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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/30/18

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

I’m so excited about tonight’s series premiere of Reverie. It comes from Mickey Fisher, the creator of Extant, and stars Sarah Shahi, whom I’ve loved in everything I’ve ever seen her in, like Person of Interest, Fairly Legal, & Life. She plays Mara Kint, a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who endured a horrible tragedy in her personal life and quit the police force and became a college professor. But her former boss, Charlie Ventana (played by the incomparable Dennis Haysbert, from one of my favorite shows ever, The Unit, among others), recruits her to do what she does best in an entirely new way. He now works with a company that invented a highly advanced immersive virtual-reality program called Reverie, in which you can live out your wildest dreams. It’s so good that they’re finding some people don’t want to come back out from it, and if they stay, they’ll die. So she’s brought in to go in with them and convince them to come out.

It’s such a fun, cool premise. I’ve seen the pilot, and it isn’t surprising that Sarah Shahi rocks it. She’s brilliant in everything, and this is no exception. The cast also includes Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes, Covert Affairs), Jessica Lu (Awkward.), & Kathryn Morris (Cold Case).

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot/Apertus,” former hostage negotiator Mara Kint is hired by tech company Oniratech to save people who have lost themselves in a sophisticated virtual reality program called Reverie.

Step inside Reverie tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warrior, MasterChef, & Brother vs Brother.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/29/18

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, TNT’s family crime drama Animal Kingdom returns for its third season. Last season, the guys started to wonder why they were doing all the work and their mother, Smurf, was taking a huge cut, so they decided to do things on their own. This left J in the middle – he felt loyalty to both his uncles and his grandmother. Meanwhile, Baz was convinced that it was Smurf who killed his wife, so he planted evidence and arranged for Smurf to get arrested for another murder. He also stole all of the money that Smurf had been hiding from her sons and stashed it behind the walls of his home. While in prison, Smurf gave J the power of attorney over her affairs, as he was the only one she trusted. As the season ended, Baz and his girlfriend Lucy were about to take a trip to Mexico when someone approached their truck and put four bullets through the windshield and into Baz. As Baz lay on the ground bleeding out, Lucy ran away and cleared out all of the hidden money.

Will Baz survive his attack, and who arranged the hit? Did Lucy do it to get her hands on the money, and where did she move it to? Did Smurf arrange this as retaliation from jail? After all, Baz is her adopted son, while the others are all blood relatives. Did Pope, Craig, or Deran arrange the hit on their brother? Or was J responsible for getting the man he thinks might be his father shot? Who will step up to be the new leader of the group if Baz is out of commission? And how will Smurf manage to get herself out of prison? Also, Denis Leary joins the cast for season three, so I’m looking forward to seeing what awaits the Cody crime family this season!

On tonight’s premiere, “The Killing,” Baz fights for his life as the Cody boys figure out their next move in the aftermath of the shooting; Smurf gets some surprising news in jail and fields an offer from Pearce.

Catch up with life with the Codys tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Arrested Development, Legion, Chrisley Knows Best, and 100 Code.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/18/18

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

Last week’s Blindspot set up not only this week’s season finale but also some potentially huge changes for certain members of the team. We got to see a flashback to Jane and Roman as kids, when Shepherd pitted them against each other playing a game in order to determine who would do the chores (each loss meant another chore added to their list). Jane beat Roman every time until the last game, where she threw the game so he’d win. Shepherd knew what she’d done and punished Jane for it, making her do all the chores, telling her that Roman would never learn if she did that. Given what wonderful parenting Shepherd did when they were kids, it’s no wonder both Jane & Roman were effed up as adults!

The team worked together (using intel they gathered from Shepherd, who the CIA brought back for interrogation, and Lynette) to stop a bomb in the United Nations…only to figure out that the real targets were the leaders of two African countries who were coming together in a peace treaty of sorts against Crawford, who’d been trying to buy a pipeline from their countries. He wanted the pipeline rerouted to get to the land he’d purchased. So the team figured out the UN bombing was only a setup to get the African leaders out in the open so Roman could assassinate them. Jane & Weller got them out safely with only a few minor wounds, and they now have enough to arrest Crawford! Unfortunately, Zapata was caught on camera going back in and taking the phone one of the African leaders left in the building, and when she was confronted about it, she said Keaton (ie: the CIA) had told her to. Keaton once again showed his true colors and denied knowledge, and Zapata was then fired. That led to a close encounter with Reade in the locker room…including a kiss that sent Zapata scurrying away when it became too much for her…but then it turned into sexy timez at Reade’s apartment when Zapata showed up and said she just wanted to do what felt right.

The end was all about Roman and Jane: the tattoo database was suddenly working right again, meaning no more interference from Roman, and all that was left was a video Roman left Jane, saying he wanted to play One. More. Game. And that leads us into tonight’s season finale, where Jane (& the team, I’m assuming?) and Roman head home for the big showdown. Eek! (Oh, and the mysterious illness or whatever that Roman is suffering from is getting worse and worse, and Blake confronted Roman about his involvement with the bomb threat at the UN. Fun stuff!)

On tonight’s episode, “In Memory,” Jane and Weller hunt Roman back to where it all started…Can they stop him at last?

Catch the (final?) showdown between Jane and Roman tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior & Hawaii Five-0.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/17/18

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 fourteenth season of Grey’s Anatomy comes to a close, as we say goodbye to at least two characters. Last week the episode started off on a happy note, with April sending out the invitations for Alex and Jo’s wedding. However, shortly afterwards, Matthew and April were involved in a car accident. Matthew showed up at the ER but didn’t know where April was. Owen headed out to search for Kepner and discovered her body unconscious and hypothermic in a ravine. It looked like this was the way that April was going to be written out of the show, but after three grueling hours, the doctors finally managed to revive her, and she appeared to be OK. Meanwhile, Arizona gave her notice to Bailey, noting that she would be moving to New York for the sake of her daughter, Sofia. Fortunately, Arizona’s former mentor, Dr. Herman, had returned to the hospital for a treatment, learned of this, and offered Arizona a job where she could work from New York.

It’s always disappointing to see main characters leave a long-running series, and I’ve really grown to enjoy April and Arizona. I’m really happy they didn’t end up killing off Kepner last week, though I’m curious to see how she will leave the series and how that affects the remaining characters. Will these be the only two exits from the series, or what other surprises await? Also, there have been quite a few weddings on this show over the years, and things never seem to go as planned, so will there be some hitch that prevents Alex and Jo from getting hitched?

On tonight’s finale, “All of Me,” the doctors attend Alex and Jo’s wedding, and things do not go as planned. Meanwhile, the stress from the past year has taken a toll on Bailey, and she will re-evaluate some of her decisions.

See if Alex and Jo actually get married and how April leaves the hospital tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Life in Pieces, Gotham, Arrow, and Imposters.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/16/18

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

The other night, I binge-watched 8 episodes of SEAL Team. For some reason, it built up on our DVR and I finally sat down to watch…and I couldn’t stop. I love this show. Last episode started exactly where the previous episode left off: with Jason and half the team going down in flames after their helicopter was hit with a SAM (surface-to-air missile). Thankfully all of the team themselves survived, although they lost the pilots – and, we came to learn late in the episode after a hurt Jason went searching for him on his own, their HVT, Nouri Halani, who lived for a while but then died from his injuries. Jason suffered a leg injury, which he took multiple shots of morphine for in order to go after Halani, and a bad concussion, which caused him to hallucinate several major conversations with one of the dead pilots – at one point, I thought he was seeing the guy as a younger version of himself, with his dad’s name, wife’s name, etc. In the end, the rest of the team was able to make it back to them, help stave off all the enemies who made their way to kill them, and take out the bunker that held the SAM, thereby letting the rescue helicopters finally make their way to the team. And I gotta say, it was awesome seeing Clay step up and take control before the rest of the team got back. He did a fantastic job!

Tonight is the season finale. Lots of story lines to watch out for… Jason is determined to find proof that Cutter is in bed with the Afghanis and behind the death of Echo Team. I can’t imagine much time has elapsed between the helicopter crash and tonight’s ep, so he won’t be over the concussion, which will make it hard for him to do what he feels like he needs to do. Then there’s the huge amount of chemistry we’ve seen lately between Clay and Davis, who are both feeling the pressures of deployment on their relationships with Stella and Danny. I love Clay and Stella, but even I can’t deny the connection he and Davis have had lately.

On tonight’s episode, “The Cost of Doing Business,” after Jason lies about the severity of his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and the SEAL Team plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths once and for all before they return home from deployment.

See if Jason and his team can find out for sure who was behind Echo Team’s death and if they all make it home from deployment tonight on CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Modern Family, American Housewife, & SciJinks.
 
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