We Need To Talk is literally the thing you don’t ever want to hear anyone say to you because you’ll wind up either in tears or being hauled off in handcuffs. I want to know who’s carrying it though because I don’t think I could find it on Optimum.
The groundbreaking new CBS Sports Network show, We Need to Talk, debuted Tuesday night with an all-female cast discussing the biggest sports stories of the day. Despite a meandering format that will doubtlessly be tightened in the coming weeks and that oh-so-regretful title, We Need to Talk showed intriguing long-term potential and was a refreshing break from the loud, often obnoxious, male-dominated world of sports talk.
Given all the hype and the grandiose expectations for an exclusively female show, there was surprisingly little in the way of self-celebration. No one would have begrudged the 11-woman panel for reveling in making television history but other than a brief introduction at the top from Lesley Visser, there were no references to the historic makeup of the cast. This was simply a sports show hosted by women. It was groundbreaking in that nothing about it felt groundbreaking. The biggest question raised…
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