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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/12/18

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

Things are crazy heated right now on SEAL Team going into tonight’s fall finale. Last week began moments after the week ended, with the team scrambling after being surrounded by the bad guys, who shot off a rocket into one of their vehicles. They were able to grab their previous target, Lazo, and eventually took cover at a local church, tying up the priest in case he was in the with cartel (turns out he wasn’t) and patching up Lazo, who’d been shot. They and the others quickly realized they’d been set up and that someone from the inside was feeding information to Doza. Turns out they were right. The guys thought it was Martinez (who later succumbed to his injuries), but turned out to be Rita, Mandy’s Mexican counterpoint. Apparently Doza had captured her sister and nieces. Thankfully, although who knows why, but she left Mandy there alive at Carla Reyes’s place before she disappeared. Lazo had been asking for his last rites, but Jason refused until he gave up info on Doza’s whereabouts. Just as the rest of the bad guys arrived and began shooting up the church from outside, Lazo caved and gave up the intel, but before the priest could administer them, Lazo died. And just before Jason and the guys were overtaken, Blackburn and the others arrived and shot them, saving the team’s hides.

So now the guys have to get to the place Lazo spilled about Doza’s whereabouts. Maybe then finally this story line will be wrapped. I’ve liked some of it, disliked some, but I’m ready to move on. Hopefully when the show comes back after the break, enough time will have passed that Jason is healing from Alana’s death and not as cranky and things between him and the team and him and Mandy are back to normal. All the bickering and biting and questioning of decisions is getting old really fast!

On tonight’s episode, “Prisoner’s Dilemma,” the hunt for Andres Doza comes to a head when the SEAL Team makes one last ditch effort to find and capture the leader of one of the most powerful and lethal drug cartels in Mexico.

To see if the guys can capture Doza, tune in to CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Ellen’s Game of Games, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Single Parents, & Criminal MInds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/18

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

The last two nights on The Flash and then Arrow, the Arrowverse continuum put out the first two thirds of Elseworlds, which is proving to be a phenomenal crossover trilogy. The annual tradition was pared down this season to feature three main stars rather than a huge ensemble, bringing us to tonight’s conclusion on Supergirl, airing on a special night. Right out of the gate, it was great spin on a mash-up with Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) & Barry Allen (Flash) having somehow been switched in the timeline. Like they had each other’s powers and identities and no one could tell. So they went to Earth-38 to see Kara Danvers, the Girl of Steel, hoping the adjustment to reality was limited to their version of Earth. That turned out to be the case, and Kara was very happy to see them. She happened to be at her family farm when they arrived, so “freaky Friday” Oliver & Barry also got to meet Clark Kent and Lois Lane, who were visiting.

This led to an epic Justice League level of a team up with Superman, Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Arrow squaring off vs a power-absorbing robot named AMAZO. Yes the name sucks, but the episode was great. In the end of that one, Vibes and Killer Frost were very important players, but a clutch shot by Barry (as Green Arrow) stopped the creature. Superman headed back to Earth-38, while the trio of friends moved on to Gotham to follow up a lead on the anomalous energy they had detected that they now associated with the strange mutations in the timelines.

Team Flash was aware of someone trying to come through the Time Force from somewhere/some”when” else, but there was something blocking the traveler. In Gotham, Kara, Oliver, and Barry got themselves into trouble and even got arrested. A woman named Kate Kane bailed them out and called them to Wayne Tower for a meeting. It turned out she was Bruce Wayne’s cousin and wanted to make sure they didn’t cause too much trouble while they were there. Vibes had visions of the Monitor, an interdimensional villain that wielded the power to change reality with a giant metaphysical tome. A vision of the Flash from another timeline came through to give a broken message that suggested they could win if they got “the book” – Monitor’s huge tome. They Vibe that Dr John Deegan in Arhkam Asylum has the book, and so they went there at night.

When Deegan learned he was being attacked, he unlocked all the patients and inmates in Arkham and a free-for-all began. Supergirl versus the crazies is one thing, but thanks to a hallucinogenic drug getting released, we got treated to a great Oliver vs. Barry fight too! Plus, as if this crossover wasn’t that rad already, enter Batwoman, who needed to clean up after the mess these guys were making in her town. We can confirm now that yes, she’s Batman’s cousin, and yes she’s getting her own show!

After the heroes got the book, the Monitor showed up to congratulate them on getting that far. He then returned the book to Deegan and made him reinvent the timeline more creatively a second time. This left Oliver & Barry in a world in which they were villains on the run known as the Trigger Twins. Superman showed up to stop them at the very last minute, which I imagine sets up the action for tonight. Whooo-eeeeeee. Strap in for round three of an exhilarating crossover trilogy that reminds us that these are comic books brought to life!!

On tonight’s episode, “Elseworlds, Part 3,” Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) engage in the battle of their lives.

To see how the battle ends, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Adam Ruins Everything and Black Lightning.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/28/18

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

This Wodensday night promises to be a bloody good TV night, as Vikings season 5B kicks off! The last half season culminated with two pairs of brothers leading armies against each other. Ivar the Boneless & Harald Finehair have gone to war with Bjorn Ironside & Halfdan the Black. Bjorn, eldest son of Ragnar, led his army to a recent victory against his younger brother Ivar’s forces, but now his Uncle Rollo is sending Frankish reinforcements. This second major battle between the armies took up most of the episode, though for a few moments we checked in on Iceland and Floki’s follies there.

The finale utilized a repeating flashback plot mechanism wherein characters at a moment of possible death flashback to other parts of their life. They were able to do this because several main characters died while others merely come face to face with their mortality. Lagertha, Bjorn’s mother and queen of Kattegat, killed her ex-lover Astrid, when Astrid confronted her in the middle of the battle. She confessed that she was carrying Harald’s baby in her womb and that she didn’t want the baby; she wanted death instead, and Lagertha gave it to her. The brothers Halfdan & Harald faced off on the battleground as well, and sadly history told us Halfdan was the one who must die. Harald would go on to become the first King of Norway.

Harald and Ivar won this particular battle, and Bjorn & his mother called for a retreat shortly after the arrival of the reinforcements that Rollo sent. In the aftermath of having to kill her ex-lover and an unborn child, Lagertha’s hair all went stark white. Over in Iceland, Floki’s inability to keep his townspeople from quarreling had escalated to murder and promises of vengeance. To quell this madness, Floki made the slighted family the governor and offered himself as a sacrifice to the gods. He didn’t go through with it yet though, so we have plenty to look forward to tonight. Can’t wait!!!

On tonight’s episode, “The Revelation,” legendary Viking Duke Rollo arrives, causing further upheaval in a Kattegat still reeling from Ivar the Boneless becoming its king; Floki battles the elements in Iceland, and his own settlers’ desire for revenge, to forge a colony.

Don’t miss the exciting midseason premiere tonight on History Channel at 9/8c.

I’ll also be going down to South Park, gonna have myself a time.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/27/18

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!

Phoebe’s Choice #1

I’ve been pretty captivated the last few months by the new team on Lethal Weapon, which teams up Seann William Scott with Damon Wayans as two unorthodox LAPD detectives, even without having seen the first two seasons. Admittedly, I am obsessed with everything Scott’s done post-Stiffler, but the show does get on, on its own merits.

The last new episode opened with Cole (Scott) MIA, having flaked on his daughter. When she called Murtaugh to look for him, he recommended his daughter Rianna to babysit. Murtaugh was next at the scene of an abduction. He concluded that Cole was abducted by the Vasquez cartel. At the cartel torture house, they pulled out a few of Cole’s fingernails before Sofia Vasquez revealed herself to him. She had him buried alive rather than shooting him. Murtaugh confronted Cole’s CIA handler, Tom Barnes, who insisted he didn’t betray Cole. He “put his best man on the job” and expected him to take out Vasquez.

Throughout the episode, we saw Cole and his baby mama, Natalie, in their first meetings overseas. He was undercover as a photographer and she was a nurse. They fell in love and she got preggers. Back in the present, other former undercover agent, “The Gute” got them a lead that put them on Cole’s trail, but all they found was his bloody discarded fingernails. Murtaugh again confronted Barnes, who recommended they flip former cartel lieutenant Benny Aliva, whom LAPD had in holding. In flashbacks, we saw that Natalie became pregnant while still stationed overseas.

Murtaugh tracked down Cole with Aliva’s help and dug him up before he died. While recovering in the hospital, Cole got immersed in the memory of talking to Natalie about plans for a honeymoon in Bali. Later that night, Cole KO’d Murtaugh and locked him in Mrs. Murtaugh’s trunk so he could go confront Vasquez on his own. Murtaugh woke up to his daughter stealing the car to go out with her bf. When the boyfriend turned creeper, Roger emerged and took the car back. Cole saved Sofia Vasquez from the hit team Aliva was leading against her, with a last-minute assist from Murtaugh. In the final scene, Cole professed his love for Natalie was undying and she kissed him but was very conflicted about the timing.

On tonight’s episode, “What the Puck,” Cole wants to talk to Natalie about their relationship before it’s too late, but a wrench is thrown in his plans after he bumps into a new ADA, Erica (guest star Nishi Munshi). Meanwhile, after being kicked out of the house for Trish’s girl’s night, Murtaugh finds himself an unlikely friend.

See if Cole makes a decision about Natalie tonight on FOX at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/21/18

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

I just recently discovered Stan Against Evil, in time to catch the first three weeks of the third season. Which brings us to tonight’s season finale because they drop two episodes a week! Fortunately for me I haven’t watched any of the first two seasons, so I have some episodes to go back and binge. In many ways this is a watered-down version of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, with more episodic pacing and considerably less gore, but it’s fairly funny and features John C. McGinley (Scrubs) as former Sheriff Stanley Miller. Stan is apparently destined to die at the hands of the demonic forces that haunt his tiny hometown.

Last week’s episode opened with Stan’s daughter Denise hanging out with the new Sheriff Evie, watching the satirical horror-romance TV show Vampire’s Creek, which mashes up Dawson’s Creek & the Twilight series. The show also stars a vampire played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, Kickass) named Zach. On the same night the gals watched the latest episode of their fictional vampire show, a mysterious package showed up for Denise.

When she later opened the package, she learned she had won a fanfic contest for writing about the Creek and had been rewarded with a mirror that featured as a prop on the show. The mirror was cursed, though, and it pulled her into a pocket dimension in which the show is recreated. Stan noticed Denise was missing and tried to track her down. Inside the “show,” Zach tried to talk Denise into submitting to his vampire bite. The next day, the mirror called Evie in as well. She arrived in time to stop Denise from killing a hobo, but she was promptly bitten and became a vampire.

Stan went in after girls and soon suffered the same fate – but they just sort of blended in with the other vampires socializing at Vampire Creek’s prom. The guy who had a crush on Denise irl, the grave digger Kevin, also came into the mirror and got bitten. Zach told Denise that only by killing them can they go back to the real world, so she stabbed all three through the heart with a chair leg. Then she stabbed Zach and the curse was lifted. It’s a very, very silly show. But I am enjoying it, and I recommend it for you too!

On tonight’s first episode, “Intensive Scare Unit,” Stan goes for a prostate exam but must escape when the hospital turns demonic. Then on the season finale, “Stan Against Evie,” Haurus demands Stan kill Evie in return for killing Constable Eccles and ending the curse on Willard’s Mill; another demon tells Stan how to defeat Haurus, but the cost could be high.

Don’t miss the final two episodes of the season tonight on IFC starting at 10/9c.

There’s not much else on tonight that I watch, so Happy Turkey Day for those in the US, don’t drink & drive, and see you next week!

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