I went into The Rocky Horror Picture Show expecting to hate it, and the Fox production exceeded my expectations. Tim Curry and Meat Loaf have been on my To-Do list since I was kid, so this movie has a special place in my heart. Tonight at 8p, Fox broke my heart by destroying the classic cult film.
Instead of starting off with the infamous lips, we get a woman singing as she escorts people in to a movie theater. Those people are now supposed to be the audience that will represent the audiences that have been going to see the movie for decades at midnight on Friday nights.
If that was the only change, I would be OK, but it isn’t. Far from it. My iPod loves playing Dammit Janet and the version in this movie sounds different than the one I know. It isn’t only that. The pre-recorded tracks sound cheap and brassy, in fact all the tracks sounds that way and that it distracts from the telemovie.
If it was only the new arrangements that sounds bad and different, I would maybe forgive them, but it is also the acting and casting choices. The whole joke about Dr. Frank-N-Furter is he was a man poorly dressed as a woman, thus the song I am a Sweet Transvestite. Seeing Laverne Cox in the role, she looks like the woman she is and the joke and song are ruined. The rest of the cast also doesn’t get it and Adam Lambert’s death scene could not come soon enough.
Just like the ending of this reboot.
The original Rocky Horror was a great movie, and this is the community theater version of it that is playing in Dubuque, Iowa. And even their local reviewers can’t give it a good review.
Tonight at 9p on Fox, Pitch proves that it is an All-Star. The episode starts off with a fan created video voting for Ginny (Kylie Bunbury ), the first female baseball player, to play in the All-Star game. The fact that she has twice as many votes as any other player, make the decision easy for the Commissioner. Can she live up to the hype? To top it off we are getting to know her mom and how their conflict will affect how she pitches. Especially when her mother reveals a big secret to her daughter.
The episode is not only about her, Mike (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) knows his days as a baseball player are numbered and he is looking for his next job. Tonight he tries being a commentator, is it the right fit for him?
Pitch is getting stronger and stronger with each episode, so make sure to catch it tonight.
Lethal Weapon will have at least 15 more episodes than the franchise it is based on had movies because Fox ordered an additional 5 episodes for the show this season. The news is no surprise because it is Fox’s biggest new hit. But then again, everything does well after Empire.
See Rosewood that is failing big time without its lead in on its new night and it is bringing Pitch down with it.
Tonight at 10p on NBC, Timeless one of the most anticipated shows of the fall debuts. The Sci-Fi drama ponders what would you do if you could change an iconic moment in history. They start off with the Hindenburg and next week the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. These are two events that happened a long time ago because unlike Quantum Leap they can’t travel within their lifetime. The reasoning is explained early on.
Now that you know that, let’s get to the show. There is a secret time machine that has been hidden from the Government, but now its existence will be known when Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic), a master criminal, steals it. He has gone back to New Jersey in 1937 to stop the Hidenburg from blowing up. the secret group has assembled three people to go back in time in the spare ship to stop him before he does his damage to time. Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) works for the company and he will pilot the ship. As an African-American he is not looking forward to the journey back in time. Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan, US Army Delta Force (Matt Lanter) is there to protect them. Then there is Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), who teaches history, as in she is a renowned expert is all things the past. She is there to preserve history. Which will be difficult for them when they have to decide whether or not to save someone like Abraham Lincoln.
Do you change the past knowing there will be consequences in the future? Believe me there are consequences. And that is why you will love this show. That and they really capture the look of the eras they go back to. Each week it is a new period piece.
An hour earlier but on Fox, Lucifer’s mom is back in his life and it is going to be Hell on Earth for him. His mom has jumped into Tricia Helfer’s body and that will make things very awkward for him. Which will make this quirky show about the Devil even more lovable. I want to say more, but it is sincerely something you have to enjoy for yourself because that is what Lucifer is all about!
The Simpsons are back for a 28th season tonight at 8p on Fox, but something is missing. When that missing item is replaced, it destroys the Springfield. The Mayor promises to rebuild, but he doesn’t have the money. They ask Mr Burns to give them the money, but he has a condition. Will Lisa be able to fulfill to that condition or will she Lisa it?
The Simpsons might be 28, but it never gets old.
Then at 8:30p, Son of Zorn is going to learn about love from his dad. What can wrong? Everything. But by the end of the episode Zorn learns a little thing about love in this sweet episode of the original show that combines animated and live action.
Finally, Fox saved the best for last as in The Last Man on Earth. The season premiere at 9:30 picks up when their finale left off and the 3 men in radioactive protective suits are storming towards them. Our sensational six (Will Forte, Kristen Shaal, January Jones, Mary Steenburgen, Cleopatra Coleman and Mel Rodriguez) try to get away, but they are blocked in by Todd’s (Rodriquez’s) A-team van. They have no choice to confront the three men coming at them. When the mysterious strangers enter the house, Melissa (Jones) shoots one and it is a surprise A-List guest. He will not be back for another episode, but what about the rest of the cast? Are they destined for more episodes?
I won’t answer that, but I will tell you this is their funniest episode to date and they have all been pretty hysterical.