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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/9/17

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 Fridays are back, with the season premieres of Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp!

When the second season of Dark Matter left off, things didn’t look good for our Raza crew. Four had restored his memories and fully embraced his former life as Ishida Ryo. In an effort to help win the war for Zairon, he had plans to blow up the EOS-7 station where the summit was being held. The rest of the Raza crew headed to EOS-7 to stop him, leaving Nyx behind to watch the ship. As Five joined Truffault at the summit, the others spread out to look for the explosives. Things didn’t go as planned—as Two tried to reason with Ryo, Three was abducted by Nieman and some of his Ferrous Corporation goons, and Six was caught by Kierken and stuck in a cell. Meanwhile, Ryo and Misaki snuck away and boarded the Raza. Misaki poisoned and killed Nyx while Ryo stole the blink drive. As they were leaving Ryo told Android to get the crew back to the ship ASAP if they wanted to live. The resulting blast loosened the bars on Six’s cell, freeing him to get to the Marauder; Truffault and Five ran for an escape pod; Three was still with Galactic Authority cop Lt. Anders; and two was somewhere on the station.

Did the entire Raza crew manage to escape before the station exploded? Even if Two was caught in the blast, couldn’t her nannites save her? Is Nyx really dead? Is still some of Four left in Ryo? After all, he did warn the others to get off the station. What does he plan to do with the blink drive, and can whoever is left from the Raza crew regroup in time to stop him?

Tonight’s 2-hour season premiere is a fun, action-packed start to what looks to be another exciting and entertaining season! However, as I was watching, I found myself missing the old crew. Last season we lost both One and Four, and now it feels like some part of the fun group dynamic is missing. I hope that the crew finds some way to bring Four back into the fold or that we get some additional fun crew members to fill the void.

On tonight’s 2-hour premiere, “Being Better Is So Much Harder; It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This,” the scattered survivors of EOS-7 battle to regroup amidst the backdrop of corporate war. Ryo Ishida, now emperor of Zairon, makes an enemy of his former allies, while the past comes back to haunt the crew of the Raza.

After tonight’s Dark Matter premiere, Wynonna Earp returns for a second season. This series also had a crazy season finale last year. Waverly confronted Bobo, and in the process discovered that she’s not actually an Earp. Meanwhile, Wynonna went after Willa, who used the Peacemaker to cross through the gate that led out of the Ghost River Triangle. However, as she did so, a giant snake-like creature came through and grabbed her. A scuffle ensued, and eventually Wynonna was forced to fire a bullet in Willa’s head in order to put a stop to everything.

Afterwards, the Black Badge folks showed up, and took Bobo and Dolls into custody. While Dolls was heading to prison, Bobo was about to experience a slow, painful death as soon as the truck made it across the border. So as the vehicle was driving away, Wynonna used the Peacemaker to give Bobo a mercy killing. Afterwards, as Doc and Wynonna plotted how to break Dolls out of prison, Waverly wandered over to a puddle of black goo and put her fingers in. This caused her eyes to turn pitch black, and she pulled a gun on Wynonna and Doc.

Will someone (or something) step up to lead the Revenants now that Bobo is no longer around to keep them in check? What is this darkness that seems to have entered Waverly, and is it going to make her kill her family/friends? Is there any truth to what Bobo said about Waverly not being an Earp, and what are the ramifications? Why does Black Badge have this personal vendetta against Dolls, and what do they plan to do with him? And what will happen to Dolls if he doesn’t get another dosage of his medicine soon?

I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s season premiere—probably even more so than the Dark Matter premiere, which is a first for me! Tonight’s episode is less about catching the demon of the week and more about a rescue mission. It also introduces a couple fun new characters, and sets up an interesting and exciting new arc for the season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Steel Bars and Stone Walls,” Wynonna and the gang must deal with a whole new level of evil when a variety of demons enter the Ghost River Triangle.

Don’t miss the season premieres of both shows on Syfy starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Ginormous Food.

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Recap/Review – 12 Monkeys Season 3 – 5/28/17

Like a phantom fleeting at the corner of your eye, blink and you just might miss it. With the light bulbs flickering… An audible draining of the air from space that just impossibly popped in or out of existence… That is what 12 Monkeys season three was like for me. Last weekend, Syfy decided to take a page out of the Netflix playbook and drop the whole season at once. They staggered it slightly, airing blocks of shows on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, but I had it all finished by brunch Tuesday.

Based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam sci-fi film of the same name, both stories are iterations of a 1962 French film entitled La Jetée. A central theme in all versions is time travel from a post-Apocalypse to a time before the disaster, in hopes of averting it. Also central to all three incarnations is causality in time travel, unalterable tragedy, and love that burns eternal outside of time and space.

Season three began in the far future, where the last one ended: with time-displaced scientist Cassandra Railly being held hostage in the year 2163 by the elusive cult the Army of The Twelve Monkeys. Railly, over the last two seasons, had been working with fellow traveler Cole to stop a virus that was released by the Monkeys in about 2016. In late season two, lost in time, untethered from their team in 2040, the two of them had made a simple life in which they finally explored their love for each other. Shortly thereafter, the Monkeys lured her to their base, the time-traveling city Titan, to kidnap her. Their reason was startling: she was now pregnant with a baby that was destined to become the messiah of the Monkeys, the foretold Witness, who has guided them through looping timelines the whole run of the show.

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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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