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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/17/19

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

It isn’t very often that I’m super excited about a normal episode of TV (normal as in regular season, not premieres or finales). But tonight’s SEAL Team is coming off a really dramatic one, and I can’t wait for tonight’s. Last week, the team was still deployed, their “Gucci” deployment to the Philippines, where they stay in a hotel while they train Filipino soldiers. It does seem like a cushy deployment – no one shooting at them, lots of downtime eating food from street vendors and drinking in bars. Ray has totally turned a 180 – flirting with a woman who I believe is an American…soldier of some kind? He’s drinking more and more – and hard liquor, not beer. He even lied to Jason about needing to go call Naima, when in reality he went to the bar to drink and talk to the woman. I’m so not liking him right now. Meanwhile, Davis is still at OCS, and last week didn’t go so well for her. It was basically “Hell” training, in which they had to go in a building and put out fires. Something must have happened in Davis’s past, because she clearly froze when she learned about it, and when she got inside and faced the actual fire, ready to go with the hose, she panicked and passed out. I’m wondering if there was a fire when she was a kid and a family member died or something.

But the biggest part of last week’s episode was the end… During their free time at night, the team was at the bar, having a good time, when suddenly there was an explosion. There were dead and injured, but our team and Mandy were all okay, including Sonny, who was outside talking on the phone with Davis. They immediately began searching for survivors and helping the wounded. Clay was all on top of it, running outside to start looking there. He reunited two little brothers, helping find the younger hiding in a truck. But then suddenly, he heard a phone ringing, and he realized it was coming from a backpack near him. Before he could react, it blew, throwing him back and causing severe injuries. He was so critically injured, in fact, that he was airlifted back to the States.

So now the team wants payback, not only for Clay but for the innocent people who were injured and killed. They want to find out who was behind the explosions, whether they were aimed at the team specifically or if it was just a coincidence that they were there. They’ll have to do that while under the watchful eye of Commander Shaw, who it feels like is out to get them – for mistakes made in Mexico, for Clay leaving behind a radio that the Chinese could get their hands on, etc… So hopefully they can find the answers they’re looking for and avoid getting disbanded by the commander.

On tonight’s episode, “Payback,” Bravo Team is out for revenge as they search for the person responsible for the surprise bomb attack that left one of their own in peril.

To see if the team can find answers and revenge tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Battle of the Ages, The Amazing Race, Dinner Takes All, Gone, Guy’s Grocery Games, & Whiskey Cavalier.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/16/19

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 I’m looking forward to checking out the new ABC comedy Bless this Mess. When his great-aunt dies and leaves him a farmhouse, Mike (Dax Shepard, Parenthood) and his wife Rio (Lake Bell, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) decide to leave the hustle and bustle of New York City for a quieter, simpler life in Nebraska. However, when they arrive, they discover that their new home is quite the fixer-upper, and things aren’t going to be as easy and laid-back as they had hoped.

I didn’t have a screener available to check out the show ahead of time, but based on the trailer it looks like it could be really fun – a fish-out-of-water comedy with some The Money Pit thrown into the mix. The cast playing the wacky new neighbors is also great – Ed Begley Jr. (Modern Family), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), David Koechner (The Goldbergs), Lennon Parham (Playing House), and JT Neal (Lab Rats).

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” newlyweds Rio and Mike drop everything to make the move from New York to rural Nebraska in search of a simpler life, but they quickly realize that becoming farmers isn’t as easy as they had hoped.

Don’t miss this new comedy tonight on ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording American Housewife, The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, The Flash, Fosse/Verdon, and Growing Up Chrisley.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/31/19

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

The running gag in Black Monday, other than the cocaine-laden MTV late-80s homophobia, has been the idea of the hilarious “Georgina Play” that Mo is trying to pull off. The series started with Blair proposing to Tiff Georgina at the same time that Mo acquired and then hid 49% of the stock in her family’s company. Then Mo recruited Blair to his brokerage firm, the Jammer Group, to try to wrestle away control of the company.

Last week we saw Blair convince Tiff to buy into the backstabbing maneuver after her parents had her kidnapped for publicity value. He’d essentially cut Mo out of the play and was willing to walk away if he couldn’t get a decent percent of the Jammer Group for his complicity in the scam. He was content to split it with Tiff, who mistakenly thought he was gay. (Nope. He’s in love with Mo’s ex, Dawn.)

Keith trying to keep the SEC off everyone’s coke-sniffing nuts was funny, but we still have a major lingering thread. Who is the person who dies at the start of the series wearing the earring/tie-pin that we saw on the corpse in the opener? This show is fantastic. Tell me season two is a go. Either way, tune the eff in tonight!

On tonight’s season finale, “0,” everything comes crashing down.

Don’t miss the finale tonight on Showtime at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Supergirl. & American Gods.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/27/19

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 #1

It’s taking some time for me to fully like all the characters on the new Whiskey Cavalier. I go back and forth on most of them, depending on the episode. Like last week, I got almost as irritated with Standish as Jai did. He was being pretty disrespectful, having all his trash and crap lying around in other people’s space. I’m no neat freak, but dang. Then again, Standish did well getting the guard to take in the champagne to the bad guy (or rather, the bad guy’s body double. LOL). So it was a tossup. I also got really irritated with Frankie for her crappy attitude toward Will, and going off and kissing the groomsman and then her line about it being the American way for all couples to cheat really ticked me off. I did love the fight in the locker room with the woman from Will’s past! LOL But overall, I’m still enjoying the show, and I think they’re just going to grow and gel as a cast, which will make it even better.

On tonight’s episode, “The English Job,” while investigating suspicious robberies in London, Will hits it off with a sexy British spy, leaving Frankie with some unexpected feelings that she doesn’t know how to process. Meanwhile, Jai competes with Susan over who is more intelligent, and Standish deals with a case of shell shock. Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) guest stars.

See how Frankie handles her feelings tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/26/19

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 The Rookie was a good one. While on a disturbance call at a restaurant, Officer Nolan was putting handcuffs on a crazy young woman who went after a valet with a knife, and her dress accidentally ripped, exposing her (ugly) undergarment (bra or whatever). Unfortunately, she turned out to be the baby mama of a big gang leader (the son of the original leader, who was currently in prison), and neither of them liked that Nolan “disrespected” her. So the guy put out a “greenlight” on Nolan, and he was very nearly killed that night after picking up dinner to take home. After talking to Captain Andersen, he decided to go in to work the next day, although she told him that he would be riding with her instead of Bishop, who would be working with the rest of the precinct to shake up the gang. Sergeant Grey then visited the leader’s father in prison to get him to order his son to drop the greenlight. It worked…but then it didn’t.

The son was a complete idiot and lured Nolan and Andersen to a house with a false break-in call and then kidnapping them, not caring when he learned that he’d taken a police captain in addition to the rookie and had her zip-tied to a chair. The guy then pushed Andersen into the pool, still tied to the chair. She was able to dislocate/break her thumb and get out of the restraints, pulling one guy into the pool and shooting him after grabbing his gun and then shooting the other sidekick while Nolan struggled to get out of his restraints. The leader ran off, shooting back at them as he ran, and he got in a lucky shot that hit Andersen in the neck, killing her almost immediately. Nolan finally broke free and dived in to grab her as she sank to the bottom of the pool, but there was nothing he could do. The others arrived as he sat there with her head in his lap. Sergeant Grey then stormed into the guy’s prison cell and got him to give up his son’s location or where he’d be heading, and they were able to set up a road block and stop him. He surrendered without a fight, which was kind of a pisser, honestly. LOL

It was a really sad episode, and I have no doubt Nolan is going to feel guilty about it for a while. If he hadn’t come to work, she’d be alive. It isn’t his fault, really, but he’s going to feel that way, I’m sure. It’ll be interesting to see if that plays out in future episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “The Shake Up,” a massive earthquake rocks the city and throws everyone’s patrols and its citizens into chaos. Meanwhile, Agent Russo recommends Officer Nolan for a protective detail of Brad Hayes, a man whose dealings have put a target on his head. Sarah Shahi & Joel McHale guest star.

To see how the earthquake affects the city and our favorite officers, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Housewife, Ellen’s Game of Games, MasterChef Junior, NCIS, The Kids Are Alright, Chopped, FBI, Mental Samurai, NCIS: New Orleans, & Miracle Workers,
 
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