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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/19

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, History kicks off the new scripted drama Project Blue Book. It is set in the 1950s, when there is a general sense of fear of impending doom with the Cold War and a nuclear threat looming. So when people start reporting UFO sightings, Air Force General James Harding (Neal McDonough, Legends of Tomorrow) wants to squash the reports before they cause even more public unrest. He assigns Captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey, The Vampire Diaries) to a new clandestine operation, Project Blue Book, and has him recruit Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones) to help him spearhead the operation.

Harding is interested in closing the cases as quickly as possible and just wants Captain Quinn to write up the reports and Dr. Hynek to help add scientific reasoning to give the reports legitimacy. Dr. Hynek is a brilliant professor of astrophysics at Ohio State University who had assisted the government during the war. Now he is settled down with wife Mimi (Laura Mennell, Loudermilk, Van Helsing) and their son, who is obsessed with sci-fi comics like Flash Gordon. Dr. Hynek wants to be thorough in his investigations and not necessarily provide the quick answers Harding is looking for. However, during his first case, Allen finds some mysterious and explainable things, uncovers what appears to be a larger conspiracy, and discovers that he’s being followed by a mystery man in a hat. What exactly has he gotten himself into?!

The series mixes sighting-of-the-week cases—based on real cases that Dr. J. Allen Hynek was involved with the 1950s and 60s—with several larger conspiracy/mysteries that are set up in the premiere. The series also stars Michael Harney (Orange is the New Black) as General Hugh Valentine, a man who is colluding on some secret project with General Harding; and Ksenia Solo (TURN: Washington’s Spies, Lost Girl) as Susie, a newlywed woman who is new to town and befriends Allen’s wife, Mimi.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Fuller Dogfight,” astrophysicist Dr. Allen Hynek is recruited by the U.S. Air Force into a top-secret program investigating UFOs; Dr. Hynek joins Capt. Michael Quinn to investigate the case of a military pilot who survived a dogfight with an alien craft.

Check out the fun new sci-fi drama tonight on History Channel at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, and The Gifted.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/2/19

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

With the new year approaching, the Winter TV season is finally upon us, and there are lots of new and returning shows about to premiere. Tonight FOX launches the fun new mystery singing competition series, The Masked Singer.

I had stopped watched these singing competition series a while back, but The Masked Singer provides a fun new twist on the genre. If you saw the YouTube clip of Ryan Reynolds dressed as a unicorn signing on a Korean TV show last year, this is the same show but for US audiences. The series finds 12 celebrities hiding their identities under full-body costumes as they take the stage to sing incognito before a live audience. All told, the 12 celebrity competitors have amassed 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, nine Broadway shows, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and four Super Bowl titles! Each week some of the contestants will participate in head-to-head sing-offs. The studio audience and judges will vote, and at the end of the night, one of the singers will be eliminated and reveal his or her identity. Hosting the series is Nick Cannon, and the judging panel includes Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger.

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. As each masked singer is introduced, they give some clues to help you try to identify them. The judges also ask each contestant a question or two and make their own guesses. When the contestants are interviewed, their voices are distorted, but it’s fun to try to figure out who these singers are based on the clues, their mannerisms, their singing voices, etc. It’s obvious that some of these folks have a lot of experience singing/performing, while others not-so-much. My screeners for the first two episodes were blurred and bleeped during the big reveals, so I am really excited to check out tonight’s episode to learn the identity of one of these celebrities! In tonight’s episode, we meet half of the contestants, and next week we meet the second half.

On tonight’s premiere, “Mask On Face Off,” the first six undercover celebrity singers – peacock, hippo, monster, unicorn, deer and lion – face off against one another in elaborate head-to-toe costumes.

Check out the wildly fun competition tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording MythBusters Jr.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/28/18

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

This Wodensday night promises to be a bloody good TV night, as Vikings season 5B kicks off! The last half season culminated with two pairs of brothers leading armies against each other. Ivar the Boneless & Harald Finehair have gone to war with Bjorn Ironside & Halfdan the Black. Bjorn, eldest son of Ragnar, led his army to a recent victory against his younger brother Ivar’s forces, but now his Uncle Rollo is sending Frankish reinforcements. This second major battle between the armies took up most of the episode, though for a few moments we checked in on Iceland and Floki’s follies there.

The finale utilized a repeating flashback plot mechanism wherein characters at a moment of possible death flashback to other parts of their life. They were able to do this because several main characters died while others merely come face to face with their mortality. Lagertha, Bjorn’s mother and queen of Kattegat, killed her ex-lover Astrid, when Astrid confronted her in the middle of the battle. She confessed that she was carrying Harald’s baby in her womb and that she didn’t want the baby; she wanted death instead, and Lagertha gave it to her. The brothers Halfdan & Harald faced off on the battleground as well, and sadly history told us Halfdan was the one who must die. Harald would go on to become the first King of Norway.

Harald and Ivar won this particular battle, and Bjorn & his mother called for a retreat shortly after the arrival of the reinforcements that Rollo sent. In the aftermath of having to kill her ex-lover and an unborn child, Lagertha’s hair all went stark white. Over in Iceland, Floki’s inability to keep his townspeople from quarreling had escalated to murder and promises of vengeance. To quell this madness, Floki made the slighted family the governor and offered himself as a sacrifice to the gods. He didn’t go through with it yet though, so we have plenty to look forward to tonight. Can’t wait!!!

On tonight’s episode, “The Revelation,” legendary Viking Duke Rollo arrives, causing further upheaval in a Kattegat still reeling from Ivar the Boneless becoming its king; Floki battles the elements in Iceland, and his own settlers’ desire for revenge, to forge a colony.

Don’t miss the exciting midseason premiere tonight on History Channel at 9/8c.

I’ll also be going down to South Park, gonna have myself a time.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/13/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

Last season of The Librarians was tense, with both DOSA and Apep going against the Librarians – DOSA wanted the Library, while Apep just wanted to cause chaos. Baird was working with DOSA, or so we thought, but in the end, it turned out that she and Flynn had their own plan to secure the Library. And it turned out to be a good thing, since the woman in charge accidentally let loose Apep once again. Thankfully they took care of Apep and convinced DOSA that they weren’t equipped to handle the care of the Library and to leave it in the hands of Flynn, Baird, Jenkins, & the Librarians.

Tonight is the season premiere, so it’ll be interesting to see where they go from there. The “big bad” is gone, but I’m sure there will be another one. Regardless, I love this show and can’t wait for the new season, starting with the two-episode premiere.

On tonight’s first episode, “…and the Dark Secret,” when a secret sect of the Vatican Church unearths an ancient map detailing the locations of the four cornerstones of the Library of Alexandria (the original Library), it’s up to Flynn and the Librarians – with the help of an unexpected ally – to stop them before the stones can be used to destroy the Library.

Then on the second episode, “and the Steal of Fortune,” when people begin getting hurt in the unluckiest of ways, the Librarians are led to a casino where the owner appears to possess an artifact capable of stealing people’s luck. Despite falling under the bad luck curse themselves, the Librarians must turn the tables before the plague of bad fortune spreads to the wider world.

See how they save the Library tonight on TNT starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Iron Chef Showdown, Modern Family, & American Housewife.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/18/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m so excited for my pick today. A History Channel original, SIX, starts tonight. The show follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, whose covert missing is to kill a Taliban leader in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, things go wrong when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. The show is inspired by real missions (not BASED off of real missions, but inspired by them…), showing what the SEALs do, their personal lives, and the life-and-death decisions they make during their missions. It stars Walton Goggins (Justified, Vice Principals), Barry Sloane (Revenge), Kyle Schmid (Copper), Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos), Edwin Hodge (Chicago Fire), Dominic Adams (Devious Maids), Brianne Davis (Jarhead), Nadine Velazquez (Flight, My Name is Earl), Jaylen Moore (Homeland), Donny Boaz (The Great Debators), and Nondumiso Tembe (True Blood).

Aside from a great cast (I always love seeing Walton Goggins, who was so fantastic as Boyd Crowder in Justified, as well as Edwin Hodge, who’s been on a number of great shows.), I love the premise. The show promises a lot of action, a lot of heart… It reminds me a bit of The Unit, which is one of my all-time favorite shows. Hopefully it’ll live up to my expectations!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six troop leader Rip Taggart makes a questionable decision while on a mission in Afghanistan; two years later, Rip is captured by Boko Haram, and it’s up to his former SEAL Team Six brothers to locate and rescue him.

Learn what questionable decision Rip makes tonight on History Channel at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Blindspot, Lethal Weapon, Cooks vs Cons, Law & Order: SVU, black-ish, Chicago PD, & Match Game.
 
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