Made Marilyn

I’m not the kind of person who’s going to say much about the physical appearance of people I see on TV. I honestly don’t (seriously) care whether you’re a blond or a brunette, or what colour jacket you’re wearing, nor do I care if you had a face lift or gastric bypass surgery or anything else done to yourself. It’s the stuff that comes out of your mouth that makes you look like an idiot.

So on the subject of Marilyn Denis*, whose daytime talk show premiered on Monday on CTV, I’ll only say this: Be careful about Photoshopping TV personalities, especially now in the age of high definition.

I wish I had more to say about this new national Canadian daytime TV talk show – that airs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (and then a third time at 5 p.m. on CTV-owned A channel) – but a show that has about five men in a studio audience of 75 is clearly not something I’m meant to relate to.

So I might criticize its cramped-basement-looking set (despite the effort put into it), its fluffy content devoid of interest, or its cliché “fashion trends” segment that showcases mute, unrealistically-thin models wearing clothing few non-hipsters will actually be seen in over the next year, but it would be pointless because people like me don’t watch the show anyway.

And besides, sarcastic criticisms have already been taken care of by Marc Weiscrack.

*The name might not be familiar to Montreal anglo TV viewers, but Denis was a long-time CityTV personality, host of CityLine for almost 20 years.

You can watch the first episode of the Marilyn Denis show online.

7 thoughts on “Made Marilyn

    1. Fagstein Post author

      If guys are not her target market why do they advertise the show on CKGM and during NFL games on TSN?

      Because it doesn’t cost them anything?

  1. Scott Strakken

    Marilyn Dennis should be a case study on why women should choose to age naturally. I’d much rather watch a 52 year old women with signs of aging then a horror show of poorly executed cosmetic procedures. Marilyn should make dam sure that the producers never allow the camera to shoot her from the shoulders up. It’s not pretty and frankly I’m embarrassed for her.

  2. Karine

    I’ve seen her a few times on TV, FashionTV, broadcasted the Friday ep of CityLine and I think she was on Designer Guys once. So I can say with confidence that her face has been an ongoing project for years. She looked more like the pic on the left in the TV ads announcing the new show. Better makeup artist I suppose.

  3. Fassero

    Frankly, I think CTV has a secret policy (or contest) for their female TV host personalities to see whom can outgross whom at the plastic surgeon’s office. I’ll given Denis credit for being honest about her work but the leader without question has to be Leah Miller.


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