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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/28/17

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Last week on Syfy’s Killjoys, the trio of RAC bounty hunting agents started things off with a party to celebrate that Johnny was now finally a Level Five agent like his brother D’avin and their longtime teammate Dutch. The festivities were broken up by other RAC agents arriving to serve Johnny with an old warrant for killing Del Seyah. The orders come straight from the new Reclamation Apprehension Coalition overseer, Banyan Gray. Dutch and Turin stood up for Johnny, but when he admitted he killed her, a tense shoot out began. Johnny & Dutch made their escape with Pree the bartender, who is both a smuggler plus their sometime informant and ally.

Meanwhile, on the Hullen Armada Mothership, Dutch’s evil doppelgänger Aneela was acclimating the recently recruited and very much still alive Del Seyah. Aneela is the default leader of the Hullen species now that her father died in last season’s finale. Seyah was shown that the green goo that fuels her species can fully immerse them into any of their collected memories just by touching it.

Dutch and Johnny made their way to the Ohron moon, where they encountered the obscure group of outlaws known as the Ferran. We discovered that Pree is a disgraced former leader of their band, and he offered himself up to their justice in return for amnesty for both Dutch and Johnny. The Ferran then set up a triathlon competition to represents the two sides of the drama, and Pree picked Dutch as his champion. Cleverly, the Ferran selected Johnny as theirs, as he had already been granted entrance to their ranks by being on the run; that base qualification of “being on the run” is sacred to them and the primary cause of how they formed as a collective.

Back in Westerly, D’avin found proof on security cam footage that Seyah survived the time that Johnny shot her. He used this evidence to force Banyan Gray to cancel the warrant on his brother, but not before a RAC agent took Dutch & Johnny into custody during the third round of their forced contest. Pree was left to face death at the hands of the Ferrans, but let’s be honest, he’s too damned charming to just be executed by his former comrades.

The new nerd tech girl Zeph, who is akin to a future sci version of Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan, finally conceived a way to take advantage of D’avin’s prior exposure to the goo, and she was able to send him into a recently created memory that confirmed Seyah is both alive and working with the Hullen. Pree and the Ferran rescued Dutch & Johnny from the rogue RAC agent who still held them as captives.

On the Mothership, Aneela actually saw D’avin invading their space psychically and she ejected him forcibly with a message: Tell Dutch Aneela is coming for her. The very last scene saw Dutch, D’avin, and Johnny all together agreeing to collaborate towards the ends of the Hullen perversion of humankind.

On tonight’s episode, “Attack the Rack,” the Killjoy rebels take drastic measures to clean house: a secret ops attack against their own Rack. But thanks to Aneela’s schemes and a mole among them, not everyone will make it out alive.

Don’t miss all the excitement tonight on Syfy at 8/7c.

In addition to this quickly escalating show, I will also be catching up on my Wynonna Earp & Dark Matter. (P.S. Be on the lookout for my upcoming August interview with Dark Matter/12 Monkey‘s Jeff Teravainen!!!)

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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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight marks the halfway point in the third season of Syfy’s Dark Matter. Last week the Raza crew finally learned what hitched a ride with them when they returned from their trip through time last season — it was their doppelgangers from the alternate universe, aboard their own Maurader. The evil Portia Lin and Boone infiltrated one of Zairon’s ships, releasing passengers out the airlock. This started giving our Two and Three a bad reputation and caused Commander Truffault to call off their alliance. Our crew eventually figured out what was going on and were able to stop the alternates. Afterwards, Adrian decided it was time for him to move on, and the others decided to make a trip to check in on Six. However, when they arrived at the colony, it appeared that everyone there was dead.

What happened to the colony? Is Six still alive? Is this really the last we’ve seen of Adrian and his bodyguard Solara? (I hope not, as I was really enjoying those characters — they were a great fit with the rest of the Raza crew!) Will Ryo be able to stop the fall of the House of Ishida? And will he ever return the nice Four we once knew?

On tonight’s episode, “Wish I Could Believe You,” an injured crew member is haunted by the past, unaware of the dangers that are lurking in the present.

Find out who’s haunted by the past tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Friends From College, The Great British Baking Show, Ginormous Food, Killjoys, Wynonna Earp, and Playing House.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/30/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Killjoys returns to kick off its third season on Syfy. In the second season, our crew crossed paths with a mysterious green plasma that had the ability to turn people into practically unkillable super-soldiers. Khlyen’s people would soon be returning to the Quad to try to reclaim its resources, so he hatched a plan to poison the plasma supply in order to make it (and thus the Quad) useless to them. Dutch, Fancy, and D’avin joined him on this quest, but the task proved to be more complicated than he originally planned, and Khlyen was forced to sacrifice himself for the mission. Afterwards, Dutch asked Fancy and D’avin to join her in a new mission to not only win the battle but also the war. They would find and eliminate Aneela, Khlyen’s evil daughter/Dutch lookalike, and put an end to her quest for world domination. Meanwhile, Johnny, still reeling from Pawter’s murder, shot and killed Nine member Delle Seyah, the woman who murdered his love. He then decided to head off on his own for a while but was joined by the arm-gun toting Hackmod Clara.

The third season picks up shortly after these events. Dutch and her new crew are on a quest to find and wipe out the widespread Hullen hives. While she misses her friend Johnny, she understands that he needs some time away to grieve. However, Johnny is just one of many Killjoys who have recently gone AWOL, and now an oversight committee has been established to figure out what is going on. Meanwhile, Johnny is off on his own journey into the world of the Hackmods, where he meets an interesting new partner, who seems to have a target on her head.

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. The series still has that excellent blend of action, humor, drama, and mystery. While the team is currently divided, each group has its own interesting storyline, and I’m sure these will come together before the season is over. Tonight’s episode introduces two fun, potentially recurring characters that would make a great addition to the ensemble. The episode also sets up a few larger mysteries to explore over the course of the season. Friday nights are now fully loaded with a great new Syfy lineup!

On tonight’s season premiere, “Boondoggie,” Dutch and D’avin, with the help of an obnoxious black-market dealer, are on the hunt for a weapon that will draw out the Hullen; Johnny receives an SOS from Clara, leading him into the underground world of Hackmods.

Check out the season premiere tonight on Syfy at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Dark Matter, Wynonna Earp, Playing House, and The Great British Baking Show.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/16/17

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

My love of cooking/baking shows is not just limited to the United States. It extends across the pond to the UK as well. One of my favorites? The Great British Baking Show on PBS. The ABC version is the spinoff of this one, which is hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Both these ladies are so much fun to watch host. They play well off each other, interact perfectly with the bakers, and have a lot of fun teasing and poking fun at the judges, well-known bakers Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, who are both also entertaining to watch. Overall, it’s just an easy, fun show to watch, and I’m so excited PBS is airing season 4 starting tonight with back-to-back episodes, as well as season 5 in the future.

On tonight’s first episode, “Cake,” meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a British classic, a sponge cake and a high-end showstopper. Then on the second episode, “Biscuits,” follow the remaining 11 bakers in their efforts to make biscuits, and learn a little more about each of them.

Meet the bakers and find out which two go home first tonight on PBS starting at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/14/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the new series Blood Drive premieres on Syfy. The show is set in the dystopian “future” of 1999 Los Angeles, where food is scare, water is rationed, and the cost of oil has skyrocketed. Folks have modified their vehicles to run on one commodity that isn’t in short supply…human blood. Each year there is an underground road race with a prize of $10 million dollars. However, only the winning team/individual gets the money – the participants who come in last place in each leg of the race are eliminated…permanently. As the series opens, loner Grace (Christina Ochoa, Animal Kingdom, Matador) and police officer Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson, Blue Mountain State) find themselves unwittingly forced into participating in the deadly contest, and their fates are bound to one another. In charge of the race is eccentric emcee Slink (Colin Cunningham, Falling Skies), who likes to have fun but takes his rules of the road seriously. Meanwhile, as Officer Christopher Carson (Thomas Dominique, Undercover) looks for his partner, he discovers something sinister going on in the city.

Blood Drive comes from Grindhouse and features their signature pulpy, exploitative, over-the-top style. Viewers will know within the first five minutes of tonight’s premiere if they are going to love or hate this show – there is no in-between. The violence, gore, and sex is excessive but done in a fun, campy way. There is also this ridiculous, almost random use of giant black censor bars throughout the episode. In the premiere, we meet the eclectic bunch of teams in the race – each with their own unique look, personality, vehicle, and weapon. The series seems like it is going to be this ridiculous (in a good way), over-the-top, deadly version of Cannonball Run. There is also this bigger mystery of what is going on in the city and who is really running things. If you’re a fan of the Grindhouse style, this series looks like it will be a fun ride and perfect summer entertainment. However, this show is most certainly not for folks who get easily offended by graphic sex and violence – even if it is done in comic/graphic novel like way (like Spartacus).

On tonight’s premiere, “The F-cking Cop,” in the dystopian future of 1999, Arthur Bailey is the last good cop among a horde of corrupt officials, living in desolate downtown Los Angeles. He’s about to get caught up in a race where the cars run on human blood and the last participant to arrive at each checkpoint has their head explode.

See if this new show is for you tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Fargo, Kingdom, MasterChef, The F Word, and Big Star Little Star.

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