The show is just ok and there is nothing new about it. The idea clearly emanated from SABC1’s now boring Live. Is that Club Copy Cats I saw on Friday?
When ETV went public in search of a great music show, I was like: wow, there will now be something that will be an alternative to the now boring SABC 1 Live music show. If I remember the brief correctly, the channel said it was looking for a contemporary music show what will fuse music genres. Frankly speaking, Club808 doesn’t give us that. In fact, it gives us rehashed and failed style dumped by Live.
One thing that’s tolerable about the show is that I get to watch the bubbly Dineo Ranaka. Now that’s a girl I enjoy watching. About Mo Flava, honestly speaking, he sounds like Viwe Soga who presented SABC 3’s canned entertainment show Flash. It must be stated though that he is doing far much better than TBo Touch who was on Live and got the axe because TVSA bloggers never got tired to post memos that he should get the chop. He seems to be in tune with his subjects and is well placed on the show. Sometimes he upstages Dineo.
Live versus Club Copy Cat
Live used to be great during the days of Andile Ncube and now it’s just not ayoba. I think what made it good was that Andile was also a producer of the show. Now the show is boring, has no structure = all they do is play music videos, interview DJ and live performances without interviews nogal.
Club808 is cashing up on failed Live’s content of having music news and reviews, both local and international. The show is a total replica of the old Live or One, as it used to be. The show’s executive producer, Zam Nkosi, must go back to the drawing board and come up with something that will distinguish the show from many other music shows. What can be done do resuscitate the show from an early grave
ETV should give the show a full 1hour slot because 30 for a show like this isn’t good enough. We are sick and tired of Style by Jury. The channel is starving with regards to local content. After the show is granted a 1 hour slot, visits to studios to give us behind the scenes of musician working on their material, an outing with a certain musician to Pretoria Zoo or wherever, next week a visit to Lira’s home etc etc. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to give us an in-depth review of their couch artist. Co-host Dineo Ranaka
There is potential
I must give credit where it is due that the show has got potential and needs to rework its content to make it a hit. We are tired of Live hence the declining ARs, Sam. I view Sam on high regard but he disappoints with this show. He did well as exc producer of Flash and I expect more from him. Sam, if not sure, just conduct a survey and viewers will tell you want makes a great show. Playing music videos isn’t good enough.
The show is in its second week and I missed the first episode. This review is based on what I saw last week Friday. Co-host Mo Flava
ETV website on this show
Fridays at 7:30 PM
Club 808 is a lifestyle and music entertainment show aimed at youth. It’s a fun and witty (Lol, the show is not witty at all
) show that reviews new songs, entertainment news and takes the time to get to know up and coming artists.
Says Zam Nkosi, executive producer of Club 808: “The show will be fresh, very contemporary, fun, flirty, and lightly irreverent – with tongue firmly in cheek – and certainly doesn’t take itself seriously.” Club 808 is a fast-paced laugh-a-minute show that will bring loads of laughs and insight into pop culture.
We can only hope that with time, the show will improve!