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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/25/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m a big fan of Briga Heelan, who starred in Ground Floor & was in a handful of episodes of Undateable & Cougar Town. So when I learned about her latest comedy, Great News, I knew I’d have to check it out. It doesn’t hurt that it also stars “Young Ducky” from NCIS, Adam Campbell, who has a delicious English accent and is really cute. Briga Heelan stars as Katie Wendelson, a smart, ambitious news producer at “The Breakdown,” a national cable news show. But one day, her mom, Carol (played by the hilarious Andrea Martin), decides to go back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for 30 years, and she gets an internship at “The Breakdown,” much to Katie’s dismay. Starring alongside them is John Michael Higgins, also hilarious, as the news desk veteran, Chuck Pierce, who isn’t easy to please and thinks awfully highly of himself. Rounding out the cast are Horatio Sanz, who plays Justin, Katie’s closest friend at the office and the laidback video editor, as well as Nicole Richie, who plays Portia, the young, very hip co-host opposite Chuck Pierce, and Tracey Wigfield, who plays creepy meteorologist Beth.

I’ve seen the first few episodes and really enjoyed them all. The cast is great – really funny and there’s some good chemistry between them. Andrea Martin, who is probably best known for her role in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movies, is absolutely hysterical as the over-the-top smother (smothering mother). The relationship (not romantic!) that develops between her character, Carol, and Chuck Pierce is fantastic. Overall, it’s a highly enjoyable comedy and more than well worth your watch.

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” Katie, a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol, gets an internship at “The Breakdown.” Despite Katie’s best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck. But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn’t such a bad thing. Then on “Bear Attack,” Katie tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol, but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can’t help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg tries to get Chuck and Portia to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

Meet Katie, her mom, and the rest of the news crew tonight in back-to-back episodes on NBC starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chopped Junior, Prison Break, Imaginary Mary, Chicago Fire, & Chopped.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/24/17

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, after five seasons, A&E’s Bates Motel will shutter its doors. Last week Norman was being held for interrogation while the police searched the motel and grounds for evidence of the murder of Sam Loomis, to which Norman had confessed. Their search turned up Chick’s dead body in the basement (the one murder Norman actually isn’t responsible for) and Audrey Ellis’s suitcase buried in the front yard. Meanwhile, Dylan revealed to Emma that the police had found her mother’s dead body in the lake, so they headed to White Pine Bay to take care of things. The morning after Norman’s hearing, Emma went to see Norman at his cell but instantly recognized that Norma was currently running the show inside Norman’s body. Shortly after she left, Norman had another visitor, Romero, who forced his way to the cell at gunpoint and then proceeded to choke Norman. But he suddenly released him, demanding to see Norma’s body.

I was a bit weary going into this final season. With Norma dead, how were they going to keep the story going and keep things interesting? Boy was I proven wrong. This final season has probably been the best, most dramatic and exciting season of the series. I can’t wait to see how this all ends tonight. Will Romero be Norman’s next victim? How will he escape all these pending murder charges, and will Dylan and Emma also fall victim to this…psycho?

On tonight’s series finale, “The Cord,” Norman Bates comes home.

See how the series ends tonight on A&E at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Quantico, Gotham, APB, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, Better Call Saul, Young & Hungry, Baby Daddy, and Angie Tribeca.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/23/17

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, HBO’s high-tech comedy, Silicon Valley, returns for its fourth season on HBO. As the third season ended, the guys had realized they had only beta tested their new Pied Piper app with engineers, and even though it was a great program, it was too complicated for the general user to understand, so the adoption rate was extremely slow. So Richard hired a foreign click farm in order to fudge the numbers. Once Laurie got wind of this, she decided it was time for her to take her money out of the company. When she said she was selling her shares to the despicable person who made her the best offer, the guys feared she meant Gavin Belson. However, they were thrilled to learn that it was Erlich and Big Head who bought her shares, who had just barely outbid their overly confident competitor. But Gavin has hired former Pied Piper CEO Jack Barker at Hooli, and it seems like the pair has hatched some sort of revenge plan.

I just really enjoy this show. Having worked in the high-tech industry for a long time, I find these characters and situations so relatable and fun to watch. I love the quick pace of the series and how each episode always ends with some kind of big twist or reveal that makes you want to immediately see what happens next. I’m really curious to see how things play out now that Elrich is sort of in charge. Who will be the CEO of Pied Piper, what kind of crazy new characters will we meet, how will Gavin mess up things again at Hooli this season, and what do he and Jack Barker have planned?

I’m giving away a copy of the third season of Silicon Valley on Blu-ray at NoReruns.net, and today is the final day to enter. You can find the giveaway at: http://www.noreruns.net/2017/04/03/giveaway-win-silicon-valley-season-3-on-blu-ray/

On tonight’s premiere, “Success Failure,” the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Meanwhile, Erlich encounters resistance from Big Head’s dad; Gavin clashes with Jack Barker at Hooli; and Richard hatches a revolutionary idea that could change his future.

See if the guys can find the funding they need tonight on HBO at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, Bob’s Burgers, Making History, The Last Man on Earth, Into the Badlands, Mary Kills People, The Leftovers, Veep, and Guerrilla.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/21/17

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!

Megan’s Choice

I’m getting nervous that Rosewood may not get renewed for another season, so I hope over the last few episodes of this one, we get closure on a lot of the story lines. One thing I’d like to see is Rosie and Villa finally realizing their feelings for each other before it’s too late. I’d also like to know what is going on with Villa’s brother, because his story about just watching people seemed a little fishy if you ask me.

Last week Villa, Rosie, and TMI went back to TMI’s hometown to solve the murder of her best friend and ex-boyfriend (before she was a lesbian of course). The case was solved, and it was nice to finally see some back story about her life before coming to work for Rosie. Also during this episode, we were waiting to find out if Slade was going to live after he suffered complications during the surgery to donate his kidney to Rosie. He lived!

On tonight’s episode, “Amparo & The American Dream,” Rosewood and Villa are pulled into the world of human trafficking to investigate the death of a school teacher, and a surprising insight into Slade’s past draws Rosie and Villa closer than ever before.

Find out what Slade has been hiding tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Toy Box and Diners, Drive-ins & Dives .

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/20/17

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

Last week, Superstore took a week off, but tonight it returns for the first of the final three weeks of the season. In the last episode, Glenn brought all of his past and present foster kids to the store to take a family photo for wife Jerusha. Cheyenne offered to watch toddler Bobbie Sue but almost immediately lost sight of her. So Garrett and Dina helped build a baby trap out of a plastic container and a toilet plunger, with some black licorice for bait, and shockingly, it worked! Meanwhile, Mateo tricked some of the kids into doing his work for him, while he used them as a sounding board to deal with his breakup blues. And when Jonah made a connection with 25-year-old Kristen, Glenn asked Amy to take the fall as he tried to break them up.

This show has such a great ensemble of characters. No matter how they are paired up each week, there’s always so much chemistry and so many laughs. That said, I’m a little nervous about tonight’s episode, as it marks the return of Cheyenne’s fiancé, Bo, who was easily my least favorite part of the first season. I’m hoping that somehow having a new baby has mellowed him out a bit. I’m also interested to see how the whole Jonah and Amy “will they or won’t they” plays out in these final three episodes of the season… Will they build to some kind of cliffhanger in the season finale?

On tonight’s episode, “Spring Cleaning,” a “spring cleaning” day is initiated by Glenn, and Amy and Garrett snoop into abandoned photos during the cleanup. Also, Jonah tries to gain Glenn’s approval, and Cheyenne’s fiancé begins working at the store to make fast cash for their wedding.

See what Amy and Garrett find in the pictures tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Catch, The Amazing Race, Powerless, The Blacklist, MasterChef: Junior, and Kicking & Screaming.
 
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