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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/24/19

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

I’m excited because Blindspot is back tonight (after the last one over a month ago!), with just three episodes left to go this season. Last time, a huge corporate party was invaded by security and everyone was required to relinquish all their electronics. Turned out there was a data breach, and what had been stolen were the files that contained launch codes to a satellite the company, alongside the DOD, had developed that was armed with missiles, currently in space, and fully operational. Eek! The team (minus Jane & Weller) investigates and figures out that one of the senior VPs had a kid with an insulin pump, and when the files couldn’t be found anywhere else, they knew they had to be on the pump. They assumed it was the kid’s father, but it actually turned out to be his mother…who was a Russian sleeper agent or something. They (including Weller & Jane now) cornered her where she was hiding out with her son and about to give the files over to the Russians, but Weller convinced her to do the right thing by her son.

Meanwhile, we met Weller’s mother, who got addicted to Oxy and now owes a bad guy a lot of money. She’s didn’t abandon her kids to their abusive father. She was going to take them with her but couldn’t because he would have killed them all. Weller eventually forgave her, paid off her debts, and said he’d get her into rehab.

And finally, Rich and Patterson met with crazy Kathy, the third of the trio of Three Blind Mice. She had been released from prison on good behavior, Unfortunately, Rich and Patterson realized she’d already done a bank hack, and it led them to her apartment. She was all happy happy joy joy, even saying she was going to get married and she wanted them to be in the wedding party. She dressed Patterson up in a HORRIBLE gown, but Rich was pretty happy with his tux. LOL Surprise, surprise. In the end, they bribed her with $$ to stop hacking, but that’ll never work…especially since her new partner-in-crime to take Rich and Patterson down is none other than…Dominic! Dun dun dun!

On tonight’s episode, “Coder to Killer,” a horrifying and vengeful villain threatens the FBI. Weller considers his priorities. Zapata and Reade try to navigate their living situation. Patterson explores a budding interest.

Find out Patterson’s new interest and what priorities Weller needs to consider tonight on NBC at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/22/19

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 past two episodes of Doom Patrol have pitted the team of miserable misfits against a weird doomsday cult called the Cult of the Unwritten Book, which anticipates the ascension of a boy covered in ancient script into the bringer of the Apocalypse – the Decreator. With Mr. Nobody as the overall Big Bad for this show, the episodic villains are of a 1990s X-Files Monster of the Week caliber at the very least, in an early 90s DC Comics kind-of-way.

We opened last week with a weird flashback to the late 1970s, with Crazy Jane beating serious Nazi ass at a Punk show. This landed her back in an asylum. Meanwhile in the FWD→now, we saw a giant eye had opened in the sky, the form the Decreator was supposed to take. Almost immediately people were being “undone” as reality was slowly destroyed. The Decreator’s once human parents, the Archons, held Robotman and Crazy Jane captive in Numheim; little did anyone seem to understand the snowy city itself was in a snow globe at Doom Manor.

Meanwhile, in a cozy little pocket dimension, Mr. Nobody was pissed that the Universe was about to end and that he hadn’t been featured in two episodes. (His nuance with the 4th wall was sublime.) He conferred with his captive, the Chief, on how they might defeat this cult and their already succeeding Apocalypse. They hatched a scheme to travel back in time to form an anti-cult led by Crazy Jane. Nobody targeted her in 1977 when she was in that asylum after the Punk show. He coaxed her Dr. Bertrand persona, who was blessed with charm that bordered on mind control, to form this Recreator cult. She started by recruiting all the other crazies in the asylum. In the present, the Chief returned to recruit the help of his team. Rita tried to get Elliot, the boy who was becoming the Decreator, to abandon his fate, but it was beyond his will.

As the giant eye in the sky undid reality, the Doom Patrol tracked the location of the Recreator, who was a dog not a human. Inside the snow globe, Crazy Jane rang the church bell, which made the glyphs on the Recreator active. Trusted ally of the Chief, Willoughby Kippling, read the glyphs and BAM. Recreation canceled Decreation. The world was then redone, resetting back to 1977 for the timeline to happen again, this time sans the Cult of the Unwritten Book.

This show continues to deliver, maybe the best comic hero show airing week-to-week right now. But you gotta get on that elusive DCU platform to watch, so consider that investment.

On today’s episode, “Doom Patrol Patrol,” Jane, Larry and Rita visit a school where the original Doom Patrol has retired. Meanwhile, Cliff & Vic bond over their mutual “father issues.”

To see how the visit goes for Jane, Larry, & Rita, tune in to DCU starting at 9AM/8AMc.

I’m not watching any other “new tonight” shows, but the only other recent comic book adaptation to come close to (or surpass, tbh) this show is the recent Netflix release The Umbrella Academy. Don’t sleep on that if you haven’t seen it yet!

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/22/19

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

We get two episodes of Hawaii Five-0 tonight – the second directed by series star Alex O’Loughlin. Fun! But first…let’s talk about last week’s episode, which was exciting because it coupled a hurricane with a drug lord being hunted by an assassin. Steve was especially unhappy hearing that the drug lord was going to be brought to Iolani Palace to wait out the storm, not only because of all the civilians who were taking shelter there but because he knew a family that had been killed by one of the bad guy’s bombs. He felt a little better later on after learning the guy was turning State’s evidence about rival cartels. Unfortunately, they almost lost him when they figured out an assassin from one of those rival cartels had snuck in to hunt him down and take him out – with the assistance of one of the FBI team escorting the bad guy. And that assassin stabbed a young deputy. We never did learn if that poor guy lived or died. As for the assassin and the drug lord, the assassin was killed and the drug lord tried to escape, nearly getting killed by the wrong FBI agent, but the team saved him and then took him back into custody.

As for the rest of the team… Tani & Junior were sent out into the early bits of the storm to help rescue any stranded civilians or anyone who was refusing to evacuate the required evac zones. Unfortunately for Tani, she stumbled into a stash house and got tied up, only to talk the guy’s kid into untying her. Then she learned what the place was, right before the even worse bad guys showed up to get to the money (and drugs?) kept there at the house, and she had the family (the ones who had originally tied her up) hide in the closet while she took on the three guys alone. She was just about to have to fight it out with the last one after running out of ammunition, but Junior showed up just in time and shot the guy. And then there was Danny…who stayed safe at his house with Rachel and Charlie (Grace was on a college tour or something in California.). Why Danny was able to stay home when they were so busy at the Palace, I don’t know. But whatever. There were a lot of sparks between Rachel and Danny, so we’ll see if they’re leading them to get back together this season or not.

On tonight’s first episode, “Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa (When Covetousness is Conceived, Sin is Born),” when the top salesperson for a beauty company/pyramid scheme is murdered, Five-0 sifts through a long list of possible suspects who would want her dead. Also, Adam befriends a homeless man estranged from his family. Matthew Lawrence guest stars.

Then on the second episode, “E’ao lu’au a kualima (Offer Young Taro Leaves To),” Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his former girlfriend when her new love, the father of her son, is one of the culprits in a bank-heist-turned-homicide. J.J. Soria guest stars.

Don’t miss a fun two hours in Hawaii tonight on CBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, & Proven Innocent.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/15/19

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

From 2002-2007, the Disney Channel animated action comedy-adventure series Kim Possible followed the adventures of teenage crime fighter Kim Possible, who balanced saving the world with dealing with the normal problems of a high school student. Helping her on her missions was clumsy best friend Ron Stoppable and his pet naked mole rat Rufus. Providing them with remote technical assistance was 10-year old computer genius Wade. While Team Possible came up against many different criminals, their biggest foe was super-villain Dr. Drakken and his sidekick Shego (who was often the more grounded and sensible of the pair).

Tonight, these characters return in a brand new live-action Disney Channel Original Movie, Kim Possible. In the film, Kim (Sadie Stanley) and Ron (Sean Giambrone, The Goldbergs) enter high school and become friends with Athena (Ciara Riley Wilson, OMG!). With Kim’s guidance, Athena transforms into the newest member of Team Possible and soon starts to eclipse Kim. When Drakken (Todd Stashwick, 12 Monkeys) and Shego (Taylor Ortega) resurface in Middleton, the team must stop them. The movie also stars Issac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home) as Wade, Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) as Kim’s mother Dr. Ann Possible, Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio) as Professor Dementor, and Christy Carlson Romano (the original voice of Kim) as Poppy Blu.

I was a huge fan of the original animated series and can’t wait to check out tonight’s film to see how these characters translate into the real world.

Go back to your childhood (or in Jenny’s case, her son’s childhood…she sighed sadly…) tonight on Disney Channel at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Doom Patrol, The Umbrella Academy, Fresh Off the Boat, Proven Innocent, and Strike Back.
 
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