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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/19/17

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, Syfy’s end-of-the-world time-traveling series, 12 Monkeys, returns for its penultimate season with a special binge-worthy 3-night event. Syfy is airing entire 10-episode third season over the course of the next three nights! Tonight, the first four episodes air back-to-back with limited commercials. Then, the remaining six episodes will be aired in two 3-hour blocks on Saturday and Sunday night.

The series follows the story of time traveler James Cole (Aaron Stanford), who was sent back in time to prevent a cult known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys from unleashing a deadly virus that wipes out most of the world’s population. Cole meets modern day virologist, Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull), and enlists her help in his quest as they try to locate and identify the mysterious leader of the Army, known only as “the Witness.” While Cole and Cassie have the help of their ragtag team in the future and the assistance of the seemingly crazy Jennifer Goines (Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek), who has a knack for being able to see into the future, the Army of the Twelve Monkeys always seems to be one step ahead of them.

As the second season came to a close, Cole and his crew traveled to Titan to stop the Army’s attack but were unprepared for the fact that Titan itself was the Witness’s machine. The group soon found themselves separated – Deacon was captured, Jennifer was splintered to a French battlefront in 1917, the Striking Woman took Ramse to a reunion with his son, and Cassie was splintered into the future in 2163. She found herself surrounded by messengers as the Pallid Man informed her that she was actually carrying the Witness inside her.

I’m thrilled that we are finally going to get a continuation of that jaw-dropper of a reveal – that Cole and Cassie’s son was in fact the Witness that they had been searching for all this time! What plans does the Army have for the mother of their unborn leader? Will Cole be able to find/rescue Cassie, and how will he take the news about his son? How will our group get back together, and will they be able to stop the Army from completing their plan to destroy time itself – and will they need to sacrifice the child in order to do so?

I’ve checked out the first few episodes of the new season, and I am so happy this show is back. It’s SO good! The writers waste no time in introducing interesting new twists and mysteries that will play out over the course of the season. And based on what they’ve done in previous seasons, I have no doubt that we are in for a well-planned and executed roller-coaster of a ride over the next 3 nights! I can’t wait to see what happens and where they leave us going into the fourth/final season. Plus, there are some amazing guest stars this season, including Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Hannah Waddington (Game of Thrones) and James Callis (Battlestar Galactica).

On tonight’s premiere, “Mother,” in the apocalypse of 2163, a desperate Cole searches for Titan. Meanwhile, a captive Railly is faced with an impossible choice as the 12 Monkeys await the arrival of The Witness. On the second episode, “Guardians,” while searching for Jennifer Goines in post-WWI France, Cole and Jones encounter a dangerous group of time-travelers: the Guardians.

Then on the third episode, “Enemy,” bonds of trust are tested when Ramse returns to the facility with an old enemy held captive. How far will Cole and Jones go for the answers they need? And finally, on the final episode of the night, “Brothers,” Ramse and Cole splinter to 2007 expecting either a trap – or a final chance to kill the Witness. But when Cole discovers a heartbreaking truth, he’ll discover that the mission was both.

The action starts tonight on Syfy at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Toy Box, and Ginormous Food.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/19/17

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!

[Note from Jenny: Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. I was a senior in high school in a town 45 minutes from OKC. I happened to be in the office turning in the absentee list for one of my teachers moments after it happened, and the secretaries had their little TV on, so I was in there watching when the plane hit the second tower. My brother had a friend/classmate whose mother was at the building for a meeting that morning, and she was killed. So this is a very personal date for me. To all those affected, know that you are remembered and thought of often. To those who weren’t, remember how lucky you are and give a moment of silence for those 168 people who didn’t make it home to their families that day. Thank you.]

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, FX’s anthology series, Fargo, returns for its third season with a brand new cast and a new story. This third installment is set in 2010 and follows twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy (both played by Ewan McGregor, T2 Trainspotting). Emmit seems to have all the luck – he’s got the looks, has been married to his wife for 25 years, and has become the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota.” Meanwhile, slightly younger brother Ray is overweight and balding, spends his days as a parole officer watching people pee in cups, and has had one failed relationship after the next. However, Ray thinks he has finally met the woman he wants to marry, Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, BrainDead), one of his recent parolees. Ray blames his brother for his life’s misfortunes and soon finds himself mixed up in a plan to get payback that goes horribly wrong; and Emmit also discovers that things with his business aren’t exactly going the way he planned either, thanks to the mysterious V.M. Varga (David Thewlis, Harry Potter). Meanwhile, newly divorced mother/local police chief Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon, The Leftovers) finds herself personally and professionally pulled into the brothers’ feud.

The series comes from writer Noah Hawley, who also recently created Legion for FX. This series also has an amazing visual style and makes nice use of music to help set the usine tone of the series, which is both a gripping drama but also darkly humorous. What’s nice about this show is that while all of the seasons are set in the same overall world and have a consistent feeling, each installment is its own unique story, set in a different time period with different characters, which means anyone can jump in without having seen the previous seasons. It’s looking like this is going to be another great season with an interesting story that weaves around this unique cast of characters. And it also looks like there will be some excellent guest stars coming up in future episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Law of Vacant Places,” a petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community.

Meet the Stussy brothers tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Designated Survivor, Survivor, Archer, The Magicians, and The Expanse.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/21/17

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

We’re down to the final two episodes of Bones (I won’t say EVER, since stuff seems to come back from the Cancellation Zone quite regularly. LOL), and it’s been quite the roller coaster all the way around. Last week was a fun one, like so many of them are. A body crash landed on a car, shocking the driver into going off-road and plowing into a tree, which made the car catch on fire…which didn’t do a whole lot for the body in the windshield! It turned out to be a mattress salesman turned aspiring writer/director who was killed by his second-in-command at the mattress store because he was coming back to work at the store full-time and she was going back to being second, not the one in charge. But the funniest part of the case was the actual movie (a horrible B-movie plot with even worse effects, acting, etc) and the fact that David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married… with Children) played himself and was the lead in the movie. I love when actors play exaggerated versions of themselves, and he was no exception. Booth put Aubrey in charge of the case, and while he pushed Aubrey throughout, it turned out that he was doing it to test him because the LA field office was interested in Aubrey for a promotion/move to LA. So it looks like FBI Agent James Aubrey will now be FBI Supervisory Special Agent James Aubrey, but he’ll be moving to LA! (On a side note, Booth and Brennan ran into Betty White – or rather, Dr. Mayer, played by Betty White – and learned that she’s retiring because her passion for the work was gone. That got Brennan thinking, and it seemed like we were supposed to think SHE was losing her passion, when in reality, she confronted Wendell about his true passion not being forensic anthropology. He agreed, but that story kind of…fizzled out. Okay, great. So he’s not as passionate about it as Brennan, and maybe the Jeffersonian isn’t where he needs to be. So we’re going to end the series on that note for him?! Damn…)

There’s still so much story left to tell and only two episodes left to tell it. Will the team be able to get Zack set free? Will Cam and Aristoo get married? Will Angela and Hodgins have another baby? How will the series end? With everyone happy and still at the Jeffersonian/FBI? Or will they quit like they did in the past? I’ve seen both episodes and was both happy and unhappy with how it all goes down. I will say, though, that in true Bones fashion, you won’t want to stop watching till the very end!

On tonight’s episode, “The Day in the Life,” Brennan testifies for Zach; Angela reveals some big news; Aubrey and Jessica come to terms about their future; when the team learns Kovac has escaped, Booth rushes to protect those he loves. Cyndi Lauper guest stars.

Don’t miss the penultimate episode tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Trial & Error, Chicago Fire, & Chopped.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/1/17

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 second season of Syfy’s futuristic space drama, The Expanse, takes flight with an exciting 2-hour premiere. In the first season, the ice hauler Canterbury was redirected to answer a distress signal from the freighter Scopuli, and the crew soon found themselves under attack from a stealth ship. As the surviving crew members tried to figure out what happened, they joined forces with a police detective from the asteroid belt, who was looking for Julie Mao, the daughter of a wealthy couple. They soon learned that Julie had become lethally infected while investigating a dangerous new biological weapon. The group then found itself in the wrong place at the wrong time as the mysterious creators of this weapon were performing a large-scale test on the residents of the remote Eros colony. They managed to escape on the Rocinante just as the protomolecule spread across the station, but a couple members of the crew had severe radiation poisoning.

As the second season opens, the fallout from the Eros incident has sent relations between Earth and Mars plummeting and a war is looming. Is there anything that can restore the peace? Who created this bioweapon, and what do they plan to do with it? Is someone purposely trying to cause a rift in the UN? Is there any place safe for the crew of the Rocinante, and what will they do with information they gathered on Eros? Can they stop this protomolecule or find a cure?

I really enjoyed tonight’s 2-hour premiere. It has a great mix of political drama and space/sci-fi action. There are some really interesting developments regarding the UN and the Earth/Mars relationship, we are introduced a whole new crew of Martian characters who will no doubt have a big role in this developing battle/conspiracy, and we also see our gang embarking on an exciting new mission. All of this leads to some pretty exciting moments and even more questions to be answered. I look forward to seeing what developments the rest of the season holds.

On tonight’s premiere, “Safe; Doors & Corners,” James Holden and the crew deal with the aftermath of their escape from Eros in the first half of this combined Season 2 premiere. In the second half, Holden and the crew stage a dangerous raid in search of information about the protomolecule.

See how the group deals with the fallout from the previous season tonight on Syfy 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Hunted, Criminal Minds, Arrow, The 100, Workaholics, Jeff & Some Aliens, Man Seeking Woman, The Magicians, and Suits.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/25/17

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, Syfy’s fantasy series The Magicians returns for its second season. This series was a pleasant surprise for me last year. When I saw that the premise was about a bunch of people in magic school, I jumped to the incorrect conclusion that it was just going to be Harry Potter in college. However, the show has a very unique style and more of an adult tone, and halfway through the first season the series took a very creepy, dark turn that had me hooked.

When the series left off, the group had made their way from Brakebills College to the magical land of Fillory, a place they thought only existed in a series of novels. Eliot discovered that he was next in line to become High King of Fillory and agreed to get married, meaning he could never leave this land. Meanwhile, the others sought a magical blade that would help them defeat the Beast, who had been threatening the lives of those back at Brakebills. However, the confrontation with the Beast didn’t go as planned. Alice, who had swallowed the magical “elixir,” froze under pressure and the group was badly injured. Penny got the worst of it, losing both his hands. Meanwhile, Julia, who was still reeling over her revelation that she had been violated by a trickster, snatched the blade and appeared to make some kind of deal with the Beast, helping him to get away.

The second season picks up right where we left off as the gang must regroup, tend to their wounds, and figure out their next move. Can they forgive Julia’s betrayal? What deal did she make with the Beast? How will the group prepare to face the Beast again? I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – it is a lot lighter and funnier than I would have expected, given the extremely dark direction the first season headed. The premiere has some really funny moments and sets up some interesting quests/journeys for each of the characters, kicking off what looks to be another thoroughly entertaining season.

I got a chance to speak with the cast about the new season at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. You can check out my videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Knight of Crowns,” in the aftermath of their clash with the Beast, Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan. Meanwhile, Julia and the Beast strike a dangerous deal.

Learn what deal Julia made tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Hunted, Arrow, Frequency, Workaholics, Jeff & Some Aliens, Man Seeking Woman, Incorporated, Suits, and The Young Pope.
 
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