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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/19/17

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!

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Tonight, AMC’s martial arts drama, Into the Badlands, returns for its second season. As the first season came to a close, Sunny had become close with MK and didn’t want to kill the “Dark One,” so he tried to pass off another severed head as proof of death to the River King to get passage out of the Badlands. Elsewhere, Veil had been captured by the Widow, who was forcing her to tend to her wounds from an earlier battle with Sunny. At the same time, Quinn chained Sunny in the dungeon under the suspicion that he was the traitor to his father. As Quinn took MK to a brothel, they quickly realized that it was a trap – Jacoby was waiting to kill the boy, and so Quinn sliced the boy’s hand with his sword in order to activate his blood rage. While they were fighting, Sunny showed up and stabbed and seemingly killed Quinn. But the main event that was going on at the same time was interrupted when the Brothers showed up with their glowing fists, and they easily took charge of the waking up a prisoner on a boat heading to who-knows-where.

I ended up really enjoying the short first season of this series. It provided both interesting characters and drama as well as some great fight scenes. I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes in the second season and how they bring this group back together. Where is Sunny headed? Will Veil realize her love has been kidnapped and try to rescue him? What do the Brothers want with MK? Do they just want to train him and help him control his powers, or do they have more sinister motives? Is Quinn dead, and if so, who will become the new Baron? And will the Widow stop looking for MK?

On tonight’s premiere, “Tiger Pushes Mountain,” Sunny finds a new foe, as well as a new, unexpected ally. Meanwhile, MK learns about his gift in a mysterious place.

If you missed the first season, AMC is airing a marathon of all six episodes today, which started at 9:30am ET/PT. Otherwise, tune in tonight for the new episode at 10:05/9:05c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Time After Time, American Crime, Madam Secretary, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Making History, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, The Walking Dead, Feud: Bette and Joan, Big Little Lies, and Crashing.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/13/17

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, AMC’s sci-fi drama, Humans, returns for a second season. The series is set in the near future, where human-like robots known as synths have become a regular part of society, almost like a standard household appliance. In the first season, some of these synths had become sentient and now had the ability to think and feel like humans. Leo Elster, the son of the original creator of the synths – and part synth himself – had been tracking down these conscious synths to protect them from those eager to tear them apart to discover what makes them tick. The Hawkins family, who had purchased one of these synths to help out with housework, found themselves swept up in the middle of the action and drama. By the end of the season, Leo’s group of sentient synths interfaced with one another in order to share their individual pieces of the sentient code. Leo saved the completed code to a hard drive and considered publishing it so that all synths round the world would have the choice to become conscious, but he ultimately decided to hold off. However, synth Niska secretly made her own backup of the code before heading off to some unknown destination to live on her own.

What does Niska plan to do with this code? Will she unleash it to awaken every synth around the globe? Will Leo ever find a safe haven for Mia and the others? And who is still hunting them down to discover this “flaw” in the code? Will Laura ever forgive her husband Joe for sleeping with their synth, Mia, and how will the Hawkins family fit into the larger story of the second season?

This series was in my top ten for 2015, and I’m really happy to finally see it back for a second season! Not only does it provide an interesting story, some tense moments, and some great drama, but there is also this very interesting layer to the show that explores what actually makes someone human. The acting is superb – the people playing the synths are amazing at making these characters look so lifeless and robotic as needed!

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 1,” Niska faces a critical decision, while Mia, Leo, and Max remain in hiding. Meanwhile, the Hawkins struggle to move on; and Dr. Athena Morrow gets a surprise visitor.

See the season premiere tonight on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Quantico, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, The Celebrity Apprentice, Timeless, 24: Legacy, APB, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, and Beyond.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/12/17

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, AMC’s The Walking Dead returns to kick off the second half of the show’s seventh season. Before the hiatus, Carl attempted to kill Negan but failed. Instead of just killing Carl, Negan decided to mentally torment him, and this continued when he brought him back to Alexandria and moved into Rick’s house. Spencer tried to sell out Rick, but Negan didn’t like his attitude and literally proved that Spencer had no guts. And when Negan discovered that someone in Alexandria was making bullets, he had innocent armory accountant Olivia killed as an example. This was the last straw for Rick, who finally manned up and headed to the Hilltop to try to join forces for an attack on Negan. Meanwhile, Richard, one of Ezekiel’s men in the Kingdom, tried to get Carol and Morgan to convince the king to make a move against the Saviors, and Daryl managed to escape from Negan’s compound.

It seems like we can expect some sort of all-out battle between the joined of Alexandria, the Hilltop & the Kingdom, and Negan and his Saviors, and I hope this comes quickly. I wasn’t really a fan of the first half of the season – I’m baffled as to why one of the Saviors doesn’t just kill Negan in his sleep. Even they don’t like him. He just rules out of fear. I really hope Rick can rally these groups together and they can bring a swift end to Negan – without losing any more of our favorite characters. It’ll be interesting to see how this three very different groups come together to go after a common enemy.

On tonight’s midseason premiere, “Rock in the Road,” Rick and the group are led to a new community, where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler; and a familiar face resurfaces.

To see who turns up, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Simpsons, Son of Zorn, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Worst Cooks in America, Black Sails, and Homeland.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/16

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

Tonight is the midseason finale of The Walking Dead. Last week Carl arrived at the Saviors’ hideout, and when he was discovered hiding in the supply van, he went out guns blazing, killing two of Negan’s men. While Negan is certainly going to make Carl pay for what he did, he appreciated the kid’s chutzpah and decided to torment him with some mind games rather than the branding iron. He made Carl remove the bandage over his missing eye and starting poking fun at him to try to get a rise out of Carl. He then took Carl back to Alexandria to see Rick, but Rick was out scavenging, so Negan decided to make himself at home while waiting for Rick to return. Meanwhile, Rosita pressured Eugene to make her a bullet, Michonne set up a road block to hijack a Savior supply truck, and Daryl received a mysterious note under his cell door telling him to “Go Now.”

I’m really excited for tonight’s finale, as I’m sure, as things usually go with this show, that we can expect that someone to be killed off and/or be left with some big cliffhanger. How will Rick react to Negan in his house, holding baby Judith? Will someone finally take a shot at eliminating Negan? Will we see the Carol and those in the Kingdom cross paths with Rick and the gang?

On tonight’s 86-minute fall finale, “Hearts Still Beating,” with members out scavenging for supplies, Negan’s unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. With tensions high, things quickly spin out of control.

See how violent the fall finale gets tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Simpsons, Son of Zorn, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, and Eyewitness.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/16

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

thewalkingdead1030smallLast week’s The Walking Dead season premiere was quite divisive – it felt more like an installment of Saw with all the gruesome events that took place! The victim we saw getting killed at the end of last season turned out to be Abraham, whose last words were fittingly: “Suck…my…nuts.” However, after Daryl made a move on Negan shortly afterward, he retaliated not by attacking Daryl but rather by bashing in Glenn’s skull as well. In his dying words, Glenn cried out: “Maggie, I’ll find you.” But the night wasn’t over yet. Negan took Rick on an RV ride to make sure he understood he was the boss. And then he gave Rick a hatchet and told him to chop off Carl’s left arm or else someone else would die. Fortunately, Negan called this off before Rick was forced to mutilate his own son, but he did take Daryl with him as he left.

I’m really upset that Daryl got Glenn killed – I would have much rather have seen Daryl go, and he would have deserved it! I’m interested to see how the rest of the group reacts when they discover what happened and how the larger group will find a way to bounce back and come up with a plan for how to not only get away from Negan’s clutches but also eliminate him. I’m also curious to see how the show does in the ratings tonight – there seemed to be a huge outcry of fans saying they were done with the show after last week’s excessively gruesome and low-on-plot episode.

On tonight’s episode, “The Well,” following a number of familiar faces, the group’s introduced to a new well-established community that seems too good to be true.

To see how the group is recovering after the bloodbath last week, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Strain, Westworld, Eyewitness, Quantico, Madam Secretary, and Worst Bakers in America.

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