So happy to see Joy back today. It’s not The View without her. She’s right about the creepy doublespeak that has become common now. Her joke about only seeing white while talking to Whoopi was hilarious, and so was Whoopi's reaction.
Whoopi was in a good mood again today. One of the few topics I actually enjoy hearing from Whoopi on is abortion. Most of the time her thoughts are meandering or nonsense, but I enjoy hearing her talk about that subject. Maybe personal experience is the difference? I think Ana is the closest to a re-creation of Joy that I’ve seen on this show. She can be funny, serious, relatable, tactful, occasionally profound—she has it all. I appreciate Sunny for her legal expertise, calm-headedness, and how prepared she always is, but Ana’s right there with her for me. I see Ana as Sara’s true replacement because she completes the trio of good panelists that Sara, Joy, and Sunny were for this show. Those three are what pulled this show up out of the trainwreck caused by Raven, McCarthy, and the Whoopettes.
I love Wanda Sykes. Too bad she didn’t get more time. I didn’t mind Swalwell either, even though I didn’t really know him before now. Too bad Moss, Kaling, and RuPaul couldn’t be on days when the monster is out, too. I wish Tara had been there with the rest of the ladies today, but I’m just happy to have a day of The View again. This is what the show really is and should be. Relegate the screaming, faux-crying, tantrums, tension, histrionics, and general idiocy to Bravo and E! where it belongs.