Attention Blockheads! If you’re a child of the eighties and are still crushing hard on the hotties from NKOTB, you absolutely NEED to tune in Wednesday nights to Pop TV for Season 2 of Rock This Boat. The show chronicles the antics of the New Kids and their fans on the annual NKOTB fan cruise, a week-long excursion complete with meet and greets, live performances, and theme nights. While the cruise itself sells out before you can say ‘Hangin’ Tough’, you can still get a behind the scenes peek at the action through Pop TV’s reality series.
I recently had the opportunity to attend an episode screening…and…wait for it….an exclusive q&a with the New Kids themselves! The episode, which followed the guys through an hours-long photo op for the fans, a not-so-productive rehearsal and an at times iffy, but ultimately successful performance, had me laughing out loud. There’s no doubt that the guys still share the same chemistry that helped launch them to stardom in the ’80s. Oh, and did I mention that they’re still really hot? I mean…daaaaaayum.
After the screening, the guys participated in a Q&A hosted by New York WCBS-FM’s ‘Broadway’ Bill Lee and Entertainment Tonight’s Jen Peros. Danny, Donnie, Joey, Jordan and Jonathan entered the studio to a chorus of mommy blogger hollers, and discussed the show, shared memories from their decades together, and even offered parenting advice to their now much older fan base. It was great to see the guys reminisce and talk about the future, but hearing them talk about their kids and how they approach parenting was really cool.
After spending the day in New York watching the Rock This Boat and hanging with New Kids on the Block, there are three things I know for certain: 1. They’ve still got it, and 2. I’ll definitely be booking a spot on the 2017 New Kids Cruise and 3. In the meantime I’ll be watching Rock This Boat for my weekly NKOTB fix.
Check out Rock This Boat on Pop TV Wednesday nights at 8pm.