About Last Night...NEXT LEVEL CHEF, THE SIMPSONS, THE ROOKIE, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


January 3, 2022 by  


THE SIMPSONS: Marge and Mr. Burns fight for soul of a brash young football prodigy in the “The Longest Marge” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 2 (9:00-9:30 PM ET / 8:00-8:30 PM CT / 7:00-7:30 PM MT / 9:00-9:30 PM PT) on FOX. Guest voice Beck Bennett. THE SIMPSONS © 2022 by 20th Television.

Let’s talk about Sunday night’s TV!

CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE: The game was fun, but fine. Kind of the perfect game to start off the new year with, in case people forgot TV was back last night. (However, that “Stayin’ Alive” puzzle was HARD? Pat Sajak tried to warn them about the pronunciation, but it feels like it’s intentionally trying to trick contestants?!)

NEXT LEVEL CHEF: I wasn’t sure how engaged I would be with the show—I’m hit/miss with cooking competitions—but I really liked this one. To be successful, it’ll be a mix of talent and luck, and it’ll be fun to see how things change with the chefs getting actively involved.

THE EQUALIZER: If Harry can’t touch a computer, um, how the heck is he going to get around it? By utilizing Mel?

THE SIMPSONS: I liked the episode, as Marge and Burns fought for the soul of an young football star. It absolutely makes sense Burns would see the figurative dollar signs, while Marge would want to nurture him. It also completely tracks the player would throw them both away when he “found love.”

(Also, all those fake sports awards categories are things I’d like to see real awards in.)

SUPERMARKET SWEEP: Okay, how the heck did the first group get Grey Poupon? Miracle. AND HOW WAS THE FINAL CLUE SUPPOSED TO BE GLADE? Also, I definitely did not get the Lunchables clue at first, either, I thought it was going to be Ritz sandwiches. (New year, same bad clues.) 

THE GREAT NORTH: Poor Wolf, even temporarily blaming himself for his parents’ divorce. I’m glad he got closure that it wasn’t his “fault”—not that it would have been, but he wasn’t what led to his mom meeting the man she ran off with. (And is it bad I’m impressed Moon was manipulating things to get extra ice cream?)

THE ROOKIE: Uh, Bailey’s husband is a mess. And not even quasi-subtle. I get he’s used to getting his way, but leaving their wedding album out isn’t even something small where she could think she was losing her mind. I’m glad Bailey stood up for herself, but, yikes, she’s backed into a corner now. Plus, how far can Nolan go to prove Bailey had the drugs planted on her without torpedoing his own career? (See: Wesley’s law license suspension after he did what he needed to do in order to save Lopez and their baby.)

I’m really glad Lucy helped Ashley with Tim. Will Lucy/Tim (likely) eventually be a thing? Of course. But Lucy is also a good person, and Tim just went through a hard time; it absolutely makes sense she’s trying to help her friend.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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