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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/13/17

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Last year’s finale of You’re the Worst saw Jimmy do the most unlikely thing we’d ever expect from this series: he proposed to Gretchen. Even more shocking? She said yes. Then to get us right back to normal, the prospect of a new family terrorized Jimmy and he fleed the scene. To kick it all off for the new season, we got two episodes back-to-back last week.

Season four opened up a few months after that fateful night with Jimmy living somewhere past Barstow, California, in a trailer park retirement village. It was there that he had grown a beard and palled up with an older man named Burt who loved fast cars and old TV shows. Burt was a curmudgeon of sorts who hated everyone else in the community. He and Jimmy spent the days watching The Fall Guy and talking about what losers all the other retirees were.

One day a neighbor mentioned to Jimmy that she was the one who stole the keys to Burt’s prized muscle car because he just couldn’t see well enough to drive anymore. Instead of holding that in confidence, he told Burt at once and they broke into her house to get them once she went out. Jimmy soon learned that Burt in fact was a horrible driver indeed. After confronting him about it and getting punched, he decided to drive back to L.A. Burt came to terms with the fact he must be a bit kinder to the other retirees if he wanted any friends at all.

Episodes two started in the City of Angels, where Gretchen was now living at Lindsay’s apartment and smoking crack and singing 90s tunes at a frightening pace regularly. It seemed she no longer worked as a publicist and had slumped into relative solitude. Lindsay, recently divorced, was now working with a fashion designer, which was perfect for her. Gretchen, who suffered from severe depression, confessed to Lindsay that she hadn’t left the house in 3 months because she was afraid she’d run into Jimmy, who rejected her. Lindsay went to see Jimmy to find that Edgar had completely redecorated the house and he insisted Jimmy was gone for good.

Lindsay went back to tell Gretchen that Jimmy vanished on the same night the proposal fell through, that he probably “drove back to England.” This gave Gretch some courage but came back to bite Lindsay in the ass when Gretchen came to the fashion design space, cracked out, during a photo shoot. Outside Gretchen cried to her best friend how she didn’t know if she and Jimmy were broken up, since technically they were engaged still. That frantic conversation ended with crunk AF Gretchen chasing Lindsay down an alley singing Bare Naked Ladies “It’s Been” at 90 mph.

To escape the pressures of work and Gretchen, Lindsay went to see Edgar. They realized the two of them had become the serious ones, whereas their besties had become the ones running from their problems. They mocked Jimmy & Gretchen playing around the house, saying things the other two would say. It ended with them in Jimmy/Gretchen’s bed, where finallllyyy (after me rooting for it for 3 seasons!!) they had sex. In the very last scene, we saw Gretchen having sex with some guy, probably on crack, when she saw a text come through on her phone from Jimmy: “Hey…”

On tonight’s episode, “Odysseus,” after Jimmy returns to Los Angeles, he attempts to make amends with Gretchen, leading to their first confrontation. Lindsay and Edgar enjoy their new friends-with-benefits arrangement while Edgar tries to show Jimmy that Gretchen wasn’t the only person he abandoned.

To see how the Jimmy/Gretchen reunion goes, tune in to FXX at 10/9c.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching the season premiere of South Park & Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

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Recap/Review – Archer Season Premiere

It’s that time of year again, folks. For the better part of a decade, sometime by spring, the crew over at FX churns out another season of Archer for the rabid fans. The kind of people who shout out “Holy Shit Snacks!” when surprised or who can’t help saying “phrasing” then giggling when someone mentions how “hard” a task is. This year, in the eighth season, the show finds itself shifted over to FXX for a change. Other than that, the other major shakeup is that this time around, 99% of the show takes place in a coma – in Archer’s three-months-to-date ongoing coma that we found him in at the start of last week’s season premiere.

In the waking world, Lana & Mallory, the two most important women in Archer’s life had a brief chat after Woodhouse’s funeral, reflecting on Archer’s fate and bringing us up to date on the situation via rather snappy exposition. Mallory wondered what dreams he must be having, and presto blammo, we sank into Archer: Dreamland, as the newest season is branded. Woodhouse’s death was something we knew had to happen, as the legendary George Coe who provided his voice passed away in 2015. They worked around that issue last year by simply having him be missing the whole time, but this year we finally got closure. And we learned what happened after Archer got shot and left to drown in a pool at the end of season seven.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/5/17

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

Tonight, Archer moves to FXX as the series kicks off its eighth season. This show is constantly finding fun, unique, new ways to reinvent itself to keep things fresh and interesting. The sixth season’s “Archer Vice” put the gang in the drug business, and in the seventh season, the group moved to Los Angeles to start a private detective firm, The Figgis Agency. Last season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger – Sterling Archer was seemingly dead, floating in a pool, with blood running out of bullet holes in his body.

So how will the show reinvent itself this year? The new season, titled “Dreamland,” picks up three months later, with Archer in a coma. As he lies sleeping in his hospital bed, there is an elaborate story taking place in Archer’s dreams. It is 1947, and Archer is a hardboiled private eye who discovers that his partner, Woodhouse, has been murdered. As Archer looks for the killer, he crosses paths with all of his real-world acquaintances, each with a new role to play in this noir fantasy world inside his head. [Note from Jenny: So…sort of like Bones? LOL]

I appreciate how the series creators are willing to shake things up each season and give viewers something fresh and new, while also maintaining the same fun and spirit of the show that fans are used to. I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this mystery plays out and how they have fun re-purposing characters in Archer’s dream world. It looks like there are going to be lots of twists and turns to Archer’s dreamland case.

There’s also a fun new interactive element to the show this year. There’s a newly released augmented reality app for phones/tablets that fans can use while watching the series to solve cases like Archer or enter giveaways to win cool prizes. More information on the free app can be found here: NoReruns.net

On tonight’s premiere, “Archer Dreamland: No Good Deed,” Archer tries to find out who killed his partner but accidentally gets in bed with Mother, a notorious L.A. crime boss.

Meet Mother and see Archer’s dream world tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, black-ish, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Brockmire, Schitt’s Creek, Hollywood Darlings, The Magicians, The Expanse, Major Crimes, and Nobodies.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/4/17

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

Tonight, the surreal comedy Man Seeking Woman returns for its third season on FXX. This highly-creative series follows the adventures of hopeless romantic Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel, How to Train Your Dragon, Undeclared) as he tries to find love again after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend. As the third season opens, Josh meets Lucy (Katie Findlay, How to Get Away with Murder), and while the pair immediately find love, Josh is not really a hit with Lucy’s roommates.

I had forgotten just how much fun this show was until I checked out tonight’s premiere. While this is the show’s third season, those who have never seen the series before can easily jump in and thoroughly enjoy tonight’s premiere. (Though I would highly recommend checking out the hilarious first two seasons.) The series is so cleverly written. I love the way that the writers depict these universally familiar aspects of relationships through seemingly ridiculous and surreal storylines. For example, tonight’s episode starts off as a timely parody of border security/illegal immigration as Lucy’s roommates try to keep Josh out of their apartment. Tonight’s premiere had me smiling throughout. Katie Findlay is an adorable and fun addition to the cast, and I look forward to seeing how Lucy and Josh’s relationship plays out over the upcoming episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “Futon,” Josh and Lucy fall in love but struggle with the living arrangements.

See if Lucy and Josh can make things work tonight on FXX at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, black-ish, Match Game, Criminal Minds, Blindspot, Lethal Weapon, Frequency, and Incorporated.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/6/16

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

mikeandmolly16smallI’m glad Mike & Molly is back tonight for the start of its new season. It was announced just a couple of weeks ago that this one would be its last, so here’s hoping we get a M&M baby, some happiness for Victoria and Carl, and Molly writes another best-seller. When we left off last season, Mike and Molly were celebrating their anniversary with a moonlit cruise with their friends and family, but after Carl and Victoria broke up, Mike was forced to uninvited Carl to the party. Carl came anyway, under the guise of being on the cruise with a date and not at the party itself, but he really made an ass of himself in a few ways and it seemed like not only was their friendship destroyed because of it, but their work partnership as well. I’ve seen tonight’s premiere, and it’s very funny, picking up not long after the finale left off.

On tonight’s episode, “Cops On the Rocks,” Mike and Carl go to couples counseling to try and reconcile their partnership. Also, Molly decides to do a promotional radio interview on her own after Peggy decides not to participate.

Find out if counseling can help Mike and Carl tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, black-ish, Chicago PD, Mystery Diners, & Restaurant Startup.
 
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