Yes, I am a Brekkie. I watch Breakfast Television on CP24 every morning, usually between 6 and 7:30am. It’s on in the background as I dress and poop and generally get ready for work. Noting gets you going faster than little bite sized lines of half news.
I may be totally creating a scenario in my head but I’m noticing a bit of friction between Kevin and Frank. And Kevin and Jennifer. And Kevin and Tracy. Note the common denominator here?
I have to wonder exactly how Kevin fits in for BT. Is he the “everyman” that we as audience identifies with, personifying the average “joe” with his default setting on “struggling modern guy”, mugging embarrassed with some new fad or gadget that confounds him? Or is he the serious newsman, his suspenders as signature to the old guard, stern voice venting his masturbatory obsession with traffic and snow, just north of the city? On any given show, Kevin will let loose with some insensitive macho comment resulting in at least one of his co-host rolling their eyes. Usually these days it’s directed at Jennifer in some manner. Thankfully she’s way out of the studio at some location, unable to yell at him between commercials.
How would I fix it? Keep Kevin as “the news guy”. He’s well suited to deliver the news in all seriousness. Hire a more youthful male to play off Dina and Frank so that they can provide some more relevant banter other than how much it really snows up in Barrie. Frank has enough sense and wisdom to play opposite Dina’s loopy manner, and is able to edit himself of potentially offensive comments directed towards women in general. Get a young, attractive guy in there and lets see some sparks going. Right now it’s like watching the uncomfortable chemistry between Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery in Entrapment, sans Sean’s charm.
At least once a morning Sharkboy yells at Kevin for being a scene stealing megalomaniac. I hush him for yelling but inside, I agree.