If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/21/18

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!

Kyle’s Choice

One of my favorite things about October is that it brings the Halloween-themed TV episodes, and tonight Halloween hits the FOX Sunday lineup. The Simpsons opens the night with its annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode, which features homages to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Split, and Jurassic Park. This was originally going to be my recommendation for the night, until I checked out tonight’s episode of Bob’s Burgers. I always enjoy this series, but the Halloween episodes especially so. No other show seems to bring me back to the fun times of trick-or-treating as a child like this one does. Though the Belcher kids always have far more creative costumes and always get mixed up in some crazy adventure during their annual quest for candy. Tonight’s may be my favorite Halloween episode since the show’s first one back in season 3. Besides the ingenious costumes that pop up throughout, Gene has some hilarious one-liners, and there’s a really fun side plot involving Bob and Teddy.

On tonight’s episode of The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror XXIX,” Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Then, in Bob’s Burgers, “Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street,” the kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone’s candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it’s up to Tina, Louise, and Gene to find the culprit.

To see the Halloween fun, tune in to FOX starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording God Friended Me, Family Guy, Supergirl, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, You, Camping, and Kidding.
 
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This Week on TV – 10/21/18-10/27/18

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s crazy busy again, which is awesome, so be sure to check out the schedule below so you don’t miss anything!

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Saturday on TV – 10/20/18

Saturday is the 90-minute series premiere of The Voice Kids on Universal Kids at 4:30/3:30c. Featuring coaches will.i.am, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott, The Voice Kids will follow the journeys of aspiring stars as they compete in this singing competition for a chance to win a cash prize towards their musical education and career. The premiere episode kicks off with the blind auditions.

Tonight is also the season finale of Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers on Oxygen at 7/6c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers (#106) – Oxygen @ 7/6c
  • *Series Premiere*The Voice Kids – Universal Kids @ 4:30/3:30c (90-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Special*Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash – Freeform @ 8:15/7:15c (90-Minute Special)
  • *New*American Ninja Warrior Junior – Universal Kids @ 7/6c
  • *New*Criminal Confessions (#203) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Iron Chef – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Top Chef Junior – Universal Kids @ 6/5c
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Friday on TV – 10/19/18

Series Premiere

Specials/Sports

  • Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Anniversary” Special)

New

  • Blindspot (#402) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • Blue Bloods (#BB904) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • Child Support (#201) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (#707/708) – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (#402) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • Dynasty (#202) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • Fresh Off the Boat (#504) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • Gold Rush (#902) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • Haunted Live (#106) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • Hawaii Five-0 (#HF905) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-1804) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • Last Man Standing (#LMS-707) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • MacGyver (#MAC304) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • Marriage Boot Camp (#1307) – WE @ 9/8c
  • Pod Save America (#02/102) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • Ridiculousness (#2142/2143) – MTV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • Speechless (#303) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • The Contender (#509) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • The Cool Kids (#CK-105) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • The Graham Norton Show (#2403) – BBC America @ 11/10c
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show (#16/304) – HBO @ 12AM/11PMc
  • Unprotected Sets (#103) – Epix @ 11/10c
  • Van Helsing (#303) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • Z Nation (#503) – Syfy @ 9/8c

ABC

  • *New*Fresh Off the Boat (#504) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Speechless (#303) @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Child Support (#201) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live @ 11:35/10:35c

CBS

  • *New*MacGyver (#MAC304) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#HF905) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#BB904) @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert @ 11:35/10:35c

FOX

  • *New*Last Man Standing (#LMS-707) @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Cool Kids (#CK-105) @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-1804) @ 9/8c

NBC

  • *New*Blindspot (#402) @ 8/7c

The CW

  • *New*Dynasty (#202) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (#402) @ 9/8c

A&E

  • *New*Live PD @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)

BBC America

  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#2403) @ 11/10c

Bravo

Comedy Central

  • *New*Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (#707/708) @ 11/10c

Discovery Channel

  • *New*Gold Rush (#902) @ 9/8c

Epix

  • *New*The Contender (#509) @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Unprotected Sets (#101) @ 11/10c

Food Network

  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives @ 9/8c

HBO

  • *Special*Real Time with Bill Maher @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Anniversary” Special)
  • *New*Pod Save America (#02/102) @ 11/10c
  • *New*Tracey Ullman’s Show (#16/304) @ 12AM/11PMc

MTV

  • *New*Ridiculousness (#2142/2143) @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)

Syfy

  • *New*Z Nation (#503) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Van Helsing (#303) @ 10/9c

Travel Channel

  • *New*Haunted Live (#106) @ 10/9c

WE

  • *New*Marriage Boot Camp (#1307) @ 9/8c

8:00/7:00c

  • *New*Blindspot (#402) – NBC
  • *New*Dynasty (#202) – The CW
  • *New*Fresh Off the Boat (#504) – ABC
  • *New*Last Man Standing (#LMS-707) – FOX
  • *New*MacGyver (#MAC304) – CBS
  • *New*Ridiculousness (#2142/2143) – MTV (2 New Episodes)

8:30/7:30c

  • *New*Ridiculousness (#2142/2143) – MTV (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Speechless (#303) – ABC
  • *New*The Cool Kids (#CK-105) – FOX

9:00/8:00c

  • *New*Child Support (#201) – ABC
  • *New*Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (#402) – The CW
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network
  • *Series Premiere*Get a Room with Carson & Thom (#101) – Bravo
  • *New*Gold Rush (#902) – Discovery Channel
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#HF905) – CBS
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-1804) – FOX
  • *New*Live PD – A&E (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Marriage Boot Camp (#1307) – WE
  • *New*The Contender (#509) – Epix
  • *New*Z Nation (#503) – Syfy

10:00/9:00c

  • *New*Blue Bloods (#BB904) – CBS
  • *New*Haunted Live (#106) – Travel Channel
  • *Special*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO (1-Hour “Anniversary” Special)
  • *New*Van Helsing (#303) – Syfy

11:00/10:00c

  • *New*Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (#707/708) – Comedy Central
  • *New*Pod Save America (#02/102) – HBO
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#2403) – BBC America
  • *Series Premiere*Unprotected Sets (#101) – Epix

11:30/10:30c

  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC (11:35/10:35c)
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS (11:35/10:35c)

12:00AM/11:00PMc

  • *New*Tracey Ullman’s Show (#16/304) – HBO

Full Schedule

  • *Series Premiere*Get a Room with Carson & Thom (#101) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Anniversary” Special)
  • *New*Blindspot (#402) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#BB904) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Child Support (#201) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (#707/708) – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (#402) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dynasty (#202) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Fresh Off the Boat (#504) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gold Rush (#902) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Haunted Live (#106) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#HF905) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-1804) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Last Man Standing (#LMS-707) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*MacGyver (#MAC304) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Marriage Boot Camp (#1307) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pod Save America (#02/102) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ridiculousness (#2142/2143) – MTV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Speechless (#303) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Contender (#509) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Cool Kids (#CK-105) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#2403) – BBC America @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Tracey Ullman’s Show (#16/304) – HBO @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Van Helsing (#303) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Z Nation (#503) – Syfy @ 9/8c

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/19/18

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 cartoon Teen Titans has easily been one of the most popular comic book based TV shows of all time. A generation of Millenials grew up loving it, which makes it slightly past my prime “after school cartoon watching” days. But I have seen it before and DO love most TV shows about superheroes. So I tuned in last week for the premier of the latest iteration of that team, a live action show simply called Titans. It began in the familiar setting of Dick “Robin” Grayson’s origin story: his parents died during a trapeze act right before Dick’s eyes. Only there was only one girl in the audience this time, and when she awakened we realized that was just her nightmare. Odd, but okay. Grayson, we found out, irl (in real life) was transferring to a police department in Detroit after things with his old partner in Gotham went sour.

The next day, the girl who had the vision, Rachel, came home to find her mom being held at gunpoint. The assailant made the woman admit that she was not her real mom, and then he shot her dead. Rachel then unleashed a screaming blast that knocked the guy back fifteen feet into a wall. She hurriedly grabbed some things and ran away. Grayson meanwhile was tracking a child abuser. He single-handedly beat up two gangs at once just to warn the abuser away from his child. There was definite R-rated violence in this scene, punctuated with a controversial line spat by Robin: “Fuck Batman.” I was like whoa… “Twenty minutes into this show, and they’ve gone out of their way to demonstrate that this is NOT a cartoon on Disney XD.”

When Rachel got to Detroit, a social services lady tried to kidnap her. A dark manifestation of herself spoke to her in reflective surfaces, warning her of the imminent danger. To get away, she threw a brick at a cop car, so they took her into custody. Grayson questioned her, and she instantly recognized that he was the one she’d been having nightmares about. CUT TO: on the other side of earth, a girl who stole my pinkish-purple hair color woke up in a car. The driver was smashed into a deflated airbag next to her. The vehicle was riddled with bullets and splattered with blood. Another car soon drove up, and armed men chased the lovely young lady into the woods. A caption informed us this was in Austria. After she killed most of them, she started to deal with the fact she had amnesia. And also apparently some super powers. She discovered her name was Glory and tracked down her ex-bf, a Russian mobster, for more info on her ID. He revealed she betrayed him, and then he shot her. But her powers flipped on, and she burned all the men in the room to ashes. And we learned that she had been in pursuit of “Rachel” as well.

Rachel had now been kidnapped by a cop, but Grayson watched this happen and followed them. While a mad man with a knife sought to cut out Rachel’s heart in some depraved magic ceremony, Robin was searching the old building for them. But a powerful magic came out of Rachel first, killing the evil magician. His death was bruuuuuutal to say the least. Robin came in after the dark power returned to inside Rachel, who remained tied to a chair the whole time. Robin then drove her out of town, saying he would take her to safety. Meanwhile in Ohio, a glowing green tiger stole a Blu-ray disc from a Walmart. Beast Boy! Roll credits.

On the show’s second episode, “Hawk and Dove,” Hank Hall aka Hawk and Dawn Granger aka Dove are a pair of vigilantes, hoping to get out of the superhero business after shutting down one final criminal operation. When Dick arrives at their doorstep with Rachel, looking for a safe haven for the hunted child, his reappearance after many years causes strife between all three of them. Still traumatized over the death of her mother, Rachel struggles to trust Dick. But all their differences must be put aside when a lethal Nuclear Family, sent by The Organization, is activated with the sole purpose of capturing Rachel.

The episode premiered super early this morning at 3AM ET, so you can catch it now on the new DC streaming service.

I will also be starting my Daredevil season three binge and catching Murphy Brown.
 
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