About Last Night...THE VOICE, AMERICAN IDOL, and QUANTUM LEAP - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


April 4, 2023 by  


QUANTUM LEAP — “Judgment Day” Episode 118 — Pictured: (l-r) Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song, Mason Alexander Park as Ian — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Let’s talk about Monday night’s TV!

THE VOICE: I wasn’t wildly overwhelmed by the performances, really, until the final performance. The interesting thing about the Playoff Pass is that as much as I don’t like it, it did force the show’s hand, in that they had to air it before Chance got to use his steal, because he had a botched attempt to steal D. Smooth (who was great). I just wish there were a few more memorable moments last night.

AMERICAN IDOL: Hollywood Week is always a mess, but, yikes, tonight’s episode felt hard to watch at points.

Spending so much time on the Carina and Nutsa drama may have made “good” TV, but it was a disservice to spend so much time with them when there are still so many contestants to follow and one of the two didn’t make it through, anyway. And then Carina throwing Nutsa under the bus to the judges made it so there was an instant microscope on their interactions and may have actually hurt her chances at moving on. (Neither impressed me, vocally, to be honest.) Mess.

I’m a bit torn about how the show handled Kaya’s exit. She’s feeling sick, during a global pandemic, where they all traveled in. It’s not like she was like, “I don’t want to work.” Could Fire not have done her parts of the duet by herself or done a solo song? It was nice another contestant stepped in, but, at that point, Fire was also so upset the performance wasn’t what she would have given under other circumstances.

There were a couple of good performances though. Loved Hannah & Warren, Kaylin & Tyson, Jayna, Adin & Summer, and Wé & PJAE.

QUANTUM LEAP: I loved the episode. How fun to have Ben leaping back through his old adventures this season? And Ben leaping INTO HIMSELF? So great. And that’s after a quick trip to the future. So many fun things you can only do in a show like this.

It’s tough, though, because we were reminded how great Ben can be with the team, but that real reunion isn’t coming any time soon. I hope they can find ways for the team to interact more with Ben next season.

With Leaper X out of the picture, I’m really curious what the show looks like in season 2, and how the mood/vibe of the show changes. Ben and the team have handled this pretty well, all things considered, but there was a purpose. It’s bittersweet, because I enjoy the show and hope it lasts a while, but the longer it goes on, in many ways, the crueler it is to him. (Assuming, of course, Ben’s fate ends up being different than the OG series’ leaper.)

[For more, here’s what executive producer Martin Gero shared about the finale and season 2.]

Which shows did you watch last night?

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