About Last Night...AMERICAN IDOL, WESTWORLD, BATWOMAN, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


April 27, 2020 by  


AMERICAN IDOL – The stakes have never been higher as the Top 20 perform remotely for a spot in the Top 10 of “American Idol,” SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. For the first time ever, “American Idol” reaches audiences in an all-new way, as judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, host Ryan Seacrest, in-house mentor Bobby Bones and the Top 20 contestants participate from different locations. (ABC)

Let’s talk about Sunday night’s TV!

THE SIMPSONS: First of all, I want to know when the show commissioned that opening shot/joke about society wanting 2019 back. I know animated series have a traditionally longer turnaround time, but they can tweak slight moments/dialogue closer to air.

Also, when they wrote “to be continued” at the end, I thought they’d do a SIMPSONS movie gag where they just immediately concluded it, but nope. I can’t remember the last time the show had a two-parter?! (Outside of “Who Shot Mr. Burns.”)

AMERICAN IDOL: First of all, it was absolutely ambitious for the show to do this. It’s incredible to have 24 separate setups, and the quality of the camera work was incredible.

The problem? Some of the performances sounded too clean, like it was the iTunes version of them. (Also, some of those backgrounds looked like Zoom photos.) I don’t know what the real solution is to this. You can’t replicate the in-studio experience, and you don’t want the audio to be as messy as a lot of these newly taped show are. But…I don’t know. I hope they let them do it in one take and didn’t sweeten any of the audios.

(Also, I truly hope Katy isn’t wearing another costume next week. )

BOB’S BURGERS: A truly weird episode of the show. (Not in a bad way. Just bonkers.)

ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST: This is the most I’ve liked Joan the entire season, but it’s also insanely bonkers that I think Lauren Graham has sung more than any other star on the show so far? That’s, uh, not what I would have expected.

I’m so sad the season is nearly at an end. Given the arc of the season, it’s absolutely going to destroy my soul.

WESTWORLD: When Dolores and Cal were trying to land on a voice for the A.I. to have, was anyone else expecting Amy Acker? But, hey, Enrico Colantoni! (I MISS YOU, PERSON OF INTEREST.)

I truly don’t know how the heck WESTWORLD will have a fourth season. So much of tonight’s episode—like the rest of the season before it—has felt like a final season.

BATWOMAN: I don’t necessarily think BATWOMAN is going to introduce Selena Kyle, but it was interesting that in Alice’s group therapy, she was with someone who thought she was a Magpie and someone who thought she was a cat. (Also, Joker being dead is a smart piece to take off the table this early on.)

Mary confronting Kate about her being Batwoman was a beautifully understated. (Well, as understated as one can be in the aftermath of a major explosion.)

FAMILY GUY: I don’t care how many times Peter and the Chicken fight, it always makes me laugh.

Brian’s comment about the airport trope made me laugh. It drives me crazy that so many things still think you can stop someone at the gate, even post-9/11.

THE ROOKIE: I kind of love that Oscar is the headache they can’t really get away from. He’s evil, but it makes sense there would be some foes the cops come up against every once in a while.

Also, Tim and Nolan basically losing their relationships in the same episode? Yikes.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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