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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/14/17

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

It has been a very slow summer for television, which has led to a lack of me… Fear not! I’m back! Tonight there is a show worth writing about, and it is none other than Midnight, Texas.

I have read the novel by Charlaine Harris and enjoyed it, so that made me hesitant to watch the show in the beginning. I’m happy to say I was thrilled with the show. Manfred was cast well, and the story lines surrounding him talking to dead people are well executed and make me love his character more. Last week he proved his loyalty to the town when he helped save the town from the arrival of a nest of vampires who were planning on killing the entire town. Now from here I’m hoping the town can band together and fight the impending evil so they can continue to live their peaceful lives off the grid in Midnight.

On tonight’s episode, “Sexy Beast,” Manfred’s ability to see the dead leads him to uncover an ancient supernatural who seduces and feeds on men. To protect their town’s supernatural anonymity, Manfred, with the help of Fiji, Lem, Joe, and Creek, venture out of the safety of Midnight to a roadside bar to stop the supernatural killer. Meanwhile, Bobo must confront the dangerous bikers who threaten to expose his past. While carrying out a hit, Olivia discovers an unlikely link to her father.

To find out if they can stop this killer in time, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching American Ninja Warrior and Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/24/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m excited about tonight’s premiere of Midnight, Texas on NBC. This is based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (who also wrote the books that inspired True Blood). François Arnaud (The Borgias) as Manfred, a charming young guy who happens to be a powerful psychic that can communicate with spirits. After going on the run from some bad dudes, he ends up in Midnight, after a prompting from his (dead) grandmother. Midnight is home to both human and supernaturals: Bobo, the owner of the local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, Orphan Black); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, Luke Cage); Olivia, a human assassin who runs with the supernatural crowd (Arielle Kebbel, The Vampire Diaries); Joe, an angel — literally, with big white wings! (Jason Lewis, Sex and the City); Lemuel, a vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, True Blood); Creek, an aspiring writer (Sarah Ramos, Parenthood); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, a shifter — but what kind, you’ll have to watch to believe… (Yul Vazquez, Captain Phillips).

For the most part, critics haven’t been nice about this one, but I rarely put my faith in what critics (for TV, movies, or books) have to say — I listen but then make up my own mind, and I tend to like a lot of things they don’t and vice versa. That’s why I’m hopeful others will give this one a shot, no matter what they’ve heard. I’ve seen the first couple of episode and really enjoyed it. It’s not something you should sit down and expect to get serious TV from. It’s pure entertainment, and if you can take it for what it is and not try to make it more than that, it should be fun to watch.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Manfred Bernardo, a powerful psychic on the run, decides to hide out in the small, sleepy town of Midnight, Texas. But when he’s haunted by the ghost of a recently murdered Midnighter, Manfred discovers this sleepy community is a mysterious safe haven for outsiders with secrets — both supernatural and human.

See if this latest supernatural show’s for you tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warrior, Dessert Games, So You Think You Can Dance, Texas Cake House, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, & Somewhere Between.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/14/17

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 #1

Kyle and I differ on when Netflix (as well as Amazon & Hulu) shows should be posted. For me, I’m recommending this one tonight because it premieres in the late hours of the night tonight/wee hours of the morning. That way you can watch it first thing when you wake up (or at 3AM if you can’t sleep! LOL).

On that note, my first pick is Friends from College, which premieres the entire first season on Netflix. Keegan-Michael Key (Playing House, Key & Peele), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Annie Parisse (The Following, Law & Order), Nat Faxon (Ben & Kate, Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder), & Jae Suh Park star as a group of friends from Harvard who are about to turn forty years old. They must balance old friendships, former romantic entanglements, and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

With Facebook bringing high school and college friends back together, I think this show is very timely. I think a lot of people will be able to relate, and with such a great cast, I have high hopes that it’ll be a lot of fun to watch for everyone.

Check out the entire first season on Netflix tonight/Friday morning at 3:01AM/2:01AMc.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/6/17

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!

Megan’s Choice

World of Dance premiered last week, and I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. Jennifer Lopez was endearing, Ne-Yo was sexy as usual, and Derek Hough is amusing – even though I’m not his biggest fan yet. All of that aside, the dancers were incredible, and I was floored by the level of talent. Another great part of this competition is the way they are scoring it more like a real dance competition, and that makes it more fair in my opinion. I’m looking forward to seeing what this season brings.

On tonight’s episode, “The Qualifiers Round 2,” the world’s elite dance acts from all ages and dance genres enter the “World Of Dance” arena to face off in the challenge of a lifetime. The acts have one chance to showcase their artistry, precision, and athleticism in order to move forward in the competition and ultimately win a grand prize of $1 million dollars.

To watch more talented dancers face off, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching America’s Got Talent, Chopped, and Chopped Junior.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/30/17

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 know… What we don’t need is another reality competition show – especially singing or dancing. But World of Dance is a little bit different in how the competition works, and the first episode – which I’ve seen – at least, is a lot of fun. There are three divisions to the competition: Junior (any size act, 17 years old & under), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 years old & over), & Team (groups of 5+ dancers, all 18 years old & over). There’s no limit to the kind of dancing, from hip-hop, ballet, ballroom, stomping, & more. The judges use a point system created by the dance brand World of Dance (which is in partnership with the show and obviously where the name for the show itself came from), in which they score performance, technique, choreography, creativity, and presentation. In the first four rounds, dancers compete within their division, but in the fifth and final, the World Final round, the winner from each division will compete against each other for the grand prize of $1 million and the title “Best in the World.”

So the competition itself is a little bit different and going to be very fun. Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO, and Derek Hough (mega-winner pro dancer from Dancing with the Stars) will be at the judges’ table, with Jenna Dewan Tatum set as host/mentor. I actually really enjoyed all three in the premiere. They all have good, constructive criticism and seem to know what they’re talking about, which doesn’t always happen on some competition shows. All in all, I have hopes that the judges, along with how they score the dancers and how the dancers are split into divisions will make this an enjoyable series.

On tonight’s episode, “The Qualifiers 1,” elite dance acts from all ages and dance genres enter the arena to showcase their artistry, precision, and athleticism to move forward in the competition.

Check out the start of this new competition series tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Chopped Junior, Prison Break, & Chopped.
 
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