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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/26/16

Sorry this is up late. I’m battling some vicious flu or something. Someone just chop my head off and I’ll be good! LOL

Just to let you all know… This is the last regular Remote post until the new fall season starts in…August? September? Whenever. 😉 We might post a few odds and ends when something really good is going to air, but as a regular post, we won’t be back until fall. But keep coming to the site daily! I’ll still be posting the weekly and daily TV schedules, and we have at least one interview coming up soon. Plus, I have three great, fun giveaways I’ll be posting in the next month or two, so don’t miss them!

Jenny’s Choice

bones526smallTonight is a new – and pivotal – episode of Bones. Last week was a fun one, with guest stars from the vocal group Pentatonix playing part of an acapella college group called the Whippersnaps. When one of the Whippersnaps was killed (and his body found eaten by rats in a science lab. Gross!), it was up to Booth, Brennan, and the rest of the team to find out who did it and why. They focused most of their investigation on the other members of the acapella group and the rival group of female singers, the Gingersnaps, but in the end, it was the dead guy’s roommate who’d killed him, albeit accidentally. He’d found out the singer was stealing his meds and shoved him. The guy fell back, and in trying to balance himself, the bookshelf fell on top of him, hitting him just right and killing him. He put his body in the lab with the rats that had been starved and then released them, hoping they’d eat all the evidence.

Aside from the case, there were several other fun stories. Booth was excited to be setting up their upcoming hike on the Appalachian Trail with his son, only Parker confessed to Bones that he’d gotten into the summer creative writing program at Oxford, and he asked her to tell his dad. Booth was understandably upset but realized Parker needed to do what would make him happiest. Also, it turns out Aubrey was in an acapella group when he was younger! Booth found a tape of their performance and played it for Hodgins, Angela, Brennan, and Aubrey. Hysterical! And finally…Hodgins… He’s still not back to his old self, although things are better between him and Angela. But last week, he signed up for an experimental surgery in the hopes that he would walk again. Angela put a stop to that, though, pointing out that a patient had died on that surgeon’s table, and Hodgins needed to value his life as much as he valued the surviving rat, who he’d named Copernicus. He agreed not to do the surgery.

I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and it’s a good one. Some good twists and turns, and some excellent and funny personal story lines. In my opinion, it’s a can’t-miss episode.

On tonight’s episode, “The Secret in the Service,” an intoxicated college student discovers the dead body of a Secret Service agent just before a scheduled presidential visit to the area. Former intern Dr. Colin Fisher leads the investigation while Brennan battles a case of the flu. Meanwhile, Hodgins takes his life into his own hands and turns a corner after a dangerous experiment.

To see what Hodgins does and who killed the Secret Service agent, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Beat Bobby Flay.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/25/16

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

waywardpines525smallTonight, FOX is taking viewers back to that creepy town of Wayward Pines, as some new residents are starting to wake up to discover all is not as it seems. As the first season came to a close, David Pilcher decided that Group B had failed his social experiment and that it was time to burn things to the ground and start anew. So he turned off all of the power, allowing the blood-thirsty Abbies to climb over the wall and clean up the “mess.” The aftermath left many dead, including David Pilcher and Ethan Burke – the man who helped open people’s eyes to what was truly going on in the town. Kate Hewson, the woman behind the revolt, managed to survive, along with Pilcher’s henchwomen Nurse Pam and Megan Fisher. It seemed like things might take a turn for the better now that Philcher was out of the picture, but the show then cut to three years later, where Ben Burke, Ethan’s son, awoke from a coma to discover that the first generation of native-born Wayward Pines teenagers had taken over control of the town and were governing it using the same fear and denial tactics that Pilcher had.

The second season picks up shortly afterwards, with Ben and some others trying to lead a rebellion to overthrow this first generation and allow the residents of Wayward Pines to live freely and not in fear – at least not of their fellow people, because there are still the Abbies to worry about. At the same time, Group C is starting to be thawed out and introduced into the population. Tonight we are introduced to one of those new residents, our new protagonist Dr. Theo Yedlin (Jason Patric), who finds himself in a similar confused state as Ethan Burke displayed in the opening moments of the first season.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first season, and I guess a lot of others did as well, because the show is back despite the fact that it was only supposed to be a single season. I’m a little wary of this second season, as the series has a new showrunner and already went through all of the material from the original book trilogy in the first season. However, I’m hoping they can continue to bring the creepiness and surprises in this second season. I just hope the characters I loved from the first season survive long enough to make it through this season, as this is a show that’s not afraid to kill off characters, especially if they are played by well-known actors!

On tonight’s premiere, “Enemy Lines,” Dr. Theo Yedlin awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of a rebellion in Wayward Pines.

Catch the introduction of Dr. Yedlin tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Price Is Right Primetime Special – The Amazing Race Edition, Arrow, and The Americans.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/24/16

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

theflash524smallTonight, the second season of The Flash comes to a close on The CW. Last week’s episode picked up right as Zoom had amassed an army of Earth-2 meta-humans and had brought them to Earth-1 to take over Central City. While the group quickly got to work on a plan to stop the meta-humans, Wally took to the streets to join the fight vigilante-style. Joe was worried and asked Barry to help bring Wally home. However, Barry was thrown off his game when he discovered the leader of the attack was the Black Siren – Laurel Lance’s (aka the Black Canary’s) Earth-2 doppelganger. Eventually the group at STAR labs came up with a plan to blast a sound at a particular frequency that would render anyone from Earth-2 unconscious. The plan, which also involved Caitlin and Cisco going undercover as Killer Frost and Reverb, seemed to be a success, and they were able to round up all the Earth-2 meta-humans. However, Zoom managed to open a rift and escape, and Dr. Wells was nearly killed when he gave his protective headphones to his daughter after hers started to fail. At the end of the episode, Zoom returned to get his revenge – he grabbed Henry and brought him to the same room where Barry’s mother died and stuck his reverberating hand through Henry’s chest as Barry watched in horror.

What a cliffhanger… I’m so glad we still get one more episode tonight! Will Barry be able to avenge his father’s death and finally kill Zoom? Will we finally find out who the man in the iron mask is in Zoom’s lair? How is Wally going to react to discovering that Barry is the Flash? And will Cisco figure out how he unleashed that Reverb-style blast, and will he be able to recreate it and harness this power?

On tonight’s finale, “The Race of His Life,” season 2 ends with Zoom revealing his true plan and Barry vowing to do whatever it takes to stop him.

Find out how the season ends tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Price Is Right Primetime Special – Big Brother Edition, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Containment, Chrisley Knows Best, and First Impressions with Dana Carvey.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/23/16

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

whoseline2016smallWe’ve had a bunch of finales the last couple of weeks, so it’ll be my great pleasure to watch a premiere instead, and there isn’t a better one right now than Whose Line Is It Anyway? on The CW. And there have been a LOT of remakes of shows, both with new characters and story lines and ones that just continue from where they left off. I was oh-so-thankful when they brought this one back, especially since they kept three of the funniest and most talented men on television: Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles. If you haven’t seen the show, the basic premise is this: the performers are given a setting, style, or other instructions and have to come up with the funniest improve performances they can dream up – and what they dream up is AMAZING. It never fails to blow my mind just how creative and brilliant these performers are.

On tonight’s first episode, the guest comic is Gary Anthony Williams, while Alfonso Ribeiro also guests. Then on the second episode, the always fantastic Keegan-Michael Key guests.

Check out the always funny performances tonight on The CW at 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kids BBQ Championship, Person of Interest, & Blindspot.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/19/16

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

legendsoftomorrow519smallTonight, the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow comes to a close. Last week, Rip, Martin Stein, and Ray Palmer were locked up in the prison at the Vanishing Point. Just as the Time Masters were about to have Chronos execute them, Leonard Snart and Sara Lance showed up to save the day. And it turned out that Mick had been able to resist his re-programming. The group then set out to destroy the source of the Time Masters’ time manipulation abilities, the Oculus. When they arrived at the wellspring, they found it well-guarded. And ultimately Snart volunteered to sacrifice himself in order destroy the Oculus. This left Savage without the power of the Time Masters to manipulate time for him, and so it seemed like it was just a matter of time (so-to-speak) until he would no longer be in power. However, Savage revealed that he had his own time machine and that he didn’t need the Time Masters anyway.

Will this team ever find a way to stop Vandal Savage? Where/when will they head next, and what is their next plan of attack? I’m looking forward to seeing how the season ends and what the show’s creators set up for next season. I’m kind of hoping they find a way to resolve this Vandal Savage story line or expand the universe so that we can explore some new villains next season.

On tonight’s finale, “Legendary,” season 1 ends with Rip returning the team to Central City a few months after they first left. They return to their normal lives and must decide individually whether to sacrifice everything in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Sara visits with her father, who delivers some heartbreaking news about her sister.

Find out what decisions everyone makes tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Blacklist, Bones, The 100, Archer, 60 Days In, & Orphan Black.
 
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