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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/19/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

theflash519smallTonight is the exciting first season finale of The Flash. Last week, the gang discovered that Wells had plans to reactivate the particle accelerator, which would kill all of the meta-humans they had locked up in S.T.A.R. Labs. Barry wanted to transport the felons to Olliver’s island, where they could be safely contained. He reached out to Captain Cold, who agreed to help in exchange for wiping out any paper trail of his existence and criminal record. However, Barry soon realized that he had been double-crossed, and the prisoners escaped.

After narrowly escaping the attack from Cold’s rogues, Barry went to meet Wells for a big showdown, where he was joined by Arrow and Firestorm. The epic battle ended when Arrow disabled Wells’s powers using a nanite-filled arrow. Meanwhile, there was a big explosion at Ray’s company as he was inside working on some new changes for his suit; and Eddie told Iris about the headline from the future that said she and Barry would be married.

How are they going to top such an exciting penultimate episode with tonight’s season finale? Will Barry and his team be able to keep Wells locked up in S.T.A.R. Labs, or will Wells find some way to escape? Will Barry be able to clear his father’s name? And what new villain or threat will step in to take Wells’s place?

On tonight’s episode, “Fast Enough,” Wells presents Barry with a life-changing choice. Meanwhile, Dr. Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond return to help the S.T.A.R. Labs team for the final fight.

To see the exciting drama tonight, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording iZombie, Younger, and Your Family or Mine.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/22/15

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

theamericans422smallTonight, another season of The Americans comes to a close. Last week was another amazing episode. Philip was about to visit Martha when he got word that it wasn’t safe — and it turned out that Stan was there, on his own rogue mission to learn the truth about the bugged pen in the office. After Beeman left, Martha called her parents in tears and arranged to visit them. When “Clark” showed up at the house, Martha was packing, saying that she was tired of the lies and had to leave. Philip then pulled off his wig, revealing his true self as Martha looked on in horror. Meanwhile, Paige was once again acting out and questioning everything about her parents, so Elizabeth asked Paige if she wanted to join her to visit her dying mother in Russia.

That was a close call with Beeman in Martha’s apartment — he could have seen the wedding photo, or Philip could have walked in. Is this the end for Martha? Why would Philip reveal himself unless he is going to kill her? And did she already have a sense this was coming? Her phone call to her parents felt very much like a goodbye. And what about Paige — will she take her mother up on the offer to meet her grandmother? Is this the first step in Paige joining the family business? And will Stan come any closer to learning the truth about the Jennings family?! This has been such a great season, and I can’t wait to see how it comes to an end tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “March 8, 1983,” Stan’s plan to save Nina has unpredictable consequences; Elizabeth and Paige go on a trip; and Philip finds an unlikely ally after an emotionally charged mission.

See how the season ends tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Survivor, Criminal Minds, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Arrow, Supernatural, Young & Hungry, Broadchurch, and Big Time in Hollywood, FL.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/21/15

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

freshofftheboatsmallTonight is the first season finale of the hilarious ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat. Last week, Louis and Jessica reluctantly “volunteered” at the kids’ schools. When Eddie heard that his father had played professional basketball back in Taiwan, he was excited to have him coaching his team. However, he was disappointed that his father was concentrating on basic drills instead of teaching them to fly through the air Crouching Tiger-style. Meanwhile, Jessica was also disappointing Emery and Evan through her volunteer role of producing the school play. She threw out the school’s fun, lively play in exchange for her own darker, more serious, “Acting: A Cautionary Tale (Mr Gumdrop Goes To Lazywood)” — she wanted to teach the children that acting was not a worthwhile profession.

This show is always so much fun and the highlight of my Tuesday-night TV viewing! Constance Wu is a riot and deserves an Emmy for her performance as Jessica! I hope tonight is not the last we see of this series, because I really want to see more of the Huang family’s misadventures in the ’90s!

On tonight’s episode, “So Chineez,” Jessica fears that the family has lost its Chinese identity, so she strives for them to reconnect with their culture. To that end, she insists that Louis decline an invitation to join the country club and makes Eddie do a report on China for his World Day project.

Check out the funny tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Forever, Undateable, One Big Happy, Weird Loners, The Flash, iZombie, Younger, Your Family or Mine, and Finding Carter.

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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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