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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/12/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Hawaii Five-0 was another strong one. When Steve got a tip from a prisoner named Naser Salaam, who he visited in Guantanamo Bay. Apparently Steve was part of the group of men who questioned him when he was brought to the prison ten years before, and he was the only one who treated Salaam with any sort of dignity – gave him a prayer quilt, water, food, etc. And when Salaam learned from another prisoner that there was some sort of attack coming to Hawaii, he wanted to repay the favor and warn Steve so he could get his friends and family out. It was great seeing Steve in the flashbacks, showing that we don’t have to act like the bad guys when we’re dealing with the bad guys. In the end, they figured out that the terrorists were planning to shoot off a rocket to take down a plane of soldiers who were coming back with the body of a soldier who’d been killed overseas. Fortunately, Steve himself was able to tackle the guy before he took the shot. They were fighting, and he grabbed the launcher and shot it at the guy, who pretty much just evaporated. It was wickedly awesome and gross, all at the same time. Unfortunately, Steve then learned that the terror attack might have been orchestrated by a cabal in the US government…which I’m betting will play into next season, since tonight’s finale is all about the human trafficking story line.

Meanwhile, Chin met with Abby’s former boss, Coughlin, who said they’re having trouble getting the triads under control in San Francisco, and he wants to start up a task force like Five-0…and he wants Chin to run it. Of course, that would mean Chin having to move to California. Chin said he’d think about it, and he did. He also talked to Steve, who already knew, since Coughlin gave him the heads-up, but he didn’t say yet whether or not he’s going to take the job. He did tell Steve that he was planning to ask Abby soon to marry him, which is awesome. And finally, there was the story line with Hirsh, who is always a fun character. He asked Kono to meet with him and then tried to get her to expunge his criminal record, since he tried to get a loan at the bank to expand his crime scene clean-up business, but they turned him down because of his record. Of course she said no, but Adam took a look at Hirsh’s business plan, which sucked, and helped him come up with a better one. When Hirsh was turned down by every other bank on the island (poor guy! LOL), Kamekona surprises him by giving him an envelope of money – not a loan but an investment, as he’s now a “silent” partner of the business. I love that… I’d love to see a spinoff of Hirsh, Adam, and Kamekona and the crime scene clean-up business! Think of the crossovers they could have!

On tonight’s episode, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono (The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness),” McGarrett risks his life when Five-0 attempts their most dangerous rescue yet of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring they have been tracking this year. Also, Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision.

Don’t miss tonight’s season finale on CBS at 9/8c.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/5/17

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!

Megan’s Choice #1

Tonight is the season finale of Blue Bloods, and I am both excited and sad. It has been a great season overall, but I was really hoping we would have seen more relationship growth between Jamie and Eddie by now. Hopefully the writers get their game together next season, because my shipper dreams are dying.

On last week’s episode, Erin discovered someone from her office stole evidence for her case and set out to prove it. Eventually, she did get Gary to admit he did it, and her case was saved. Elsewhere, Danny had to learn to play well with two Russian officers when they fell into a case together involving a KGB agent who opened up fire in a restaurant after a woman refused to go back to Russia with him. They solved the case, and Danny was beyond ready to send those Russian officers back before they drove him even crazier.

On tonight’s episode, “The Thin Blue Line,” when Danny intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel in Mexico, he becomes a target when they come back for revenge. Also, Jamie works independently to track down a serial killer who preys on the elderly, and Mayor Poole confides in Frank that he plans to retire.

To see how Jamie does solo, tune in to CBS 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/28/17

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, I’m looking forward to the return of Ginormous Food on Food Network. Each episode finds comedian/host Josh Denny in a new city, on the hunt for delicious but insanely proportioned food. He talks with restaurant owners and chefs to learn more about their menus and the massive signature dishes their establishments are known for and then heads into the kitchens to see how these culinary monstrosities are brought to life. After taking a bite of one of these ginormous dishes – which never seems to disappoint him – Josh provides his review and then serves up much more reasonable size portions to the other restaurant patrons, asking for their feedback. I really enjoyed the first season of this series. There were some pretty amazing looking dishes…but you’d need to be dining with the Duggars if you’d have any hope of finishing them!

On tonight’s second season premiere, “Atlanta: Barbecue, Brunch and the Bayou,” Josh rolls into Atlanta in search of a titanic Southern trinity. He hits up a BBQ joint with a 5-pound muffaletta piled high with pulled pork, brisket, collard greens, and coleslaw. Then he finds a 9-foot po’ boy boasts 30 pounds of fried shrimp, crawfish, oysters and alligator at a Louisiana-style restaurant. Finally, a true Southern staple of 3 pounds of chicken and waffles and a dozen fried eggs piled atop two-foot wide pancakes.

Check out the huge portions tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Toy Box.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/7/17

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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, ABC kicks off the new reality competition series, The Toy Box, which finds aspiring toy inventors competing for a deal with Mattel to manufacture and distribute their product at Toys ”R” Us stores across the country. In the first half of each episode, toy makers meet with host Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) and then present their prototypes to a panel of mentors. This panel includes Dylan’s Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, professional toy reviewer Jim Silver, and Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products Jen Tan. If the majority of the mentors vote for the product, the inventor will then present his or her toy to the judges in the “Toy Box” – but they don’t yet know that those judges are actually a group of four 7-9 year-old kids. The judges include no-nonsense, tough Brit Sophia Grace Brownlee (The Ellen Degeneres Show), sweet 8-year-old Aalyrah Caldwell (Uncle Buck), 9-year-old constructive-criticizer Toby Grey (The Unexpected John Cena Prank), and brutally honest 7-year-old toy expert Noah Ritter (The Ellen Degeneres Show). The judges get a chance to ask the inventors some questions and play with each of the toys before they use giant Magic 8 Balls on the wall to let the inventors know which one of them will advance to the finals and be one step closer to having their product become a reality.

The series feels very similar to Shark Tank – in fact, I’m pretty sure one of tonight’s contestants actually appeared on one of the few episodes of that show that I’ve actually seen! However, the mentors aren’t the brutal ones. They leave that up to the kid judges. It is so much fun to watch these kids ask their sometimes ridiculous questions, and I love the way they hold nothing back when it comes to critiquing the toys. I find it so refreshing because, while some of what they say is awful, it feels very honest and not done out of spite. Noah is easily the star of these kids (I doubt anyone hasn’t seen at least one of his “Apparently Kid” videos on the internet). There is no telling what is going to come out of his mouth. And you can tell that Sophie Grace really enjoys playing that nasty Brit judge that every reality competition show needs to have. Eric Stonestreet is also present while the kids question the inventors and test the products, and it’s a lot of fun to see him try to rein in these kids and keep things on track. Not only are the judges entertaining, but some of the products these people have come up with are pretty cool, and it’s interesting to hear what type of work, money, and reasoning went into developing each toy. I look forward to checking out more episodes of this show.

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 101,” inventions include a multicultural singing doll, a wacky worm, and a party cannon.

Check out the new inventions and the kid judges tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/10/17

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

I was really hyped when I heard that MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0 would be doing a crossover, because I love both shows and think it could be amazing. After reading details in an interview with one of the producers or whatever, I’m not as excited. It should still be fun, but they could have done SO MUCH MORE. Regardless, it looks like a fun episode of MacGyver, and I always love the gang in Hawaii, so… Just FYI… Other than a mention of Mac (& the team?) on Hawaii Five-0, the crossover ONLY happens in MacGyver.

On tonight’s episode of MacGyver, “Flashlight,” when Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to aid in earthquake relief efforts, they team up with Chin and Kono from the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building. However, as they work on the complicated rescue, a group using the chaos as a distraction aims to steal the top-secret weaponry from the scientists. Taylor Willy also guest stars as Kamekona.

Then on Hawaii Five-0, “Puka ‘ana (Exodus),” McGarrett and Kono suspect that an abused young girl may be the victim of a sex trafficking ring on the Island. Also, Chin and Grover investigate a murder at a sober living facility.

Get two hours of fun in Hawaii tonight on CBS, starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grimm, Last Man Standing, & Blue Bloods.
 
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