A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Celebrity anecdotes and current issues pertaining to the entertainment industry discussed.
Positive Role Models
Baldwin is generally respectful, and often blunt.
Violence & Scariness
References to disliking people, difficult moments, allegations of sexual assault, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Promiscuity, womanizing in Hollywood culture, and sexuality in other contexts, are discussed.
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"Hell," "damn," bleeped curses.
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Products & Purchases
References to TV shows, films, theater productions, and other performances by guests.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Alec Baldwin Show is a talk show featuring actor Alec Baldwin having in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. There's some strong language ("hell," "damn," etc., and some bleeped cursing), and mature topics like allegations of sexual harassment, sexism, and other subjects are discussed. The dry format lacks the showiness of many late night talk shows and may not appeal to teens as a result.
Is It Any Good?
This dry, podcast-like series offers viewers a chance to watch Alec Baldwin and his guests share anecdotes and intelligently banter about topics relevant to their careers. The simplicity of the set, which includes two chairs and some hidden side tables, allows for easygoing exchanges. Despite the lack of a studio audience, off-stage reactions from the show's crew are sometimes audible, giving it an occasional punch.
As with most talk shows, The Alec Baldwin Show centers around its host. But thanks to Baldwin's controversial past, this creates some awkward moments. He isn't always likable, and his interviewing style doesn't always allow for interesting insights to be fully revealed during conversations. The show's lack of flashiness also diminishes its entertainment quality. As a result, outside of his existing fan base, it's unclear who the intended audience of the show is.
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