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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/7/17

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, 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!

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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/24/17

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Last week’s Hawaii Five-0 was a crazy emotional one. Dr. Madison Gray walked into HPD, her hands stained with blood, proclaiming she needed help. She swore her name was…well, something other than Madison Gray, that she was a tourist visiting from Wisconsin. Of course, no one (but the shrink who spent a few minutes with her and then said he thought she had multiple personalities) believed her, but things got tense when the blood tentatively came back as former FBI profiler Alicia Brown’s. Thankfully, she was alive when the team went to her house, and she confronted Gray, who finally let her persona slip only for Alicia to see. So Alicia went back to talk to her at four in the morning and nearly sliced her throat, but Gray convinced her she knew something Alicia would want to know and if she broke her out of there, she’d tell her. I assumed it was the name/location of her daughter’s killer. That’s what Steve and the team thought too, when they went to visit the prisoner who Alicia believed orchestrated her daughter’s murder – but he wouldn’t give them any information, choosing to kill himself instead. Gray drove Alicia out to a house in the middle of nowhere, and in it…she found her daughter, alive! The kidnapper nearly got to them, but they fended him off until Steve and the team arrived and killed him. Of course, by then, Gray had left…only to turn up inside Alicia’s house a few nights later with a gun. She gave it to Alicia and said things weren’t over, that she was going to make Alicia a killer, and that her daughter would only be safe if she pulled the trigger. Alicia told 911 she wanted to report a murder. The screen went black, and then we heard a gunshot.

So did Alicia really kill her? Honestly, I don’t know. I would like to think not, because Alicia just got her daughter back and a chance to really move on. But I don’t have a clue. Hopefully we’ll find out for sure tonight! (Unlike when Grover beat the crap out of his former partner in his former hometown and called the police to turn himself and the other guy in, and we never heard anything after that about any repercussions!)

On tonight’s episode, “E malama pono (Handle with Care),” McGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle. Now, they must carefully extract the unstable explosive through treacherous terrain before it detonates. Singer Darius Rucker guest stars as Desmond Abati, the bomb maker. Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith guest composed multiple cues for this episode.

See if the team can extract the bomb safely tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grimm, Last Man Standing, MacGyver, & Rosewood.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/6/17

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Tonight, Emerald City – NBC’s long-awaited re-imagining of The Wizard Of Oz – finally premieres. The series was first announced in 2014 and even had a presence at San Diego Comic-Con but was canceled shortly afterwards due to creative differences. Later it was picked back up and continued to appear in NBC’s list of new shows at its annual upfronts presentation but never actually made it onto the schedule…until now.

Tonight, the 10-episode first season, directed by the visually-creative Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall, Immortals, Mirror Mirror, Self/less), finally kicks off with a double-episode premiere. This darker retelling of the classic tale finds 20-year-old doctor Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona, True Detective) swept into a tornado and transported in a mysterious new world. She wakes up in a wrecked police car along with K-9 officer Toto and soon learns she is in a land called Oz, governed by the all-powerful Wizard (Vincent D’Onofrio, Daredevil, Law & Order: CI). Years earlier, the Wizard had stopped the Beast Forever from destroying the Emerald City and its people, and ever since he has outlawed magic. However, Dorothy’s falling from the sky is the first foretold sign of a disastrous prophesy predicting the return of the mythical Beast.

As Glinda (Joely Richardson, Nip/Tuck), West (Ana Ularu), and the other witches start pressuring the Wizard to take action to prevent the looming disaster, an unknowing Dorothy makes her toward the city in hopes of finding her way home. As she sets off, Dorothy crosses paths with Lucas (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Dracula), a former member of the Wizard’s guard, who has amnesia after being tied to a cross in the middle of a field. The cast also includes Mido Hamada (24), Gerran Howell (Young Dracula), and Jordan Loughran (Evermoor).

While I wasn’t blown away by tonight’s premiere (no pun intended), I did like the cast and the look of the series. I’m interested to see how the other key characters of the original story are going to be worked into this tale. And there were also some interesting characters and developments set up by the end of the second episode that made me a little more keen to check out some more.

On part one of tonight’s premiere, “The Beast Forever,” a tornado occurs while Dorothy searches for her mother, and the storm transports Dorothy to a mystical land where a powerful ruler has outlawed magic. Then, in “Prison of the Abject,” Dorothy finds a soldier with amnesia and a man trying to help his best friend. Meanwhile, Glinda and West say good-bye to their fallen sister.

Check out the premiere tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording One Day at a Time, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Ginormous Food.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/16/16

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

Last week on Hawaii Five-0, a teenager was undergoing hypnosis therapy after being diagnosed with PTSD, only for him to tell his therapist he’d witnessed a murder. At first he was worried that he’d been the one to commit it, but after investigating and getting him under hypnosis a couple more times, come to find out it was his mother who did the killing. One night, after she’d been drinking and fighting with his father, she took the boy and planned to go stay at a hotel. Unfortunately, she ran into the victim, a teenage girl, and scared about the consequences, she killed her by bashing her head in with a rock and then buried her. Her son got out of the car to find her in time to witness it. Man, that had to have been a shock to learn his mother had done that and he’d witnessed it! The kid’s father didn’t know either, poor guy. But at least that meant the kid still had his dad. Elsewhere, Danny’s sister was in Hawaii on a work conference, and Danny realized she was close – too close – to a guy she worked with. He convinced her that cheating wasn’t going to be good for her and that he was always there for her, no matter how far apart they lived. It was sweet, and I loved seeing Missy Peregrym, even though I don’t like her hair as much that short!)

Tonight’s episode should be outstanding. My heart broke for Chin when his niece, Sara, had to go live with her grandparents in Mexico after he’d really begun feeling like a father to her. He was worried that they were involved in the same dealings their son Gabriel had been, but nothing turned up with his investigation, so he had no choice but to let her go. Fortunately, that story line is being revisited tonight, and I’m hoping he (& we) get a much more positive outcome this go round!

On tonight’s episode, “Ka’ili aku (Snatchback),” Five-0 races to Mexico where Chin puts his life on the line after his niece Sara is kidnapped. Duane “Dog” Chapman returns as himself and George Takei returns as Chin’s Uncle Choi.

See if Chin and the rest of Five-0 can rescue Sara and bring her back to Hawaii where she belongs tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Last Man Standing, & MacGyver.
 
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