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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/21/19

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

On last week’s episode of Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral, we finally got our second wedding. Craig announced to everyone at a surprise engagement party that Zara had returned and that the two of them were getting married. The wedding was going to be quite an event, as it was being paid for by Love Chalet (with a sponsorship from Hotels.com), who were going to air it as a special episode, and all of Zara’s castmates from the show were going to be there as guests. Craig asked Duffy to be his best man, while Zara told Maya she was too pretty to be her bridesmaid. Missing from the party was Ainsley, who wasn’t talking to Craig and had no plans to attend the wedding. So since Ainsley wasn’t coming to the wedding, Craig invited Kash, who then asked for a plus three so he could bring Fatima and their dating chaperones, Basheer and Nani.

After seeing Kash at the party, Maya wrote another therapeutic breakup note that she planned to rip up and toss way, but when she went to throw it in the river, the same cop who caught her littering her note to Ted stopped her. So she put the note in her jacket and forgot about it. However, she had been wearing Duffy’s jacket – the night before, Duffy could sense that she wasn’t as excited about their relationship as he was, and so he offered her an out, to just be friends again. And unfortunately for him, she accepted.

On the day of the wedding, Ainsley was spending her time redecorating Bryce’s apartment instead of attending the ceremony. Everyone else was at the party. Maya was surprised to meet Fatima and hear about the plans for an arranged marriage. However, for folks thinking about marriage, Kash and Fatima didn’t really have a lot to say to one another and often sat in awkward silence at their table. Kash stepped away to confront Maya about the feelings they had for one another, which she denied. While Kash was gone, Basheer asked Fatima to dance, and she suddenly became a completely different person – all lit up, talkative, and delighted as Basheer recounted a lot of the small details and stories her Nani had told him about her. There was a palpable connection between these two, much more so than between Fatima and Kash.

Meanwhile, Duffy ran into Gemma and told her about the note he found in his pocket. He was convinced that he was the subject of Maya’s letter, in which she stated that she still had feelings, despite calling off the relationship. So he decided to use his best man speech to win her back. Gemma tried to convince Duffy that this was a bad idea and that the note probably wasn’t about him, but he took the stage anyway. Just as Duffy was about to declare his love for Maya, Ainsley showed up – Bryce had convinced her to drop her jealousy of Craig getting married and be there for her friend. She gave a rousing apologetic speech to Craig and Zara and congratulated the happy couple. As Ainsley talked, Duffy saw Maya and Kash together and realized that Gemma was right. When it was time for him to resume his speech, he was at a loss for words and awkwardly took his seat. Afterwards, Ainsley went home with Garrett, who had literally hit on every woman at the wedding, including Maya and Gemma, and was rejected by them all. Duffy confronted Maya about Kash, and she pleaded with him not to say anything to Ainsley. Later, when Kash dropped Fatima off at home, she told him that she wanted to break things off because she had feelings for Basheer – he was the thing she always looked forward to most about their dates. Ouch, but a happy turn of events for everyone involved, as Kash was now free to pursue Maya and Fatima was able to pursue Basheer.

This show is so much fun, finding interesting ways to integrate many delightful rom-com tropes into each episode. There are always laugh-out-loud moments, like Craig and Zara’s first dance swap-out, Garrett trying to hook up with everyone at the wedding, and Ainsley’s joking with Kash about finally getting to see the end of a wedding. At the same, time there’s also lots of great, heartwarming character drama and plot twists. Fatima and Basheer make a wonderful couple – while I didn’t necessarily see that one coming, it’s perfect…and her Nani is already a big fan of Bash. While I certainly see those two characters married in the future, I doubt it would be one of the two remaining on-screen weddings – they don’t really have the connections to the main four characters that would give all of them a reason to attend. Another nice thing about the Fatima breakup is that this finally leaves things open for Maya and Kash to go for it…well, except for that one small detail of how Ainsley is going to feel about her best friend dating her ex-fiancé. Also, even though Duffy gave Maya the out, he seemed quite heartbroken over learning that Maya broke up with him because she loved someone else – how is he going to take this breakup, and does he still even want to remain friends with Maya? We also saw more hints of a relationship forming between Duffy and Gemma, as she was the one who tried to prevent him from making a fool of himself and likely will be the one to console him about this breakup revelation. We’ve got just four episodes and two weddings to go, and my money is still on Duffy/Gemma and Maya/Kash. Though both relationships still seem a bit too new to be talking marriage anytime soon, so perhaps we’ll jump ahead in one of the upcoming episodes.

On this week’s episode, “The Sound of Music,” Maya feels guilty that her work is forcing her to interact with Ainsley’s ex; Andrew and Tony 2 realize they have an unexpected connection; Bryce tries to take his professional relationship with Ainsley to the next level; and Gemma gets on Duffy’s case about his lazy teaching.

Check it out now on Hulu!

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Hollywood Game Night, MasterChef, BH90210, Hypnotize Me, South Side, and Younger.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/14/19

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

As last week’s episode of Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral opened, we learned that Maya and Duffy had indeed spent the night together, and neither seemed to regret it. Maya was happy to finally be with a good guy who wasn’t hiding any dark secrets, and Duffy, well, he had been dreaming of this for a decade, and so they decided to pursue a relationship. Meanwhile, Love Chalet had become a phenomenon, and everyone was glued to their TV sets to follow the crazy drama and see what Zara was up to. Craig was surprisingly enjoying himself, especially when the first guy Zara fell for turned out to be gay. However, his attitude changed when Zara started making out with dimwitted but hunky housemate Garrett. That is, until he noticed Zara scratching her head while looking at the camera – this was the sign she would make to Craig when she wanted to be rescued from a bad situation – Craig was convinced that Zara was sending him a signal. So he organized a watch party with his friends in order to get a second opinion, but when Ainsley unexpectedly showed up and saw Kash there, the party came to an abrupt end. She was livid at Craig’s betrayal – that he still friends with Kash – and stormed off. Craig was still convinced that Zara still liked him and was calling out for him, so he managed to get himself on the show, where he, dressed only in a Speedo, proposed to Zara but was unfortunately rejected.

Ainsley was still having money issues, so when a rich woman showed up saying she was going through a divorce and wanted to spend all her husband’s money before it was finalized, Ainsley jumped at the opportunity. However, it turned out that wife was the one cheating, and her husband Bryce (guest Dermot Mulroney) was the good guy, and he asked Ainsley not to cash the check. There seemed to be some sparks between the two… Could he be a potential new mate for Ainsley? Meanwhile, Gemma’s son finally made some new friends and wanted to attend a sleepover at school, which left her alone for the first time. Fortunately, the gang was going to a bar to help Craig drown his sorrows, and Duffy had invited Gemma to join them. Kash showed up with Basheer since Fatima wasn’t interested in going to this unchaperoned event. There were some definite sparks between Kash and Maya as their eyes met. And later, after a fight broke out in the bar and Kash ended up at the hospital, he admitted to Maya that he still thinks about the day they first met.

As last week’s episode came to a close, Craig was watching the season finale of Love Chalet, where Zara received another marriage proposal…from Garrett. However, before Craig could hear her give her response, there was a knock on his door – it was Zara! She scratched her head, making sure that Craig could see her ring-less finger. Craig was right; she WAS giving him a signal!

I am really enjoying this series. The Love Chalet stuff in last week’s episode was so ridiculously over the top and hilarious but not so far off from what happens on these reality dating shows. It’s also been a lot of fun trying to figure out who’s going to end up with whom and fill out the rest of the show’s weddings. After last week’s episode, it looks like Craig and Zara are going to get back together – could this be our second wedding?! While Craig may have fixed one relationship, he still has some fence-mending to do with Ainsley, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to be a quick fix. Will she ever forgive Craig? And will she ever talk to Kash again, because it looks like he’ll be around the group for a while. He and Maya definitely still have feelings for one another, but both are currently in a new relationship. Will either of them make the next move before it’s too late? If Maya does break things off with Duffy, it looks like Duffy and Gemma could make a good pairing. Last week, they had a connection in the car ride back to the apartment, and it seemed like Gemma was referring to herself when she told Duffy he could do better than Maya. Duffy is also very similar to her kind, caring deceased husband and gets along great with kids her son’s age – he even teaches at her son’s school. Could these three couples be the brides and grooms for the remaining weddings? Or will Ainsley get another shot at love (perhaps with Bryce?), or will some unforseen twists in the second half of the season shake things up? Only 5 episodes and 3 weddings still remain…

On this week’s episode, “Lights, Camera, Wedding,” Ainsley doubles down on her fight with Craig; Duffy stumbles upon a secret love letter that gives him hope; and Kash considers taking the next step with Fatima.

Check out the new episode now on Hulu!

I’ll also be watching/recording Match Game, Big Brother, MasterChef, BH90210, Bulletproof, Hypnotize Me, South Side, Krypton, and Younger.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/7/19

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 the US premiere (this was previously aired in the UK) of Bulletproof on The CW. According to The CW, “the adrenalin-fueled action thriller Bulletproof follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Pike (Ashley Walters, Top Boy) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, Bulletproof is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode.”

It sounds like it’s right up my alley, although it feels like an odd fit for The CW. Whatever network it’s on, I can’t wait to give it a shot tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Hit the Ground Running,” an informant is killed, leading Pike and Bishop to uncover a luxury car theft ring. When two members of the team are taken hostage, Bishop accidentally shoots Jonesy (David Elliot), but when he arrives at the ER to check on his mate, Bishop is the one who walks away wounded.

Check out this British import tonight on The CW at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/31/19

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

Early this morning, Hulu released the first four episodes of the new series Four Weddings and a Funeral. The ten-episode series comes from creator/executive producer Mindy Kaling and is a re-imagining of the 1994 romantic comedy of the same name. However, the only thing it really shares in common with its namesake is that over the course of the season, there will be four weddings and a funeral. Andie MacDowell also makes a guest appearance, though not reprising her film role.

The series centers around the lives of four American friends who went to college with one another and spent a semester abroad in London. After college, three of the friends moved to London, while Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel, Game of Thrones) stayed back. Maya had fallen in love with married Congressman Ted Spencer (Tommy Dewey, Casual) while working on his campaign, and now she is helping him run for the Senate. As all romantic stories like this go, Ted says that he loves Maya and will be leaving his wife any day now.

In the opener, Maya takes a trip to London to see her friends for a costume party. During a bag mix-up at the airport, she meets the charming Kash (Nikesh Patel, Indian Summers), who says that he is an actor. She later discovers that Kash is the boyfriend of her best friend, designer Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse, The Mindy Project, Red Band Society). Ainsley lives across the hall from the posh Gemma (Zoe Boyle, Frontier, Witless) and her husband and son. Gemma is a bit jealous to see that Ainsley has another friend. It turns out that Kash isn’t actually an actor but rather co-workers with investment banker Craig (Brandon Mychal Smith, You’re the Worst), who has just asked girlfriend Zara (Sophia La Porta, The Five) to move in with him. And rounding out the American crew is Duffy (John Reynolds, Stranger Things, Search Party), a dorky, awkward teacher at an all-boys school where he also lives in the dorm. He has had a secret crush on Maya for the past decade but has never been able to get up the courage to tell her how he feels.

The series feels more like an extended feature film than a traditional TV series, with each episode flowing nicely right into the next, plus it has a very British aesthetic to it. The episodes are filled with all those delightful tropes you expect to see in any classic romantic comedy, with the characters going through ups and downs and lots of plot twists and turns. There are also fun callbacks to iconic scenes from classic romantic comedy films. The show has a nice mix of drama and humor, and many of the comedic moments had me laughing out loud as I checked out the first two episodes. The series also has a wonderful soundtrack, and it didn’t even bother me that all the songs were covers.

One of the fun things about the show is that we know there will be four weddings and a funeral, and so there is this constant mystery of who will be a part of those five events (well, not that it’s fun to imagine who is going to die). The first couple of episodes do a nice job of setting up various possible love pairings and triangles, and you don’t necessarily know who is going to end up with whom. I fell in love with the show from episode one – these characters are so much fun and really feel like they could be longtime friends. I look forward to seeing how their intertwining stories all play out over the course of the season… I just hope I don’t have to watch one of their funerals!

Check out the first four episodes now on Hulu.

I’ll also be watching/recording Archer, Krypton, Younger, Match Game, Big Brother, and MasterChef.
 
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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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