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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/6/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Syfy kicks of the new dark comedy Happy!, based on the graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) a drunk, disgraced ex-super-cop who now works as a hit man for hire. After things go awry with one of his jobs, Nick finds himself the target of various criminal organizations, all of whom want him dead. One of the men looking for Nick is mobster Francisco Scaramucci (Ritchie Coster, Shades of Blue), known as Mr. Blue, who sends his demented henchman Smoothie (Patrick Fischler, Twin Peaks, Once Upon a Time) to capture and torture Sax. Mr. Blue also has leverage on members of the NYPD, including Det. Meredith McCarthy (Lili Mirojnick, Beerfest), who has a mysterious past with Sax. Meanwhile, a little girl named Hailey has been kidnapped, and her mother Amanda (Medina Senghore) is desperately looking for answers. However, Hailey has sent her imaginary friend Happy (Patton Oswalt, The Goldbergs, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), a blue winged horse with a horn, to find Sax to help her. At first Sax thinks Happy is a delusion of his intoxication but soon realizes that this blue horse is “real,” and the two partner up.

Happy! certainly won’t appeal to all audiences, but I suspect those who do enjoy it will love it. You can easily recognize the show’s graphic novel roots by the over-the-top sex, violence, language, blood, and gore. For those not easily offended by these kinds of things, Happy! is a really fun show. Christopher Meloni is great with the deadpan humor, and the series has an interesting underlying story and some unique characters, along with lots of action and humor. Happy’s ever-cheerful attitude and aversion to bad language is a stark contrast to Sax’s foul mouth and gruff, violent, nothing-to-lose demeanor, so the two play well off one another. Tonight’s premiere is worth checking out, with the caveats mentioned above.

On tonight’s premiere, “Saint Nick,” a hit-man is forced to partner with an imaginary blue-winged horse to rescue a missing child.

Meet Happy and Sax tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/ recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Riverdale, Knightfall, MythBusters, and Mr. Robot.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/29/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Earlier this year, Amazon released the pilot for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as part of its spring pilot season. The episode got rave reviews, and the series was picked up a month later for 2 seasons. Early today, Amazon dropped the entire first season exclusively for Prime members (non-Prime members can still check out the pilot). Set in New York City in 1958, the series follows 26-year-old housewife Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards), whose life seems so perfect, just before it comes crashing down. Her husband Joel (Michael Zegen, Rescue Me) is a successful businessman by day and struggling comedian by night. The couple has two children – 3-year-old Ethan and a new baby girl. Midge is the portrait of a perfect housewife, maintaining the home and supporting her husband is his career and comedic aspirations. However, one night after bombing at a comedy club, Joel announces to Miriam that he’s leaving her for his secretary. Miriam drowns her sorrows in alcohol and, in her inebriated state, ends up on the stage at the comedy club. Shedding her prim and proper exterior, Miriam lets loose and instantly wins over the crowd, but her lewd behavior and crude language attracts the attention of the local authorities. However, club manager/wannabe agent Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein, Family Guy, Getting On) sees potential in Midge and wants to help her launch a stand-up career.

The series comes from Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel Palladino, and even though this highly-serialized series is a period comedy/drama, it shares a lot in common with the Palladinos’ previous series. It centers around a young single(ish) mother dealing with her disappointed parents – always-irritated father, mathematics professor Abe (Tony Shalhoub, Monk) and more-supportive but overprotective mother Rose (Marin Hinkle). The family’s apartment in the Upper West Side is quite stately, and they have a maid – not unlike the Gilmores’ Connecticut home. Characters are constantly breaking into rapid-fire banter, and while there aren’t any troubadours, the Palladinos have still managed to weave musical performances in throughout the episodes. Even though the series is set in New York City, it still manages to capture a small-town feeling at times.

The series is really well written, with interesting characters, witty dialogue, some great character drama and development, and some fun recurring jokes. Rachel Brosnahan is charming in the lead role, even when she’s cursing like a sailor. And the supporting cast is also a lot of fun, especially Tony Shaloub and Alex Borstein. Other actors that pop up in the first few episodes include Kevin Pollak (Angel from Hell) and Caroline Aaron (Episodes) as Joel’s parents, Luke Kirby (Rectify) as comedian Lenny Bruce, and Max Casella (Doogie Howser, M.D.) as a lawyer. I checked out the first four episodes and could have easily watched more if that had been made available. I look forward to checking out the rest of the season on Amazon!

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Riverdale, Vikings, MythBusters, and Mr. Robot.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/15/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

MythBusters finally returns to kick off its 14-episode 20th season. Earlier this year, Science Channel aired the reality competition series MythBusters: The Search to find replacements for longtime hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The winners of this competition were New York product designer Jon Lung and Texan biologist/master builder Brian Louden (and his dog Bo). Tonight the new guys take over the duties of the MythBusters by tackling some fun new myths.

Even though the series has a pair of new hosts, the show still has the same fun look and feel that it always has – it really helps that the narrator is still the same. The format of the series also remains exactly same, with the episode jumping back and forth between the two different myths being explored. New hosts Jon and Brian have great chemistry and play off one another well. They both bring a nice blend of technical expertise and humor. While watching tonight’s premiere, I never found myself comparing these new hosts to Jamie and Adam – it just felt like I was watching yet another entertaining episode of MythBusters. I’m really glad this show is back!

On tonight’s premiere, “Heads Will Roll,” the MythBusters put an exploding airbag to the ultimate test and tackle an epic movie myth using a rocket-powered sword.

See how the new hosts stack up tonight on Science Channel at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, Riverdale, You’re the Worst, Stan Against Evil, The Shannara Chronicles, and Mr. Robot.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/25/17

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 #1

My love for Criminal Minds is strong this season, now that Spencer is back from prison, the team is back to working normal cases, etc. Last week, they tackled workplace shootings…with a twist. They couldn’t figure out how or why it had all gone down the way it had until Reid realized it had to have been a drone that did the actual shooting. And it was…piloted by a guy who’d been hired to pilot drones during actual missions for the military via a defense contractor. Unfortunately, his biggest “win,” according to the stats given to him by the defense contractor, with nearly 400 kills, wasn’t on a terrorist training camp, as they said, but to a school, where nearly all the ones killed were children. That broke the guy, who then used a drone he customized to kill all the ones on the team involved. When the defense contractor realized, they killed him to shut him up. Thank goodness the woman he tried to kill but didn’t get a chance to before she escaped – the woman who first hired him for the position – decided to turn on her boss and allowed the BAU to arrest the jerk.

My only problem with last week was the last bit with Emily and Luke. Hopefully the show isn’t going to “go there” with those two. I’ll be VERY upset! But speaking of pairings… Morgan is back this week, which I’m happy about. It’ll be great to see his interactions with Garcia, but hopefully we’ll get to see him with Reid some too, which we didn’t get last time!

On tonight’s episode, “Lucky Strikes,” when Garcia experiences anxiety over a case that’s personal to her from her past, Morgan visits to lend emotional support. Jamie Kennedy also guest stars.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/11/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Mr. Robot returns to USA Network to kick off its third season. Last season Elliot went off the grid in an attempt to completely get rid of Mr. Robot. But no matter how hard he tried, his alter ego kept resurfacing. Meanwhile, Darlene took the lead at fsociety, and the group broke into the home of an E Corp lawyer, using it as their new headquarters. Darlene tried to get answers from the Dark Army about what Stage 2 is, but the only information she was able to obtain was that it was Elliot’s plan, and he couldn’t remember anything about it. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Dom DiPierro was looking into both fsociety and the Dark Army – which nearly proved fatal for her. After the diner shootout, she interrogated Darlene, showing her a blackboard with the entire fsociety member hierarchy laid out. In the second season finale, we learned that Tyrell was alive, but Elliot was convinced that he, too, was just in his head – an idea that was quickly disproved when Tyrell shot him.

Could Tyrell still be a figment of Elliot’s imagination? Anything is possible – Elliot could have just shot himself! But if Tyrell is all in his head, who is going to call for help?! What is Stage 2 of the Dark Army’s plan? What evil plan does E Corp going to hatch next on the public? And can Darlene talk her way out of Dom’s seemingly closed case?

Tonight’s third season premiere opens right where we left off, with Elliot lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound. While the opener won’t address all the open questions, we do get to meet a really fun new character played by Bobby Cannavale! Also, in each of the first two seasons, the series built to a big twist or reveal, and I can’t wait to see what this year’s “Holy crap!” moment will be. I’m looking forward to another exciting season of crazy twists and turns.

On tonight’s premiere, “Eps3.0_Power-Saver-Mode.H,” when Elliot suddenly becomes aware of his situation and realizes the mission he needs to embark on, he seeks Angela’s help; Darlene gets upset about them potentially coming out clean; Elliot deals with a mysterious new person.

Find out what help Elliot seeks from Angela tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, Riverdale, Dynasty, Worst Cooks in America, You’re the Worst, The Shannara Chronicles, Channel Zero: No-End House, and Mr. Mercedes.
 
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