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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/27/17

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

Like Monday night, one of my picks tonight is another new military-action drama. This time it’s CBS’s SEAL Team, starring David Boreanaz (Bones, Angel). He plays the “respected, intense leader” of a Tier One Navy SEAL team (ergo the title of the show…) that deploys on covert missions worldwide at a moment’s notice. Along with Hayes, the team consists of: Ray (Neil Brown Jr, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), the man who’s been there the longest and with whom Hayes shares an ingrained shorthand, and Sonny (AJ Buckley, CSI: NY), an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies. Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot, Bates Motel, Texas Rising) is a young, multi-lingual second-generation SEAL with heavy drive and dedication, and he’s undergoing additional rigorous training in the hopes of joining Hayes’s select team. Also vita to the team are CIA analyst Mandy Ellis (Jessica Pare, Mad Men, Jack & Bobby) who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists, and Davis (Toni Trucks, Barbershop, Made in Jersey), a no-nonsense, take-charge logistics officer and unofficial den mother responsible for outfitting the team with the necessary gear for each mission.

I really enjoyed this pilot. There’s a lot of action, a lot of family time that is far from without drama. It out of all the like-minded shows this season reminds me of The Unit, which is one of my all-time favorite shows. I’ve been excited to share this one with my family and can’t wait to see the pilot again and new episodes myself.

On tonight’s episode, “Tip of the Spear,” an elite unit of Navy SEALs must navigate their professional and personal lives as they execute dangerous, high-stakes missions.

Check out this military drama tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/20/17

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 one of my favorite new shows from last season, The Good Place, returns to kick off its second season. Kristen Bell stars as Eleanor Shellstrop, a selfish, self-centered young woman who quickly realized that, due to some kind of error, she was accidentally sent to “the good place” upon her death when she really deserved to go to “the bad place.” Determined to keep this fact a secret from Michael (Ted Danson), the being in charge, she enlisted her assigned soulmate, ethics professor Chidi (William Jackson Harper), to help teach her how to be “good.” However, Eleanor soon discovered that she was not alone and that some others had also accidentally slipped through the cracks — dim-witted Jason (Manny Jacinto) and narcissistic socialite Tahani (Jameela Jamil). The first season ended with an amazing surprise twist that sets up some major changes for the second season.

I thought the first season was sheer perfection. Kristen Bell was forking delightful, and the entire ensemble worked so well together. Each episode would end in some sort of big reveal that always made you anxious to watch the next. So I was a little worried going into tonight’s premiere — how would last season’s finale change this fun, lighthearted comedy? The second season picks up immediately following the events of the finale, and I can happily say the series doesn’t miss a beat. The characters are still the same ones we fell in love with in the first season, and some of the other side characters, such as Real Eleanor, take on a hilarious new role. I checked out screeners for the first four episodes and probably would have binged the entire season in one sitting if it had been available. This show once again had me laughing out loud over and over again — the writers are so witty and constantly come up with fun new twists and turns. I’m so happy this show is back! If you haven’t seen the first season, I highly recommend binging it first, before watching tonight’s season premiere!

On tonight’s one-hour second season premiere, “Everything Is Great!” Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason — who’ve had their memories erased by ambitious master architect Michael — again settle into the Good Place. Eleanor discovers the one clue she left for herself, however, and attempts to piece things together.

Check back in to the Good Place tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, MasterChef, Worst Cooks in America, Channel Zero, The Sinner, and Mr. Mercedes.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/30/17

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 #1

Tonight, The Amazing Race returns to CBS as 22 new contestants start their adventure around the globe in hopes of taking home the $1M prize. However, for this 29th season, there is a big twist: all eleven teams will be comprised of complete strangers! This race is already difficult enough when you can plan ahead for your partner’s strengths and weaknesses, but meeting your teammate on the starting mat adds even more stress to the game! A while back there was a season where half the teams were “blind dates,” and it actually worked out surprisingly well for the teams that just met. It will be interesting to see if that’s the case again. Will the lack of a history to bicker about actually help these newly formed teams? At least there isn’t necessarily a forced pretense of a love connection between the teammates this time around.

On tonight’s premiere, “We’re Coming for You, Phil!” twenty-two strangers meet at the starting line in Los Angeles and then pair up to form eleven teams who then fly to the first destination: Panama City.

Meet the new teams tonight on CBS at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/16/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

I’m so excited for tonight’s third/final season premiere of Review with Forrest MacNeil. In the first season, critic Forrest MacNeil decided to review life experiences, but his mistake was leaving the choice of those experiences up to his viewers. Forrest takes his job very seriously and commits himself fully to every review. While some of the suggestions were harmless, like eating pancakes, things quickly escalated when viewers started suggesting things like having an affair and killing someone. By the end of the first season, Forrest’s wife had left him and his life had pretty much been destroyed. It seemed like there was nowhere else to go in the second season, but Forrest returned to his job and tried to create some additional guidelines to prevent horrible things from happening again. However, things still escalated quickly, and Forrest found himself joining a cult and caused both of his father’s homes to burn to the ground. Forrest started to suspect that his producer Grant had been the person who destroyed his life, giving him these insane experiences to review. At the end of the second season, he confronted Grant, and the two of them wound up going over the edge of a tall bridge into the rough water below, presumably dead.

This is one of my all-time favorite series. I love how completely Forrest commits to his job and always maintains his integrity, even if the situation that results is dangerous and detrimental to his own well-being. I constantly find myself both laughing out loud and horrified at the same time while watching this show. Tonight the series is back to wrap up Forrest’s story with a shortened third season. How did Forrest survive the fall, and did Grant survive as well? What is next for Forrest – is it too late for him to repair and rebuild his life? Was Grant really the mastermind behind the destruction of Forrest’s life, or maybe A.J. was sick of being pushed into the background by her co-star? I can’t wait to see how this final chapter plays out!

If you want to relive Forrest’s past adventures or need to catch up before the final season, Comedy Central has made all 19 episodes of the first 2 seasons available at ComedyCentral.com.

On tonight’s premiere, “Locorito, Pet Euthanasia, Dream,” Forrest reviews a new product at a Mexican restaurant; experiences putting a pet to sleep; and learns what it’s like to fulfill a dream.

See how Forrest made it out of the river alive tonight on Comedy Central at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Snatch, Grey’s Anatomy, Superstore, The Blacklist: Redemption, MasterChef: Junior, Kicking & Screaming, and Colony.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/15/17

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

Tonight, after seven crazy seasons, the Comedy Central series Workaholics comes to an end. Over the years, co-workers/roommates Blake, Adam, and Anders have found just about every excuse to avoid actually doing their telemarketing jobs and just spend their time partying or getting up to wacky schemes. They often show up to work drunk or high or engage in totally inappropriate workplace behavior. It’s a wonder how they haven’t been fired. But as much as they claim to hate their jobs, their coworkers – including always-angry boss Alice – have become a dysfunctional family. Last week, motivational speaker Bianca threatened to disrupt the annual workplace Darwin Awards ceremony, and the guys made it their mission to get rid of her. As she was leaving, Bianca offered Alice a job at her company. Even though the job was probably a lot better, Alice ultimately couldn’t bring herself to abandon her work family. It’s like they’re all trapped there for life.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this series comes to an end. The creators have known about this end date for a long time, so I really hope there is some kind of definitive end to the show. Will the guys finally get a little maturity and act like adults? Will the guys go out in a blaze of glory, Thelma & Louise style? Or will it just be not-no-much-business as usual, with the guys up to yet another off-the-wall scheme? Pretty much anything could happen!

On tonight’s series finale, “Party Gawds,” the guys become party gods after an energy drink company starts paying them to throw ragers.

To see how the series ends, tune in to Comedy Central at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, black-ish, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Arrow, The 100, Jeff & Some Aliens, Legion, The Magicians, The Expanse, and Major Crimes.
 
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