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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/18/19

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 popularity of modern anthology series could possibly trace to the massive success of American Horror Story, which debuted in 2011 on FX. One of the unique aspects of how this anthology works is in its rotation of acting talent through the series’ seasons, which overlap one another. There has more than twice been an actress who plays more than one role in a single season. Last year’s AHS: Apocalypse arc was a magnificent merger of the seasons “Murder House” and “Coven.” “Hotel” was also in play, as it featured the fate of Queenie from “Coven” because she got trapped there in one of the numerous crossovers between seasons.

The story that slowly emerged from last season was that the Coven from New Orleans was prepared for Michael Langdon’s attempt to destroy Earth as the antichrist. Ultimately, Madison ascended as the next Supreme after Cordelia sacrificed herself for the greater good. Madison was eventually able to master her powers so well that she traveled back in time to kill Langdon before he could assume his full demonic might.

Tonight, of course, we’ll be diving into a totally new world as AHS: 1984 debuts. No, this is not an Orwell homage from what I am given to understand, but more a take on 80s horror films like Friday the 13th & A Nightmare on Elm Street. Someone must have caught the Stranger Things nostalgia bug. It sounds like we start off on a tangent to the Jason Vorhees mythos, so grab a butcher knife and a hockey mask and let’s go!

On tonight’s episode, “ Camp Redwood,” in the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Full Frontal with Samantha Bee & Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/1/19

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 week on Legion, one of the most amazing things happened… My current favorite band, Superorganism, appeared as guardians of David’s hidden base to perform their most popular song, “Something For Your Mind,” a quarter of the way into the season debut. It was coconuts! It was prawns sipping pineapple juice out of coconuts! I was worried season three might fizzle out after the slightly offbeat second season finale left David on the run from his friends, but holy shit they set the tone correct. Instead of tracking David, the first fifteen minutes of the episode, we instead watched a young Japanese girl named Switch in her day-to-day life as a student as she unraveled a mystery. She was following clues that Legion was leaving to find a time traveler as an ally. When she finally found the correct building, she was guided by Superorganism in this amazing musical interlude.
 
 


 
 
Once amongst David and his new followers, Switch discovered that David was destined to die that day, every time at Syd’s hands. Switch kept resetting the afternoon until on the third try, David teleported his entire base somewhere else as Farouk and Division Three closed in to ambush them, and just like that, out the gate this season is amazing. The set design is back to the bright and colorful mode we enjoyed in season one, and the excitement is back in this show. I hope, hope, hope that Orono and Superorganism will be around for a few more episodes since they are already technically characters in the show now. Maybe they’ll even do a few more songs? “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”? Maybe “It’s All Good”? Or maybe a new musical group might pop up this episode? I don’t know & don’t care. I’ll be glued to the screen the instant this goes live!

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter 21,” David prepares for a journey.

Don’t miss the fun tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching whatever zany hilarity that the Smith family gets up to in American Dad!
 
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/24/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Legion 6-24I am almost amazed that Legion is back for its season-three premiere tonight. In the first place, though he is Professor X’s son, Legion’s stories in the comic books were always tangent to the X-Men. He had almost zero standalone value for Marvel Comics before this show started. Secondly is the fact that season two was slightly more confusing than season one, while still somehow being longer and less entertaining. Also, who even does an eleven-episode season? Legion, that’s who. The musical numbers in season two were not as consistent and important to the heart of the show as they were the first year. Lastly it was kind of a weak play to utilize the Shadow King as the “Big Bad” two seasons in a row, especially considering he was so much scarier in season one.

But that brings us to last year’s finale and the truth at the core of David Haller’s personalities. He is a schizophrenic with multiple personality disorder, and he often has played the role of demented all-powerful madman in the X-Men comics. So in a weird switch up that was foreshadowed by Future Syd, a version of her that has come back to surprisingly help Farouk, we saw that David was always season two’s secret Big Bad.

The episode started with a psychic battle set to what may have been the coolest musical number all year: a duet of The Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes” sung by David and the Shadow King as cartoon animations display their mental combat. Farouk almost won, but Lenny sniped a tuning fork that was strangely in the landscape, and that allowed Legion to get the upper hand. Future Syd confronted David then and shot a gun at him, but Lenny again saved the day by shooting that bullet out of the air. Division Three arrested both Farouk & Lenny. David then committed the sin that Future Syd was so furious about – he altered Syd’s memories of events to put her at ease with him once more. So at ease, in fact, that they slept together. When he was confronted about it by his allies at Division Three, he realized that if not the worst bad guy ever, he was at least a horrible boyfriend to Syd. Before they could constrain him though, David teleported away with his ol’ pal Lenny (brilliantly played by the morbid Aubrey Plaza).

So yes, they did leave it dangling, and a third season will help us find resolution hopefully, but I doubt we’ll go further than that. It is an eight-episode order that starts tonight, a summer filler. I hope it is a bit wittier and scarier like the first year was. I’m pretty much in for the long haul though: 19 down, 8 to go.

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter 20,” David gains a following.

Catch up with David tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be tuning in to the greatest cartoon on TV, American Dad!

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/9/19

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

Tonight is the series premiere of The Code on CBS. Half drama, half procedural, this new legal thriller is about the active-duty Marines who are also attorneys working out of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico. They are trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, and an investigator and choose to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and overseas. Luke Mitchell (Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Tomorrow People) stars as Captain John “Abe” Abraham, a driven prosecutor who comes from a family of Marines. Anna Wood (Falling Water, Deception, Reckless) plays his colleague and friend, Captain Maya Dobbins, the lead defense attorney not afraid to go up against one of her own but also a team player if the situation calls for it. Ato Essandoh (Chicago Med, Altered Carbon, Blue Bloods, Copper) plays Major Trey Ferry, Abe’s superior officer and friend. One of my favorite actresses, Dana Delaney (Hand of God, Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives) stars as commanding officer Colonel Glenn Turnbull, one of the highest-ranking female officers in the Judge Advocate Corps. She’s tough but fair and demands an excellence in herself and her staff. And finally, assisting the team is Lt. Harper Li (played by Phillipa Soo, Smash), a highly capable lawyer who is eager to take on bigger cases, and tech-savvy, efficient Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi (played by Raffi Barsoumian, The Vampire Diaries), the Marine equivalent of a paralegal.

I’ve seen the first episode quite enjoyed it. It’s a bit too much drama for me, but I love the cast so much (Besides the ever delightful Delany, I loved Mitchell on Blindspot, Wood on Reckless, & Essandoh on Chicago Med & Blue Bloods) and the military and procedural aspects of it that I’m in for at least a few more episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “Blowed Up,” when a soldier in Afghanistan murders his commanding officer, Capt. John “Abe” Abraham and Capt. Maya Dobbins, working out of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Va., are assigned to the case as prosecution and defense lawyers.

Meet TV’s newest attorneys tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/27/19

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

It’s taking some time for me to fully like all the characters on the new Whiskey Cavalier. I go back and forth on most of them, depending on the episode. Like last week, I got almost as irritated with Standish as Jai did. He was being pretty disrespectful, having all his trash and crap lying around in other people’s space. I’m no neat freak, but dang. Then again, Standish did well getting the guard to take in the champagne to the bad guy (or rather, the bad guy’s body double. LOL). So it was a tossup. I also got really irritated with Frankie for her crappy attitude toward Will, and going off and kissing the groomsman and then her line about it being the American way for all couples to cheat really ticked me off. I did love the fight in the locker room with the woman from Will’s past! LOL But overall, I’m still enjoying the show, and I think they’re just going to grow and gel as a cast, which will make it even better.

On tonight’s episode, “The English Job,” while investigating suspicious robberies in London, Will hits it off with a sexy British spy, leaving Frankie with some unexpected feelings that she doesn’t know how to process. Meanwhile, Jai competes with Susan over who is more intelligent, and Standish deals with a case of shell shock. Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) guest stars.

See how Frankie handles her feelings tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
 
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