About Last Night...AMERICAN IDOL, THE SIMPSONS, THE ROOKIE, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


May 11, 2020 by  


THE SIMPSONS: Lisa makes a new friend who loves horses, but then becomes part of a circle of snooty young rich girls. Meanwhile, Homer takes Marge on a romantic cruise in the “The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, May 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Guest voices L-R: Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes. THE SIMPSONS © 2020 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Let’s talk about Sunday night’s TV!

DISNEY’S SING-ALONG: The production quality increase was significant. It felt like the difference between the first and second SNL At Home installments. That final MARY POPPINS number? Stunning.

It wasn’t intentional, and it’s not like it was directly IDOL-related, but I was fascinated that four VOICE coaches—John Legend (who is presently with the show), Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, and Christina Aguilera—were all a part of the one-hour program. Of course they’re superstars outside of it (and Hudson started on IDOL), but given the occasional IDOL versus VOICE feud, it made me pause.

AMERICAN IDOL: This was another brutal cut. And while I get pairing a Disney theme with the second sing-along, in some ways, it felt like overkill due to the few repeat songs. You’d think they wouldn’t have been allowed to sing the few songs done in the second sing-along.

While producing live shows has to be an absolute nightmare, it’s also crazy next week is the finale. There…are still seven contestants right now!

BATWOMAN: I don’t want Luke Fox to die, but, man, him being willing to to protect Kate was absolutely lovely. Ditto to Kate making the flip gesture and being willing to die to protect him. And now that Alice is on the lookout for kryptonite? Uh oh.

THE SIMPSONS: The really strange thing about having three decades of history is…it’s often hard to do a storyline, even if it’s just a quasi-gag, and it not bump up against/contradict what we’ve previously learned. (In this case Bart being afraid of horses.) But it was lovely seeing Bart rescue Lisa.

SUPERGIRL: I understand the show probably wants to keep Lena around, but I almost wish they had just made her evil so it truly felt different. Lex and Lena versus Kara would have felt like decidedly different stakes after everything they’ve been through.

BOB’S BURGERS: It was weirdly moving seeing Tina fall in love with her hometown…albeit through a quest to know more about New York/at Linda’s insistence.

FAMILY GUY: Even a Bible-themed episode manages to get a “Bird is the word” joke in!

But, uh, how absolutely timely to have the family trapped together, trying to find any kind of entertainment.

THE ROOKIE: While part of me was hoping there would be another twist where Armstrong wasn’t as bad as it appeared (Harold Perrineau really was a great addition to the show), his double-cross was quite the freaking headache. Nolan would have been in a hole no matter what, but I can’t decide whether him absolutely destroying his home will help or hurt his case. On one hand, if he had known where the evidence was—if he had put it there himself—he wouldn’t have needed to tear up his home. On the other…it doesn’t exactly make him look entirely together.

No matter what, when the show returns for a (hopeful) season 3, it’s going to be interesting to see how the higher-ups have to deal with the doubt. I would believe Nolan’s immediate colleagues will believe him—especially Harper—but the bigger bosses? It’s going to be a tougher battle, especially since he did investigate Armstrong without looping them in. [For more on THE ROOKIE’s finale, here’s what creator Alexi Hawley had to say.]

Which shows did you watch last night?

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