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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/5/16

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!

Megan’s Choice

thevoice2016smallIt has been a season full of incredible talent yet again on The Voice, and I am loving the combination of the new judges as well. Alicia Keys has really brought a fresh new perspective to the show, but even more important is the fact that her team has some of the most amazing talent. Wè McDonald is incredible, and every time she sings, I am astounded by her poise. I’m hoping she wins, because she truly deserves it.

On tonight’s episode, “Semi-Finale Artist Perform,” the Top 8 artists perform live in front of coaches Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton for America’s votes.

To see if your favorite can earn the votes to win it all, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Kevin Can Wait, Man With a Plan, The Great Christmas Light Fight, and Timeless.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/2/16

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

pacificheatsmallToday, Netflix drops the 13-episode first season of Pacific Heat, an animated action/comedy that follows a squad of dimwitted police offers as they go on various undercover missions in the glitzy Gold Coast of Australia. Heading up the team is Special Agent Todd Sommerville, who is constantly throwing out the Horatio Caine-style puns and is more concerned about messing up his hair than wearing the proper protective gear. With her blonde hair and willingness to strip down for the mission, Special Agent Maddie Riggs may not appear to be the smartest of the group, but she is constantly surprising the rest of her team with moments of sheer brilliance. The rest of the team includes simpleminded Special Agent Veronica “V.J.” Delane and meathead Agent Zac Valentic, who is also a former military colleague of Todd’s. And rounding out the main characters are the Chief, who is constantly sending the squad out on unsanctioned missions but then gets frustrated by their rogue practices. At the same time, he also has to deal with his empty-headed assistant and the team’s savvy young female tech.

I got a chance to watch the first and third episodes of the season, and I really enjoyed what I saw. This show is a lot of fun! The animation style and premise will remind many viewers of FX’s Archer. This series has a very similar look and feel, following a team of not-so-bright agents as they go out on dangerous missions and also deal with coworkers and office politics. The series also has a similar mix of irreverent humor, wordplay, sarcasm, and sight gags, and well as these really fun flashbacks that reveal crazy backstories and incidents in the characters’ pasts. The show even breaks the fourth wall at one point in the third episode. I think Archer fans will really enjoy this series, and it’s also well worth checking out for anyone looking for a fun cop show spoof.

Stream all 13 episodes now on Netflix!

I’ll also be watching/recording Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Z Nation, and Van Helsing.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/1/16

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

topchef2016smallIt took me a good handful of seasons to start watching Top Chef, but I haven’t missed any episode since, which means I’m excited that it’s back tonight for the start of season 14! This season starts off in Charleston, South Carolina, where eight new chefs join eight returning chefs to compete for the grand prize of $125,000 and the title of Top Chef. This season’s new chefs come from all over, from Portland, Oregon, to Florida and New York City. The returning chefs feature some big names, especially if you’re a fan of this show: Sam Talbot from Season 2; Casey Thompson from Season 3 & Season 8: All-Stars; Amanda Baumgarten from Season 7; Brooke Williamson, Sheldon Simeon, & John Tesar from Season 10; Shirley Chung from Season 11; & Katsuji Tanabe from Season 12.

My personal pick? I love Brooke, Shirley, & Katsuji, so…we’ll see how the newbies stack up against them! Also, I’m happy that Graham Elliot (former judge on MasterChef and competitor on Top Chef Masters) is joining Tom, Gail, and Padma, as well as all the great guest judges, Richard Blais, Michael Voltaggio, Hugh Acheson, & more.

On tonight’s episode, “Something Old, Something New,” the new chefs enter the kitchen first to cook as many dishes as possible in one hour using a whole chicken; the veterans square off to re-imagine shrimp and grits.

To see which chef gets taken out first, tune in to Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Rosewood, The Great Indoors, Chopped, The Great American Baking Show, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/30/16

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

vikings1130smallTonight, after over seven months away, Vikings finally returns to History for the ten-episode second half of the show’s fourth season. When we last left off, Ragnar joined forces with some other Vikings and led his ships to raid Frankia. However, his brother Rollo was ready and waiting with his own army and a secret plan. A massive, bloody battle broke out on a floating barge. While the sickly, badly-beaten Ragnar was eager to fight his brother to the death, his men carried him back to the ship in retreat. Duke Rollo returned to Paris a hero, where Emperor Charles crowned him Caesar. The show then jumped several years into the future, where Bjorn and Queen Aslaug are ruling Kattegat. Ragnar, who is technically still king, returns after disappearing for years, demanding that one of his sons fight him to the death, but they all refuse.

I’m really curious to see how the time jump effects the story in this second half of the season. Ragnar’s sons are now much older, more mature, and ready to join the fight. Who will be king? Can Ragnar finally get over his embarrassment and once again lead his people, or will one of his sons rise to challenge him? And will he set his sights on bringing down the brother who betrayed him and the rest of their people? Also, how has Rollo’s new position and family changed him over these past few years?

On tonight’s midseason premiere, “The Outsider,” Ragnar returns to Kattegat and formulates a plan to head back to Wessex, where he intends to right past wrongs.

Check out Ragnar’s plans tonight on History Channel at 9/8c. (And if you’re interested, there’s a 1-hour recap special at 8/7c before the episode airs.)

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, black-ish, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Lethal Weapon, Empire, Arrow, Frequency, Incorporated, Younger, and Impastor.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/29/16

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

shooter1129smallUSA Network recently launched the new series Shooter, which is based on the same novel as the 2007 film of the same name. Ex-Marine and expert marksman Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe, Secrets and Lies) was living a quiet lakeside life with his wife and daughter when he was approached by longtime friend/Secret Service agent Capt. Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps, House). A sniper had announced his intention to assassinate the president, and Isaac wanted Bob Lee’s help to prevent it. However, things went wrong and the Ukrainian president ended up dead, and Bob Lee quickly realized he had been set up to take the fall. In last week’s episode, Isaac arranged for someone to kill Bob Lee in prison, but he thwarted this attempt and managed to escape, making his way to the home of the mother of an deceased military buddy. However, Isaac wasn’t far behind, so he grabbed some money and a motorcycle and took off. He then made a call to his wife Julie, knowing the Feds were listening, and told her, “I’m going to do what I do best. I’m going to hunt.”

So now Bob Lee is out for justice — to clear his name and kill those responsible for the assassination and setting him up. Why was Bob Lee chosen as the patsy? Why did Isaac turn on his friend, and who is he working for? Was the US president really the target, or was the Ukrainian present the real target the entire time? Things are starting to get really exciting, and I’m anxious to see what happens next!

On tonight’s episode, “Musa Qala,” Bob Lee reaches out to Nadine while evading his pursuers; and Isaac juggles his double life while trying to find Bob Lee.

See what Bob Lee learns from Nadine tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Scream Queens, The Flash, No Tomorrow, Sweet/Vicious, and Good Behavior.
 
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