Many names shuffled through Loveline to work with Dr. Drew, but Adam Carolla always stuck out as the show's natural co-pilot. The premise is simple -- callers phone in with their sexual problems and a doctor answers them -- but what made Loveline great was the interplay between the quick-witted heathen Carolla and the pensive doctor, both gifted advice-givers and empathizers. And you no longer have to catch the show late at night in your bedroom with the volume turned down to a whisper after your parents have fallen asleep; you can listen to the show with your better half and cherry-pick the hundreds of calls that speak to you. Talent is required to take a stale format like a call-in show and make it funny, relatable, and, at times, cathartic. Loveline still works.
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