Apple TV+ on Thursday uncovered The Problem With Jon Stewart, another current issues series that imparts almost no DNA to The Daily Show — you know, beside the host.
Maybe than center around the features of the day, the suitably named program centers around a solitary issue in every scene, with the debut devoted to war — or, all the more explicitly, how the United States government bombs its veterans upon their return from war.
After a few jokes concerning how much he’s matured since he withdrew The Daily Show — “Very few people would be happy looking like an anti-smoking poster,” Stewart deadpanned — the host went through 10 minutes examining consume pits: stores of harmful material burned by the U.S. military, from which dark smoke surges and gets ingested by servicemen and ladies who get back from Iraq and Afghanistan just to foster a horde of afflictions going from sinusitis, to asthma, even to malignant growth.
What followed was a board conversation with affected veterans who shared their crippling stories of endeavoring (and neglecting) to get appropriate treatment in a sufficient measure of time. It was however instructive as it might have been irritating.
A while later, Stewart slice to a meeting with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, during which they examined the current issue and what could (and proved unable) be done to possibly address it.
Presently for the likely issue with The Problem With Jon Stewart: Six years after Stewart relinquished his high position as the lord of late-night political parody, a few of his previous journalists have gone off and made comparative projects that are doing every one of the things The Problem expects to do, yet better — and with more tight altering, basically deciding by Thursday’s presentation.
With its single-issue design, the actual show is maybe most like HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, just with less jokes to assist with carrying levity to a generally thick topic. (Neither a mocking how-to video helping watchers at home how to make their very own consume pits, nor an artificial PBS promotion highlighting grant winning documentarian Ken Burns, were particularly interesting.)
Everything considered, The Problem feels like a work in progress — a promising work, without a doubt, however one that should invest substantially more effort to separate itself from the very shows Stewart motivated his previous Comedy Central associates to make.