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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/18

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 third season of The Magicians kicks off on Syfy. As the second season came to a close, Penny learned that he had “cancer plus” and was dying and only had three weeks to live. Meanwhile, in Fillory, Eliot and Margo started to execute their plan to take back their kingdom. However, in exchange for helping her re-enter Fillory, the Queen of Fairies took Margo’s right eye. Eliot and Margo threw a party to lure brother gods Umber and Ember into their trap. After Ember killed his own brother, Quentin, with Julia’s help, used a sword to kill Ember. They believed they had saved magic, but when Alice heard the news, she was concerned that Ember and Umber’s parents, the creators of the universe, would send something to avenge the death of their children. Sure enough, the literal plumber of the gods cut off the supply of magic to Brakebills, the library, and Fillory.

In Fillory, the fairies used this lack of magic as their opportunity to forcibly seize and occupy the castle. At Brakebills, Dean Fogg resorted to teaching his students magical theory, in hopes that magic might still return. Meanwhile, Julia sneaked onto campus and showed Quentin that she could still create a small spark, which gave him hope. Finally, Joseph the monk appeared to Alice, warning her that The Lamprey was coming after her.

Will the group find a way to restore magic to Brakebills, Fillory, and the rest of the world? Can Julia’s spark of magical ability be harnessed into more? How long can Penny survive by staying in the library, immune from the passage of time? And will magic return in time to find a cure for his cancer? What is after Alice, what does it want, and can it be stopped? And how are Eliot and Margo going to take back Fillory from the Queen of Faries? I’ve already checked out tonight’s wonderful season premiere. I had forgotten how much I had missed this show’s great mix of humor, sarcasm, action, and drama. There is an especially fun scene between Eliot and Margo that made the TV fan in me so giddy. The premiere sets up several interesting quests for the characters that are sure to intersect over the next few weeks. It looks like we are in store for another thoroughly entertaining and magical season!

This past summer I got the opportunity to talk with some of the cast/creators of the series at San Diego Comic-Con. You can check out my press room Q&A videos at NoReruns.net. http://www.noreruns.net/2017/08/17/magicians-press-room-san-diego-comic-con-2017/

On tonight’s premiere, “The Tales of the Seven Keys,” Quentin tries to find someone who can bring magic back; Julia explores her small, but significant, gift; Eliot and Margo struggle under the hostile fairy occupation; Kady searches for a way to heal Penny.

See how the season starts tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Goldbergs, Modern Family, American Housewife, Match Game, The Amazing Race, The Blacklist, The X-Files, 9-1-1, Happy!, and The Librarians.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/6/17

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, Syfy kicks of the new dark comedy Happy!, based on the graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) a drunk, disgraced ex-super-cop who now works as a hit man for hire. After things go awry with one of his jobs, Nick finds himself the target of various criminal organizations, all of whom want him dead. One of the men looking for Nick is mobster Francisco Scaramucci (Ritchie Coster, Shades of Blue), known as Mr. Blue, who sends his demented henchman Smoothie (Patrick Fischler, Twin Peaks, Once Upon a Time) to capture and torture Sax. Mr. Blue also has leverage on members of the NYPD, including Det. Meredith McCarthy (Lili Mirojnick, Beerfest), who has a mysterious past with Sax. Meanwhile, a little girl named Hailey has been kidnapped, and her mother Amanda (Medina Senghore) is desperately looking for answers. However, Hailey has sent her imaginary friend Happy (Patton Oswalt, The Goldbergs, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), a blue winged horse with a horn, to find Sax to help her. At first Sax thinks Happy is a delusion of his intoxication but soon realizes that this blue horse is “real,” and the two partner up.

Happy! certainly won’t appeal to all audiences, but I suspect those who do enjoy it will love it. You can easily recognize the show’s graphic novel roots by the over-the-top sex, violence, language, blood, and gore. For those not easily offended by these kinds of things, Happy! is a really fun show. Christopher Meloni is great with the deadpan humor, and the series has an interesting underlying story and some unique characters, along with lots of action and humor. Happy’s ever-cheerful attitude and aversion to bad language is a stark contrast to Sax’s foul mouth and gruff, violent, nothing-to-lose demeanor, so the two play well off one another. Tonight’s premiere is worth checking out, with the caveats mentioned above.

On tonight’s premiere, “Saint Nick,” a hit-man is forced to partner with an imaginary blue-winged horse to rescue a missing child.

Meet Happy and Sax tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/ recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Riverdale, Knightfall, MythBusters, and Mr. Robot.
 
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