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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/19/17

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!

[Note from Jenny: Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. I was a senior in high school in a town 45 minutes from OKC. I happened to be in the office turning in the absentee list for one of my teachers moments after it happened, and the secretaries had their little TV on, so I was in there watching when the plane hit the second tower. My brother had a friend/classmate whose mother was at the building for a meeting that morning, and she was killed. So this is a very personal date for me. To all those affected, know that you are remembered and thought of often. To those who weren’t, remember how lucky you are and give a moment of silence for those 168 people who didn’t make it home to their families that day. Thank you.]

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, FX’s anthology series, Fargo, returns for its third season with a brand new cast and a new story. This third installment is set in 2010 and follows twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy (both played by Ewan McGregor, T2 Trainspotting). Emmit seems to have all the luck – he’s got the looks, has been married to his wife for 25 years, and has become the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota.” Meanwhile, slightly younger brother Ray is overweight and balding, spends his days as a parole officer watching people pee in cups, and has had one failed relationship after the next. However, Ray thinks he has finally met the woman he wants to marry, Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, BrainDead), one of his recent parolees. Ray blames his brother for his life’s misfortunes and soon finds himself mixed up in a plan to get payback that goes horribly wrong; and Emmit also discovers that things with his business aren’t exactly going the way he planned either, thanks to the mysterious V.M. Varga (David Thewlis, Harry Potter). Meanwhile, newly divorced mother/local police chief Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon, The Leftovers) finds herself personally and professionally pulled into the brothers’ feud.

The series comes from writer Noah Hawley, who also recently created Legion for FX. This series also has an amazing visual style and makes nice use of music to help set the usine tone of the series, which is both a gripping drama but also darkly humorous. What’s nice about this show is that while all of the seasons are set in the same overall world and have a consistent feeling, each installment is its own unique story, set in a different time period with different characters, which means anyone can jump in without having seen the previous seasons. It’s looking like this is going to be another great season with an interesting story that weaves around this unique cast of characters. And it also looks like there will be some excellent guest stars coming up in future episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Law of Vacant Places,” a petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community.

Meet the Stussy brothers tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Designated Survivor, Survivor, Archer, The Magicians, and The Expanse.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/12/15

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! Also, happy Thanksgiving to those in Canada! 🙂

Kyle’s Choice

fargo1012smallTonight, Fargo returns to FX for the start of a whole new season/story, this time set in 1979. In the first season, Lou Solverson referred to a case he had worked on decades earlier in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This season, we head back to when Solverson (Patrick Wilson, A Gifted Man) was a young State Police Officer reporting to his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson (Ted Danson, CSI), as he looks into a case involving beautician Peggy Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man) and her butcher’s assistant husband Ed (Jesse Plemons, Breaking Bad). Along the way, they cross paths with Fargo’s local crime family, the Gerhardts – matriarch Floyd (Jean Smart, 24) and her three sons Dodd (Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice), Bear (Angus Sampson, Mad Max: Fury Road), and Rye (Kieran Culkin, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) – as well as the local representative of the Kansas City crime syndicate Joe Bulo (Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond) and his number two, Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine, Riddick). Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) also stars as town lawyer/con artist Karl Weathers.

I loved the first season of Fargo. It was one of my favorite shows of last year. I loved the way it blended of wacky characters and situations with extremely serious, heart-pounding drama and mystery. I can’t wait to re-enter this world tonight!

On tonight’s premiere, “Waiting for Dutch,” a surprising event at a diner disrupts the citizens of a small Minnesota town.

See what event causes a ruckus tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Castle, Blindspot, Gotham, Minority Report, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth, Awkward., and Faking It.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/17/14

It’s Tuesday, which, while better than Monday, still sucks. Yes, I’m definitely in a blah mood today. On a good note, there’s some great TV on tonight to make the blah day just a little bit better, so check out what we’re recommending. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

rizzoli&isles617smallMy favorite summer series (by far) and one of my favorite whenever it airs returns tonight. Rizzoli & Isles is really great. It’s a terrific blend of a cop show and lighthearted dramedy. Last season ended on a huge note. Jane decided she was breaking up with Casey (which I absolutely hated—but that shows how much I love the show since they screwed up the couple I ship!), and then she figured out she was pregnant. Frankie’s now a detective, working with Jane, Frost, & Korsak, and he suddenly had a crush on Maura. Maura seemed to be responding well to his attention, and they kissed. Very awkward to me—he seems much too young for her. Maybe he’s not, but… But the big news going into season 5 is Lee Thompson Young’s death. How will the show handle that with his character, Det. Barry Frost? I’ve seen the first two episodes, so I know, but it’s something you’ll just have to watch. That’s certainly not the focus of tonight’s premiere, but it does play heavily into next week’s story lines.

On tonight’s episode, “A New Day,” solving the murder of a jogger takes on even greater urgency when Jane realizes that the motive was theft…of the woman’s baby. As the investigation gets underway, Jane attempts to hide her pregnancy from her snooping mother, and Maura and Frankie face the aftermath of their kiss.

See if they can find the baby and if Jane can keep the big news from Angela tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Royal Pains, Chopped, The Little Couple, Playing House, & The Night Shift.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/10/14

The return of summer TV is ramping up, and tonight brings a series premiere, 2 season premieres, and a season finale! Tuesdays are quickly becoming like a second Sunday for me, with a lot of shows to record and watch! Megan and Jenny are taking the night off from recommendations, but I’m still here with a pair of shows for you to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice #1

chasinglifesmallTonight, ABC Family kicks off the new dramatic series, Chasing Life. Twenty-four-year-old April (Italia Ricci) has had a rough couple of years since her father passed away and has been living with her mother (Mary Page Keller), troubled younger sister (Haley Ramm), and grandmother (Rebecca Schull). Things are finally starting to look up when she has some promising developments in both her professional and personal life. However, after she faints at a blood drive, April learns that she has leukemia. Now she must figure out how to deal with this illness and keep her life on an upward trajectory.

Tonight’s premiere was really entertaining—I really enjoyed the characters and relationships they set up and the interesting premise for the series. I’m curious to see how they keep the tone of the series to be more uplifting than depressing as April deals with her serious illness. The pilot also sets up a really interesting twist that I can’t wait to see explored in future episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” in the series premiere of this drama about an ambitious reporter who won’t give up on her dreams, April gets a chance to impress her boss and her office romance begins to prosper, and then she receives unexpected news: She’s been diagnosed with cancer.

To see how April handles this development, tune in to ABC Family at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/14

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I think that this weather has been the weirdest we’ve had in a long time. One day, it’s warm, sunny, and spring-like. The next, it’s snowing?! Honestly, I dare not pack away the winter clothes because at this rate, we’re going to get a snowstorm in July! To keep my mind off the schizophrenic weather, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

ncisla415smallThis season of NCIS: LA has been a complete emotional rollercoaster, especially with the story line involving Kensi and Deeks. I was so excited to see Kensi back, but I think I hated her in Ops as much as Eric did, although I do admit to liking Nell in the field. Kensi is still my favorite girl agent, though. They haven’t written themselves into a corner with the relationship, because at the moment, there really is no set decision for them. They could be together or not—I vote for together! On the other hand, Sam and Callen are both kicking ass and taking names as usual; especially last week, when they solved a murder that surrounded money embezzled from Al Qaeda years ago. In the end, the money was found and the bad guys went away, which in my books is a good ending.

On tonight’s episode, “Three Hearts,” when an undercover NCIS agent is suspected of working for the smuggler he’s supposed to be investigating, the team takes him into custody to find his true intentions. Meanwhile, Kensi and Deeks discuss their personal relationship as Kensi returns to the field.

To see where Kensi and Deeks head, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.
 
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