Thursday, 26 February 2015

WHAT I’M WATCHING: Capital Quest host Jean-Paul Menou riffs on his television guilty pleasures

 FACE VALUE: "It's a good thing for Jamaica," Menou says of the new business-based reality series.

Actor extraordinaire Jean-Paul Menou may have been born for the stage, but he comes alive just as effortlessly under the glare of the video lights, whether on the set of a small film (like Red Amber Green) or a popular television programme (Schools’ Challenge Quiz, NCB’s new reality series Capital Quest). As Capital Quest, aired every Tuesday on TV J, zooms toward its epic finale, only a few weeks away, we asked the photogenic host to talk about what he’s been watching on TV:

I’m still partial to Schools’ Challenge Quiz, even though I’m not serving as a quiz master this season. I offered myself, but I was told that they’re testing out new people. But I’ve been 

watching nonetheless and making notes. I’m hopeful that I’ll be back on next season. It’s one of the better jobs I’ve had in the media. I’d love to see more game shows on local television, though. I think there’s room for several more.

CVM has got me hooked on Suits, but overall I’m more of a Netflix kind of guy. I like comedies and I don’t mind the occasional romantic drama. On cable, Judge Judy is one of my all-time favourite things to watch. I also watch a lot of Comedy Central: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. And, of course, I can’t leave out Capital Quest. It’s a good thing for Jamaica. It encourages entrepreneurship, which is always a great thing. I’m excited to be a part of it. Hopefully I will be asked to do it again in the future.

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