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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/14/18

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

Last week, Freeform gave us the first two episodes of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, and I was definitely impressed enough to start a bandwagon for everyone to hop aboard. So get yer traincore on and watch this show! This is another comic book show in the MCU, and the major departure so far has been that they gain their powers by being in the same bay at the same time that a Flash-styled “particle reactor” exploded, making them “metas.” Episode two started with a car accident scene on a wooded forest road somewhere. It was a totally a non-sequitur that will only happen in the last minute of the episode.

The chronological start of the episode was Detective O’Reilly and other cops checking the scene of where Tandy/Dagger stabbed a guy to death last episode. Tandy told her bf/PIC, William, about the stabbing, and they plotted to get her out of town. O’Reilly soon was talking to the other two men who assaulted Tandy before she stabbed the one guy through the chest with one of her “hardlight” daggers.

Later that day, Cloak/Tyrone dozed off, and in his nap accidentally teleported miles away, causing him to be late for basketball practice. So late that the coach made the rest of the team run “suicide sprints” the whole practice till he showed up. To make up for thousands of dollars her mom spent on drugs, stolen from her stash, Tandy & William targeted a wedding to steal from them. Oh yeah. In this show? Dagger is totally a thief. That’s her M.O. They were ripping off the wedding to afford her fake credentials, as she planned to flee New Orleans (where the show is inexplicably set). Meanwhile, O’Reilly was already touring the neighborhood with a sketch artist drawing of what is clearly Tandy.

Tyrone’s teammates beat him up in the locker room for making them run suicides. Afterwards, as penance, he did the sprints on his own. At the same time, Tandy’s hands glowed with power at the wedding, and she had to hide it under the table. Next she had a vision of William proposing to her – that ended in her freaking out and running to the bathroom. But there she met “resting basic face” maiden that had all the cash. She stole it, but they had to steal the “Just Married” car to get away. Tyrone had a strange vision that led him to try to shoot the scarred cop who killed his brother years ago.

Once she had her new ID, Tandy took the car and set out on her own, not wanting to deal with William’s love. Just as Tyrone was about to shoot the corrupt cop, the shadows he was in swallowed him and teleported him to the remote road that Tandy was driving on, and she veered off the road and crashed. Point, looping Counterpoint.

On tonight’s episode, “Stained Glass,” Tandy is on the run as Detective O’Reilly closes in on her, but the detective may not be after her for the reasons Tandy thinks. Tyrone is desperate for answers and turns to Evita and her Auntie Clarisse, a Voodoo priestess, for help.

Find out why O’Reilly is after Tandy tonight on Freeform at 8/7c.

I’ll also be wondering wtf Freeform is.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/7/18

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 Marvel Cinematic Universe has come a long way in the decade since the first Iron Man movie marked the inaugural moment in the time line, and in that time it’s spread from silver-screen to TV to newer platforms like Netflix. Tonight, the complex tapestry of that defines the furthest boundaries of the MCU take us to New Orleans for a new rendition of the classic Marvel troubled teen couple: Cloak & Dagger.

What’s that you say? The original book took place in New York, like you know, nearly every Marvel title in the 80s/90s except West Coast Avengers & Alpha Flight. They say that this was an intentional move to set it apart from so much of what is going on elsewhere in the continuity, but I think it was just cheaper to film there. (Similar economic circumstances led to last year’s Inhumans inexplicably being set in Hawaii.) But what does stay true to the original Cloak & Dagger story? Well, we’re not sure yet. All I’m given to understand is that they are still teen runaways but that their powers are interdependent and affected by their blossoming romance.

Way back when in the comics, they got their powers when a mad scientist experimented on them with synthetic heroin that was being developed for some of Spiderman’s enemies. They spent the greater portion of their time fighting drug dealers rather than any superpowered bad guys. So like Luke Cage maybe? TBH, the MCU has been severely lacking in convincing Big Bads since Jessica Jones season one, so not sure yet if this is a good look or a bad one. But just based on their powers alone, I think it will be fun to watch: he has a giant cloak that helps him contain the Negative Zone, a dimension we already are familiar with from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; she can project hard light projectiles which are shaped as daggers. Very punny, eh?

The show stars Olivia Holt (Disney XD’s Kickin’ It) and Aubrey Joseph as main characters Tandy & Tyrone. It also stars Andrea Roth (13 Reasons Why, Rescue Me), Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER, Raising the Bar, Saints & Sinners), J.D. Evermore (Rectify, True Detective, Treme), & James Saito (Eli Stone), as well as Carl Lundstedt & Miles Mussenden.

There are two episodes tonight, airing on Freeform (an interesting choice of networks, really…). It’s worth checking out to see how they are handling the latest addition to the Marvel small-screen family.

On tonight’s first episode, “First Light,” two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. The only constant in their lives is danger and each other.

Then on the second episode, “Suicide Sprints,” Tandy and Tyrone try to grasp what has happened to them with their newfound powers, while Tandy’s past catches up with her and Tyrone becomes consumed with revenge; Detective Brigid O’Reilly works an interesting case that has ties to Tandy.

Don’t miss the two-episode premiere tonight on Freeform starting at 8/7c.

Other than this premiere, I’ll also be watching The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/31/17

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

After a 15-month hiatus, Switched at Birth finally returns tonight to kick of the show’s fifth and final season on Freeform. When we last left off, Regina’s love Eric was wanted for a felony, so he fled with his son, leaving Regina once again lonely and alone. Bay was upset to learn that Travis secretly paid an art gallery to give her an art show but was left speechless when Travis kissed her and declared his feelings for her. Daphne and Mingo decided to take a break from one another for the summer as Daphne contemplated a summer internship assisting deaf children in China. John and Kathryn found a buyer for the car wash, but John was upset to learn that Kathryn had resorted to flirtation in order to knock down the price. And Lily went into labor, giving birth to Carlton Summers Kennish. The season finale then jumped ahead ten months to find Bay working as a tattoo artist in China when she receives an urgent call from Daphne, who is working in a nearby clinic, and Bay exclaims that they have to go home.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this final chapter plays out. What were Bay and Daphne doing in China, and what was said on that phone call that has them rushing back home? What is the status of John and Kathryn’s rocky marriage? Will Regina ever find love again? And what about Travis and Mingo? Have they moved on, or are they awaiting the girls’ return?

On tonight’s premiere, “The Call,” Daphne and Bay receive an emergency phone call while in China and return home, where Daphne readjusts to campus life and Bay feels conflicted about her feelings for Emmett. Meanwhile, Kathryn and John argue about her job; and Regina feels guilty about a secret romance.

Find out what sends Daphne and Bay home tonight on Freeform at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wall, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Face Off, and Teachers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/16/17

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

Freeform’s latest original series, Beyond, centers around a young man named Holden, who awakes from a 12-year coma to discover that he has some unusual abilities and finds himself at the center of a dangerous conspiracy. I’ve been watching week to week, but for those who want to binge all 8 episodes, the network made the entire season available on On Demand shortly after the premiere. When we last left off, Holden discovered that his parents had actually been separated and were only pretending to be together for his sake, and his younger brother headed back to college. Willa convinced Holden to re-enter the Realm and was helping to bring back his memories of this magical place where he “lived” with her during the years he was in a coma. Meanwhile, the mysterious man in the yellow jacket abducted Kevin for questioning and seemingly executed him afterwards. At the end of last week’s episode, Kevin’s brother – who was the one who originally put Holden in a coma – grabbed Holden at gunpoint, demanding to know where his brother was.

Who is this man in the yellow jacket who’s living a double life, what’s his agenda, and what did he want with Kevin? (I assume we’ll find out tonight, based on the episode title!) Is Kevin dead, and does his brother know about the Realm? Was putting Holden into a coma truly an accident, or was there more to it? Is Willa hiding something about why she and her grandfather need Holden to go back in? I’m enjoying the mystery so far, and the series has already been renewed for a second season, so there will be even more time for all of these questions to be properly answered.

On tonight’s episode, “The Man in the Yellow Jacket,” Holden seeks intel about the man who’s after him by teaming up with a former adversary. Meanwhile, the Matthews feel uncomfortable with Jeff’s presence in their lives; Luke struggles to find his place in the family; Willa helps another comatose patient; and Holden asks a girl out for the first time.

See if they can find the man in the yellow jacket tonight on Freeform at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Fan, Man With a Plan, The Celebrity Apprentice, Timeless, Gotham, and Lucifer.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/10/16

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

chicagopd210smallI love when get crossovers on NBC with the Chicago-based shows, and it’s fun when Law & Order: SVU is included. Tonight, it’s Chicago PD (my favorite of the Chicago series) that the New York City show is paired with. Dallas Roberts is back. He plays the deliciously evil Gregory Yates, who kidnapped and murdered a BUNCH of women, including Nadia on Chicago PD last season. They, along with the detectives from New York, helped catch him, and he was convicted of murder and put in prison. So why is he back? He’s escaped. Eek. It should be a fun ride as they attempt to catch him again in the back-to-back crossover episodes.

On tonight’s Law & Order: SVU episode, “Nationwide Manhunt,” Erin Lindsay and Antonio Dawson join the SVU team in the hunt for two escaped murderers they helped to convict. Dallas Roberts, Jefferson Mays, Sophia Bush, and Jon Seda guest star.

Then on the Chicago PD episode, “The Song of Gregory William Yates,” Intelligence learns that Yates intends to flee New York and is headed for Chicago. The SVU team informs them that Yates has been gathering information on Lindsay, and after Platt calls in a triple homicide likely at the hand of Yates, Benson and Fin catch the next plane to Chicago. Dallas Roberts, Mariska Hargitay, and Ice-T guest star.

Don’t miss either episode of exciting action tonight on NBC starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Mike & Molly, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Property Brothers, Hell’s Kitchen, black-ish, Code Black, & Restaurant Startup.
 
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