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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!

Kyle’s Choice

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… 11/15/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

intothebadlands1115smallTonight, AMC kicks off the new martial arts-meets-western series Into the Badlands. The series takes place in a dystopian future, in a land known as the Badlands, which has reverted back to a feudal system of government. The Badlands has been divided into 7 territories, each ruled by its own baron and his or her army of trained assassins, known as Clippers. Sunny (Daniel Wu, Chinese Zodiac) is the head Clipper/Regent for Baron Quinn (Marton Csokas, Sons of Liberty), the most powerful of all the barons. However, an ambitious new baron, the Widow (Emily Beecham, The Village), seeks to overthrow him and claim that title for herself. When Sunny comes across teenager M.K. (Aramis Knight), he discovers that the boy holds a dark energy within him that could be harnessed for good or evil, and he must keep him from falling into the hands of the Widow.

Rounding out the main characters are Quinn’s first wife Lydia (Orla Brady, American Odyssey); Quinn’s new fiancee Jade (Sarah Bolger, Once Upon a Time); Quinn’s only son/heir Ryder (Oliver Stark, Dracula); doctor Veil (Madeleine Mantock, Edge of Tomorrow), who’s in a secret relationship with Sunny; and Tilda (Alexia Ioannides, Parenthood), the Widow’s teenage assassin protege.

From the trailers, this looks like it is going to be a wild, action-packed series with some amazing fight sequences. It mixes the martial arts and western genres and adds a supernatural twist to the story. I am really looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere!

On tonight’s episode, “The Fort,” the Badlands’ deadliest Clipper, Sunny, rescues a mysterious boy, M.K., who harbors a dark secret, but may also know the way out of the Badlands.

See if this interesting combination of genres is for you tonight on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, The Librarians, Agent X, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, Getting On, and Homeland.
 
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