by Kevin Coupe
Okay, to be honest, I don't know exactly what to make of this.
But it certainly qualifies as an Eye-Opener.
It seems that William Shatner is back. Again.
This time, it is with a new show on Ora TV, a digital on-demand TV network that was founded in part by Larry King after he was deposed from his CNN talk show.
Shatner's show is called … wait for it … "Brown Bag Wine Tasting," and in it he will be interviewing both celebrities and "real people" and talking about wine, challenging them to taste wine poured from a bottle in a brown bag, and then describe and identify the wine. New episodes will be made available twice a week.
First up is Food Network host Alton Brown, who talks about the difference between a "chef" and a "cook," and ruminates about his upbringing and how his grandmother played an important role in his food education. It actually is pretty interesting show, made even more so by the fact that Shatner seems genuinely interested in and curious about his guest.
In some ways, it reminds me of Jerry Seinfeld's web series, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," which is utterly delightful.
What they both have in common, it seems to me, is the importance of the table … the shows are about people getting together and talking over food and drink … and there's something basic and pleasing about that.
I kind of liked it. Maybe you will, too.
- KC's View: