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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/4/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

legendsoftomorrow24smallI’m really enjoying DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. It’s just a fun action superhero show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Last week, the gang was still in 1975, where they infiltrated a nuclear-missile auction. However, Vandal Savage figured out who they were and offered the various villains in attendance a discount if they killed the Legends. A big battle broke out, and in the aftermath, part of the Atom’s suit was left behind. The group had to get this piece of future tech back ASAP in order to stop Savage from using the technology to create a massive weapon. While Stein, Sara, and Jax went looking for young Stein to borrow a device they could use to locate the missing piece of the suit, Heat Wave, Captain Cold, and Ray went to find an ancient dagger that had the power to kill Savage. By the end of the episode, the gang had another face-off with Savage, where Carter stabbed the villain with the dagger but unfortunately discovered that it only had the power to kill him if Kendra was the one who wielded it. Savage turned the dagger back on Carter, killing him, and then also wounded Kendra, but she and the rest of the group were able to get away to fight another day.

Where/when will the group head next, and what will their next plan to take down Savage involve? Will they jump ahead 20 years to pick up the next incarnation of Hawkman to join them once again, or is he really gone for good? There are so many fun combinations of these characters, and I look forward to seeing who they pair up for next week’s adventures.

On tonight’s episode, “Blood Ties,” Rip tries to weaken Vandal Savage by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara infiltrate Savage’s bank but are discovered by his men. Meanwhile, Snart and Rory talk Jax into taking the jump ship back to Central City so they can steal a valuable emerald; and Professor Stein guides Ray on a dangerous mission.

Find out if Rip and Sara can escape Savage’s men tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Angel from Hell, Madoff, You, Me and the Apocalypse, The Blacklist, The 100, Baskets, Top Chef, Recipe for Deception, Workaholics, and Idiotsitter.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/28/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

apocalypse128smallTonight, NBC kicks off the 10-part comedic drama, You, Me and the Apocalypse. A comet is racing its way towards Earth, and in 34 days, humanity will be completely wiped out. In England, bank manager Jamie Winton (Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans) continues to search for his wife, who went missing 7 years prior, just after their honeymoon, while his mother Paula (Pauline Quirke, Birds of a Feather) and housemate Dave (Joel Fry, Game of Thrones) try to convince him to accept that she’s gone. Meanwhile, in Italy, foul-mouthed, chain-smoking Vatican priest Father Jude (Rob Lowe, The Grinder) and his young new partner Sister Celine (Gaia Scodellaro) are tasked with trying to find the Second Messiah. Across the pond in New Mexico, Rhonda MacNeil (Jenna Fischer, The Office) takes the blame for an NSA hacking crime committed by her son, and in prison she meets white supremacist Leanne (Megan Mullally, Parks and Recreation, Childrens Hospital). Finally, in Washington D.C., the government is hard at work trying to find a solution to stop the comet. Leading this effort are Army Major General Arnold Gaines (Paterson Joseph, Law & Order: UK) and analyst Scotty McNeil (Kyle Soller, Silent Witness).

The series is a co-production with the UK’s Sky 1, which already aired all 10 episodes this past fall. As the series follows these four seemingly-disparate stories from around the globe, the connections between these characters and events are slowly revealed as this big puzzle comes together. I liked how the show blends the talented UK and US cast – and there are a lot of other fun familiar faces that show up throughout the season, including Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and film and TV screen legend Diana Rigg (The Avengers). The series has a great blend of drama and humor – while there are a lot of really funny moments, there is also mystery, action, and some really dramatic turns of events. Each episode picks up right where the previous one left off, so it plays out like one 10-hour (minus commercials) film. I really enjoyed this series. It was a lot of fun discovering how all the pieces and characters fit together.

On tonight’s premiere, “Who Are These People?” an unlikely and eclectic group of characters survive a comet’s collision with Earth and become humanity’s last hope.

Meet the survivors tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Angel from Hell, The Blacklist, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, Top Chef, Recipe for Deception, Workaholics, and Idiotsitter.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/27/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

suits127smallTonight, Suits returns for its fifth season winter premiere on USA Network. Last summer, things came to a head as there was a big power struggle at the firm. Jack had called for the partners to make a vote of no confidence to remove Jessica. Louis tried to figure out what Daniel was holding over Jack in order to coerce this move, but when Daniel got wind of this, he threatened that if Louis didn’t also vote along with Jack, he would have a client make a hostile takeover of Louis’s sister’s business and dismantle it. At the vote, Harvey showed that he had also been busy trying to find a solution, announcing that one of Daniel’s biggest clients had just dropped him. He then pleaded Jessica’s case, and she won by unanimous vote. Afterwards, Jessica tried to talk Harvey out of leaving the firm, but he insisted on sacrificing himself for everything that had happened. Meanwhile, Mike handed in his own resignation to Harvey. But as the two hugged it out, the police showed up at the office to arrest Mike for conspiracy to commit fraud.

Who turned Mike in? Will he somehow be able to get out of this? Will any of the others be indicted as well for their part in covering up Mike’s actions? And what will this mean for Pearson Specter Litt?

On tonight’s episode, “Blowback,” Jessica and Harvey must figure out how to defend Mike, despite knowing that he’s guilty of the crime he’s accused of committing. Leslie Hope guest stars.

See if Jessica and Harvey can get Mike off the hook tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Criminal Minds, Arrow, Supernatural, Man Seeking Woman, Face Off, Younger, and Teachers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/24/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

thexfiles124smallOnce again proving nothing is ever truly dead, tonight, The X-Files returns to FOX for the start of 6-episode event series. For 9 seasons and 2 feature films, FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny, Aquarius) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, Hannibal, The Fall) investigated cases involving the strange and unexplained. It’s been 7 years since these two last appeared on the big screen and almost 14 years since the original series ended. The world is a much different place these days – if Mulder and Scully had had cell phones and the Internet in those early days, their cases would have been solved a lot faster! This new series picks up in modern times, after the events of the second film, with the agents’ former boss Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi, Sons of Anarchy) trying to get the team back together.

I was a huge fan of the original The X-Files when it first started, and I always preferred the standalone monster-of-the-week episodes to the ongoing mythology. While I really wanted to enjoy tonight tonight’s premiere, I think only the most diehard fans will appreciate it. The episode is extremely focused on the alien-abduction mythology the original series was centered around. I had seen the first five seasons and the first film way back when they first aired but kind of lost touch with the series after that. Not having seen the later seasons and second film, I found myself a bit lost and confused while watching tonight’s premiere.

I think casual or new viewers could probably skip tonight’s episode, but if you do watch and find it less than stellar, fear not, as there are some great episodes ahead! The good news is that the next episodes get back to that monster-of-the-week style of story that I loved about the original series. I found the second episode (which airs tomorrow night) a lot more enjoyable than tonight’s episode. And the third episode, which airs next week, is a hilarious treat – it was written and directed by Darin Morgan, who wrote/directed some of the series’ more comedic and meta episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “My Struggle,” Agents Mulder and Scully return after 13 years to investigate a government conspiracy at the behest of a popular web-TV-show host (Joel McHale, Community), who introduces them to a woman who claims she’s an alien abductee and shares startling news with them.

Warning, tonight’s episode airs at a special time after the football game, so be sure to pad your DVR recording! Also, check your local listings for the The X-Files: Re-Opened special, which features interviews with the cast/creators of the series.

Don’t miss the premiere at a special night and time tonight on FOX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Galavant, Worst Cooks in America, Shameless, and Billions.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

angietribecasmallTonight, TBS kicks off a 25-hour commercial-free marathon of the first season of its new police procedural spoof, Angie Tribeca. LAPD detective Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones, The Office, Parks and Recreation) has always been a bit of a lone wolf and has trouble keeping a partner. Her latest, number 237, is Jay Geils (Hayes MacArthur, Life as We Know It, Go On). Each episode of the series finds angry boss Lieutentant Chet Atkins (Jere Burns, Justified, Breaking Bad) assigning the cops to investigate some new bizarre case. Assisting Tribeca and GIles on their cases are Detective Danny Tanner (Deon Cole, black-ish) and his talking K-9 partner Hoffman, and medical examiner Dr. Monica Scholls (Andrée Vermeulen, Upright Citizen’s Brigade).

The overall tone of the series is very much like a Police Squad!/Naked Gun. There are lots of fun sight gags and word play, parodies, and totally ridiculous things happening both in the foreground as well as in the background, but the characters remain completely deadpan and serious in their delivery. I’ve watched the first 2 episodes, and I found myself laughing out loud several times. I can already see some of the running jokes that will likely show up in every episode. The humor can be hit or miss, but the jokes are done rapid-fire, so there are bound to be some that resonate. There are also some pretty great guest stars in the first 2 episodes – Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Lauren Holly, and James Franco – and I can’t wait to see who pops up in the next 8!

Starting tonight, TBS will be airing the entire 10-episode first season five times in a row (though for some reason they seem to be skipping a few of the episodes in the third cycle). The pilot uses a fun running gag of Ford product placement to make up for the lack of ads, but I didn’t notice any similar product placement in the second episode. After the marathon, the episodes will re-air once a week at the show’s regular time on Monday nights.

Don’t miss the entire first season tonight on TBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Galavant, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bordertown, Mercy Street, Worst Cooks in America, Shameless, and Billions.

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