7.30pm timeslot.
The biggest criticism would be that the producers tried to jam too much in to one hour of television.
From the opening we had gardening guru Don Kirk at Terry Campese’s house, Andrew Ryan shooting a piece from his home town Dubbo, a quick appearance from Eels stars Nathan Hindmarsh and Eric Grothe plus a couple of rapid-fire game previews squeezed in between.
By far the best segment was Controversy Corner with the appearance of big Willie Mason to try to explain his exit from the Roosters.