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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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