The current coronavirus pandemic has uprooted portions of the television industry, with talk show hosts having largely transitioned from in-studio episodes to at-home episodes, especially in the world of late night TV. The changes have allowed for many celebrities to reach out to fans in a variety of ways, but The Office vet John Krasinski did something quite different by making the mid-afternoon jump to YouTube to deliver some positive-minded content to fans with his own show, called Some Good News.
Donning a suit jacket, tie and dress shirt (and some fancy shorts), John Krasinski put together the debut episode of Some Good News by culling together a variety of heartwarming news stories from around the world, with a special appearance from a former co-star coming later in the show. Check it out below!
Sitting in front of a lovely and colorful sign that John Krasinski said his daughter crafted for the show, the Quiet Place Part II writer and director delivered a series of optimistic stories that definitely wouldn't be allowed within the world of that horror movie franchise. And it all came from the actor's long-time interest in the lack of any TV shows that are fully dedicated to delivering good news to viewers, as opposed to how modern news programs go heavy on coverage dedicated to crime, deaths, and other less-than-pleasurable content.
John Krasinski reached out to fans on social media last week to seek out stories that made people feel good, and he apparently got more than enough submissions.The first big story was all about healthcare workers around the world getting public appreciation from local residents and other government workers, whether it be by applause, by blinking apartment lights, or by handwritten signs.
Elsewhere in the world, people are leaving care packages outside for the many people making home deliveries, while others have made efforts to feed their neighborhoods and assist in yard work and other duties. That's the kind of news this country definitely needs more of.
And because everyone could also use more Steve Carrell in their lives, John Krasinski invited his former Office co-star onto his YouTube show in order to get silly talking about the NBC sitcom's recently passed 15-year anniversary. Not that this conversation was free from teary-eyed feel-good moments, with Krasinski talking about his most emotional Office scene. (It was from Michael Scott's final episode ahead of the series finale, when he and Jim are saying their choked-up goodbyes.)
The final Some Good News story was another emotionally charged piece, as it was about 15-year-old cancer-fighter named Coco, whose friends and family put on a street-long celebration to mark her final chemotherapy treatment. John Krasinski nailed it by saying that Coco is the mic drop of all good news. I'm not crying, you're crying!
As if everything else wasn't already agreeable in the episode, this is the kind of talk show identification I can relate to.
For now, it's unclear if John Krasinski is going to continue making these Some Good News episodes, but considering the first installment broke through the 1-million-viewers mark in less than 24 hours, it's a safe bet to say that he's giving it some thought. We have a better chance of seeing that happen than seeing any Office-related reunions happen, anyway, even though Kraskinski himself isn't against the idea.
Let us know in the comments if you'd like to see more. and stay tuned for updates on all the currently delayed TV productions and more!
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Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.