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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… 3/27/17

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

Today, the BBC comedy Asylum makes its US debut via the Acorn TV streaming service. The series takes the hypothetical situation of what would it be like if Julian Assange and Kim Dotcom were roommates while living in asylum in a foreign embassy. Dan Hern (Ben Miller, Death in Paradise, The Worst Week of My Life) is a whistleblower who leaked the CIA’s torture manual online for the public to see. For the past year, he has been living in asylum in the London embassy of the Latin American nation of the Democratic Republic of El Rico. While the U.S. government and MI6 are still constantly plotting ways to lure Hern out of the building to be arrested/executed for treason, Ambassador Castillo (Darrell D’Silva, Game of Thrones) is afraid that Hern’s celebrity has faded. So Castillo has his children, Rafael (Kayvan Novak, Thunderbirds Are Go) & Rosa (Yasmine Akram, Sherlock) find a fresh new face to offer asylum to in order to get their country back in the news. Enter the loud, obnoxious, but kind-hearted Ludo Backslash (Dustin Demri-Burns), a hacker responsible for releasing thousands of pirated films across the internet. Hern and his new roommate couldn’t be any more different, and comedy ensues.

The series also stars Niky Wardley (The Catherine Tate Show) as Hern’s extremely incompetent lawyer, Lorna, and John Guerrasio as embassy employee Mo, who’s constantly trying to make Hern feel as unwelcome as possible. There’s also a hilarious guest appearance by David Cross (Arrested Development) in the second episode. The series originally aired almost two years ago in the UK, and only 3 episodes were ever produced. However, there are some really fun character dynamics and situations in these three episodes that could have easily led to even more fun episodes. In addition to the odd couple-like roommate comedy, there’s plots involving MI6 trying to catfish Hern, the search for a mole in the embassy, El Rico desperately trying to make a bid to host the World Cup, and more.

If you already subscribe to Acorn TV, this series is worth checking out. Or if you’ve been curious about the streaming service, this series is another reason to check out a free trial. Head to acorn.tv for more details on the service, which is available as a standalone app on Roku, Apple TV, iOS, etc. and as an over-the-top add-on to Amazon Prime.

I’ll also be watching/recording Quantico, Superior Donuts, The Great Indoors, Taken, 24: Legacy, APB, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, Bates Motel, Young & Hungry, and Baby Daddy.
 
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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… 2/6/17

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

One of the shows I’ve most been looking forward to is APB, which premieres tonight on FOX. Justin Kirk (Tyrant, Weeds) stars as tech billionaire Gideon Reeves. When he witnesses his best friend’s murder and learns that the police may never be able to find the killer, he decides to fix it the only way he knows how: using technology. From fancy new cop cars to a drone and much, much more, he’ll do a complete overhaul on how the police in the 13th District fight crime. Natalie Martinez (Kingdom, Under the Dome) stars as Detective Theresa Murphy, who has a great chemistry with Reeves, although it takes her a bit to warm up to him. Ernie Hudson is great as the precinct’s captain, Ned Conrad. And Nestor Serrano (The Last Ship, Revenge) plays Mayor Michael Salgado, a character I think I’ll love to hate.

I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. Reeves is quite cocky, very full of himself, but Justin Kirk plays him brilliantly when his friend is killed. I loved the tech they used in this first episode alone, so I can’t wait to see more! One thing I loved is that I don’t think they used any tech that I couldn’t see actually being used in real life…

On tonight’s episode, “Hard Reset,” after witnessing the murder of his best friend, tech billionaire Gideon Reeves takes charge of a troubled Chicago police district and reboots it using technical innovation; Gideon launches the APB app, but things don’t go quite as planned.

Check out the new show tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 24: Legacy, Kevin Can Wait, Kids Baking Championship, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, 2 Broke Girls, & Scorpion.
 
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