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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/11/19

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

Last year, I raved about how Future Man was a possible successor to Rick and Morty for scifi comedy. I didn’t expect a second season, but last night at 3AM/2AMc, Hulu dropped a full second season for our binging excitement! The delightful oddity that is Future Man features geeky Josh Futterman as a chosen warrior destined to save earth from the evil Bionics that his boss Dr. Kronish was destined to create. Josh was recruited to perform this task by two time traveling warriors from the future: Tiger and Wolf. Their wild time traveling meandering eventually brought them to a second timeline in which Josh was a douchebro who legally changed his name to Joosh. After accidentally killing him, Josh assumed his place. Without any other ideas on how to beat Kronish, they decided to try to beat the video game again, the game that started it all in the pilot. Josh beat the game, and at the start of last year’s finale, two more warriors come through from the future: Owl & Dingo.

We soon discovered most of their tribe of warriors also got wiped out. There was some initial tension between the two timelines, and they resolved that with an orgy. Soon after, they were plotting a way to work together to infiltrate Kronish’s building. Once they had started though, Tiger adjusted the plan to save a child. Dingo discovered that Tiger traveled back to the 1940s and raised Kronish. She was betrayed and instantly attacked Tiger. Because Owl’s brain started to crap out from some weird future STD, Josh volunteered for a suicide run that would guarantee Kronish was finally killed. Josh confronted Kronish in his office. When he was convinced that he must die, the doctor eventually did himself in with a combination of 100 virulent diseases in a hypodermic. Owl regained control of his brain long enough to help Josh get out alive, but all future people died in the process. Josh got out and took all the credit, eventually seen in an asylum one year “later.” In the closing seconds, his cell crackled with the familiar electricity that preceded a time traveler.

So here we go. Time to binge all of Future Man season two NOW on Hulu!
 
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My Latest Must-Watch: Hulu’s Future Man

I have not been a huge fan of Hulu in recent years. They used to be a go-to platform for me when they had a bunch of my favorite shows, morning after they aired, on major network comedies & Bones. Then they started wanting to charge me money at the same time they provided LESS new content. So I strayed from the site. But this past week, two things have brought me back ready to rave about their content: Marvel’s Runaways with it’s hawt debut episodes, and the best comedy sci-fi since Red Dwarf, (huge statement there if ya didn’t know) is clearly Future Man. They dropped it like a Netfilx show, all thirteen episodes at once. I started last Friday and finished Sunday afternoon. Two minutes in and I was hooked.

The story revolves around Joosh Future Man (né Josh Futterman), young adult, in the year 2017 working with Tiger and Wolf, two deadly warriors from the year 2143, naive to the ways of the distant past they have come to. They seek to employ Josh’s help in toppling the “evil” plans of scientist Dr. Kronish. We learn that Kronish really just wants to cure herpes, but the way his cure effects the deep future is a bit insane. The show has an all-star cast featuring Ed Begley Jr. and the recently departed Glenne Headly as Josh’s parents and Haley Joel Fucking Osment (6th Sense) as a bumbling but important-in-some-moments-of-history scientist Dr. Stu Camillo.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/17

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

Early today, Hulu released all 13 episodes of the first season of the new sci-fi comedy Future Man. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) still lives at home with his parents, Gabe (Ed Begley Jr., St. Elsewhere) & Diana (Glenne Headly, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). He works a dead-end job as a janitor at Kronish Laboratories, a sexual-disease research facility. He is obsessed with an unwinnable video game called Biotic Wars – it seems that no matter what he tries, he cannot complete the final level. However, one day he changes up his strategy and manages to win the game. Soon afterwards, he is visited by two characters from the game, Resistance leader Tiger (Eliza Coupe, Happy Endings) and foot soldier Wolf (Derek Wilson, Preacher, Rectify). They have traveled back in time from a bleak future, and Josh is the only person who can help fix things – the video game was a recruitment tool/test to help them find their Savior. After Josh gets over his initial disbelief, he soon discovers that these visitors are a quite crude, violent, and don’t understand proper human behavior. At the same time, Tiger and Wolf are disappointed to learn that Josh is not quite the fierce warrior they expected him to be. This trio must learn to work together to prevent the series of events that led up to the downfall of the planet.

The series comes from executive producers/directors Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Preacher). I recently binged the first seven episodes, and I would have watched the entire season had it been made available. Each episode blends right into the next, making the season feel like one long, epic movie. This show is hilarious, and I found myself constantly laughing out loud. It’s got physical humor, witty dialogue, and fun movie/pop-culture references strewn throughout. At the same time, it’s an action-packed sci-fi series. I also really enjoyed the fish-out-of-water aspect of Tiger and Wolf clashing/trying to fit in with modern culture and morals. It is so great seeing Eliza Coupe back on my TV in a comedy – Tiger is easily my favorite character on this series!

While the show may sound like a family friendly sci-fi action/comedy, there is a lot of adult language and situations, so parents may wish to check it out first before allowing younger viewers to watch.

Check out the entire first season now on Hulu!

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish, The Mayor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, This Is Us, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flash, American Horror Story: Cult, and Damnation.
 
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