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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/20/16

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

rockyhorrorsmallTonight, FOX airs its reimagining of the cult-classic 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The new 2-hour event musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, is directed by legend Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Newsies). When their car breaks down, straight-laced engaged couple Janet Weiss (Victoria Justice, Victorious) and Brad Majors (Ryan McCartan, Liv and Maddie) find their way to a mysterious castle, where they are welcomed in by an odd hunchbacked man name Riff-Raff (Reeve Carney, Penny Dreadful). They soon meet the master of the house—the sexually-ambiguous and flirtatious mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black), who’s hosting a huge party to unveil his latest creation, Rocky Horror (Staz Nair, Game of Thrones)—a young Adonis built for his pleasure. And this is just the start of the crazy, debaucherous night that lies ahead for Brad and Janet as they meet the rest of the Transylvanians and discover their other-worldly plans. There’s singing, dancing, and all kinds of craziness!

The production also stars original Frank-N-Furter Tim Curry as the Criminologist Narrator, Christina Milian (Grandfathered) as maid Magenta, Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex) as groupie Columbia, Adam Lambert as ex-delivery boy Eddie, Ben Vereen as rival scientist Dr. Everett Scott, and Ivy Levan as Usherette.

It seems like every network is doing live musical productions these days, so I find it a bit odd that FOX has decided to go the pre-recorded route, but I’m very curious to see this new take on this cult classic, especially with an actual transgender actress playing the lead transsexual character. Will a certain element of the show be lost with this casting, or will this version feel like something completely fresh and new? It’s great to see that Tim Curry is a part of this latest take on the phenomenon he helped to create. I can’t wait to do the time warp again tonight!

Do the time warp again tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, Superstore, The Good Place, The Blacklist, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, 60 Days In, and Falling Water.

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