"Desus & Mero might be the one late-night show with a legit shot at revolutionizing the genre—or ensuring, for that matter, that the genre survives the next five years at all," says Rob Harvilla. "But it has to get the details right and hold tight to its own spare idiosyncrasies. This show is a carefully constructed deconstruction, an inelegant and ribald and beautiful thing. At first blush, it looks like Showtime managed to give these guys a much higher platform without stealing their souls. The whole show is—and always has been and, god willing, always will be—a simple matter of putting these two humans in a room together and letting them rip. That’s it."