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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/10/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, The Walking Dead returns to AMC. In the first half of the season, we said goodbye to Rick Grimes. While our main group believes that he is dead, we know that he was taken away in a helicopter and that his story will continue in some future TV movies. There was a time jump, and folks tried to move on, but Michonne still struggles with the loss of Rick. She was at odds with daughter Judith, who welcomed some new arrivals to Hilltop. Meanwhile, Negan has spent the past several years locked in a cell in Alexandria (why didn’t they just kill him?!), and Carol is married, living in the Kingdom, and helping to raise Henry as her son.

As the first half of the season came to a close, Daryl, Jesus, and Aaron were on a rescue mission to save Eugene and Rosita, who had been injured and were being pursued by an unusually intelligent herd of walkers. This herd was a lot more organized than usual, double-backing and following them at every turn – and Eugene swears that he heard them talking. The herd ended up cornering them into a cemetery and attacked. As Aaron was about to kill one of the walkers, it quickly dodged his weapon and then stabbed and killed him with a knife, whispering “You are where you do not belong” – certainly not your typical walker behavior! The others managed to kill this “walker” and then discovered that it was a normal human wearing a mask made out of walker flesh. Meanwhile, back in Alexandria, Negan discovered that Gabriel forgot to lock his cell and decided to make his escape.

Who are these new “Whisperers” with the ability to control the walkers, and what do they want? Do they plan to attack Alexandria, Hilltop, and/or The Kingdom? What does Negan plan to do with his newfound freedom? Will he go back to his old ways and rally his troops to get his revenge? Or will he just quietly go away? (I really hope it’s the latter!) I did not enjoy the last two seasons with all the Negan stuff, but the first half of this season was a surprising return to the great show I once loved – I didn’t even miss Rick, and I’m actually really looking forward to tonight’s midseason premiere! While I do wish the show would think about winding things down and plan an ending, it’s already been picked up for a tenth season, and Norman Reedus (Daryl) has signed on for 3 mores seasons (I guess they are trying to lock down at least one of the original characters for the long haul), so there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.

On tonight’s midseason premiere, “Adaptation,” the communities thought they could build a better future separately, but the recent loss of one of their own drives them to band together; new leaders rise when a disturbing and dangerous threat is unmasked; an escaped captive revisits his past.

Catch up with the survivors tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Worst Cooks in America, Counterpart, Black Monday, and SMILF.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/26/18

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

With almost three seasons done in Preacher, we’ve seen an interesting adaptation of a road trip comic book converted to a show set alternately in a small Texas town, New Orleans, & an idyllic swamp haunt called Angelville. The last locale is where title character Jesse Custer was raised by his voodoo-wielding evil Grandma, who is one of several “bad guys” this year. And Jesse likely would have wiped her out as a threat, had Herr Star and his goons in The Grail organization not extracted Jesse’s soul a while back. Without a soul, he had been unable to use the power of Genesis inside him that makes his commands act affect others like the word of God.

God, btw, is still running around doing something depraved in a vinyl dog suit, motorcycling the country with his hot girlfriend. And Cassidy the Irish vampire has been off on his own for half the season, dealing with a cult led by another much more sadistic and powerful vampire named Eccarius. Cassidy tries to warn the cult members who are really just food being fattened for Eccarius to slaughter them, but they believe their leader instead. They beat Cassidy up and leave him crucified on an upright pool table, awaiting the sun’s beams to burn him out of existence.

The last cliff they left us hung on was the bus ride back to hell as overseen by the Angel of Death. Teamed up with the super badass Saint of Killers, a Confederate soldier turned demon cowboy, Angel of Death had acquired the three people Satan sent her to get: Eugene, Hitler, & Tulip. Just as Tulip had been about to try an escape, Hitler instead kicked his way out the window and dove directly onto a landmine in 1940’s WWII. This flipped the bus and left them all stranded in the past!! I can’t wait to see how they finish it all tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “The Light Above,” Jesse returns home for what he hopes is the last time but in doing so angers Starr and endangers Cassidy. Meanwhile, Tulip battles Hell and Nazis.

Find out who prevails in tonight’s finale on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Get Shorty and The Venture Bros.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/6/18

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

Tonight, Better Call Saul returns to AMC to kick off its fourth season. During last season’s finale, Howard had had enough of Chuck’s drama. He handed him a $3M personal check to buy out his part of the firm and then immediately announced Chuck’s departure to the entire firm. When Jimmy heard the news, he went to apologize to his older brother, but Chuck didn’t want to hear it. Later that evening, Chuck had another one of his panic attacks, tearing apart his home looking for the source of an electronic hum. Chuck had lost his job, and his reputation, and couldn’t control his anxiety. He had had enough – he kicked some piles of paper in his office that were holding up a lantern, until it fell over, setting the whole house ablaze with him still inside.

Meanwhile, Kim had already decided to take some time off after her car accident, and now Jimmy was about to have some free time of his own. Jimmy felt guilt over destroying Irene Landry’s life, and when he couldn’t con her friends into accepting her back, he orchestrated an accidental confession during bingo. This basically destroyed his credibility at the old-age home and caused his clients to flee en masse. And finally, Nacho watched from his car as Hector, Gus, and Juan had an argument outside his father’s upholstery shop. Hector clutched his chest and collapsed to the ground. Surprisingly, Gus Fring administered CPR, saving Hector’s life. Surely part of some master plan.

I’m looking forward to another season of Better Call Saul tonight. How is Jimmy going to react to his brother’s death/suicide, and will this be what finally pushes him to become Saul Goodman? And how will this affect Kim and Jimmy’s seemingly doomed relationship? And what else will we learn of the larger Madrigal business that plays such a major role in Breaking Bad?

On tonight’s premiere, “Smoke,” Jimmy struggles to cope with Chuck’s tragic death; Mike ponders his role at Madrigal; and Howard makes a startling confession.

Check out how the season begins tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Lodge 49.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/18

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

Tonight, AMC is airing a special The Walking Dead eighth season finale/Fear the Walking Dead fourth season premiere crossover event. Last week on The Walking Dead, Negan returned to the Saviors, who were surprised to see that he was still alive. Negan quickly dispatched Simon for his betrayal, chaining his walker body to the fence of the Saviors’ compound. During the chaos of Negan and Simon’s brawl, Dwight helped Gregory escape, sending him back to the Hilltop to warn Rick and the gang about Negan’s plan of attack. However, Negan later revealed to Dwight that he knew of his betrayal and purposely told him a fake plan so that he would in turn feed it back to Rick. Despite Dwight’s actions, Negan announced he wasn’t going to kill him just yet. Meanwhile, Daryl and Rosita kidnapped Eugene in order to take him back to the Hilltop. However, Eugene didn’t want to leave, so he forced himself to vomit all over Rosita as a distraction and ran away. Finally, Michonne called Negan over the radio in order to read the note Carl had left for him. In the letter, Carl pleaded with Negan, asking him to call off the war, but the words seemed to fall on deaf ears as Negan was still planning to go forward with his plan to completely eliminate Rick and the gang.

Will this battle with the Saviors finally come to an end tonight, or will the writers drag this on for yet another season? Has Eugene really changed sides, or does he have some sort of plan he’s hatching to sabotage the Saviors’ ammo? Will Rick and the gang fall into Negan’s trap, or will they figure out his real plan in time? Will any major characters not survive tonight’s episode? I really hope we see the end of Negan in tonight’s finale so that the show can move on to some other storyline next year!

Following tonight’s finale, Morgan will make his way from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead. I’m really curious to see how this is going to work, as Fear takes place before The Walking Dead and in another part of the country. Will Fear do a time jump? Or will we see a pre-The Walking Dead Morgan? Will the helicopter we’ve seen a few times this season on TWD play a role in transporting Morgan to the other series?

On tonight’s The Walking Dead season finale, “Wrath,” the communities join forces in the last stand against the Saviors. The season’s story lines culminate in all-out war.

And in tonight’s Fear the Walking Dead season premiere, “What’s Your Story?” a lone traveler’s wearying journey is interrupted by new acquaintances, some who become friends, others who becomes foes.

Catch all the action tonight on AMC starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Timeless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, Killing Eve, Worst Cooks in America, Trust, Silicon Valley, and Barry.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/26/18

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

Tonight, AMC airs the two-hour premiere of the new series The Terror. The series is a thriller inspired by the real 1845 expedition by two Royal Navy ships that left England looking for the Northwest Passage through the Arctic. Despite being the most technological ships of their time, the ships and their crew mysteriously vanished without a trace. The drama follows this doomed expedition, led by Sir John Franklin (Ciarán Hinds, Game of Thrones), a man who makes Titanic-like decisions to proceed with the expedition despite evidence that conditions may be too dangerous. And the captains of his two ships, Francis Crozier (Jared Harris, Mad Men) and James Fitzjames (Tobias Menzies, Outlander), don’t like one another and are always at odds. As the ships come across a seemingly impenetrable sea of ice blocking their path, the crew starts to see foreboding visions and faces the threats of disease, dwindling resources, and starvation, while a mysterious, monstrous force starts picking them off one by one. The cast also includes Paul Ready (Fortitude), Adam Nagaitis (Happy Valley), Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), and Trystan Gravelle (Mr. Selfridge).

Last night AMC aired a special preview of the first hour of tonight’s premiere, hidden as the second half of a 2-hour episode of The Walking Dead in the programming guide, so unless you watched/recorded The Walking Dead, you wouldn’t have even known it was airing. The first hour introduces the characters and gives a few flashbacks to the characters’ lives before the expedition. At the same time, it slowly builds some of the mystery and tension of the situation. However, it looks like things will really kick into high gear in the second half of tonight’s premiere, which I’m looking forward to.

Today AMC has made the entire first season available to AMC Premiere subscribers for binging but will continue to air the series weekly for those of us who don’t subscribe. (This looks like it could be a good show for binging!)

On tonight’s premiere, “Go for Broke; Gore,” an accident at sea cripples a Royal Navy expedition 200 miles from finding the Northwest Passage, forcing its captains to make a dire choice.

Check out the two-hour premiere on AMC starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, The Resident, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, UnREAL, The Alienist, Good Girls, and Final Space.
 
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