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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/16/17

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

Tonight’s the night, folks! The weird semi sad but funtastically delightful final episode of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season two is tonight! I don’t have time to bring you completely up to date on this adaptation of the character created by Douglas Adams, but I can remind what the funk happened last week. So.

Things started with a flashback to the Cardenas’s house fifty years ago just after the one young boy had used his dreaming powers to kill his abusive parents. Black Wing agents showed up, wanting to tap the potential of his powers. He resisted and the struggle triggered an epileptic seizure that put him in a permanent coma. But from within that coma he dreamed into existence the magical land of Wendimoor. Flash to: in Wendimoor the greatest swordsman of the realm sacrificed himself in a fight versus Suzie Boreton so Dirk and the gang could all regroup and formulate a plan of attack. Back in Black Wing HQ, Ken found holistic actress Mona and convinced her that she must help him save Dirk.

In the real world, Farrah and Tina confronted the Mage at a rock quarry where he was using an entranced Sheriff Sherlock to load a car with explosives. Bart and her new bestie Prince Panto fought their way through Mr. Priest and his Black Wing agents so they could access the portal to Wendimoor. The two gay princes were soon reunited. Evil sorceress Suzie sent her army through her own portal, right into the heart of Black Wing HQ to kill “Project Moloch,” the boy who had been in a coma all his life dreaming the pocket dimension of Wendimoor into existence. Bart then watched her new bff and his loved ones get slaughtered by Suzie’s men. She was about to go ham killing them all, but that gets saved for the finale. Amanda and Todd worked together to manifest a portal that sent Dirk back to Black Wing HQ so he could save Project Moloch and bring him to Wendimoor for the “happily ever after.” But just as he escaped, Suzie showed up, and the Rowdy Three took the point in confronting her.

It’s a very bizarre convoluted plot that you realllllly should absorb from the get go. But each episode is funny on its own if not self-contained. I highly recommend some binge watching. This show hasn’t been renewed yet, but the ratings are way up. So here’s hoping!!

On tonight’s episode, “Nice Jacket,” Dirk fulfills the prophecy and restores order after returning to Blackwing; Todd and Amanda face off against Suzie Boreton.

To see how the faceoff against Suzie goes, tune in to BBC America at 9/8c.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/11/17

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 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, things started weirdly as they aught on this show, with Amanda & Vogel emerging from a lake in the magical dimension of Wendamore. They were soon captured and locked in giant cages on wheels by a bunch of armored knights that happened upon them. Across timespace, Dirk had slipped down a slide in a closet, inside the Cardenas house he was investigating, which deposited him in some sort of parallel pocket dimension that was both still in the house and absolutely not in the house at the same time. Perfectly normal on this show.

The local cops Sherlock Hobbs and Tina Tevetino paired off with Todd & Farah to investigate any/all things occurring locally now. Todd & Sherlock spotted the bike Dirk used to peddle away from the police building and concluded he was in the Cardenas house. Once inside they answered a long-disconnected land-line phone to find it was Dirk calling, pleading for help. Todd tried to locate the slide Dirk fell down as a giant floppy beast pursued Dirk in the alternate house.

In Amanda’s captivity, she learned half the plot of the politics in Wendamore, while Holistic Assassin Bart Curlish learned the other half in the “real” world with the captive elven prince with pink manga hair. Meanwhile Farah & Deputy Tevetino investigated the disappearance of four women from a book club meeting. They deduced that Suzie Boreton might be the fifth person that was at the meeting who was not a pile of dust next to a wineglass. Todd decided to dive down the slide to try to help Dirk, who had just found a table that was bleeding excessively from a pair of scissors stabbed into it.

In holding, Amanda was powered up with electrical energy. In the pocket dimension of the alternate Cardenas house, Todd & Dirk were pursued by the one-eyed, one-horned, giant purple people eater. Todd decided to tackle Dirk out the door into the static television fuzz that seemed to be surrounding the house, and it landed them back in their world. But Todd hallucinated Amanda in the cage. Maybe he really saw her?

Farah & Tina arrived at Sally’s house, where she was actually being held at wand-point by The Mage inside, but they were called away to investigate the weirdness at the Cardenas house. Everyone met back at the station, where they confirmed that the scissors were the ones used in the murder that brought all these investigators together, but Dirk had a minor breakdown. Todd talked him through the existential crisis, and Dirk had a serendipitous insight.

In Wendamore, an emissary came for one of the people that was locked up with Amanda & Vogel. They sentenced her to death, but she was again charged up with electricity and slayed all the people set against them. They escaped into the woods. Back in the prime dimension, Dirk led everyone to uncover a map of Wendamore that was hidden under the wallpaper at the Cardenas house. The final scene saw The Mage tempting Suzie with promise of being an evil sorceress.

If you did not yet know? This show is based off a pair of novels written by Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide guy. Genius level sci-fi comedy. Zen Robot Llamas to the Nth. A hundred thumbs-up. If you are just hearing about this show, you need to binge watch season one and find a way to catch up on season two.

On tonight’s episode, “Shapes and Colors,” the case seems to take a major turn when Arnold, the adult son of the dead Cardenas couple, shows up. Meanwhile, Amada is led to a mystical coven in the woods of Wendimoor led by the forest witch Wakti Wapnasi, where she begins to master the unique powers she first experienced in Bergsberg.

Catch all the fun tonight on BBC America at 9/8c.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/14/16

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

Sarah Manning (TATIANA MASLANY)Tonight, Orphan Black returns for a fourth season on BBC America, on a brand new night. Last season we were introduced to the male Castor clones, who were bred more as soldiers. As the third season came to a close, Dr. Coady had sent Rudy to find Alison, but he ran into Helena and the two had a prison yard-style brawl that ended with Rudy’s death. Mark tried to impersonate Rudy, but Sarah found him and got him to reveal Dr. Coady’s plan. Meanwhile, Krystal was impersonating Rachel, and this led Delphine to uncover the Neolutionist conspiracy – which in turn led to her bleeding out in a parking garage at the end of the season. The real Rachel once again had two eyes and now a sort-of-adopted child in the young Leda clone, Charlotte. Elsewhere, Sarah was reunited with daughter Kira; a pregnant Helena had been helping out with the Hendrixes’ not-so-legal soap business, and as a thanks, Donnie and Alison reunited her with boyfriend Jesse; Cosmina contemplated telling Shay everything; and Alison won the election.

There are so many different clones and conspiracies to keep track of with this show, but it always finds a nice blend of comedy, drama, suspense, and unexpected twists. Tatiana Maslany is so brilliant that I always forget that so many of these characters are played by the same actress – they all have such unique personalities, and the scenes in which they interact look so convincing and real.

On tonight’s premiere “The Collapse of Nature,” a Neolution attack destroys Sarah’s refuge in Iceland and forces her to flee once again.

See where Sarah runs to tonight on BBC America at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Odd Couple, Rush Hour, Grey’s Anatomy, The Catch, The Blacklist, Game of Silence, Bones, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, Archer, and 60 Days In.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/25/16

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!

Jenny’s Choice

fullerhousesmallI’m so excited because late tonight/early tomorrow morning, Netflix is putting out the entire first season of Fuller House, the continuation of the hit show that began in 1987, Full House. The original focused on Danny Tanner, a widow raising his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law Jesse and best friend Joey. By the series end, Jesse was married to Rebecca and they had twin boys. The new series focuses on widow – oldest Tanner daughter – DJ, who moves back into the family home with her three boys after her firefighter husband dies. Middle Tanner daughter Stephanie and DJ’s best friend Kimmie move in with her, along with Kimmie’s daughter, to help DJ raise her boys. Other family members will guest star throughout the series, but the show will focus on DJ, Kimmie, Stephanie, and the kids.

Full House was a simple, feel-good, family show that I still love well into adulthood. So even though critics are already saying some not-so-nice things about it, I’m looking forward to it simply because I loved the original so much and am excited to see where all the characters are now, some twenty years later. If you go in expecting perfection, you’ll be disappointed. Hopefully you can go into it like I am and expect some silly, heartwarming, cheesy fun.

Don’t miss the complete first season premiere tonight on Netflix at 3:01AM/2:01AMc.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory (200th episode!), Top Chef, 2 Broke Girls, Beat Bobby Flay, Colony, & Recipe for Deception.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/22/14

It’s the beginning of a crazy week of TV, which is both good and bad. *laugh* I had a good day Saturday, working on the schedule for the site, napping, and watching Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. I’ve been itching for a good action movie, and this filled the bill. But I’m ready for some great new TV, and I’m hoping this week will fill that one, starting tonight, so check out Kyle’s and my recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

thelastshipsmallTonight is the series premiere of what I think should be a great new show, The Last Ship. Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, starring Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers), it opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler’s second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman), and Marissa Neitling (Leverage).

I’ve been looking forward to this one ever since I heard about it months ago. I love Eric Dane and Adam Baldwin, and the premise is interesting, so here’s hoping it’s great!

On tonight’s episode, “Phase Six,” Captain Tom Chandler and the crew of the USS Nathan James set out for the Arctic with two civilian virologists, Dr. Rachel Scott and Dr. Quincy Tophet, who claim to be studying birds. When they come under attack by a renegade team of Russian forces, Chandler learns these virologists are actually collecting samples of the source of a deadly virus that has wiped out over half the human population while they’ve been at sea. As they head home on the orders of the remaining U.S. government, Chandler and his crew realize that home is a shadow of what they left, and the safest place to develop a vaccine for this deadly disease is out at sea on their ship.

Watch how it all starts tonight on TNT at 9/8c.
 
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