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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/14/19

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

Tonight, FOX kicks off the new series, The Passage, which is based on the trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin. Project NOAH is a top-secret government medical organization formed through the cooperation of the CDC and DOD. Its goal is to create a vaccine that would prevent and cure all deadly diseases. While exploring a remote cave, Dr. Jonas Lear (Henry Ian Cusick, Lost) makes a startling discovery, a vampire-like creature that has been alive for over 250 years. Unfortunately, his best friend, scientist Tim Fanning (Jamie McShane, Bosch, Bloodline, Sons of Anarchy) is attacked, becomes patient zero of a new deadly virus and the target of Dr. Lear’s research.

Heading up Project NOAH is Major Nichole Sykes (Caroline Chikezie, The Shannara Chronicles), who authorizes the use of prisoners as test subjects for the vaccine research. The project’s latest acquisitions include death-row inmates Shauna Babcock (Brianne Howey, The Exorcist) and Anthony Carter (McKinley Belcher III, Ozark, Mercy Street). With each new subject, they make some progress with the vaccine but also yield new and interesting side effects. They decide that a much younger test subject will be needed in order to stave off these side effects and start looking for a child that no one would miss.

Clark Richards (Vincent Piazza, Boardwalk Empire, Rescue Me), head of security of the project, had been tasking his former Special Ops trainer, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Pitch), with obtaining the test subjects. Wolgast doesn’t know what’s going on at the secret facility but does know it can’t be good for the people he brings there. So once he meets 10-year-old target Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney, Fences, Hidden Figures), he has a change of heart. She reminds him of the child he and ex-wife, Dr. Lila Kyle (Emmanuelle Chriqui, Entourage, Murder in the First) had lost. So he makes it his mission to protect her by any means necessary. Meanwhile, inside the walls of the Project NOAH facility, lies a deadly new race of beings with increasingly mysterious, untold powers.

Tonight’s premiere does a lot of setup work, establishing the characters and the premise. I’m not familiar with the source material, but it looks like the series will be a nice blend of sci-fi thriller mixed with character drama – kind of like Touch meets The Strain. The pilot just gives a glimpse at what these vampire-like beings are capable of, and it seems like only a matter of time before they get loose and start to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, we also get a look into the emotional backstories of many of the main characters, learning their motivations for what they are doing. I’m looking forward to seeing more of the series.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” as an imminent flu epidemic threatens the U.S., federal agent Brad Wolgast is tasked with bringing in a 10-year-old girl to be used as a test subject at a secret medical facility; after meeting her, Brad’s loyalties are tested.

Meet Amy, Brad, and the rest tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, Manifest, and The Resident.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/19/15

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

young&hungry819smallTonight, the ABC Family comedy Young & Hungry returns for the second half of its second season. When we last left off, Gabi found out that Josh had been keeping the fact that he had feelings for her a secret for the past 3 months and that Cooper had also lied to cover this up. So as Cooper and Josh (literally) fought over Gabi, she decided she couldn’t take it anymore and didn’t want either one of them. She eventually made her peace with both guys, and when Josh asked her for a second chance to take her out on a date, she thought about it. However, when Gabi was offered an apprenticeship with a chef in Switzerland, she took it, leaving Josh a goodbye message on his cell phone.

So how will things have changed when Gabi returns from her internship? Will she go back to working with Josh? Will she decide to give him that date he asked for? Or have either or both of them already moved on and found someone else? I’m looking forward to more fun episodes of the series, but I hope this show doesn’t drag on the “will they or won’t they?” as long as Melissa & Joey did!

On tonight’s episode, “Young & How Gabi Got Her Job Back,” Gabi returns from Switzerland and gets a new job with Josh’s neighbor. Before long, Josh worries that his neighbor is attracted to Gabi, so he resorts to snooping on them.

See what happens when Josh spies on Gabi tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Celebrity Wife Swap, MasterChef, Kevin From Work, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Impastor, Flipping Out, Suits, Mr. Robot, and Twinning.
 
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