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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/24/18

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

Tonight, the fourth season of the hilarious Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek makes its U.S. debut on Pop. The series follows the misadventures of the self-obsessed Rose family, who suddenly found themselves broke and were forced to leave their lavish life in a mansion and move to the small backwoods town of Schitt’s Creek. Johnny (Eugene Levy) comanages the dingy roadside motel where the Roses now live. Meanwhile, his wife, former soap-star Moira (Catherine O’Hara), is constantly dreaming of returning to their former luxurious lifestyle. The couple’s spoiled twenty-something year-old children, David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy), were forced to make the best of their situation, though not without a lot of complaining. Alexis went back to school to get her high school diploma while also working at the local veterinary office owned by Dr. Ted. Meanwhile, David opened an eclectic shop in town with business partner Patrick. As the third season came to a close, Alexis had decided to quit her job as she prepared to graduate and head to college. Meanwhile, David and Patrick admitted that they had feelings for one another and shared their first kiss.

The new season picks up the following day and doesn’t miss a beat. I had forgotten just how much I loved the Roses, as well as the town’s many other offbeat characters, such as unmotivated motel clerk Stevie (Emily Hampshire, 12 Monkeys) and dimwitted town mayor Roland (Chris Elliott). I look forward to seeing more of Moira and her crazy wigs and misguided attempts at fitting in with the townsfolk; seeing how David balances his business and romantic lives with co-worker Patrick, and how he deals with the demons from his dating past; seeing how Alex deals with college, and if there’s a possibility of a reunion with Dr. Ted; and seeing what kind of craziness at the motel that Johnny and Stevie have to deal with. This show is such a light, fun watch that always leaves me wanting to immediately binge more episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “Dead Guy in Room 4,” Moira feels responsible for a hotel guest’s death; David and Patrick make their romance official.

See how the hotel guest died and why Moira feels responsible tonight on Pop at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Match Game, The Amazing Race, The X-Files, 9-1-1, Riverdale, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Let’s Get Physical, Waco, The Magicians, Happy!, The Librarians, and Mosaic.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/3/18

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

My pick tonight is the series premiere of 9-1-1 on FOX. This new procedural stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Nashville), Peter Krause (The Catch, Six Feet Under), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, What’s Love Got to Do with It), Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson), Aisha Hinds (Shots Fire, Underground), Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands), & Rockmund Dunbar (Prison Break, The Path), so it’s quite a strong cast.

This isn’t a normal procedural, though. First, it comes from Ryan Murphy (Glee, Scream Queens) and Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story, Glee), so not names you’d normally see when attached to a procedural. Second, most procedurals have a major “A story” that is the meat of the episode. Take Chicago Fire, for example. Whatever big call they have is usually involved in the A story, and they usually only have one big call per episode. But in this case, at least in the pilot, which I’ve seen, there are a handful of calls for the firefighters, paramedics, & cops. Each call gets a smaller, quicker focus, rather than taking one and fleshing it out to fill the episode. It was a rather fun take, in my opinion. Also, we get another view of first responders, in Connie Britton’s 911 operator. That’s a point of view we’re not used to seeing.

I read a review yesterday that wasn’t very positive, but frankly, I quite enjoyed the pilot. I liked the way they handle the quick calls and how much we see (without getting too detailed or involved) into the characters’ personal lives. Hopefully everyone will give it a chance and we see them settling in and getting more comfortable in their roles.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” emergency response providers put their lives at risk to save others, from a possible baby in the walls to a young girl home alone when intruders break in and more.

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, The Goldbergs, The Librarians, Iron Chef Showdown, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, SEAL Team, American Housewife, Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, & Match Game.
 
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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… 11/8/17

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

Last week was a repeat of SEAL Team because the network didn’t want to compete against the final game of the World Series, so it’s been a couple of weeks since the latest dramatic episode. The B story on that episode was kind of heartbreaking. Stella invited Clay to a party, and he took Brian with him. After the party, Clay and Stella spent the night together, and Brian, who’d worn a gaudy “cowboy” shirt to the party, got lucky with another young woman. The next morning, they were called in early to practice parachute jumping. Clay and Brian were in different jump groups. Clay and his group watched in horror from the ground as Brian’s group did their jump and one jumper had problems with their chute. The backup chute never deployed, and that jumper slammed into the ground full-speed. As Clay watched, every jumper pulled off their helmet…and he realized the one who’d fallen to his death had been Brian. We’d learned a few episodes ago that he & Brian had been friends for a good while, so Clay’s easy-to-see heartbreak was not a surprise. Hopefully this will be the impetus he needs to shape up and really make him do well during the rest of the training/testing.

As for the A story… Jason and the team were sent to an American Embassy in the South Sudan when the ambassador refused to evacuate as the country became increasingly unstable. Sure, he could have refused because he believed absolutely that staying was the right thing to do, but the only reason this guy refused to leave was all due to politics. Leaving would be a “failure” on his part and that wouldn’t be good when it came time for him to be permanently appointed (or whatever). The guy was a complete asshat, but the team finally convinced him to leave for the safety of the rest of the Americans in the small country. It was touch and go getting everyone out of the embassy safely, but with a little trickery, they were able to do it.

I’m enjoying this show more and more every episode, especially when they don’t use any fancy camera work to show us the night vision, etc, like they did the first ep. It still isn’t better than The Brave in terms of characters, but I’m enjoying it! I can’t wait to see how Brian’s death affects Clay going forward and if that shared loss of a friend/teammate gives him and Jason something more in common.

On tonight’s episode, “The Spinning Wheel,” the SEAL Team must work with Jason’s longtime rival, Beau Fuller (Sharif Atkins, White Collar, ER), and his team to plan and perfect a raid under the watchful eye of top military brass. Also, Clay delivers solemn news to a teammate’s next of kin.

See how well Jason and the team work with Fuller and his team tonight on CBS 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The 51st Annual CMA Awards, Law & Order: SVU, Property Brothers, Iron Chef Showdown, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/1/17

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

Last week’s B story on SEAL Team was kind of heartbreaking. Stella invited Clay to a party, and he took Brian with him. After the party, Clay and Stella spent the night together, and Brian, who’d worn a gaudy “cowboy” shirt to the party, got lucky with another young woman. The next morning, they were called in early to practice parachute jumping. Clay and Brian were in different jump groups. Clay and his group watched in horror from the ground as Brian’s group did their jump and one jumper had problems with their chute. The backup chute never deployed, and that jumper slammed into the ground full-speed. As Clay watched, every jumper pulled off their helmet…and he realized the one who’d fallen to his death had been Brian. We’d learned a few episodes ago that he & Brian had been friends for a good while, so Clay’s easy-to-see heartbreak was not a surprise. Hopefully this will be the impetus he needs to shape up and really make him do well during the rest of the training/testing.

As for the A story… Jason and the team were sent to an American Embassy in the South Sudan when the ambassador refused to evacuate as the country became increasingly unstable. Sure, he could have refused because he believed absolutely that staying was the right thing to do, but the only reason this guy refused to leave was all due to politics. Leaving would be a “failure” on his part and that wouldn’t be good when it came time for him to be permanently appointed (or whatever). The guy was a complete asshat, but the team finally convinced him to leave for the safety of the rest of the Americans in the small country. It was touch and go getting everyone out of the embassy safely, but with a little trickery, they were able to do it.

I’m enjoying this show more and more every episode, especially when they don’t use any fancy camera work to show us the night vision, etc, like they did the first ep. It still isn’t better than The Brave in terms of characters, but I’m enjoying it! I can’t wait to see how Brian’s death affects Clay going forward and if that shared loss of a friend/teammate gives him and Jason something more in common.

On tonight’s episode, “The Spinning Wheel,” the SEAL Team must work with Jason’s longtime rival, Beau Fuller (Sharif Atkins, White Collar, ER), and his team to plan and perfect a raid under the watchful eye of top military brass. Also, Clay delivers solemn news to a teammate’s next of kin.

See how well Jason and the team work with Fuller and his team tonight on CBS 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, American Housewife, Best Baker in America, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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