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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/15/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m loving seeing the Scorpion team stranded on the deserted island after their plane crash landed while on the way to a job-slash-honeymoon for Happy & Toby. Unfortunately, the pilot was injured – his arm was trapped, which led to compression syndrome. If they simply pried his arm loose from the wreckage, the poison that had built up would be free to travel through his bloodstream and would kill him. So Toby “MacGyvered” his way to building basically a filter using things from the plane and the island, and they were able to save the pilot’s life and his arm. The team tried to get the attention of a passing ship, but even with the flare they sent off, the ship didn’t see them or turn around. And since they figured out the EMP sent the plane off course without the pilot realizing, they know they’re VERY far from where they should have been and not in a highly trafficked area, and help may not be coming anytime soon, if at all.

Sylvester is having the hardest time with their situation. He was actually very un-Sly-like last week, much less scared and anxious, since he was sure they were going to die and therefore wasn’t afraid of it since he felt it was a foregone conclusion. And one of the funniest parts of the episode was Walter trying to be all lovey-dovey with Paige. He kept calling her different pet names and basically just being too sugary sweet. At first it kind of annoyed Paige, but she realized that it was just the only way he knew to react to his feelings, since they’re new to him. It was all very sweet and funny.

Tonight is the season finale. The team’s been stranded for three weeks. I can’t wait to see how it’s affecting everyone, especially Sylvester. The previews for him look awesomely funny!

On tonight’s episode, “Scorp Family Robinson,” three weeks after they crash land on a deserted island, tensions run high for Team Scorpion when they must battle to overcome their relationship obstacles in order to be rescued.

Find out how the team overcomes these obstacles tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kids BBQ Championship & Man With a Plan.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/1/17

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Kyle’s Choice

Last week on Better Call Saul, we got the genesis of one of Breaking Bad’s key relationships – Mike met Gus Fring! Gus didn’t want Mike to kill Hector Salamanca but said he was free to mess with him all he wanted. So Mike hatched a clever plan involving sneakers and a rifle to make sure there was drug residue on the outside of Salamanca’s delivery truck when it tried to cross the border. Meanwhile, the police showed up at Chuck’s to arrest Jimmy, and one of his former public defender coworkers gave Jimmy a hard time when he saw him in the holding cell. Jimmy made bail and, despite Kim’s protests, decided he wanted to defend himself.

I like how the series is quickly moving toward Breaking Bad, setting up the pieces and the relationships that were in place when that show began. Can Jimmy get himself cleared of the charges levied by Chuck? If not, is this what is going to ultimately lead him to become Saul Goodman? What is Salamanca going to do in response to Mike’s actions? And how close are we to learning how he became the wheelchair-bound, mute, bell-ringing guy we saw at the start of Breaking Bad?

On tonight’s episode, “Sabrosito,” Jimmy calls in a favor from Mike. Meanwhile, new complications disrupt the Salamancas’s business; and Chuck and Jimmy struggle to compromise.

Find out what favor Jimmy calls in tonight on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Quantico, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, The Great Indoors, Gotham, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, Young & Hungry, Baby Daddy, and Angie Tribeca.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/10/17

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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Better Call Saul kicks off its third season on AMC. When we last left off, Jimmy had purposely altered his brother’s legal documents in order to steal Mesa Verde as a client. Chuck blamed his electromagnetic hypersensitivity for his absentmindedness; however, he suspected that Jimmy had something to do with the error. Chuck quit his job at the firm, had a panic attack that sent him to the hospital, and was back to wearing his tin foil hat around his darkened house. Jimmy felt bad and confessed to his brother what he had done, but he was unaware that Chuck had arranged the situation and had recorded the conversation. Meanwhile, Mike’s plan to execute Hector Salamanca was interrupted by a blaring car horn, and when he went to stop the noise, he found the word “Don’t” written on his vehicle.

Who left the note for Mike, and why didn’t the author want Hector killed? The general theory is that it was Gus Fring – are we going to see how those two first partnered up? How does Chuck plan to use this recording against his brother? Now that he knows that there was nothing physically wrong with him, will he abandon his paranoid ways and become the top lawyer he once was? And how will the existence of this tape affect Kim and Saul’s relationship, which is ultimately doomed, given where Breaking Bad picks up? I have been thoroughly enjoying this prequel series, and I’m looking forward to seeing where things go this season and what connections to the original series will pop up.

On tonight’s premiere, “Mabel,” Jimmy and Chuck’s relationship deteriorates; Kim feels the pressure of running her own firm; and Mike investigates the note left on his car.

If you missed any of the second season, AMC will be running a marathon of the entire second season starting at 11:30AM ET today. Otherwise, catch the start of the new season tonight on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, Bates Motel, Young & Hungry, Baby Daddy, and Angie Tribeca.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/15/16

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Kyle’s Choice

bettercallsaul215smallTonight, the second season of Better Call Saul kicks off on AMC. When we left off, Jimmy was at a crossroads. He had tried to find himself a legitimate law career and break away from his previous indiscretions and the con-man ways of the past. He had organized the Sandpiper class-action case and brought it to his brother Chuck’s firm, HHM. However, he was crushed to discover that Chuck was the one who had been blocking him from becoming a partner at HHM – he still didn’t believe that Jimmy could change, despite much evidence to the contrary. Kim told Jimmy that the case was too big for HHM to handle alone, that another firm was being brought in to help, and that this firm was interested in hiring Jimmy in a partner-track position. However, Jimmy had already started to wonder why he even bothered to play by the rules if no one was going to trust him anyway. He could have taken the bribe offered by the Kettlemans and no one would have been the wiser, but he let his morals stop him. And in a conversation with Mike, Jimmy stated that he wasn’t going to let that happen again. Why not just game the system like people seemed to expect him to?!

So will Jimmy accept the position with this other firm, or is he ready to go full “Saul Goodman” right now? How is Jimmy’s relationship with Chuck going to change now that he knows his brother betrayed him? And how is that going to affect his work if he does continue working the Sandpiper case? Is there some hope of a romance between Kim and Jimmy? And what questionable activities will Jimmy and Mike get up to this season?

On tonight’s episode, “Switch,” Jimmy and Kim’s relationship takes a new turn. Meanwhile, Mike decides it’s for the best to sever his affiliation with an unrestrained associate.

Following tonight’s premiere will be a Chris Hardwick-hosted after-show, Talking Saul, similar to Talking Dead. However, it doesn’t appear that this after-show will happen every week.

Don’t miss the season premiere on AMC at 10/9c, followed by the after-show at 11/10c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Castle, Superstore, Telenovela, The X-Files, Lucifer, Major Crimes, and The Magicians.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/6/15

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

bettercallsaul46smallTonight, the first season of Better Call Saul comes to a close. Last week, Jimmy helped Chuck finally leave his house by creating a foil-lined suit for his brother to wear. They headed to Chuck’s office to work on the class-action suit, where Chuck received a standing ovation from his entire firm — obviously he is well-loved there. Jimmy was excited because he assumed the partnership on the class-action suit meant that he would finally be accepted as part of the firm. However, Howard said that was not the case and that they only wanted to pay him a referral fee and not have him actually work on the case. Jimmy eventually put two and two together and realized that his brother was the one who set up this arrangement. Meanwhile, an unarmed Mike took on the job of three men, serving as bodyguard/assistant for a nervous young man brokering a drug deal with Nacho.

So we finally got the first inkling of what is likely going to cause Jimmy to break bad and slip into the moral-less persona of Saul Goodman. Jimmy has always loved and trusted his brother, but now he has discovered Chuck still thinks of him as “Slippin Jimmy” and a fake lawyer and that he has never wanted him at his firm. All these years Jimmy struggled to move up in the firm, and it was his own brother who had been working against him! How will this news affect Jimmy? Will he immediately start taking on more shady cases with Nacho? Will he break off his relationship with his brother? Will we get another fast-forward glimpse of post-Breaking Bad Saul in tonight’s episode?

On tonight’s episode, “Marco,” Jimmy seizes the opportunity to reconnect with an old friend. Meanwhile, Chuck adjusts to a new way of life.

If you missed any of this first season, AMC will be airing a marathon of the first 9 episodes starting at 12PM/11AMc, leading up to tonight’s finale at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Following, Jane the Virgin, Bates Motel, and The Returned.

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