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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/3/19

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

My first pick tonight is Dead to Me, the new dark comedy on Netflix. Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?, Jesse, Married with Children) and Linda Cardellini (ER, Freaks & Geeks, Bloodline) star as Jen and Judy. Jen (Applegate) was recently widowed after her husband was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Judy (Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who also recently suffered her own tragic loss. They meet each other at a support group and become unlikely friends, despite their polar-opposite personalities. They bond over wine, Entenmann’s cookies, and a shared like of The Facts of Life, but a secret looms of them that Judy tries to shield Jen from. It also stars Ed Asner, Diana Maria Riva (Gates, Telenovela), James Marsden (Westworld), Luke Roessler, Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura), & Sam McCarthy.

The trailer looks really funny, but it’s indeed dark – Judy looks to have her own secrets and seems to be a little (or…a lot) crazy. It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out!

Check out the whole first season now on Netflix!
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/22/19

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

We get two episodes of Hawaii Five-0 tonight – the second directed by series star Alex O’Loughlin. Fun! But first…let’s talk about last week’s episode, which was exciting because it coupled a hurricane with a drug lord being hunted by an assassin. Steve was especially unhappy hearing that the drug lord was going to be brought to Iolani Palace to wait out the storm, not only because of all the civilians who were taking shelter there but because he knew a family that had been killed by one of the bad guy’s bombs. He felt a little better later on after learning the guy was turning State’s evidence about rival cartels. Unfortunately, they almost lost him when they figured out an assassin from one of those rival cartels had snuck in to hunt him down and take him out – with the assistance of one of the FBI team escorting the bad guy. And that assassin stabbed a young deputy. We never did learn if that poor guy lived or died. As for the assassin and the drug lord, the assassin was killed and the drug lord tried to escape, nearly getting killed by the wrong FBI agent, but the team saved him and then took him back into custody.

As for the rest of the team… Tani & Junior were sent out into the early bits of the storm to help rescue any stranded civilians or anyone who was refusing to evacuate the required evac zones. Unfortunately for Tani, she stumbled into a stash house and got tied up, only to talk the guy’s kid into untying her. Then she learned what the place was, right before the even worse bad guys showed up to get to the money (and drugs?) kept there at the house, and she had the family (the ones who had originally tied her up) hide in the closet while she took on the three guys alone. She was just about to have to fight it out with the last one after running out of ammunition, but Junior showed up just in time and shot the guy. And then there was Danny…who stayed safe at his house with Rachel and Charlie (Grace was on a college tour or something in California.). Why Danny was able to stay home when they were so busy at the Palace, I don’t know. But whatever. There were a lot of sparks between Rachel and Danny, so we’ll see if they’re leading them to get back together this season or not.

On tonight’s first episode, “Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa (When Covetousness is Conceived, Sin is Born),” when the top salesperson for a beauty company/pyramid scheme is murdered, Five-0 sifts through a long list of possible suspects who would want her dead. Also, Adam befriends a homeless man estranged from his family. Matthew Lawrence guest stars.

Then on the second episode, “E’ao lu’au a kualima (Offer Young Taro Leaves To),” Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his former girlfriend when her new love, the father of her son, is one of the culprits in a bank-heist-turned-homicide. J.J. Soria guest stars.

Don’t miss a fun two hours in Hawaii tonight on CBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, & Proven Innocent.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/18/19

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

In the still of the night, Netflix did it again, dropping the full second season of The Punisher at once. This may be the second to last Marvel Cinematic Universe season to ever occur, with only a third season of Jessica Jones still under contract and done with filming. In hindsight, this corner of the MCU took enough wrong turns to deserve overall cancellation, though the real reason is more likely the fact that Disney has finally consolidated all Marvel Universe film and television rights under one company. After his debut in Daredevil season one, Frank “The Punisher” Castle has been the most independent of the Netflix forays into the MCU. He was the only hero in this corner of the universe to not take part in The Defenders miniseries. In case you forget where we were at in Frank’s arc, let me take you back to the lowdown on last season’s finale.

Psychotic and damaged ex-soldier and mercenary Lewis Wilson started things off with a bang, taking out one of Billy Russo’s ANVIL mercenaries before going crazed lone wolf in an attack on a senator at a hotel. The episode occurred out of order with several threads and narratives explored in a winding chronology. Frank called Russo to warn him that Lewis was about to slip past his security team and attack Senator Ori, who was in an interview with Karen Page in a suite. Karen was then explaining after the attack to the FBI agent on the scene how Frank was not working with Lewis, which was his theory. We saw the attack and the confusion in the room as he gassed everyone. We next saw how Lewis snuck into the hotel disguised as an ANVIL agent. In this telling of the events, we saw that Frank arrived just in time to take a bullet to save Ori & Karen from Lewis.

Lewis then escaped with Karen as his hostage, holding a detonator that would kill them both if his hand let go of it. As soon as he exited on an elevator with her, the SWAT on the scene fired at Frank, who fled. We then began to explore DHS agent Madini’s path through the day. She was in the building to confront Russo about the fact it was 4 ex-ANVIL agents who did the job her partner died on. And it was the 5th one who got away who actually killed him. We fast forwarded to the confusion of Karen being kidnapped. She managed to corner Frank in a stairwell. She was taking him in when Russo appeared and glanced a shot off Frank’s head. Madini confirmed her suspicion that Russo killed her partner. They were in a Mexican stand-off when a bunch of NYPD swarmed in. Frank got away in the chaos, making his way to the basement, where Lewis was holding Karen in the huge hotel kitchen, which was otherwise empty.

Frank laid some heavy guilt onto Lewis, harping on how his now comatose father’s life was ruined. He talked to Karen using duress language to confirm she had a gun in her purse. She shot Lewis in the foot on Frank’s signal. Lewis locked himself in the walk-in cooler and blew the bomb. Frank and Karen shared a moment in the elevator and nearly kiss. Then he climbed away and ghosted from the hotel via a zipline. Gotta say, they went out with a bang!

Check out the entire new season now on Netflix!

Aside from binging this, I’ll also binge the three episodes on Young Justice that also dropped at 3AM on streaming service DCU.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/11/19

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 year, I raved about how Future Man was a possible successor to Rick and Morty for scifi comedy. I didn’t expect a second season, but last night at 3AM/2AMc, Hulu dropped a full second season for our binging excitement! The delightful oddity that is Future Man features geeky Josh Futterman as a chosen warrior destined to save earth from the evil Bionics that his boss Dr. Kronish was destined to create. Josh was recruited to perform this task by two time traveling warriors from the future: Tiger and Wolf. Their wild time traveling meandering eventually brought them to a second timeline in which Josh was a douchebro who legally changed his name to Joosh. After accidentally killing him, Josh assumed his place. Without any other ideas on how to beat Kronish, they decided to try to beat the video game again, the game that started it all in the pilot. Josh beat the game, and at the start of last year’s finale, two more warriors come through from the future: Owl & Dingo.

We soon discovered most of their tribe of warriors also got wiped out. There was some initial tension between the two timelines, and they resolved that with an orgy. Soon after, they were plotting a way to work together to infiltrate Kronish’s building. Once they had started though, Tiger adjusted the plan to save a child. Dingo discovered that Tiger traveled back to the 1940s and raised Kronish. She was betrayed and instantly attacked Tiger. Because Owl’s brain started to crap out from some weird future STD, Josh volunteered for a suicide run that would guarantee Kronish was finally killed. Josh confronted Kronish in his office. When he was convinced that he must die, the doctor eventually did himself in with a combination of 100 virulent diseases in a hypodermic. Owl regained control of his brain long enough to help Josh get out alive, but all future people died in the process. Josh got out and took all the credit, eventually seen in an asylum one year “later.” In the closing seconds, his cell crackled with the familiar electricity that preceded a time traveler.

So here we go. Time to binge all of Future Man season two NOW on Hulu!
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/4/19

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!

Megan’s Choice

The fall finale of Hawaii Five-0 made me cry. Watching Joe die in Steve’s arms was an emotional bomb I wasn’t ready for. Steve has lost his father, and his mother has always been in and out of his life, so Joe was his constant. Having an attack against Joe, Steve, and fellow SEAL operators because of an old mission was a brilliant way to give Steve and Joe some much overdue screen time. I just wish Joe didn’t have to die. When the show returns tonight, I’m sure we will see some fallout with Steve’s mental well-being because of this huge loss.

On tonight’s episode, “Hala i ke ala o’i’ole mai (Gone On the Road from Which There Is No Returning),” wtill reeling from the murder of one of their ohana, Steve and Catherine, along with Danny, Junior, and some old friends, Harry Langford and Wade Gutches, hunt down the killer. Also, Tani and Grover investigate when a bag of human bones, discovered inside an abandoned storage locker, goes missing.

To watch the team help Steve avenge Joe’s death, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, MacGyver, Hell’s Kitchen, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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