Originally starting out as a weekly sports show, Barend en Van Dorp turned into a daily late night talk show in 1998. Together with former soccer player, now writer Jan Mulder they talk ... See full summary »
This is the most discussed talk show in the Netherlands. Repeatedly guests are provoked to get shocking statements. The idea is very simple. Two average hosts: Henk van Dorp and the Jewish Frits Barend invite three or four guests who have been in the news recently. The guests are really various, sometimes singers or entertainers, but also politicians or one-day celebs. The retired Dutch football player Jan Mulder is present everyday to criticize everything he hears and just to be annoying. The conversations are interrupted by live music and commercials.
Although this show delivered hot news from time to time, as the years passed by the quality decreased. The show attracts less watchers and the guests are not as spectacular as before. The idea becomes quite monotonous, that's why the running season will probably be the last.