The New Conan

He’s better than Leno, but that’s hardly shocking. Mostly, though, I was less than impressed by his mildly amusing but muted debut. He’s a fun presence, as always, and that awesomely arced tuft of hair never fails to impress, but I think what always drew me to Conan was the inspired, brainy weirdness that was largely hidden on his debut, and will almost certainly be tamped down as his new show goes forward.