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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/19

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

First thing this morning, A Discovery of Witches made its U.S. debut on streaming services Sundance Now and Shudder. The series, which aired on Sky TV this past September in the UK, is based on the bestselling “All Souls” trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) is a witch who refuses to use her magical powers – not that she really knows how to control them anyway. After her parents were murdered, Diana was raised by her Aunt Sarah (Alex Kingston, ER, Doctor Who) and her partner Emily (Valarie Pettiford, Being Mary Jane) in their farmhouse in Madison County, New York. Sarah is upset that Diana denies her magical heritage and wants her niece to embrace being a witch, but Diana is more concerned with her academic career. While she received tenure at Yale, Diana has now returned to Oxford in hopes of obtaining a professorship.

While doing research for a paper on Alchemy, Diana accidentally discovers a bewitched manuscript that had been thought to have been lost for hundreds of years. When she opens the book, she finds herself thrust into a dangerous world of witches and vampires, with many parties eager to get their hands on the manuscript. Vampire/geneticist Dr. Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode, The Crown, Downton Abbey) has been trying to figure out why his breed are dying out and are having trouble siring new vampires. He has been looking for The Book of Life for over 100 years and believes the manuscript contains information about how the vampires were created – this information may be the key to their survival. He finds himself inexplicably drawn to Diana after she opens the book but must try to control his urges. Meanwhile, power-hungry witch Peter Knox (Owen Teale, Game of Thrones) is also after the book, but he has other, more nefarious purposes in mind.

This series is beautifully shot, with some really great production value. The pilot quickly establishes the main characters and some of the rules of this world, where vampires, witches, and other demons hide in plain sight among the humans, always fearful of being discovered. The first season is 8 episodes and covers the events of the first book of the trilogy. The series has already been renewed for two more seasons, and the plan is to cover one book per season, so there’s plenty more to come for fans! I’m not sure if there are plans to eventually air the series on the linear Sundance TV network, but today the entire season is available on both the Sundance Now and Shudder streaming services.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got the chance to speak with some of the cast and creators of the series and hold the actual book itself! Check out my interview videos at NoReruns.net.

Check out the entire first season streaming now on Sundance Now and Shudder!

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Fam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, Gotham, and The Orville.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/11/18

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

Twenty years ago, Murphy Brown premiered on CBS, starring Candice Bergen as the eponymous nationally syndicated newscaster. The series ran for ten years, and I watched a bunch of it as a kid. It came back this year almost as if in direct response to the raising levels of evil and stupid bubbling up in DC of late. Murphy is a very liberal left-wing pundit who once was one of the co-anchors of FYI, an acronym that rang as very clever in the ages before brb gtg tbh omg btw…

This reboot shows Murphy returning to TV on the early AM CNC network show “Murphy In the Morning,” with all the old crew back to support her plus one young Pat Patel as their social media manager. (Oh so 2018!) Instead of Phil running his bar, his sister Phyllis has taken over their favorite local watering hole. Also new to this version, in the rival time slot on Wolf Network, is Murphy’s son Avery, who is hired on there as the “token liberal anchor.”

Last week’s episode revolved around an “in” Avery had been developing with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She has the hots for him and is supposed to call on him for a question at the latest press conference. Murphy grows jealous and frustrated by the fact she can no longer get White House press credentials. The old FYI team comes together on a plan to sneak her in though, and that succeeds with disturbing, netsec-concern-developing ease. She hijacks the whole press conference and goes on a tirade calling out SHS’s incessant lying and gaslighting, which, while on point and cathartic, costs Avery his chance to ask his question. The episode ends after Murphy apologizes for stealing his thunder but not before Avery records the apology as his new ring tone.

The show is still funny, Corky is still hot, so I’m in. Sadly the actor who played Eldin passed away almost 15 years ago, so he will not make any appearances, though I do expect them to refer to him eventually. He did co-star on the show for the first six seasons of the initial run.

On tonight’s episode, “#murphytoo,” after Murphy attends a sexual harassment seminar for the “Murphy in the Morning” staff, she is surprised to find herself reeling from the long-repressed memory of her own #MeToo moment.

See what Murphy remembers tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be checking out the Titans premiere and maybe the latest I Feel Bad.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/17/18

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the fourteenth season of Grey’s Anatomy comes to a close, as we say goodbye to at least two characters. Last week the episode started off on a happy note, with April sending out the invitations for Alex and Jo’s wedding. However, shortly afterwards, Matthew and April were involved in a car accident. Matthew showed up at the ER but didn’t know where April was. Owen headed out to search for Kepner and discovered her body unconscious and hypothermic in a ravine. It looked like this was the way that April was going to be written out of the show, but after three grueling hours, the doctors finally managed to revive her, and she appeared to be OK. Meanwhile, Arizona gave her notice to Bailey, noting that she would be moving to New York for the sake of her daughter, Sofia. Fortunately, Arizona’s former mentor, Dr. Herman, had returned to the hospital for a treatment, learned of this, and offered Arizona a job where she could work from New York.

It’s always disappointing to see main characters leave a long-running series, and I’ve really grown to enjoy April and Arizona. I’m really happy they didn’t end up killing off Kepner last week, though I’m curious to see how she will leave the series and how that affects the remaining characters. Will these be the only two exits from the series, or what other surprises await? Also, there have been quite a few weddings on this show over the years, and things never seem to go as planned, so will there be some hitch that prevents Alex and Jo from getting hitched?

On tonight’s finale, “All of Me,” the doctors attend Alex and Jo’s wedding, and things do not go as planned. Meanwhile, the stress from the past year has taken a toll on Bailey, and she will re-evaluate some of her decisions.

See if Alex and Jo actually get married and how April leaves the hospital tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Life in Pieces, Gotham, Arrow, and Imposters.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/16/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I really enjoyed last week’s S.W.A.T. because the case-of-the-week was really interesting. Because Street went off book during a training exercise, he was “killed” and his team lost, which meant when four inmates escaped during transport, the two worst offenders were given to Mumford’s team to find, while Hondo’s team had to go after a local bad guy and a weird guy who was arrested flying back into the US with illegal turtles strapped to his legs. Mumford’s team quickly found the lessor bad guy of their two, but then Hondo’s team found their two, and the race was on to find the worst of the four…who was a violent criminal Jessica had helped put away. She explained to Hondo that a woman had testified, the only witness who would – and her son suffered for it. The word “rata” (Spanish for rat) was carved into his back.

Thankfully, Hondo and his team took the guy down after he kidnapped a 16-year-old young girl he said was “his.” Not only that, but the cousin who helped him escape went after the female witness and her kids, and Street and Chris took him down. The only thing that was a bit too silly for me was the way Hondo took the guy down – by standing outside a helicopter as it hovered outside the cabin the guy holed up in with his kidnap victim.

I’ve seen tonight’s episode as well as next week’s already, and I have to say, Street is growing on me. Even at the beginning of last week’s episode, I wasn’t sure about him, although I did like how he had learned and grown a little by the end. We learn more about him and his life in tonight’s episode, which is a great one!

On tonight’s episode, “Pamilya,” newcomer Jim Street jeopardizes his spot on Hondo’s team when he agrees to do a favor for his incarcerated mother that endangers his SWAT career. Also, the SWAT team searches for the ruthless mastermind behind a drug trafficking ring that forces immigrants to be mules. Sherilyn Fenn guest stars as Karen Street.

Find out what Street does for his mother tonight CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/18/17

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

Last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy was explosive…literally. The doctors were working on two people whose car had been driven off a cliff. As Stephanie Edwards tended to the male, Keith, the female regained consciousness and told the doctors that a man had kidnapped her at knife-point and planned to rape her. Bailey sounded the alarm and initiated a lockdown, but Keith held his knife to Edwards’s neck and demanded she help him escape. The pair ended up locked in a corridor along with a young girl, with sealed security doors preventing them from leaving. While Keith was distracted trying to find a way out, Edwards set him on fire. After struggling, he collapsed by a large tank of flammable liquid. Edwards ran to move the body, but there was a huge explosion. Meanwhile, Owen’s sister was found alive in Germany and was going to be transferred to Grey Sloan once she made it stateside. And Alex Karev managed to track down Jo’s abusive husband and imagined various scenarios playing out exacting his revenge, but all of them ended badly for him, and he ultimately did nothing to the man.

Did Edwards survive? Who was harmed and/or killed in that massive explosion? This seems like the way you would end a season, but we still have one more episode, so can we expect to be left with an even bigger shocker tonight? Will we meet some of the firefighters from the newly announced Grey’s spin-off series as they deal with the explosion?

On tonight’s season finale, “Ring of Fire,” the doctors’ lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. Meanwhile, Alex makes a hard choice in his relationship with Jo; and Meredith has some big news for Nathan, bringing things to a turning point.

See how the season ends tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Blacklist, MasterChef: Junior.

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