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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/8/19

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!

Megan’s Choice

Blue Bloods continues to challenge the characters and push them out of their comfort zones. Last week, a medium showed up outside a crime scene where Danny and Baez were investigating the death of a girl. The medium told them it wasn’t a suicide as it appeared, that it was in fact a murder. Danny thought she was crazy, but in the end she was right. Danny had a sweet moment with the medium later when the topic of his late wife Linda came up, and he said he loved his wife very much. The medium then said, “She says she loves you more.” My heart was mush because that is a very emotional thing to think about our loved ones sending us love from beyond the grave. She also said that Linda’s death was not an accident, which is something I hope we will deal with at some point during this season.

On tonight’s episode, “My Brother’s Keeper,” it’s Reagan versus Reagan when Danny goes against Jamie’s direct order during a hostage negotiation. Also, Nicky asks Erin for help when her friend is in jeopardy of losing his scholarship because of a crime he didn’t commit, and Frank helps a distraught officer who accidentally shot an innocent girl.

To watch the Reagan brothers butt heads, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/30/18

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

Last year, Netflix joined in the game of making holiday-themed movies like those romantic comedies and dramas that flood Lifetime and Hallmark this time of year. One of Netflix’s immensely popular original films last winter was A Christmas Prince, and today the streaming service launches the sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.

In the original film, American magazine journalist Amber Moore (Rose McIver, iZombie) was sent to the nation of Aldovia to cover the story of playboy Prince Richard (Ben Lamb, The White Queen), who was set to take the throne following his father’s recent death. There were rumors that he might abdicate, so Amber started snooping through the castle, where she was mistaken for young Princess Emily’s new tutor. Amber decided to run with that and use her new position to investigate the rumors. She uncovered evidence that Richard had been adopted, and this caused a contention as to the proper heir to the throne. By the end, Emily and Richard had both fallen in love with Amber, despite her initial dishonesty, and Richard was ultimately deemed the proper heir. Amber went back home to start a popular blog about Richard and her adventures, but as there is always a happy ending in these stories, on New Year’s Eve, Richard showed up at Amber’s father’s diner and proposed to her.

Tonight the story continues. It’s been nearly a year since the proposal, and the couple is planning a Christmas wedding. However, some wrenches are thrown into their plans – a political crisis puts the kingdom in jeopardy, and Amber starts to question whether she has it in her to be a queen. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that everything probably works out in the end and the happy couple will tie the knot! I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I always get sucked into watched these predictable but fun holiday TV movies. I really enjoyed the first A Christmas Prince, so I’m looking forward to checking out the sequel tonight. Netflix has been making some really great holiday films this year! Last week’s The Christmas Chronicles is another fun one to check out!

Check out this fun Christmas flick now on Netflix!

I’ll also be watching/recording Child Support.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/2/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Hawaii Five-0 was as good as I’d hoped it would be. Jerry is a fun character, and seeing him as a kid, with his friends in the woods, was cute. He swore he saw a murder and believed there was a body buried out there. He and his friends went over to the scary old man’s house in the woods – the one who all the ghost stories were about. Jerry even sneaked inside, only to get caught hiding in the closet. He ran screaming from the house before the man could get him. Jerry and his friends have gone back every year to try to find the body Jerry swore was there. This year, his friends have all decided they’ve had enough. They went along with it for that long just to placate him, but they’re tired of it.

But this year’s different. With Noelani’s & Eric’s help and the assistance of a ground-penetrating radar machine or whatever, they found a bone. Unfortunately, it was a dog bone. It started to rain, and everyone scattered – Jerry’s friends went back to the cabin they were staying in, while Noelani & Eric took the machine back to the car before going back to the cabin themselves. Jerry was so sure he was right that he told them he was going to dig more because sometimes animals were buried on top of humans to keep scavengers from getting to the human bones. He dug and dug and dug…only to find more bones…of a human this time. Turned out he was right after all. The bad guy then came to the cabin and tried to burn it down or smoke them out when they barricaded all the doors and windows, but just before he could start it, Bo Bradley (the man all the scary stories were about) shot him to save their lives. He was simply a recluse who let the rumors about him live in order to keep campers away from his house.

The other story line last week was great too. The team investigated when parents found a drawing their little girl had done a couple of weeks before that depicted the body of a redhaired woman wearing a necklace…and that woman with that necklace was just on the news of being found that day. And that wasn’t the only drawing the parents found. The parents also mentioned that the little girl had an imaginary friend who she talked to and that’s who the daughter said drew the pictures. Five-0 had the drawings checked with a handwriting analyst or something, and sure enough, the daughter’s was different than whoever had colored the pictures with the bodies. In the end, it turned out the “imaginary friend” was a real live little girl who was being forced to help her father kidnap women who resembled his ex-wife, who was a drug addict. Five-0 captured the guy and rescued the girl, who was reunited with her mother, who was now clean and sober. It was a freaky story with a great ending.

Last but not least, Tani heard from Captain Keo about the gun she found in Adam’s kitchen drawer…and he confirmed it had been used to kill Adam’s half-sister. So now Tani has to figure out what to do. Ugh. I hate this story line. I wish she’d just ignored the gun when she found it!

On tonight’s episode, “Aia i Hi’ikua; i Hi’ialo (Is Borne on the Back; Is Borne in the Arms),” McGarrett crosses the line and is arrested while investigating the death of his former SEAL buddy, who died while making an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier, and the only survivor is a baby. Also, Adam returns to Oahu with some devastating news about his marriage.

Learn the fate of Adam’s marriage (no surprise, I’d think…) tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, Hell’s Kitchen, & Blue Bloods.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/19/18

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

The cartoon Teen Titans has easily been one of the most popular comic book based TV shows of all time. A generation of Millenials grew up loving it, which makes it slightly past my prime “after school cartoon watching” days. But I have seen it before and DO love most TV shows about superheroes. So I tuned in last week for the premier of the latest iteration of that team, a live action show simply called Titans. It began in the familiar setting of Dick “Robin” Grayson’s origin story: his parents died during a trapeze act right before Dick’s eyes. Only there was only one girl in the audience this time, and when she awakened we realized that was just her nightmare. Odd, but okay. Grayson, we found out, irl (in real life) was transferring to a police department in Detroit after things with his old partner in Gotham went sour.

The next day, the girl who had the vision, Rachel, came home to find her mom being held at gunpoint. The assailant made the woman admit that she was not her real mom, and then he shot her dead. Rachel then unleashed a screaming blast that knocked the guy back fifteen feet into a wall. She hurriedly grabbed some things and ran away. Grayson meanwhile was tracking a child abuser. He single-handedly beat up two gangs at once just to warn the abuser away from his child. There was definite R-rated violence in this scene, punctuated with a controversial line spat by Robin: “Fuck Batman.” I was like whoa… “Twenty minutes into this show, and they’ve gone out of their way to demonstrate that this is NOT a cartoon on Disney XD.”

When Rachel got to Detroit, a social services lady tried to kidnap her. A dark manifestation of herself spoke to her in reflective surfaces, warning her of the imminent danger. To get away, she threw a brick at a cop car, so they took her into custody. Grayson questioned her, and she instantly recognized that he was the one she’d been having nightmares about. CUT TO: on the other side of earth, a girl who stole my pinkish-purple hair color woke up in a car. The driver was smashed into a deflated airbag next to her. The vehicle was riddled with bullets and splattered with blood. Another car soon drove up, and armed men chased the lovely young lady into the woods. A caption informed us this was in Austria. After she killed most of them, she started to deal with the fact she had amnesia. And also apparently some super powers. She discovered her name was Glory and tracked down her ex-bf, a Russian mobster, for more info on her ID. He revealed she betrayed him, and then he shot her. But her powers flipped on, and she burned all the men in the room to ashes. And we learned that she had been in pursuit of “Rachel” as well.

Rachel had now been kidnapped by a cop, but Grayson watched this happen and followed them. While a mad man with a knife sought to cut out Rachel’s heart in some depraved magic ceremony, Robin was searching the old building for them. But a powerful magic came out of Rachel first, killing the evil magician. His death was bruuuuuutal to say the least. Robin came in after the dark power returned to inside Rachel, who remained tied to a chair the whole time. Robin then drove her out of town, saying he would take her to safety. Meanwhile in Ohio, a glowing green tiger stole a Blu-ray disc from a Walmart. Beast Boy! Roll credits.

On the show’s second episode, “Hawk and Dove,” Hank Hall aka Hawk and Dawn Granger aka Dove are a pair of vigilantes, hoping to get out of the superhero business after shutting down one final criminal operation. When Dick arrives at their doorstep with Rachel, looking for a safe haven for the hunted child, his reappearance after many years causes strife between all three of them. Still traumatized over the death of her mother, Rachel struggles to trust Dick. But all their differences must be put aside when a lethal Nuclear Family, sent by The Organization, is activated with the sole purpose of capturing Rachel.

The episode premiered super early this morning at 3AM ET, so you can catch it now on the new DC streaming service.

I will also be starting my Daredevil season three binge and catching Murphy Brown.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/12/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice

Last week on Blue Bloods, we watched Jamie tackle his first day in his new position as a sergeant at a new precinct – which, from what we observed in the couple of scenes we got, needs a lot of help. His new boss told him to go in hard, with a firm hand, which is against Jamie’s natural instinct. He surprised me and did that well, by performing a spot uniform check. He’s already found a young officer who he (& we) can tell has the makings of a good cop, but when Jamie tried to get him to explain what was going on to cause the locker room fight, the guy balked, saying he couldn’t become a snitch. It seemed like he didn’t want to squeal because he needed to fit in, not because he just didn’t want to be a snitch. It’ll be fun seeing if/how Jamie can break down his walls. Oh, and one of my favorite parts of the episode was Sunday dinner. Eddie was still on her best behavior, trying to be sweet and nice and overly complimentary. So the family did something they do when someone new joins the family. They picked out a single topic (in this case, the wedding and everything to do with it) and started piling on about it until Eddie finally broke. She put her foot down and basically said she appreciated it, but it was her wedding and she would handle it and all they had to do was show up and smile. Her reaction when the others reacted was great.

Another part of the episode dealt with Erin bucking her supervisor, who she believes gave preferential treatment to a wealthy friend by not charging him with domestic violence. Fortunately, the DA agreed with her and was going to take care of it himself, rather than Erin having to do it. We’ll see how that goes! Meanwhile, Frank and Baker (who is probably my favorite character on the show – she cracks me up, the way she handles Frank) dealt with Kelly Peterson, the corporation counsel who handles civil complaints against the department, who came to him with a complaint from a sexual assault victim who said the SVU detective had treated her poorly. Frank was unsure of what to do, and Baker took it upon herself to go undercover, so to speak, as an assault victim. And it turned out, the SVU detective was indeed very insensitive. He didn’t do anything illegal, but he certainly needed to be out of SVU, which is what Frank decided, and in the end, Frank said he was starting basically an oversight-type committee, and he asked Baker to be on it. It was a sweet moment.

Finally, although Frank was unaware of it, Gormley went to Danny and Baez and asked them to look into threats against Frank. He believed it was a former detective who’d been fired after money went missing during drug cases, and he was right. In the end, though, the former detective wasn’t the one who went after “Frank” (who turned out to be an undercover detective/officer) with a gun. It was the guy’s adopted son who was trying to get revenge for his father. I felt bad for the former detective, who wised up in the end but felt responsible for his son’s actions.

On tonight’s episode, “Mind Games,” while investigating a case involving a woman who shot her husband while she was drunk, Danny’s instincts tell him there is more to the story. Also, Anthony ignores Erin’s orders to drop an assault case; Frank holds an emergency drill for his inner circle; and Jamie and Eddie navigate their changing work-life dynamic.

Find out what the rest of the story involves tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Blindspot, Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, Hawaii Five-0, & Hell’s Kitchen.
 
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