Monday's premiere was a real emotional roller coaster, says Rich Juzwiak. "The enthusiasm was massive, the veracity was questionable, the performance was distracting," he says. "She shifted gears in the next paragraph of her monologue to reintroduce herself, remind us that she is exactly who we think she is, and suggest that she’s so much more. With the impassioned face of a celebrity raising funds on a telethon, Barrymore said emphatically that, 'I’m also someone who is learning all the time, and I’m so excited to figure out this thing called life with you!' Wait, that’s what we’re doing here? Then she started shouting that, 'We’re gonna learn! Laugh! Cry! Cook! Heal! ALL OF IT!' Well, paint that on a piece of wood and hang it in your country kitchen. 'And I’m committed to putting all aspects of life into this show every day,' she continued. It’s only an hourlong show?"