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Maayan Adam and Dana Grotsky talk about the hottest topics. It's more superficial than historical - voila! culture


The presenters "talking about it" on Bequest 12 and the panel alongside them should try to provide the viewers with real added value with discussions that surpass those you can find in one of the WhatsApp groups

Maayan Adam and Dana Grotsky talk about it (photo: screenshot, Keshet 12)

In just a few years, Maayan Adam turned from a completely unknown girl into a face whose screen time is rivaled only by that of Yonit Levy and Danny Kushmaro.

What started with participation in "Survival" (in which she finished in second place), continued with corners in "Hai Bila" and "Ninja Israel", a regular place on the panel of "Hadhot Habakor" with Niv Raskin, a successful return to reality with "Dancing with Stars" and now also host of a daily program called "Talking About It" alongside Dana Grotsky (Kashet 12, Sunday to Wednesday).

In fact, you don't even have to turn on the TV to get your daily human dose, she also has a radio show (on 103fm) and more than two hundred and seventy thousand Instagram followers who get regular updates on her life - from breaking up with her ex to meeting her current one, from the trials to get pregnant until the nausea and difficulties of the seventh month - and along the way also to be exposed to her opinions on issues on the agenda.

The followers - and especially her followers - from Instagram,

In the frenetic Israeli reality that is updated faster than an average Twitter feed, Maayan Adam has enough drive not to fall off the agenda not even for a moment.

But does she have anything interesting or important to say?

Does her voice offer a different point of view?

Based on the premiere of Talking About It, the answer is no.

Definately not.

It is important to note, daily plans are something that deserves to be tested over a long period of time and it is likely that if you continue, even "talking about it" will improve and be perfected over time, but based on the first plan, it is really not certain that you will want to give it that time.

Adam and Grotzky and Eitan, a female group that includes Tal Talmon, Leah Schnirer, former member of the Knesset Hila Shai-Vazan and Marcel Mosari, choose each program "burning issues on the agenda" and talk about them in the studio.

The format is of course not original or new, the late Barbara Walters did it with "The View" which has been broadcast in the USA for almost three decades. In "Talking About It" they try to give space to the viewers as well, together with "

Maayan Adam and Dana Grotsky talk about it (photo: screenshot, Keshet 12)

In accordance with the political discourse in Israel, the first program mostly dealt with demonstrations against the legal reform of Yariv Levin.

But there is a twist here.

In order not to make the political discourse truly political, the angle chosen is "Is it worth taking children to demonstrations?".

Yes, instead of talking about the most burning political issue in Israel, for many minutes the presenters of the program and the members of the panel sat and talked about the parental angle and the question of whether demonstrations are an empowering or frightening experience for young children.

To add a more senior expert opinion, they also shared a video clip from Education Priest Michal "Super Nanny" Daliot but again, not a word was said about the legal reform itself and its consequences.

Those with a short memory might forget that Adam started out as a spokeswoman for Miri Regev (then the Minister of Culture and now the Minister of Transportation) and used to regularly express her political opinion in her column in Israel Hayom.

but now?


No word on politics.

In fact, the soft discussions on the burning issues accompanied the entire program.

Even when they moved on to talk about Adele's stroller campaign in Slovene (here we are satisfied with only Adele), the opinions of the panel members ranged from the banal ("There is no doubt that the advertising company did a good job"), to even more banal ("We as women should be more kind to each other").

When the discussion moved to the lifetime achievement award received by the actor Kevin Spacey who is accused of sexual assault, there was for a moment the potential for a more interesting and explosive discourse.

It happened when Shi-Wazan said that in Israel there is a certain singer who, although the court did not punish him, she is not ready to play his music at home.

The reference was of course to Eyal Golan, a close friend of another panel company (Schnerer) and a former Keshet 12 talent. But here too, instead of trying to generate more interesting insights, the discussion remains more superficial than historical.

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Panel member Leah Schnirer (photo: screenshot, Keshet 12)

At the conclusion of the first program, Adam pointed out that it is not obvious that a broadcaster gives a program to a woman in the seventh month of her pregnancy and a panel made up entirely of women.

First, although it is sad that this is the situation in Israel in 2023, it is true and it is blessed.

Second, after we have marked equality and gender, Adam, Grotzky and the panel alongside them should try to provide viewers with real added value with discussions that exceed those you can find in one of your private WhatsApp groups.

"Talking about it" claims to talk about the hottest topics on the agenda but it does it in such an inoffensive way that it already becomes offensive and maybe worse - just boring.

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Source: walla

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