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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

I'd rather not talk about it.

AdvantagesA presenter that appears to be unbiased.

DisadvantagesEverything else!

"Maury is one of those American talk shows that is similar to the likes of Jerry Springer, but without as much of the drama or fighting. And in my own humble opinion, it is also just like a car crash - you don’t really want to watch it, but something in you makes you. Shown in the UK on the Sky/ Living cable channels, it is normally shown between late afternoon and teatime (somewhere between four and six) and is on for an hour (but this does of ..." Read review
09.08.2012

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Community Level 4backstreet...

backstreetwoman

Maury Povitch - King of the Chat Shows

AdvantagesGreat show, great subjects, great host

DisadvantagesNone, except that it should be shown on terrestrial TV

"Unfortunately, as Maury Povitch is on Cable & Satellite TV I tend to miss a lot of his shows as I forget they are on, but when I do happen to watch them, they are great! He is undisputably the best chat show host around. His shows can be funny, sad, or thought provoking and they always come across as very watcheable. I've lost count of how many times I've had to wipe away a tear as I've watched seriously disabled people tenderly given lots of affection ..." Read review
23.03.2001

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Community Level 2ReiKo

ReiKo

Ugh No Thanks

AdvantagesCome on, he's NOT Jerry Springer

DisadvantagesWaste of time; we have too many shows like this

"No matter how I try to see this guy in a positive light, his image (and name) never ceases to bring me back to his show's counterpart Jerry Springer. I must admit his shows are not bad. And at least he doesn't put on a 2-faced fake attitude by ending the show on a Final Thought. Also, at least he doesn't diss his 'guests' on the show. All in all the topics and issues that are dealt with on his show are dealt with in a more or less professional ..." Read review
12.09.2000

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Community Level 2Angelique

Angelique

Okay at first, but after a month...

Advantagesslightly different from Jerry (who drives me mad!!!!)

Disadvantagesa bit similar to Jerry

"At first, when I watched Maury Povich, I thought it was not too bad. Th story's headlines (such as "Is it a men or a women?", or "Who is my Daddy"?) were slightly different from Jerry Springer (who I also used to like, well for a few months...). The chat host Maury also seem to be more or less genuine and his sense of humour is ok. The programme also shows updates, i.e. what happens to the guests after the show, which is kinda interesting. However ..." Read review
10.08.2000

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Community Level 4lec299

lec299

A Jerry Springer WITHOUT the vile content

Advantagesless disgusting, violent and embarassing than Jerry Springer. Good content.

DisadvantagesNot many people have heard of him in UK

"Maury Povich comes up on UK Living in regular slots. I really enjoy it, purely because it is less eccentric than shows like Jerry Springer, yet still has a lot of interesting things to say. Maury is a middle-aged male chat show host - he is polite, but not afraid to pass personal judgement - I prefer this. It annoys me when very obnoxious guests appear on chat shows and the host doesn't give them any lip - if I was them I'd find it hard not to punch, ..." Read review
24.12.2000

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Community Level 3Biffa

Biffa

Better than the rest!

AdvantagesStunning and thought provoking

DisadvantagesOnly on UK Living

"Maury Povich has to be without a doubt the new King of Chat Shows. Whereas his competetiors, such as Sally, Jenny Jones and Jerry seem to be focusing more on tacky topics, the subjects covered by Maury are thought-provoking and emotional. Okay, so he too covers troubled teens, but it's the way that he does it that makes the difference. You can tell that he's listening to what people say and not just there to earn money. He covers all sorts of ..." Read review
10.09.2000

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Community Level 4gailmill

gailmill

Thought Provoking

AdvantagesGood subjects, thought provoking issues, good presenter

DisadvantagesSome toipcs are a bit 'lightweight'

"Maury Povich is one of the better satellite talk shows (in fact as a matter of fact I have it on in the background at this present time) which alternates between thought provoking discussion or disclosure, (Are You The Father Of My Child?) humour, (Man or Woman?) and entertainment programs (Child Prodigies). Mr Povich is an excellent presenter, reminiscent of out own Robert Kilroy Silk, only less smarmy, who really brings out the best in his guests. ..." Read review
13.07.2000

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Community Level 2salvolati

salvolati

Gerry who????????

Advantagesgenuine

Disadvantages?????????

"Maury can only be described as a classy Gerry Springer. He has a way with people which allows him to put them at their ease in front of millions of viewers. He covers the usual topics - teens uphappy at school, makeovers etc yet is not monotonous at all. He generally does seem sincere unlike many talk show hosts who seem to manipulate their guests feels to cause a reaction which will make the show more entertaining. Therefore I watch his show and ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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Community Level 4mattmorrison

mattmorrison

The new king of chat shows?

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"...been starting to suggest that Maury Povich has, or will soon, become the new King of Chat Shows, stealing Jerry Springer's long-worn crown. For me, it's a toss-up between the two. In terms of the content of the show, Maury is not quite so 'harsh' in terms of the subjects. We still get stuff like "My 13-year-old daughter is a slut" and "You are too fat to wear bikinis" but nothing quite as bad as Jerry's shock stuff, and Maury often is seen dealing ..." Read review
07.07.2000

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Community Level 3gayleb

gayleb

Just watch it!

AdvantagesMaury, good topics, interesting show

Disadvantagesnone of the sensationalism of Jerry Springer (if you want that)

"...instant dislike to the show. Maury Povich is definately one the better ones. Although he was tackling a difficult subject in the episode I watched (children who are different eg albinos) he handled the situation in an entertaining yet sensitive way. He was friendly to the guests and never patronised the children on stage which many presenters do. Very tasteful and well handled if your expecting Jerry Springer turn over now otherwise highly enjoyable ..." Read review
30.07.2000

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Community Level 2Faithless2...

Faithless2002

Maury Marvellous

AdvantagesHard hitting Stories

Disadvantagesoccasionally sill stories/guests

"I have watched Maury Povich for a couple of years now and i have found it at times enjoyable to watch and at others very upsetting;this is mainy because of the different show types and guests. The best thing about this chat show host is that depending on the topic of the show you can be moved to laughter or moved to tears. Topics range from anything a few in the past have included: I'm only a kid please don't stare- I watched this at 4am ..." Read review
03.09.2002

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Community Level 2sianrose

sianrose

Maury rules

AdvantagesHe is the best chat show host, and really understands the problems!

DisadvantagesNone

"Maury Povich is much better than any other chat show host in the world! All the issues he raises are well known in every area of the world. He tackles things like Troublesome Teens, and moms that dress too sexy for their children. It's all true, unlike Jerry Springer, or Trisha, where the people and stories are made up. You can tell the stories on Maury are real because the backgrounds of the people is described in much better detail. The point of ..." Read review
06.12.2000

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Community Level 2BD

BD

Maury=Legend

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"What a man Maury is. he is witty, yet thought provoking. The content of the show is superb with a good mix of serious and downright hilarious. One of the recent shows was "I caught you cheating on hidden camera". This was a superb topic where couples were brought to the show because they suspected their partner of cheating. The night before the show, the guests went out, and a woman was employed to flirt with the partner suspected of cheating, unbeknown ..." Read review
09.07.2000

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