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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/19/15

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! [Sidenote from Jenny: Today unbelievably marks the 20-year mark since the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City. I was a senior in high school, living 45 minutes from OKC, when it happened and I remember it clearly. My brother’s good friend lost her mother that day, so it affected us more than some. Please, take a moment today to remember those 168 people–including 19 children–and say a prayer or send a good thought into the universe that something like that never happens again.]

Kyle’s Choice

lastmanonearth419smallI have been thoroughly enjoying the awkward squirm-fest that is The Last Man on Earth. Phil Miller is a despicable person, and just when you think he’s reached his lowest, he manages to do something even worse. Last week, Phil was out shopping for Carol. Once again regretting his rash decision to get married, he pleaded with God for a do-over. And God seemingly responded immediately, as a vehicle drove up and two women stepped out (played by Cleopatra Coleman and Mary Steenburgen). Phil decided to keep these new survivors to himself, putting them up in a hotel and telling them he was the only other survivor. Phil even went so far as to tell them a story about his dead wife Carol.

Later that evening, Phil, Gail, and Erica were heading out to do some skinny-dipping when they crossed paths with Carol, Melissa, and Todd — and the jig was up. Phil now found himself universally hated and ignored by the other five survivors. After several more lies to try to explain his actions, he finally came clean about everything, saying it was a mistake to have married Carol so quickly. Carol eventually decided to forgive Phil and grant him a divorce.

Has Phil finally turned a new leaf? How long will this honest Phil last, or will he just go right back to his deceptive ways? Have Gail and Erica forgiven him — and will they pursue him once again now that he is truly a bachelor? This show is so much fun. It’s painfully awkward to watch (in a good way) Phil’s horrible antics backfire miserably. I’m so happy this series has already been renewed for a second season, because there are just 3 episodes left this season, including tonight’s episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Moved To Tampa,” with Phil and Carol’s post-pandemic world slowly expanding as they explore their surroundings, try new things, and grow accustomed to a lifestyle without restrictions or societal boundaries, they head into their uncertain future together.

To see what antics Phil gets up to tonight, tune in to FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Once Upon a Time, American Odyssey, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, Nurse Jackie, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/6/15

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

bettercallsaul46smallTonight, the first season of Better Call Saul comes to a close. Last week, Jimmy helped Chuck finally leave his house by creating a foil-lined suit for his brother to wear. They headed to Chuck’s office to work on the class-action suit, where Chuck received a standing ovation from his entire firm — obviously he is well-loved there. Jimmy was excited because he assumed the partnership on the class-action suit meant that he would finally be accepted as part of the firm. However, Howard said that was not the case and that they only wanted to pay him a referral fee and not have him actually work on the case. Jimmy eventually put two and two together and realized that his brother was the one who set up this arrangement. Meanwhile, an unarmed Mike took on the job of three men, serving as bodyguard/assistant for a nervous young man brokering a drug deal with Nacho.

So we finally got the first inkling of what is likely going to cause Jimmy to break bad and slip into the moral-less persona of Saul Goodman. Jimmy has always loved and trusted his brother, but now he has discovered Chuck still thinks of him as “Slippin Jimmy” and a fake lawyer and that he has never wanted him at his firm. All these years Jimmy struggled to move up in the firm, and it was his own brother who had been working against him! How will this news affect Jimmy? Will he immediately start taking on more shady cases with Nacho? Will he break off his relationship with his brother? Will we get another fast-forward glimpse of post-Breaking Bad Saul in tonight’s episode?

On tonight’s episode, “Marco,” Jimmy seizes the opportunity to reconnect with an old friend. Meanwhile, Chuck adjusts to a new way of life.

If you missed any of this first season, AMC will be airing a marathon of the first 9 episodes starting at 12PM/11AMc, leading up to tonight’s finale at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Following, Jane the Virgin, Bates Motel, and The Returned.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/29/15

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

thewalkingdead329smallTonight, AMC will be airing a special 90-minute season finale of The Walking Dead. In last week’s episode, Glenn and Nicholas each recounted his own version of the events that transpired — Nicholas basically told Deanna that her son’s death was all Glenn’s fault, but it remains to be seen if she saw through these lies. Outside the walls, Carl and Enid had a brief romantic moment in the woods while hiding in a tree as walkers roamed by; Sasha was overwhelmed by her grief over the loss of Noah and headed out to kill some walkers; and Darryl and Aaron came across a tied-up walker with a W carved into her forehead. Meanwhile, back in town, Rick confronted Pete about the domestic abuse, which didn’t go over well — the conversation quickly turned to violence, with bodies flying through glass windows and a fist fight in the middle of town. Michonne was forced to punch Rick out to stop him from killing Pete.

What will be the fallout of this fight in the middle of town? Will Deanna banish Rick — and possibly some/all of his group? Who is carving these Ws into the walkers, and what does it mean? Darryl and Aaron seem to be heading right toward whomever is responsible — will they be friendly, or are Darryl and Aaron in danger? Are we finally going to see Morgan reappear and learn what he’s been up to? (Could that W actually be an M for Morgan?) It should be another exciting episode, and I would wager we are going to lose someone we know and care about tonight and be left with a huge cliffhanger for the next season!

On tonight’s episode, “Conquer,” Daryl experiences trouble on a run. Meanwhile, Rick and his group continue to feel like outsiders in Alexandria, where trouble is creeping in through the gates.

To see who makes it out alive tonight, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, The Last Man on Earth, The Talking Dead, The Royals, and Shameless.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/22/15

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

thewalkingdead322smallWhat a great episode of The Walking Dead last week! The power grid at Alexandria was having issues, so a team went on a mission to look for replacement parts. While in the warehouse, the group was overrun by walkers—Aiden was impaled and eventually eaten alive; Tara was badly wounded but carried to safety by Eugene (who finally grew a pair); and Noah, Glenn, and Nicholas got stuck in a revolving door—which didn’t end well for Noah, who was gruesomely ripped apart by walkers as Glenn looked on. Before Aiden died, he revealed that the Alexandrians had an “every wounded man left behind” policy.

This policy was also evident at the work site as walkers attacked and a woman fell and hurt her leg. While the rest of the Alexandrians took off, leaving the woman to die, Abraham put his own life on the line to save her. Back in town, Carol realized that Pete was being abusive to Jessie (and possibly her cookie buddy Sam as well) and told Rick that Pete needed to die. And finally, Father Gabriel went to Deanna’s house to tell her Rick’s group can’t be trusted—but Maggie overheard the whole conversation.

Does Deanna believe Gabriel’s story, or will she chalk it up to crazy ramblings? Once Maggie relays this to the others, what will Rick do? I really hope Father Gabriel meets the walkers soon—his own self-loathing and guilt is now affecting Rick and the gang! Also, how is Rick going to handle this Pete thing? Deanna is already a bit wary of giving so much leadership control over to Rick’s group, and if he does something without consulting her, it’s only going to make things worse. Plus, with her son killed in the warehouse run, is she now going to suspect something nefarious happened instead of the truth, that it was just an accident?

On tonight’s episode, “Try,” Rick and the group face setbacks as existence within the walls starts to mimic life outside.

To see what Rick and the group face tonight, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Battle Creek, Once Upon a Time, Bob’s Burgers, The Last Man on Earth, The Royals, Looking, and Shameless.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/15/15

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

theroyalssmallIt’s probably been at least a decade since the last time I watched anything on E!, but tonight they kick off their first scripted series, The Royals, and I’m looking forward to checking it out. The series follows the lives of a fictional royal family in modern-day London. Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley, Gossip Girl) loves her title and all the power that comes with hit, but her husband Simon (Vincent Regan, A.D.), who’s coping with the loss of his eldest son, is contemplating abolishing the monarchy before it ruins his family—including wild 21-year-old daughter Eleanor (Alexandra Park, Home and Away) and her slightly-older twin brother Liam (Wiliam Moseley, The Chronicles of Narnia). Liam, who is now heir to the throne, is a bit of a playboy but falls for commoner Ophelia (Merritt Patterson, Ravenswood), the American daughter of the King’s head of security. Meanwhile, Cyrus (Jake Maskall, EastEnders) feels like he should be the one sitting on the throne.

The series is filmed on location in London, and the sets and scenery look breathtaking! The show seems like it’s going to be a fun, soapy drama filled with stories of love, hate, lust, revenge, scandals, and power struggles, all set in a world of opulence and majesty. I’m looking forward to seeing all the craziness and drama that goes on with this royal family behind the palace gates!

On tonight’s premiere, “Stand and Unfold Yourself,” Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor struggle with their new roles following the abrupt death of their older brother, while Queen Helena works to maintain the family’s image, and King Simon questions the monarchy’s future.

To see behind the public face of this new royal family, tune in to E! at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, The Walking Dead, Looking, Shameless, and Episodes.

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