John Doyle: CTV’s Your Morning is an exercise in harebrained inanity

Here’s a new entry in the annals of inanity on Canadian TV – Your Morning.

Here’s a new entry in the annals of inanity on Canadian TV – Your Morning.

The daily three-hour show, launched this week as a replacement for the long, long-standing Canada AM, is in its early days. Finding its feet. Trying to get it right. Trying to be engaging.

It’s a tough task, this engaging thing. Getting people hooked on your version of the morning experience and prepping for the day ahead is not easily done. There are existing models, mind you. Turn on most commercial radio in the morning and you’re listening to a bunch of people laughing hysterically at one another’s lame witticisms and, in general, being obnoxious. That’s why a lot of those shows have the word “zoo” in the title.

City’s Breakfast Television tends to follow this model. There’s an air of hysteria about the show that would give you a splitting headache if you watched it for the hours and hours it airs. It makes you want to get back under the covers and ignore all the fake mirth and delirium outside.

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