If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/22/17

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

Tonight, Spike kicks off the 10-episode first season of the new horror series, The Mist, which is based off a novella by Stephen King. The series is set in the small town of Bridgeville, ME, where the residents are blissfully unaware of the impending danger that’s making its way over the mountains toward their hamlet. Bryan Hunt (Okezie Morro, Shuga), an Army officer who wakes up with no memory of who he is, discovers the dangers that lurk within the approaching mist and tries to warn the police, but his words fall on deaf ears. Meanwhile, the Copeland family – father Kevin (Morgan Spector, Allegiance), high school teacher Eve (Alyssa Sutherland, Vikings), and their teenage daughter Alex (Gus Birney) – find themselves mixed up in various controversies that threaten to tear the family apart. Other characters in the town include Alex’s odd goth friend Adrian (Russel Posner), the Copeland’s hippie neighbors Natalie (Frances Conroy, American Horror Story, Six Feet Under) and Benedict Raven (Darren Pettie, Good Witch), Police Chief Connor Heisel (Darren Pettie, Madam Secretary) and his high school quarterback son Jay (Luke Cosgrove), local priest Father Romanov (Dan Butler, Banshee), a mysterious woman named Mia (Danica Curcic, The Bridge) who has both a criminal past and a connection to the town, and local mall manager Gus Bradley (Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Law & Order: SVU).

The show feels a lot like The Strain or The Walking Dead – there is this mysterious danger that lurks in the shadows and quickly engulfs this small town. Circumstances have caused people to be separated into various groups of mismatched strangers, and the members of each group will need to figure out how to work together to both stay alive and to reunite with their loved ones. I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s premiere. It provides a slow burn as it introduces the characters, relationships, and other things happening in this town, while also mixing in some foreboding sights of the dangers to come. By the end of tonight’s episode, things are firing on all cylinders and the show gets really exciting. If I had had the ability to binge the entire season, I probably would have! I can’t wait to see what happens next week.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a foreboding mist arrives in a small town, ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents and putting their humanity to the test.

See if this new show’s for you tonight on Spike TV at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Boy Band, The Gong Show, Hollywood Game Night, Beat Shazam, and Queen of the South.

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