Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Katherine Webb and 'Splash' - Why Not?

'Splash' is the latest entry in Britain's continuing invasion of American pop culture.  The season finale of 'Downton Abbey' behind us, ABC has imported this offering of celebrities and high-diving in front of a live audience.  Shakespeare in the Park - let's not get ridiculous- 'Splash' is light, fun, at times inspiring entertainment.

In reality (no pun intended), watching Louie Anderson at age fifty-nine and weighing 400lbs. diving off a 23ft. platform, followed by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - at sixty-five    
attempting a backward somersault - is inspiring.  Drake Bell, Ndamukong Suh, and Rory Bushfield are athletic types that helped me appreciate just how difficult the sport of diving is. 

Brandi Chastain

Katherine Webb and colleagues - Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC - Why Not?

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