If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/1/16

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

wynonnaearp41smallThere’s a new show starting tonight on Syfy that could either be fun or really ridiculous. I’m hoping for the first. And it may seem like an April Fools’ Day prank, but it isn’t… Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. After years away, Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano, Damien, The Listener, Being Erica) has traveled back to her home town of Purgatory to reluctantly take on the role destined for Wyatt Earp’s heir: Demon protector. Her enemy: Revenants, the resurrected (and twisted) souls of the criminals Wyatt Earp once took down. Working alongside Wynonna is her sister Waverely (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), who has an obsession with their family’s legacy and is more than a little bitter that she wasn’t chosen as the heir to take over the family business; associate Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson, The Next Step), an all-business straight shooter; and Wyatt’s cursed-with-immortality-best-friend Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon, Schitt’s Creek, Being Human, Lost Girl, Instant Star), a man with a thirst for revenge and on a mission to rectify the past. They must try to stop the Revenants from taking over the town – and escaping into the world.

Like I said, this could be a lot of fun or just silly enough to be stupid. But the premise is interesting, so it’s worth a shot to figure out if you’ll enjoy it or not!

On tonight’s episode, “Purgatory,” on her 27th birthday, Wynonna Earp reluctantly returns home to take on her family’s legendary curse.

Meet Wynonna and the rest of the Revenant-hunting gang tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

dead7small“The Hardest Thing” for networks to do is come up with a new film concept, but tonight you can say “Bye Bye Bye” to the standard TV fare, because Syfy is going “All or Nothing” with its latest “Larger Than Life” original movie. Syfy’s new zombie western, Dead 7, stars some of your favorite ’90s boyband members, but instead of singing, they’re slinging…guns, to stop the zombie apocalypse. In the not-too-distant future, the world is without power and water. The evil Apocalypta (Debra Wilson, MADtv) has risen to power and has given everyone two choices: either become one of her warriors, or join her army of the undead. With her right-hand-man Johnny Vermillion (A.J. McLean, Backstreet Boys) by her side and army of “copperheads” behind her, Apocalypta makes her way toward the small town of Desert Springs, where she plans to wreak havoc. So Mayor Shelby (Chris Kirkpatrick, *NSYNC) and Sheriff Cooper (Jon Secada – yes, that Jon Secada!) assemble a ragtag group of seven renegades to stop her: cowboy/mechanic Billy (Jeff Timmons, 98 Degrees), his girlfriend Daisy Jane (Carrie Keagan), Billy’s estranged younger brother Jack (Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys), town drunk Whiskey Joe (Joey Fatone, *NSYNC), sharpshooter Vaquero (Howie Dorough, Backstreet Boys), swordsman Komodo (Erik-Michael Estrada, O-Town), and warrior priestess Sirene (Lauren Kitt Carter).

When I first heard about this boy band zombie western last year at San Diego Comic-Con, I was quite intrigued and somewhat excited. When I watched the screener, I was a bit disappointed to discover that there is no actual singing and dancing in the film, though there is a great new original song during the end credits. Instead of the more comedic approach of a boy band caught in the zombie apocalypse, the film goes with a more serious tone, though often tongue-in-cheek and over the top – much like the way Z Nation rolls. While much of the comic relief comes from the character of Whiskey Joe, there are also plenty of other moments of humor, both intentional and maybe not so much (some of the dialogue and acting can be a bit poor, to put it politely). The film comes from The Asylum, the folks that brought you Z Nation and Sharknado, and was written by Nick Carter, who is not a professional screenwriter, so that should help set expectations. While I don’t think this will reach Sharknado levels of popularity, viewers will have some fun recognizing all of the various pop stars who appear in the film, which also includes folks like Chloe Lattanzi and Frenchie Davis.

Get your zombie-killing groove on tonight on Syfy at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Wynonna Earp, Childrens Hospital, and Banshee.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

motives3smallIf you’re like me, you thought ABC’s Motive was done and gone, at least here in the US. If you’re like me, that thought makes you sad. Fortunately, if you’re like me… Surprise! This fun twist on a police procedural is back! The season two finale aired in the US on August 27, 2014, and now, season three begins tonight. (Season 4 is currently airing in Canada, lucky viewers!)

Quick(ish) recap about where season two left off… Detective Angie Flynn and her relatively new boss, Captain Mark Cross, were partners ten years ago, and we finally learned what was causing her stress. Ten years before, they responded to a domestic disturbance, in which the husband was holding his wife hostage. In the end, both of them ended up dead, having been shot and killed in front of their daughter. Tying that case into the present was another detective, Doug Slater, there at the scene, who turned out to be the current case’s killer. The victim? Cross’s current girlfriend, attorney Samantha Turner. While they’re distracted, Slater sneaks into Cross’s office to look up information on the daughter from the old case. Cross was considered a suspect in Turner’s murder, especially since Turner was digging into not only the old case but the case against the biker gang Cross had been undercover with before taking his new position. When they finally figured out Slater was the killer, Angie tried to talk him into giving himself up, but he wouldn’t stand down, and Vega (Angie’s current partner) had to shoot him. In the end, Angie’s future as a detective seemed uncertain (on her part), as she and Cross determine it was time to come clean about what happened ten years before.

So where did that leave us? We don’t know! Did Angie or Cross do something so wrong ten years ago that one or both of them will be either fired or sent to prison? I’m betting neither of those things. Disciplined, maybe? And does Angie quit? It sure seems like it, from the episode description. One thing I do know is that you shouldn’t miss tonight’s US season premiere. This is a fun show, where we meet the actual killer and victim at the beginning and then learn throughout the episode why they killed/were killed.

On tonight’s episode, “6 Months Later,” a case involving Detective Vega’s father and a young socialite lures Angie back to homicide.

To see where Angie’s been, tune in to USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Grimm, Hawaii Five-0, Hell’s Kitchen, & Blue Bloods.

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