Friday, April 8, 2016

Outlander Sneak Peak, The Detour, Black-ish, American Idol & Scandal

April 8 2016

Trivia Answer: Katherine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson & Adam Lambert did NOT win American Idol
First Fives: Bobby Aguilera, Mike O'Dea, Elke Raskob, Bill McLaughlin & Lance Beitler
Honorable Mention: Evan Schweitzer
Only 2 people got the bonus: "Tenderness" by General Public was the song from The Goldbergs


Wednesday's Broadcast Top 5
Empire-FOX  4.2/11.3
American Idol-FOX 2.2/9.5
Survivor-CBS 1.9/9.0
The Goldbergs-ABC 1.8/6.1
The Middle-ABC 1.7/6.9

Wednesday's Cable Top 5
American Dad-Adult Swim 1.0/2.0
Big Bang Theory-TBS .8/2.2
NBA-ESPN .6/1.4
Bob's Burgers-Adult Swim .6/1.3
Cleveland Show-Adult Swim .6/1.3

Wednesday's Social Media Top 5
Empire-FOX 228,000 Tweets
American Idol-FOX 111,000 Tweets
Arrow-CW 81,000 Tweets
Supernatural-CW 51,000 Tweets
Underground-WGN America 27,000 Tweets 

Early Morning Ratings for the Week of 3/28/16-4/1/16
Today 1.5/1.6
GMA 1.3/1.6
CBS This Morning .9/1.0

Outlander Sneak Peek

You have NO idea how good it was to see Jamie and Claire again. I got nervous and thought something was up and Starz had tricked us all because for the first 20 minutes of the Season Premiere, Claire was home in 1948 with Frank and I was like waitttttt a minute!!! Where is Jamie? Why aren't they in France in those beautiful clothes? Was that awesome poster a scam? Then, just before I was about to start Googling, there he was…my beloved, mangled Jamie looking beautiful in France. Obviously I don't want to say much about the premiere because there aren't too many of you that were able to pre-watch it but it's back for 13 glorious episodes and I realllllly hope a bunch of you guys binge the hell out of Season 1 and get on board for this ride with me. 

The Detour

I checked out the Series Premiere of The Detour on the TBS App last night. I was enjoying it. At first, I thought it was a cute sitcom trying to be like National Lampoon's Vacation or something. Even though it was funny and ridiculous, I thought it failed the  "He Who Shall Not Be Named" test. "Where can this thing actually go?" Once the road trip is over, show's over, right? Kids need to get back to school, everyone needs to go back to work, right? This family can't be on a road trip forever, can they? Then, in the last few seconds, as the credits are rolling, huge plot twists were revealed and now, I have no idea what's going on. I think I have to re-watch it. I think it might be VERY cool and VERY interesting and now, of course I'm totally hooked and can't wait to figure this entire thing out. Anyone else watch yet? 

American Idol Finale
I had to tune in to say goodbye to Idol. I watched for the first 6 Seasons and I loved it back then. Obama started the show off with a reminder that American Idol taught us all how to vote for the singer we loved and wanted to keep seeing each week. The show taught us all that our voices can make a difference, that we have the power to affect the outcome of something and if we can pick an American Idol, we can certainly pick a new POTUS too. Obama urged us to register to vote and then we got to the singing celebration. SO many Idol alums showed up, we got Dunkelman which reminded us all how good Seacrest is, we got Justin Guarini, Jordin Sparks, Tamyra Gray, Bo Bice, Constantine Maroulis, Chris Daughtry, Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Phillip Phillips, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks and of course the first American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. She was VERY VERY pregnant and looked like she could explode at any minute but she reminded us of just how big of a star she is with a medley of major hits. Paula and Randy and a very puffy looking Simon Cowell were there too! Ryan looked shocked to see Simon, he was also a bit surprised to see William Hung perform again, remember that debacle? 15 Seasons, so many amazing performers, and performances, so many judges, so much drama. A real game changer. Glad I was part of it. Here's Kelly Clarkson's Season 1 winning moment: Enjoy…Seacrest…OUT!


Really good episode on Wednesday night. I'm telling you, Black-ish is SO underrated, it really is. Bow and Dre were trying to figure out who to leave their kids with if they die. Back and forth between the two of them and all of their ineligible options. There was a great little Different Strokes shout out with Dre's boss as Mr. Drummond taking the kids. Theme song and everything. Check it out: While Dre and Bow were stressing out about the huge decision, the kids were all filling each other in on everything their parents had lied to them about over the years. Mufasa didn't die, Disneyland isn't closed on the 4th of July, President Obama didn't really call LRJ, cursive isn't ever needed after 3rd grade, there is no art project museum and Squeaks the Frog has been replaced daily. In the end Zoey got the honor of taking care of her siblings should they all take revenge and kill their parents. I just don't have the ability to give this show it's justice in this blog. It's so clever and funny and really deserves your 22 minutes. Oh and Tilapia not a real fish? Apparently it's the name of over 100 different kinds of fish. See Black-ish is funny, clever AND educational!

Scandal opened with an adult content viewer discretion warning and I totally thought Olivia and Jake? Olivia and Fitz? David and Liz? I definitely didn't think the warning was for crazy violence? I waited and waited for a crazy sex scene and I got a crazy murder scene. I got over the disappointment pretty quickly when Scandal jumped the shark (again, maybe?) and Olivia snapped and beat the face off of Andrew Nichols with a desk chair. Sure, I had a feeling something was going on with her. She was hearing Stevie Wonder, having crazy dreams and flashing back to her kidnapping, but when Abby kicked her ass that sent Olivia Pope over the edge and into Daddy's world. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it? Olivia went to Dad and Jake and interrupted another one of their meals (do they live together) but she ended up channeling her evil parents herself, bagging the white hat and just beating the piss out of that insane monster. WOW...even with the shark jumping, I'm still in. Shonda's nuts. 

Lip Sync Battle

No idea how Chrissy Teigen is still NOT pregnant on this show but that's TV magic for ya. What happened to Katherine McPhee? Sweet, innocent, Katherine McPhee? If she's not really into Jason Derulo then she deserves an Emmy or something. There was some crazy sexual energy on stage last night. The lip sync's didn't even matter. Didn't matter that Jason had the microphone ON his lips or that Katherine's hair and head were moving way too much. Even Jason's amazing dance skills didn't matter. If you watched the entire show, you walked away with 2: 1) What was up with Jason Derulo's crazy outty belly button and 2) Did Katherine and Jason leave the LSB studio and go right to a hotel? They were both HOT and STEAMY. LL could feel it too. Good thing the guys were wearing some baggy pants. Good thing fire extinguishers were on set. You don't see the cocktail frank outty in this clip, so go home and watch the entire episode to see it. The whole show was crazy


-SO HAPPY that Melissa McCarthy IS heading back to Stars Hollow for the Gilmore Girls event. It really wouldn't have been the same without her. I guess Amy Sherman Palladino listens to Howard Stern and heard Melissa say she wanted to do it. All these months of the back and forth and one appearance on Howard and Melissa's headed back to Sookie St. James. I'm giving Howard the credit.

-FOX renewed Lucifer and Rosewood for another season, I could care less.

Friday's Trivia Question: What was the name of Marie & Frank Barone's two sons?

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