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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/2/19

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, AMC kicks off the fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead. During the fourth season, we lost a couple of the original main characters but gained some replacements along the way. As the season ended, our band of survivors consisted of Morgan, Strand, Althea, Alicia, Luciana, John, June, Wendell, Sarah, and Charlie. The group had been poisoned with antifreeze by a crazy serial killer, a filthy woman named Martha. However, apparently they just needed to drink a lot of beer to offset the poison, and they managed to find some in the nick of time. Martha ended up getting turned into a walker and was quickly dispatched by Morgan. It looked like the newly reunited gang was all set to head from Texas to Virginia, to the Alexandria community. However, Morgan changed his plans at the last minute, wanting to stay and continue Polar Bear’s work, helping to provide supplies for lost travelers and hopefully prevent someone else from ending up desperate and alone like Martha. The others decided to join him and planned to start by trying to find and help some of the folks that were on Al’s tapes. So they set up shop in an old denim factory, using it as their base of operations.

As the fifth season opens, we are thrust right into the middle of the action/story. Our band of do-gooders is off on a mission to find a man named Logan, who contacted them for assistance, when things run afoul. They now find themselves in a dangerous, unfamiliar new location. Not only are there zombies to deal with, but there’s also some unknown person or group that doesn’t seem want anyone in their neighborhood, and they have put up signs and other roadblocks to keep people out—anyone having flashbacks to Negan? What is this new threat, what do they want, and should our group be concerned?

I checked out the first few episodes of the season, and it’s definitely shaping up to be another exciting one, with many twists and turns. Just in the few episodes I saw, there are several new and familiar faces that show up to shake things up. And the number of threats our group is facing seems to grow exponentially with each new episode. I’m looking forward to learning more about what our survivors are really up against and seeing what else this season holds!

On tonight’s premiere, “Here to Help,” led by Morgan and Alicia, the group lands in uncharted territory in search of survivors to help; everything is not as it seems in this foreboding new land.

Catch up with this group of survivors tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Perpetual Grace, Ltd, NOS4A2, and Worst Cooks in America.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/7/19

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 #1

Tonight, the second season of Killing Eve premieres, but this year it will be airing on both BBC America and AMC, so those who don’t receive BBC America can finally watch this amazing series!

In the first season, we met Eve (Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy), an MI5 security officer who had grown bored by her desk job. So when she learned that an international female assassin had made her way to London, she jumped at the chance to join a secret MI6 unit trying to track down this mysterious Vilanelle (Jodie Comer, Doctor Foster). The more Eve read of Vilanelle’s exploits, the more she became obsessed with this woman. Meanwhile, we saw the charming, funny, and very much insane Vilanelle carrying out her killing spree, ignoring and eventually killing her own handler. She also became obsessed with Eve, and the pair started a mutual game of cat and mouse with one another.

Eventually the pair met face-to-face when Vilanelle broke into Eve’s home and demanded they have dinner together. Later, Eve tracked Vilanelle to a Russian prison, but she managed to escape before Eve could find her. Eve finally caught up with her in Paris, where she caught Vilainelle by surprise as she unexpectedly plunged a knife into her chest.

Don’t let her funny and charming demeanor fool you… Vilanelle is still a ruthless killer – she murdered Eve’s longtime friend/coworker. Despite this, Eve still finds herself inexplicably drawn to this woman. And likewise, Vilanelle feels something for Eve. As we start the second season, Eve is unsure if she killed Vilanelle or not. On one hand, Eve would love to put an end to Vilanelle’s murder spree, but on the other hand, she feels horrible that she may have murdered this woman she has become strangely attracted to.

I really enjoyed the first season – while Sandra Oh won the Golden Globe for her performance, it is Jodie Comer who really makes the show for me. She is amazing in this series. Like Eve, I find myself completely fascinated with and drawn to Vilanelle. She’s a psychopathic killer but so delightful at the same time! It feels wrong to root for her, but I can’t help it! I am happy to report that the second season, which picks up right where we left off, is just as fun, exciting, and shocking as the first. I can’t wait to see more of it!

On tonight’s premiere, “Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body?” Eve is reeling from her act of violence against Villanelle and doesn’t know whether she is alive or dead; a paranoid and severely injured Villanelle manages to get herself to the hospital for treatment; Carolyn approaches Eve with an opportunity.

Find out what opportunity Eve receives tonight on AMC & BBC America at 8/7c.
 
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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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