The best of the upcoming TV season: Marcuzzi, D’Amico, X Factor

The best of the season that will come can be selected in some titles for the anticipation it promises, for the disappointment it will give

TV habit and repetition, the eternal return of the same that comforts, like the fairy tale that you know how it ends but you still want to hear, the hammock that cradles dreams while cicadas keep you awake. In an era in which people like rain but skip immediately, news on television are always sipped due to the risk of burning budgets on the altar of below average ratings. Net of the well-known titles (the hypnosis of Usual Unknowns from Amadeus, The Island of the Famous with the new Ilary Blasi no longer in Totti, the infernal mechanism of the 4 Restaurants from Alessandro Borghese, the placid safety of the talks, places to reinforce one’s opinions, certainly not where to change them), the best of the season that will come can be selected in some title for the expectation it promises, for the disappointment it will give. Given the schedules that await us (Rai, Mediaset, La7, Sky), the network that dares the most (by choice, which has been off for years) Rai2. The strongest name is Alessia Marcuzzi, who left Mediaset because she could no longer imagine herself in the programs that were proposed to her. So Alessia will be Boomerissima, the variety-nostalgia that compares Boomers and Millennials, Parents and Influencers. Current and therefore potentially interesting theme. The program tells the characters, the music, the TV programs, the films, the commercials, but also the objects, the fashions and the news stories of the years from 1970 to 2000 and compares them with the present, to see if it was better yesterday or today. Here the risk of novelty is that it resembles a program by Carlo Conti, so in case you might as well have it led to him. The other expected face of the network Ilaria D’Amico: off stage for several years now, he left football to focus on current affairs with What’s new, an in-depth program that brings to the scene facts, people and stories that interpret the change we are experiencing. Not an easy bet by eye, but rest assured: your guns will be aimed at.

As for Canale 5 more than a must look at Never say goals which celebrates 30 years of the program with the Gialappa and a group of historical comedians who have been part of it, starting with the sensational Forest wizard. Here the nostalgia effect wins easily combined with the comic vis of a cast of champions (the hope that everyone is there). It will work for sure. Pio and Amedeo they are divisive: those who love them and those who hate them. For those in doubt, they deserve a second chance and they also proved it on the evening of the presentation of the schedules, when they asked the landlord Pier Silvio Berlusconi very naturally: Hey, but the imprint of dad is missing … Where the pussy ?. La7 has focused on conservation, after all it has a clear identity that it certainly does not intend to overturn. In this context it will also fit Aldo Cazzullo with her Particular day, which tells of a day lived by a great person who changed history. Six episodes dedicated to Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Galileo Galilei, Artemisia Gentileschi, San Francesco d’Assisi and Benito Mussolini. A history review that never hurts. Sky, on the other hand, must understand if X Factor still makes sense or has run out of run: the judges (good on paper) Fedez, Ambra, Rkomi and Dargen D’Amico they are the doctors called to the bedside of the program in the hope of not having to take off the white coat to put on the black tunic, that of the priests who administer extreme unction.

July 15, 2022 (change July 15, 2022 | 10:08 am)

The best of the upcoming TV season: Marcuzzi, D’Amico, X Factor