THE PRECAP: Yes, it’s another re-boot no one asked for. Yes, Seacrest is as inconsequential as ever. Yes, Katy Perry is the most expensive seat-filler in recorded history. This dust-off of AMERICAN IDOL is wildly premature, totally unnecessary…and I fell for every glossy, manipulative minute. Damn you, ABC!
THE PRECAP: After launching successful re-boots of former broadcast network hits, Netflix mined the cable archives for it’s latest dust off. While it makes sense to go with a familiar property, the new QUEER EYE does little to distinguish itself. It’s pointless “cut, copy, paste” that ultimately rings hollow.