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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/27/16

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

aftermath927smallTonight, Syfy kicks off the new supernatural apocalyptic thriller, Aftermath. The people of Washington State find themselves under a constant barrage of catastrophic weather and phenomenons of biblical proportions. The news is overrun with stories of earthquakes, storms, rampant disease with zombie-like side effects, and missing people, plus warnings of approaching meteorites, a solar storm, and a Category-5 hurricane on the way. As the state issues an evacuation order, the Copeland family decides to bunker down and wait out the storm in their home. Patriarch Joshua (James Tupper, Men in Trees) is a university professor of religion, archaeology, and myth, his wife Karen (Anne Heche, Men in Trees) is a former member of the Air Force, and the couple has three children. Son Matt (Levi Meadon, Olympus) was a star high school athlete sidelined by a torn ACL, who now wants to join the Peace Corps. Seventeen-year-old fraternal twins Dana (Julia Sarah Stone, The Killing) and Briana (Taylor Hickson, Deadpool) couldn’t be more different – the latter being much more of a wild child than her more practical sister.

As the storm clears up, the Copelands exit their home to discover that all is not well – their front lawn is covered in dead fish like a Biblical plague; they are visited by some strangers whose strange behavior quickly becomes violent; and daughter Briana is abducted by a supernatural force. As Joshua tries to make sense of what he just witnessed, the family hops into their RV and heads toward the Army Reserve-controlled Quarantine Zone in neighboring Yakima, hoping to be reunited with their daughter there. But the more they witness, the more the Copelands realize the end of the world is upon them.

What is going on? Is there any hope for humanity? I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – just as you think things are already weird enough, they get stranger and stranger! The action-packed series is like a blend of The Walking Dead with its zombie-like threat, Fear the Walking Dead which follows a family trying to survive at the outset of an outbreak, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers where you can’t really tell who has become one of the dangerous Feverheads. And add to this entertaining mix lots of other elements from apocalyptic, end-of-days, disaster, and survival films. The cast is great, and it was especially fun to see Men in Trees love interests (& real-life husband/wife) James Tupper and Anne Heche reunited as a married couple. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of this series, as it looks like it’s going to be a wild ride!

On tonight’s episode, “RVL 6768,” in the face of natural disasters, supernatural creatures, and a horrifying plague, the Copeland Family fights to survive the end of the world.

Witness the beginning of the end tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., This Is Us, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Scream Queens, Halt and Catch Fire, and Chrisley Knows Best.
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