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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/8/16

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

banshee48smallLast week, Banshee returned to kick off its fourth and final season on Cinemax. In an unusual move, the series took an 18-month time jump, and in that period, Lucas had become a recluse, squatting in a remote cabin belonging to Kai Proctor! Lucas was forced to come out of seclusion, clean up, and reenter society when Rebecca’s dead body washed ashore. After Sheriff Brock gave Lucas a tour of the newly-renovated police station, he told him that he and Kai Proctor – who is now the mayor – were both suspects. Lucas decided to look into who really killed Rebecca, which was going to be a tough task – while he was never really the sheriff, at least in the past he would have had the department resources to help him out on things like this. Meanwhile Carrie was having her own issues – her husband died at the end of last season, and shortly afterwards Social Services took away her children, and now she has to deal with court-mandated therapy sessions in order to get them back. We also learned that reformed neo-Nazi Kurt Bunker was still working for the Banshee PD and that he was secretly sleeping with his brother’s wife. And finally, we still don’t know where Job ended up after he was taken in last season’s finale.

While Lucas fears that Job may have been killed, I think that’s highly unlikely, and with only 7 episodes left, I hope he reappears soon, as he is my favorite character! Last week was a little slow of a start to the season, but I’m really looking forward to seeing how things ramp up, learning who killed Rebecca, and seeing what kind of explosive, over-the-top action sequences the show has planned!

On tonight’s episode, “The Burden of Beauty,” Carrie turns vigilante, while Brock suspects Lucas in the serial killings.

Find out what Brock does about his suspicions tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Wynonna Earp, and Childrens Hospital.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/18/15

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

theknick1218smallTonight, the second season of The Knick comes to a close. Last week, Dr. Gallinger’s day started off with some good news. The police had closed the case of Dr. Cotton’s murder – the man’s sons had admitted to poisoning their father. This meant Everett’s wife Eleanor was off the hook, though she was still likely the real killer. Later that day, Algernon brought Everett before the medical board, trying to get his license revoked for performing dozens of vasectomies on the boys of the “idiot house.” However, the board denied his claim, affirming the importance of eugenics as a legitimate and necessary field of study. As they left the building, Edwards and Gallinger traded insults and were preparing for a fistfight when Everett sucker-punched Algernon. Everett continued, making sure to throw several punches to Algernon’s injured eye. He then called Algernon the N-word and headed home to celebrate by having sex with his wife’s sister. (What a classy guy – how does Eric Johnson always seem to end up playing these jerks?!)

At the construction site of the new Knickerbocker, Cornelia confronted her father about his involvement in bringing several infectious diseases into the United States. As the captain tried to defend himself, a fire broke out. He helped his daughter escape from the burning building but ended up leaping to his own death.

Meanwhile, Thackary’s health was deteriorating – he had massive internal damage due to his continued cocaine use; Barrow’s wife threatened to expose her husband’s money skimming if he didn’t agree to give her back her home and half of his earnings; Cleary and Harriet’s condom sales to prostitutes were booming; and Lucy tortured her ill father with the sordid details of her sex life before giving him a lethal injection.

How was the fire started, and was Capt. Robertson’s death a suicide, murder, or just bad luck? What does this mean for the new Knick – and has Barrow lost his cash cow? Will Thackary get the medical assistance he needs, or will he continue to insist on alternate treatments? What will be the fallout from Gallinger and Edwards’ fight? And will Harriet ever warm to Cleary’s advances? I have thoroughly enjoyed this season of The Knick – even more than the first – and am really looking forward to seeing what happens tonight!

On tonight’s finale, “This Is All We Are,” Thackery ignores Zinberg’s advice at Mt. Sinai and undertakes a risky, alternative course of action; Cornelia confronts Henry about the family business; Barrow’s actions at the hospital construction site are called into question; Gallinger ponders a job opportunity; and Cleary steadfastly refuses to give up on Harriet.

Find out how the season ends tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording MasterChef: Junior and Z Nation.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/4/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

grimm124smallI’m kind of loving Grimm this season. I was so tired of Juliette and the whole story line with her being turned into a Wessen. Nick is harder this season, but I’m kind of digging that – and I love his relationship now with Adalind. We’ll see if she changes personalities again, but as of now, it’s great. On the last new episode, a rich mobster Wessen challenged three other Wesen to compete for his daughter’s heart/hand in marriage. The challenge was they had to kill the man the mobster felt was responsible for his son’s death. The problem was, the men kept getting killed before they could actually kill the guy. It turned out to be the daughter doing the killing, much to her father’s shock. My favorite part was the potential dead man going absolutely crazy when he saw the mobster change from human-looking to his Wessen self. Wu’s reaction throughout the episode dealing with that guy was hysterical, given that he’d been in that position before.

On tonight’s episode, “Rat King,” Nick and Hank are called to the scene when three Wesen go out on a hunt at a local dump and get more than they bargained for when two turn up dead after they encounter the mythical Rat King. Meanwhile, a very badly wounded Trubel (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) is taken to the hospital, and Nick finally meets Meisner (guest star Damien Puckler).

Find out if Trubel survives tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Last Man Standing, MasterChef: Junior, Undateable, Unforgettable, Truth Be Told, & American Diner Revival.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/15

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

theknick1120smallMy pick of the night is once again The Knick, as it’s one of the few Friday shows I actually make sure I watch on Friday night. Last week, an explosion at the subway line construction site caused a flood of emergency patients at The Knick. Cleary saw this as a money-making opportunity and paid off the other ambulance drivers a fraction of their fee in cash in exchange for the money owed to them by the hospital. However, his industrious plan backfired when the president of The Knick declared that no money would be made off the devastating accident. Meanwhile, Thackary performed open brain surgery on his addict patient, trying to cure him of his addictions, but ended up leaving the man a vegetable. Barrow finally paid off his debt to Ping Wu but made plans to “free” one of Ping Wu’s girls and set her up in a new apartment. Lucy was inspired by something one of the prostitutes said to her and used this to manipulate a new man she was interested in. Bertie was denied permission to research a cancer treatment that might help his mother, but his day got better when he brought Genevieve home for a family dinner, and they all fell in love with her. And Harriet quickly became a pariah at the boardinghouse, with the nuns promising punishment to anyone who even spoke to her.

I just thoroughly enjoy this show each week. There’s so many different storylines going on, but they are all interesting. With Doctor Thackary, we also get a bit of a MacGyver thing going on each week – like last week when we saw him make a makeshift metal detector out of a lamp in order to locate shrapnel in a victim’s body. And it’s always amazing to see these barbaric medical procedures that were considered to be at the forefront of medicine at the time. The show is also delving into some dark, controversial topics like eugenics, with Dr. Gallinger getting the proprietor of the “Idiot House” to steralize all the boys so they couldn’t produce more morons.

Last week, we saw just how bad off Bertie’s mother is. Will Bertie and/or Genevieve be able to convince someone at Mt. Sinai to let him research a cure? What crazy (and gory) medical procedure will we see Thackary perform next? I can’t wait to find out…and see what’s going to happen with the rest of the characters!

On tonight’s episode, “There are Rules,” Bertie is faced with a quandary at Mt. Sinai, which leads to him take matters into his own hands and enlist help from Algernon; Thackery considers using hypnosis, while taking an interest in conjoined twins. Later, Lucy lobbies Henry for an invite to a gala; Cornelia visits the brother of a deceased immigrant who had ties to Speight; Gallinger has an unwelcome dinner guest; Barrow checks out a new home for Junia; and Harriet agrees to make some changes.

Check out the medical fun tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Undateable, Truth Be Told, Grimm, MasterChef: Junior, and Z Nation.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/6/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

hawaiifiveo116smallThere were a lot of fun moments on last week’s Hawaii Five-0. First off… Jerry as a vampire going to the blood bank to donate blood? Hysterical. The fact that armed thieves then broke in to that same blood bank and steal blood? Ahh, vampires… LOL Danny had to get Grace from an unsupervised party…where she was looking awfully grown up! I loved him practicing what he was going to say to her. And I swooned when he walked through the hospital with Charlie – who looked adorable in a cowboy costume – giving out candy instead of getting it. The case started with an awesome chase through the woods. I wouldn’t have guessed it was pretend, not real. It was fun…until they tripped over the gross body. That led to the discovery of multiple bodies, and what that led to turned out out to be horrifying. A man was killing young women and taking specific body parts to create his own perfect woman. It was a modern-day Frankenstein. Chilling.

On tonight’s episode, “Na Kama Hele (Day Trippers),” McGarrett’s first date with Lynn (Sarah Carter) on a deserted island turns deadly when a mob boss hiding there hunts them down in order to keep his location a secret. Also, Chin, Kono, and Grover must race against the game clock to locate the father of a high school football star who will be murdered by a local gambler if his son doesn’t throw the big game.

See if the team can rescue the father and how McGarrett’s date ends up tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Last Man Standing, MasterChef: Junior, Undateable, Truth Be Told, Grimm, Blue Bloods, & BBQ Blitz.
 
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