'American Idol' Season 10 recap: Just not the same without Simon Cowell | NJ.com: "It looks like the same show, and it sounds like the same show. But it's really not the same show. It just doesn't have the same feel with Simon Cowell gone.
Maybe I'm too much of a traditionalist. Or maybe I'm just a typical fan of one of the most popular TV shows in the nation. It's only one day into Season 10 of “American Idol” and I'm already missing Simon Cowell. His snarky British accent. His brutally honest critiques. His occasional sparring with the other judges.
And I’m already a little bored with Jennifer Lopez. She looks great, but she’s too much of a softie. She’s trying too hard to replicate the overly sympathetic, motherly ways of Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi. She needs to toughen up."