About Last Night...THE EQUALIZER, AMERICAN IDOL, MAGNUM P.I., and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


March 13, 2023 by  


MAGNUM P.I. — “Welcome to Paradise, Now Die” Episode 505 — Pictured: Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins — (Photo by: Zack Dougan/NBC)

Let’s talk about Sunday night’s TV!

THE SIMPSONS: I’m quasi-shocked they did an episode like this where the person demanding the change wasn’t Ned Flanders or Helen Lovejoy. (Sure, Ned has helped change the school curriculum before, but still.) 

The callback to “Skinner’s Sense of Snow” was so freaking funny and unexpected. I love deep-cut references like that, which probably just appear weird (or funny) to casual viewers, but are instantly recognizable to people

THE EQUALIZER: This was a difficult episode to watch; it was a difficult episode to cover. Stuff like this, unfortunately, is not new, but it cuts a little deeper right now.

The Mourner’s Kaddish at the end was beautiful and made me cry. (I love that it was something the team knew they were going to do from the start.) Seeing the people hiding in a temple was viscerally difficult. The writers did a good job digging into the terror and trauma, without it feeling preachy, which is not easy.

I feel so sad for Harry, who spent so much time living with lies about his mother. Well-intentioned lies, but still lies. I hope, at the very least, the closure about her absence helps him moving forward.

I’m so excited Delilah and Robyn will now be doing some training together, too.

[For more on last night’s episode, here’s what writers Adam Glass and Ora Yashar, plus star Adam Goldberg, shared.]

AMERICAN IDOL: With all due respect to Reette, her nerves absolutely took control over the audition. Maybe they gave her a second song and she knocked it out of the park, but out of what we saw, I don’t really get why they put her through. It wasn’t like it was a moment…it was 98% of her audition.

Cay Aliese and Amara Valerio were solid, though.

MAGNUM P.I.: I wish the characters weren’t so siloed off in their separate storylines. It was fun seeing Magnum and Gordy work their case, but it would have been nice if the others popped in. The (SAD) dog murder took up more real estate than I expected, as did Rick and TC trying to find Magnum’s mouse.

A friend correctly compared Higgins’ “OMG, my necklace!” being how Rick and TC found out about that relationship to FRIENDS, and she’s absolutely correct. It was funny and worked in FRIENDS, but kind of bummed me out here. You have Rick living with them! They all work together! There were a hundred different ways they could have been discovered.

On the bright side, it’ll be fun to see how they write Miggy when they’re out in the open as a couple. Hopefully that comes into play next episode.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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