Despite TruthPoint's style of meandering inanity, the show did indeed have segments, and impressively started to establish its own canon early on. The show has a director and moderator called "truthbot," the "oldest living AI," and Derek's character was fired from his job running the Wendy's Twitter account for posting pictures of Burger King; a show as absurd-in-concept as TruthPoint would have much to gain from developing its own universe, like Tim and Eric with Cinco products or Eric Andre with "Kraft Punk."
The "debate" segment of the show featured an impossible-to-follow segment on the fakeness of money and the importance of cryptocurrency from Derek; a nightmarish motivational video about how to achieve "success" played beforehand, reminiscent of another absurdist Twitter account possibly run by @dril. The two filled out the last half of the show fighting over a pen, as well as taking calls from viewers, who were presumably the bastard spawn of @dril's irony-poisoned posting style. It then ended with a vote on the merits of the two's "arguments" over the validity of physical currency.
The show, in short, was a mess. At an hour long, the two hosts seemed determined to be as incoherent as possible, discarding flow and segment-structure in favor of riffing in their signature-style usually found scrolling down their twitter feeds. And every moment of it was incredible.
Political satire has been stuck in a creative rut during the Trump era. Despite stacked writer's rooms of undeniable talent, the genre is still effectively in the Bush era, trying to highlight the absurdity of the moment through snark and a singular focus on one man. While it is doubtful that @dril and Estevez-Olsen are seeking to "take down Trump" or "show America for what it really is" (whatever those two things even mean), TruthPoint is the perfect satire for our age.
TruthPoint doesn't seem real. It has no purpose, meaning or mission. No segments hold any weight and conversations don't seem to go anywhere; nothing makes sense and the stupidity of it all is almost overwhelming. If that doesn't seem familiar, I don't know what does.