Sue: Yes, heâ€™s very good at getting people to feel at ease around him so that he can film their lives.
Actually, sometimes he is quite confrontational like his episode in Las Vegas with the high roller gamblers. I found it very humorous how he continually deflated peopleâ€™s happiness by asking them logical questions as they lost thousands of dollars.
Yes, I agree that he does confront people with the obvious â€“ which is a lot more than most TV presenters ever do. It is really great that heâ€™s been allowed to make these shows exposing how delusions rule peopleâ€™s lives. But it is still quite shallow stuff, for the delusions are gross ones. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve yet seen him deal with anything deeper or more subtle. Iâ€™m presently looking through his shows again to see if Iâ€™ve missed anything.
I was actually surprised he didnâ€™t get punched out in this episode for some of his comments.
Yeah â€“ I think his boyish nerdy look and English accent often save him.
Sue: So, as far as I can see he's sort of interesting, but I fear that he is also extremely ordinary in his world-view.
Most of the guests so far have had huge mental blocks and have had very mediocre positions on many topics, why do you think this guy should be any different?
Yes, youâ€™re correct. Wishful thinking on my part wanting guests that have actually rationally thought something through to its very end.
If they interviewed someone that was totally enlightened, what would Solway, Dan and Quinn say? Theyâ€™d just be agreeing about everything the entire timeâ€¦.
Well, there is a show coming which many people could find quite interesting due to its liveliness and passion â€“ and thatâ€™s with the three people appearing on it often being in agreement. [I know about it because Iâ€™m one of the people. ; ) ]
Actually, I find it funny the idea that if you get a group of thinkers together that think similarly theyâ€™ll be a complete bore. Consider a group of mates that love their football. Theyâ€™re all of one mind as to their love of the game, but that doesnâ€™t stop them sharing their passion, or sharing with one another their take on the intricacies of the game.
The idea that truth could somehow be boring is so alien to my experience and to my mind that it is hard to imagine how anyone could even imagine that it could possibly be that way.