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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/14/19

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

As last week’s episode of Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral opened, we learned that Maya and Duffy had indeed spent the night together, and neither seemed to regret it. Maya was happy to finally be with a good guy who wasn’t hiding any dark secrets, and Duffy, well, he had been dreaming of this for a decade, and so they decided to pursue a relationship. Meanwhile, Love Chalet had become a phenomenon, and everyone was glued to their TV sets to follow the crazy drama and see what Zara was up to. Craig was surprisingly enjoying himself, especially when the first guy Zara fell for turned out to be gay. However, his attitude changed when Zara started making out with dimwitted but hunky housemate Garrett. That is, until he noticed Zara scratching her head while looking at the camera – this was the sign she would make to Craig when she wanted to be rescued from a bad situation – Craig was convinced that Zara was sending him a signal. So he organized a watch party with his friends in order to get a second opinion, but when Ainsley unexpectedly showed up and saw Kash there, the party came to an abrupt end. She was livid at Craig’s betrayal – that he still friends with Kash – and stormed off. Craig was still convinced that Zara still liked him and was calling out for him, so he managed to get himself on the show, where he, dressed only in a Speedo, proposed to Zara but was unfortunately rejected.

Ainsley was still having money issues, so when a rich woman showed up saying she was going through a divorce and wanted to spend all her husband’s money before it was finalized, Ainsley jumped at the opportunity. However, it turned out that wife was the one cheating, and her husband Bryce (guest Dermot Mulroney) was the good guy, and he asked Ainsley not to cash the check. There seemed to be some sparks between the two… Could he be a potential new mate for Ainsley? Meanwhile, Gemma’s son finally made some new friends and wanted to attend a sleepover at school, which left her alone for the first time. Fortunately, the gang was going to a bar to help Craig drown his sorrows, and Duffy had invited Gemma to join them. Kash showed up with Basheer since Fatima wasn’t interested in going to this unchaperoned event. There were some definite sparks between Kash and Maya as their eyes met. And later, after a fight broke out in the bar and Kash ended up at the hospital, he admitted to Maya that he still thinks about the day they first met.

As last week’s episode came to a close, Craig was watching the season finale of Love Chalet, where Zara received another marriage proposal…from Garrett. However, before Craig could hear her give her response, there was a knock on his door – it was Zara! She scratched her head, making sure that Craig could see her ring-less finger. Craig was right; she WAS giving him a signal!

I am really enjoying this series. The Love Chalet stuff in last week’s episode was so ridiculously over the top and hilarious but not so far off from what happens on these reality dating shows. It’s also been a lot of fun trying to figure out who’s going to end up with whom and fill out the rest of the show’s weddings. After last week’s episode, it looks like Craig and Zara are going to get back together – could this be our second wedding?! While Craig may have fixed one relationship, he still has some fence-mending to do with Ainsley, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to be a quick fix. Will she ever forgive Craig? And will she ever talk to Kash again, because it looks like he’ll be around the group for a while. He and Maya definitely still have feelings for one another, but both are currently in a new relationship. Will either of them make the next move before it’s too late? If Maya does break things off with Duffy, it looks like Duffy and Gemma could make a good pairing. Last week, they had a connection in the car ride back to the apartment, and it seemed like Gemma was referring to herself when she told Duffy he could do better than Maya. Duffy is also very similar to her kind, caring deceased husband and gets along great with kids her son’s age – he even teaches at her son’s school. Could these three couples be the brides and grooms for the remaining weddings? Or will Ainsley get another shot at love (perhaps with Bryce?), or will some unforseen twists in the second half of the season shake things up? Only 5 episodes and 3 weddings still remain…

On this week’s episode, “Lights, Camera, Wedding,” Ainsley doubles down on her fight with Craig; Duffy stumbles upon a secret love letter that gives him hope; and Kash considers taking the next step with Fatima.

Check out the new episode now on Hulu!

I’ll also be watching/recording Match Game, Big Brother, MasterChef, BH90210, Bulletproof, Hypnotize Me, South Side, Krypton, and Younger.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/7/19

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 #1

My first pick tonight is the US premiere (this was previously aired in the UK) of Bulletproof on The CW. According to The CW, “the adrenalin-fueled action thriller Bulletproof follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Pike (Ashley Walters, Top Boy) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, Bulletproof is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode.”

It sounds like it’s right up my alley, although it feels like an odd fit for The CW. Whatever network it’s on, I can’t wait to give it a shot tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Hit the Ground Running,” an informant is killed, leading Pike and Bishop to uncover a luxury car theft ring. When two members of the team are taken hostage, Bishop accidentally shoots Jonesy (David Elliot), but when he arrives at the ER to check on his mate, Bishop is the one who walks away wounded.

Check out this British import tonight on The CW at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/31/19

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

Early this morning, Hulu released the first four episodes of the new series Four Weddings and a Funeral. The ten-episode series comes from creator/executive producer Mindy Kaling and is a re-imagining of the 1994 romantic comedy of the same name. However, the only thing it really shares in common with its namesake is that over the course of the season, there will be four weddings and a funeral. Andie MacDowell also makes a guest appearance, though not reprising her film role.

The series centers around the lives of four American friends who went to college with one another and spent a semester abroad in London. After college, three of the friends moved to London, while Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel, Game of Thrones) stayed back. Maya had fallen in love with married Congressman Ted Spencer (Tommy Dewey, Casual) while working on his campaign, and now she is helping him run for the Senate. As all romantic stories like this go, Ted says that he loves Maya and will be leaving his wife any day now.

In the opener, Maya takes a trip to London to see her friends for a costume party. During a bag mix-up at the airport, she meets the charming Kash (Nikesh Patel, Indian Summers), who says that he is an actor. She later discovers that Kash is the boyfriend of her best friend, designer Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse, The Mindy Project, Red Band Society). Ainsley lives across the hall from the posh Gemma (Zoe Boyle, Frontier, Witless) and her husband and son. Gemma is a bit jealous to see that Ainsley has another friend. It turns out that Kash isn’t actually an actor but rather co-workers with investment banker Craig (Brandon Mychal Smith, You’re the Worst), who has just asked girlfriend Zara (Sophia La Porta, The Five) to move in with him. And rounding out the American crew is Duffy (John Reynolds, Stranger Things, Search Party), a dorky, awkward teacher at an all-boys school where he also lives in the dorm. He has had a secret crush on Maya for the past decade but has never been able to get up the courage to tell her how he feels.

The series feels more like an extended feature film than a traditional TV series, with each episode flowing nicely right into the next, plus it has a very British aesthetic to it. The episodes are filled with all those delightful tropes you expect to see in any classic romantic comedy, with the characters going through ups and downs and lots of plot twists and turns. There are also fun callbacks to iconic scenes from classic romantic comedy films. The show has a nice mix of drama and humor, and many of the comedic moments had me laughing out loud as I checked out the first two episodes. The series also has a wonderful soundtrack, and it didn’t even bother me that all the songs were covers.

One of the fun things about the show is that we know there will be four weddings and a funeral, and so there is this constant mystery of who will be a part of those five events (well, not that it’s fun to imagine who is going to die). The first couple of episodes do a nice job of setting up various possible love pairings and triangles, and you don’t necessarily know who is going to end up with whom. I fell in love with the show from episode one – these characters are so much fun and really feel like they could be longtime friends. I look forward to seeing how their intertwining stories all play out over the course of the season… I just hope I don’t have to watch one of their funerals!

Check out the first four episodes now on Hulu.

I’ll also be watching/recording Archer, Krypton, Younger, Match Game, Big Brother, and MasterChef.
 
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