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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/20/17

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, Bates Motel returns for the start of its fifth and final season on A&E. As the fourth season came to a close, Norman had gone full-on Psycho, blocking up the furnace vents in order to try to kill himself and his mother via carbon monoxide. Romero happened to stop by the house shortly afterwards and tried to save them, but it was too late for Norma. Norman had left a suicide note from Norma, but Romero figured out what must have really happened. He had a gun ready and was planning to kill Norman but was arrested for perjury, which delayed those plans. After the funeral, Norman dug up his mother’s body and brought it back home, but he still seemed confused and hadn’t really accepted that Norma is actually dead.

As we head into the final 10 episodes of the series, I’m curious to see what stories the writers have left to tell. We’re almost to the point in Norman’s journey that took place in the original Psycho film. Are we building to that moment? Will they re-create the events of the film in the series? Will Dylan learn about his mother’s death, and if so, how will he react and will he return home? Will Romero get his revenge on Norman, or will he ultimately become one of his latest victims? I’m looking forward to seeing how this creepy final chapter plays out.

On tonight’s premiere, “Dark Paradise,” a troubling discovery surfaces and Dylan and Emma get a surprise guest.

Check out the beginning of the end tonight on A&E at 10/9c.

And in case you need a refresher going into the final season, A&E will be airing a 30-minute “Quickie Catchup” before tonight’s premiere, at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Quantico, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, Timeless, APB, Jane the Virgin, Humans, and Beyond.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/13/17

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 sci-fi drama, Humans, returns for a second season. The series is set in the near future, where human-like robots known as synths have become a regular part of society, almost like a standard household appliance. In the first season, some of these synths had become sentient and now had the ability to think and feel like humans. Leo Elster, the son of the original creator of the synths – and part synth himself – had been tracking down these conscious synths to protect them from those eager to tear them apart to discover what makes them tick. The Hawkins family, who had purchased one of these synths to help out with housework, found themselves swept up in the middle of the action and drama. By the end of the season, Leo’s group of sentient synths interfaced with one another in order to share their individual pieces of the sentient code. Leo saved the completed code to a hard drive and considered publishing it so that all synths round the world would have the choice to become conscious, but he ultimately decided to hold off. However, synth Niska secretly made her own backup of the code before heading off to some unknown destination to live on her own.

What does Niska plan to do with this code? Will she unleash it to awaken every synth around the globe? Will Leo ever find a safe haven for Mia and the others? And who is still hunting them down to discover this “flaw” in the code? Will Laura ever forgive her husband Joe for sleeping with their synth, Mia, and how will the Hawkins family fit into the larger story of the second season?

This series was in my top ten for 2015, and I’m really happy to finally see it back for a second season! Not only does it provide an interesting story, some tense moments, and some great drama, but there is also this very interesting layer to the show that explores what actually makes someone human. The acting is superb – the people playing the synths are amazing at making these characters look so lifeless and robotic as needed!

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 1,” Niska faces a critical decision, while Mia, Leo, and Max remain in hiding. Meanwhile, the Hawkins struggle to move on; and Dr. Athena Morrow gets a surprise visitor.

See the season premiere tonight on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Quantico, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, The Celebrity Apprentice, Timeless, 24: Legacy, APB, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, and Beyond.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/6/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

One of the shows I’ve most been looking forward to is APB, which premieres tonight on FOX. Justin Kirk (Tyrant, Weeds) stars as tech billionaire Gideon Reeves. When he witnesses his best friend’s murder and learns that the police may never be able to find the killer, he decides to fix it the only way he knows how: using technology. From fancy new cop cars to a drone and much, much more, he’ll do a complete overhaul on how the police in the 13th District fight crime. Natalie Martinez (Kingdom, Under the Dome) stars as Detective Theresa Murphy, who has a great chemistry with Reeves, although it takes her a bit to warm up to him. Ernie Hudson is great as the precinct’s captain, Ned Conrad. And Nestor Serrano (The Last Ship, Revenge) plays Mayor Michael Salgado, a character I think I’ll love to hate.

I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. Reeves is quite cocky, very full of himself, but Justin Kirk plays him brilliantly when his friend is killed. I loved the tech they used in this first episode alone, so I can’t wait to see more! One thing I loved is that I don’t think they used any tech that I couldn’t see actually being used in real life…

On tonight’s episode, “Hard Reset,” after witnessing the murder of his best friend, tech billionaire Gideon Reeves takes charge of a troubled Chicago police district and reboots it using technical innovation; Gideon launches the APB app, but things don’t go quite as planned.

Check out the new show tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 24: Legacy, Kevin Can Wait, Kids Baking Championship, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, 2 Broke Girls, & Scorpion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/2/17

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, The Celebrity Apprentice returns to NBC, but this time it’s got a new name and a new host. The Donald has been fired, and the contestants on The New Celebrity Apprentice have a brand new boss to impress: Arnold Schwarzenegger! This year’s crop of celebrities includes TV hosts/entertainers Brooke Burke-Charvet, Carson Kressley, Matt Iseman, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, & Porsha Williams, musicians Carnie Wilson, Boy George, & Vince Neil, actors/comedians Carrie Keagan, Jon Lovitz, & Kyle Richards, and sports personalities Chael Sonnen, Eric Dickerson, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, & Ricky Williams.

I had quit watching this series many years ago, and even though I don’t really know who half these “celebrities” are, I’m really interested to see how much the series has changed with the move to LA and the addition of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the host. And Arnold also has some new advisers: Tyra Banks and his nephew Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger. Will Arnold use “You’re Fired,” or will he have his own fun new catch phrase? I really hope it involves something like “Hasta La Vista, You Won’t Be Back!”

On tonight’s 2-hour premiere, “In Here You Call Me Governor; Your Smile’s Gonna Knock Them Out,” sixteen celebrities create a 10-minute beauty experience. Later, they must produce an original song and video for Trident.

Meet the new boss tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Man With a Plan, The Wall, MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, and Beyond.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/12/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

For the past two decades, Acorn Media has been bringing great British and Australian drama to U.S. audiences via home media. Last year the company launched their own subscription-based streaming service. The British crime drama The Level makes its U.S. premiere today on the streaming service. The six-part series centers around DS Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome, You, Me & the Apocalypse, Under the Dome), a decorated detective with the National Crime Division, who secretly witnesses the murder of Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister, Life on Mars). Le Saux had been on the NCD’s radar for cocaine trafficking, and so Nancy soon finds herself on loan to the Brighton CID, who are investigating the murder. During the attack, Nancy was also shot, but she cannot risk going to the hospital and revealing that she is the missing witness to the murder the CID is looking for. Nancy struggles to keep this a secret while under the watchful eyes of DCI Michelle Newman (Lindsey Coulson, Murder Investigation Team) and CID partner DS Sam Martin (Noel Clarke, Doctor Who). And she also has to hide the fact that she has a personal connection to the victim — her childhood friendship with the Le Saux’s daughter Hayley (Laura Haddock, Da Vinci’s Demons). The rest of the cast includes Robert James-Collier (in his first series since playing Thomas on Downton Abbey) and Joe Absolom (Doc Martin).

I got a chance to check out the premiere, and by the end of the episode, I was hooked, anxious to see what happens next. It sets up interesting characters, dynamics, and mysteries and has some really tense moments. It immediately has you asking all kinds of questions, such as who killed Frank Le Saux? What was Le Saux going to ask Nancy before he was killed? Will Nancy be able to keep her connection to the victim and the crime scenes a secret? Who can Nancy trust? And who else is in danger from the killer?

Check out the trailer for the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUU_GZemFuc

Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week and features a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates. They offer a 7-day free trial at signup.acorn.tv and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. It’s available on the Roku, Apple TV, and other devices, and even as an add-on to Amazon Prime.

I’ll also be watching/recording Man With a Plan, Timeless, and People of Earth.
 
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