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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/4/16

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!

Jenny’s Choice

chicagopd54smallIt’s been just over a month since we last saw Chicago PD, and I’ve missed it! It’s my favorite of the “Chicago” shows, although I love all three. On the last episode, police got calls about a woman who’d stabbed a man, and it turned out the woman was a kidnapping victim who escaped when he was moving her to a new location. The guy was a total sociopath. He was a realtor and he had kept this woman chained in the basement of one of the houses. It turned out his wife was a previous victim he’d kidnapped who adamantly refused to believe the police when they tried to tell her who she really was. It finally sunk in at the end, and they were able to arrest the guy. But he was really creepy!

I’m not a big fan of the Burgess/Roman pairing they seem to be shoving down our throats. Burgess & Roman were great as partners, and Burgess is still not over Ruzek, so why are they forcing that on us? Argh. Frustrating! But I do love seeing Lindsay and Halstead! They should definitely keep giving us more of them. LOL

On tonight’s episode, “In a Duffel Bag,” responding to a call about a suspicious duffel bag at the Chicago Lakefront, Voight is horrified to discover that the bag contains the frigid and unmoving body of a newborn baby. Determined to find the culprit who abandoned the infant, Intelligence receives a promising lead based on information provided by Chicago Med, and Ruzek helps zero in on a potential suspect. Meanwhile, Voight is surprised to hear that his son is in town, and Burgess and Roman grow closer.

See if Intelligence can track down whoever left the baby in the duffel bag tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Heartbeat, Rosewood, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, black-ish, & Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/3/16

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

theflash53smallOn last week’s episode of The Flash, Barry had to readjust to life without his powers and was quickly reminded of how slow things move for regular human beings. He soon found his situation even more difficult when a powerful Meta Human kidnapped Doctor Wells – thinking he was his Earth-1 persona – and threatened to kill him unless Wells reversed the effects of the particle-accelerator explosion. Cisco managed to reinforce Barry’s suit to make it strong enough to withstand a Meta Human attack, and the group managed to rescue Harrison. Wells now recognized the urgency for Barry to regain his powers and decided that recreating the particle-accelerator explosion would be the solution. Meanwhile, on Earth-2, Killer Frost convinced Caitlin to help her escape from her cell and then thanked her by trying to kill her. Zoom stopped this just in time, killing Killer Frost and threatening to do the same to Caitlin if she assisted the man in the iron mask in escaping from his own cell. Afterwards, Zoom decided it was time to conquer Earth-1 and sped off with Caitlin in his arms.

What does Zoom have planned for Barry and the gang? Will Harrison be able to get Barry his powers back, will this be enough to stop Zoom, and what kind of side effects will result from another explosion? And will we ever find out who is behind that iron mask?!

On tonight’s episode, “Rupture,” Zoom arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry and Wells plan to stop Zoom, but it’s extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Meanwhile, Cisco is shocked when he senses the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who is his brother Dante’s doppelgänger; and Iris decides to open up to Barry about her feelings for him.

See how the plan goes to stop Zoom tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., New Girl, Grandfathered, The Grinder, and Containment.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/2/16

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

houdinidoyle52smallTonight, FOX kicks off the new series Houdini & Doyle, a British/Canadian/American co-production inspired by the real-life friendship between illusionist Harry Houdini and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The series takes place in 1900, where friends Harry Houdini (Michael Weston, House, Six Feet Under) and Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan, Episodes) find themselves teaming up with Scotland Yard to help solve inexplicable crimes and supernatural-based cases. The pair has a bit of a Mulder/Scully type of dynamic – while Doyle is much more open to the supernatural and spiritual, Houdini is a skeptic who believes everything can be explained in the same manner as his illusions. This causes the pair to constantly butt heads on their cases and wager as to the outcome. Joining these amateur detectives on their cases is fresh-faced female police officer Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard).

The series comes from producers David Shore (House) and David N. Titcher (The Librarians), and their influence can easily be seen. It combines interesting case-of-the-week type procedural elements with the humorous banter and interactions between the main characters. If you’re looking for a light, fun supernatural drama to add to your schedule, this one is definitely worth checking out. I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere and look forward to seeing what adventures Houdini and Doyle get involved in over the course of the show’s short 10-episode first season.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Maggie’s Redress,” the two investigate the murder of a nun who was killed in the infamous Magdalene Laundries.

Meet the new Houdini and Doyle tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Castle, Blindspot, Gotham, Jane the Virgin, The Detour, Bates Motel, 12 Monkeys, TURN: Washington’s Spies, and The Odd Couple.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/29/16

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

Special CorrespondentsLate last night/early this morning, Netflix released its latest original film, Special Correspondents. The comedy, which was written and directed by Ricky Gervais (Derek, The Office), centers around struggling radio journalist Frank Bonneville (Eric Bana, Lone Survivor, Hulk) and his chief sound engineer Ian Finch (Gervais). Desperate for ratings, the pair hatches a plan to broadcast fake war reports “live from the front line in Ecuador,” but from the comfort of their own New York studio. However, they go too far when they fake their own kidnapping, which sends the US military on a search-and-rescue mission, as the entire country watches on with baited breath. Now the two men must sneak into Ecuador and make their situation look believable, in order to prevent being arrested for fraud. The film also stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), America Ferrera (Superstore), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Benjamin Bratt (24: Live Another Day), and Kevin Pollak (Angel from Hell).

I’m a big Ricky Gervais fan, and based on the trailer, this film looks like it could be a lot of fun – the premise kind of reminds me of Wag the Dog. Plus the cast is loaded with people whose work I really enjoy. I look forward to checking this out tonight!

Watch this movie anytime on Netflix.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Grimm, and Banshee.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/28/16

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!

Jenny’s Choice

tbbt428smallI love The Big Bang Theory as much now as I ever have, and last week had me laughing for most of the episode. The gang decided to watch an episode of Game of Thrones together, but right beforehand, they started arguing and two sides were drawn. Leonard got tired of Sheldon’s bologna and stood up to him, saying he wasn’t going to the roommate meeting. Penny took Sheldon’s side for who knows what reason – she said it was because they’d made a deal… Whatever…), and then Amy took Leonard’s because she doesn’t like that Penny and Sheldon are always turning to one another. Howard, meanwhile, is irritated with Raj, who keeps spouting lines about being a ladies’ man because he’s seeing two women at once, so Howard stayed with Leonard, Amy, and her spinach dip, while Raj went with Sheldon and Penny to Penny’s old place.

The fights continued when Amy let it slip to Leonard that Penny uses her wile ways to shift the roommate agreement against Leonard when she wants something. He confronts her, and she confronts Amy about spilling the secrets. It seems to be heading toward a major argument between everyone out in the hall, when Howard yells out from the apartment, asking if there were nuts in the party sub Leonard bought. Obviously there were, as they figured out when he came stumbling into the hall, blowing up like a balloon. Nothing like an emergency to bring the friends all back together.

On tonight’s episode, “The Fermentation Bifurcation,” the gang goes to a wine bar and runs into Penny’s old boyfriend, Zack. Also, Bernadette gets stuck spending the evening with Sheldon when she can’t go wine tasting with the group, and things don’t go as planned when Koothrappali introduces his new girlfriend, Claire. Brian Thomas Smith & Alessandra Torresani guest star.

See what happens when old and new boy/girlfriends meet the gang tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Bones, Man vs Child: Chef Showdown, 2 Broke Girls, Beat Bobby Flay, Impractical Jokers, & Rush Hour.

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