Okay, so maybe it is the heat of the office making me unusually cranky on this Friday afternoon but I just have to write and ask, what is the deal with the Oprah phenomena, and particularly the magazine?
Now I know these may not be popluar thoughts to have these days, but I've got two questions (among many) that have been burning a hole on my mind that makes this whole love fest just not add up for me.
#1. WTF is up with The O List? $185 beach blankets and Hancock mailorder lobster salad are "must-haves"? Funny, I always assumed must-haves were reserved for things like, I don't know, a roof over ones head and toilet paper, to name a few?
#2. Really? The cover of EVERY issue?
I can still recall the old days when The Oprah Winfrey Show was just like any other daytime talk show: b-list celebrity interviews, watching marriages crumble and families overcoming hardships all in one hour. But slowly an evolution occurred and morphed Oprah into a media conglomerate where we've got magazines, reality tv shows, book clubs, and something called the angel network.
When Oprah is enough, well....enough? And really is it Oprah? Or rather the millions of viewers and readers who are loving (or hating?) every minute of it?