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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/12/19

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

Blown AwayI’m kind of excited about a new show that premiered overnight last night on Netflix, called Blown Away. Ten master glassblowers compete against one another in a competition to win $60,000 – and of course the title of champion. Nick Uhas (Big Brother Season 15) is host, and glass master Katherine Gray is the resident evaluator, along with a rotating panel of guest judges.

According to Architectural Digest, “The facility in which Blown Away is filmed – which was built specifically for the show – is now the largest glassblowing facility in North America. That may come as a surprise even to glassblowing veterans. But consider the fact that the series requires 10 glassblowers to be able to work simultaneously. That means 10 workstations, 10 reheating furnaces, and two melting furnaces.”

Check out the fun competition now on Netflix.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/10/19

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

Krypton 7-10I said I was going to do it and I did. I binged all of Krypton season one to have some extra summer content, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was a weak show initially because: it had no big-name DC hero in it, and they were using Brainiac as the Big Bad while he’s still a hero over on Supergirl, but that should be okay since, third strike, it’s not even in the Arrowverse. The lesser known Adam Strange character has time traveled 200 years into the past to make sure that Superman is born. Which, we found out last year, meant allowing Brainiac to take the entire city of Kandor so Krypton will eventually explode. But someone else traveled back in time to stop him: General Zod. Other first season highlight: a dormant Doomsday that they keep lying around in case they ever need to genocide a planet.

Season two started with Seg, grandfather of Superman, on Brainiac’s home world possessed by the telepathic monster. After Adam arrived, the two together dealt with Lobo, a crazy bounty hunter and one of DC’s best all-time characters. Seg & Adam escaped back to Krypton to find it very changed. Zod had gotten rid of the poor “rankless” class of people in Kandor and conscripted them all into the Sagitari. Basically he turned the poor into his army. There was still a rebellion being fought from the moon of Wegthor though.

Seg reunited with Lyta but was irked by her acceptance of Zod’s new authoritarian regime. This was complicated by the fact they knew they still must give birth to Zod, who is their son. Even more awkward? Seg also discovered Zod had to brainwash Lyta to get her to go along with everything. Zod ordered the same done to his once and future father. It almost succeeded, but we saw some vestige of Brainiac still existed in Seg’s mind, so he escaped that fate. Meanwhile, Adam and Kem got caught by Lyta when on a mission to destroy the elevator to the moon. No, really, there’s an elevator to the moon. Hide your shark repellent. This second season has been much more fun with the addition of Lobo, and before it’s done we’re supposed to get appearances of some version of Nightwing & Flamebird. But don’t expect Dick Grayson… The codenames were first used in stories in the 60s about Kandor.

On tonight’s episode, “A Better Yesterday,” amidst a hostage negotiation that could end the war on Krypton, Seg seeks answers about Lyta.

To see if Seg finds the answers he needs, tune in to Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Archer: 1999.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/9/19

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

Bring the FunnyI loved Last Comic Standing, so when I heard about the new comedy competition, Bring the Funny, I was thrilled, especially when I learned that Jeff Foxworthy, Kenan Thompson, & Chrissy Teigen are involved as judges. Hosted by comedian Amanda Seales, the show is search for the funniest comedy act. Throughout the competition, the best of the best stand-ups, sketch troupes, and comedic variety acts, from solo comics to musicians, magicians, podcasters, puppeteers, YouTubers, and more…anyone who can make audiences laugh will have the chance to receive the career-changing $250,000 prize package and see their name in lights in the “Bring the Funny” showcase.

On tonight’s episode, “The Open Mic 1,” sketch, variety, and stand-up comedy acts from all over the world give it their all to impress the judges and make it to the next round of the competition in hopes of ultimately winning the $250,000 grand prize.

See if the acts make you laugh tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Chopped Junior, Chopped, & Sweet Home Sextuplets.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/1/19

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

Last week on Legion, one of the most amazing things happened… My current favorite band, Superorganism, appeared as guardians of David’s hidden base to perform their most popular song, “Something For Your Mind,” a quarter of the way into the season debut. It was coconuts! It was prawns sipping pineapple juice out of coconuts! I was worried season three might fizzle out after the slightly offbeat second season finale left David on the run from his friends, but holy shit they set the tone correct. Instead of tracking David, the first fifteen minutes of the episode, we instead watched a young Japanese girl named Switch in her day-to-day life as a student as she unraveled a mystery. She was following clues that Legion was leaving to find a time traveler as an ally. When she finally found the correct building, she was guided by Superorganism in this amazing musical interlude.
 
 


 
 
Once amongst David and his new followers, Switch discovered that David was destined to die that day, every time at Syd’s hands. Switch kept resetting the afternoon until on the third try, David teleported his entire base somewhere else as Farouk and Division Three closed in to ambush them, and just like that, out the gate this season is amazing. The set design is back to the bright and colorful mode we enjoyed in season one, and the excitement is back in this show. I hope, hope, hope that Orono and Superorganism will be around for a few more episodes since they are already technically characters in the show now. Maybe they’ll even do a few more songs? “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”? Maybe “It’s All Good”? Or maybe a new musical group might pop up this episode? I don’t know & don’t care. I’ll be glued to the screen the instant this goes live!

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter 21,” David prepares for a journey.

Don’t miss the fun tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching whatever zany hilarity that the Smith family gets up to in American Dad!
 
 
Something For Your Mind

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/30/19

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

Perpetual Grace LTDThe best show on TV this summer is Perpetual Grace, LTD. There, I said it. Find it on Epix or wherever you stream the good stuff. This show is a neo noir tale of Texas scammers and violent true believers in Christ, and it is grisly, whimsical, and tragicomic AF. Based primarily around a plot to fake the death of his parents to get their money, grifter Paul Allen Brown has enlisted the help of a corrupt Mexican cop and another scam artist, James, who is impersonating him now. The deeply convoluted plot they’ve hatched has gone awry since the very start. It is an enthralling story, and I recommend you climb aboard now before it’s the hottest show on TV next year.

Last week we watched Pastor Brown stalk the sons of Hector Contreras, the Mexican cop, as his wife escaped imprisonment. Glenn Pirdoo, the young boy who James clunked with an iron pipe a few episodes back, was lost in Mexico, always heading left, “cause that’s where west is,” and that was the main theme of the episode.

We finally got to the moment they’d been teasing when Lillian Brown asked Contreras why he was digging that hole, and he answered, “For you.” This show launched far off the deep end. Join us. Mexican astronauts are just the tease. Plz trust me… This show is the mega-tonnage. #ketchup

On tonight’s episode, “Wandering Left,” on Father’s Day, Pa follows Hector’s sons into their classroom; James guides Glenn out of the desert.

Don’t miss it tonight on Epix at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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