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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/24/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Syfy’s special effects/make-up reality competition series, Face Off, returns for its eleventh season. This All-Stars season finds 16 contestants and finalists from previous seasons returning to the workroom to compete once again. This time around, the contestants are partnered up into teams of two and will either win or lose together, with one team being eliminated every other week. In the first week, the team with the best creation will win immunity, and in the following week one of the remaining teams will be sent home. Also back are host Mackenzie Westmore, her father/contestant mentor Michael Westmore, and judges Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, and Neville Page.

I really like this new pairs-of-contestants format. In the old days, the individual contestants would get partnered up for challenges, but it was still ultimately an individual elimination, so there was always the excuses and plotting to throw the partner under the bus should something go wrong. This season, the contestants live and die by one another, and since they are partners throughout the competition, their ability to work with one another should improve with each challenge. I’m always impressed by the amazing things these artists come up with, and tonight’s premiere adds a whole new dimension to the challenge by having the contestants utilize green screen in their creations. It is a great start to another fun season, and I look forward to seeing what challenges lie ahead.

On tonight’s premiere, “Abstract Aliens,” the artists having to incorporate green screen technology when creating unique alien creatures.

See if you like the new format on tonight’s season premiere on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wall, This Is Us, New Girl, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Teen Wolf, Sweet/Vicious, and Teachers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/16/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

incorporatedsmallThe new Syfy series Incorporated doesn’t premiere until Wednesday November 30, but today Syfy is offering an early preview of the first episode at Incorporated.Syfy.com. The series is set in the year 2074, when climate change has ravished the planet and large corporations control 90% of the world’s natural resources. Society has been split into two classes: the rich live under the walled protection of the Green Zone and work for the corporations, while the poor live in the slums of the Red Zone, fending for themselves. Ben Larson (Sean Teale, Reign), a young executive at Spiga Biotech, has concealed his true identity for years, pretending to be a company man in order to rise up the ranks. He has a secret personal agenda, but in order to succeed, he will need to gain access to corporate perks only available to executives on the 40th floor. Ben’s wife Laura (Allison Miller, Terra Nova) is a successful plastic surgeon who doesn’t really get along with her mother Elizabeth (Julia Ormond, Mad Men), the head of Spiga’s US operations. The company takes corporate espionage very seriously, and Spiga’s Head of Security, Julian (Dennis Haysbert, 24), is one of the most feared men at the company. The series also stars Eddie Ramos (Teen Wolf) as Theo, the younger brother of a love from Ben’s past.

The premiere sets up a really interesting futuristic world filled with cool visuals and technology. However, despite all these advancements, the world is quite divided: the Green Zone controls the wealth, but it also feels very cold and sterile; while the Red Zone is dangerous, run-down, and filled with cheap, exploitative entertainment designed to attract wealthy visitors. The look and premise of the series reminds me a lot of the film Gattaca (which I also enjoyed). I look forward to checking out more of this series in a few weeks.

Check out the early release of the premiere tonight at Incorporated.Syfy.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, black-ish, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Blindspot, Lethal Weapon, Empire, Arrow, Frequency, Undercover, Worst Cooks in America, You’re the Worst, Stan Against Evil, Younger, and Impastor.
 
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