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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/1/17

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 week’s B story on SEAL Team was kind of heartbreaking. Stella invited Clay to a party, and he took Brian with him. After the party, Clay and Stella spent the night together, and Brian, who’d worn a gaudy “cowboy” shirt to the party, got lucky with another young woman. The next morning, they were called in early to practice parachute jumping. Clay and Brian were in different jump groups. Clay and his group watched in horror from the ground as Brian’s group did their jump and one jumper had problems with their chute. The backup chute never deployed, and that jumper slammed into the ground full-speed. As Clay watched, every jumper pulled off their helmet…and he realized the one who’d fallen to his death had been Brian. We’d learned a few episodes ago that he & Brian had been friends for a good while, so Clay’s easy-to-see heartbreak was not a surprise. Hopefully this will be the impetus he needs to shape up and really make him do well during the rest of the training/testing.

As for the A story… Jason and the team were sent to an American Embassy in the South Sudan when the ambassador refused to evacuate as the country became increasingly unstable. Sure, he could have refused because he believed absolutely that staying was the right thing to do, but the only reason this guy refused to leave was all due to politics. Leaving would be a “failure” on his part and that wouldn’t be good when it came time for him to be permanently appointed (or whatever). The guy was a complete asshat, but the team finally convinced him to leave for the safety of the rest of the Americans in the small country. It was touch and go getting everyone out of the embassy safely, but with a little trickery, they were able to do it.

I’m enjoying this show more and more every episode, especially when they don’t use any fancy camera work to show us the night vision, etc, like they did the first ep. It still isn’t better than The Brave in terms of characters, but I’m enjoying it! I can’t wait to see how Brian’s death affects Clay going forward and if that shared loss of a friend/teammate gives him and Jason something more in common.

On tonight’s episode, “The Spinning Wheel,” the SEAL Team must work with Jason’s longtime rival, Beau Fuller (Sharif Atkins, White Collar, ER), and his team to plan and perfect a raid under the watchful eye of top military brass. Also, Clay delivers solemn news to a teammate’s next of kin.

See how well Jason and the team work with Fuller and his team tonight on CBS 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, American Housewife, Best Baker in America, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/2/16

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

John C. McGinley, Deborah Baker Jr.Tonight, the new horror-comedy series Stan Against Evil premieres on IFC. Sheriff Stan Miller (John C. McGinley, Scrubs, Ground Floor) is forced into retirement after an uncontrolled outburst. However, a plague of angry demons falls upon the small New Hampshire town, which was built on a 17th century witch-burning site. So he begrudgingly teams up with his young replacement, Evie Barret (Janet Varney, You’re the Worst) to keep the evil forces at bay. The series is written by comedian Dana Gould and also stars Nate Mooney (American Odyssey) and Deborah Baker Jr.

I haven’t seen this series yet, but I really like John C. McGinley, who is perfect for this kind of gruff, bitter-guy role. And based on the promos, it looks like this series will contain that same fun mix of horror and comedy that makes shows like Ash vs Evil Dead so entertaining. I can’t wait to check out tonight’s special one-hour premiere.

On tonight’s premiere, “Dig Me Up Dig Me Down; Know, Know, Know Your Goat,” a disgraced small-town sheriff teams with his replacement to battle demons. Then Stan’s daughter brings home a goat that is really an ancient hircine demon.

Catch the one-hour series premiere tonight on IFC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, Blindspot, Lethal Weapon, Empire, Arrow, Frequency, Worst Cooks in America, You’re the Worst, Younger, and Impastor.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/7/16

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

angelfromhell17smallOne of my favorite pilots that I watched last summer was tonight’s Angel from Hell. Jane Lynch was hysterical in Glee, and I liked her even more in this one. And Maggie Lawson once again flexes her comedic chops and does a great job of it. In this single-camera comedy, Lawson (who was great as Juliet on Psych) plays Allison, a doctor with a great job working with her father, a younger brother, a best friend, and a boyfriend. She meets Amy (Lynch), kind of a loud, oddball woman who claims to be her guardian angel. Only…she’s no one’s idea of a guardian angel, let alone Allison, who isn’t even sure she believes in that sort of thing. Kevin Pollak and Kyle Bornheimer star as Marv and Brad, Allison’s father and brother.

I loved this pilot because it’s funny, but there are some real heart-warming moments, too. Kyle’s seen the second episode and said it was even funnier, so I can’t wait for everyone else to catch up and to watch the next new episode myself!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Allison, a successful, driven doctor, runs into Amy, a larger than life, eccentric woman who claims to be her “guardian angel,” and whose mission is to help Allison loosen up and see her life from a new perspective

Meet Allison and Amy tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Beat Bobby Flay, Lip Sync Battle, & Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/1/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

bones101smallWhen we last saw Bones, Brennan was pregnant with baby #2, she and Booth decided to quit the Jeffersonian & FBI, and Angela and Hodgins had decided to stay. Obviously Brennan and Booth leaving the FBI & Jeffersonian won’t stick – it wouldn’t be even remotely the same show if it did. But at this point, we don’t know how or why they come back. Well, I know… I’ve seen the first two episodes of the season. When the season starts, time has jumped forward six months. Brennan, Booth, and Christine have been joined by the new little boy in their family. Arastoo has taken over Brennan’s spot temporarily while Cam looks to hire someone permanently. And Aubrey is doing well at the FBI – although Booth isn’t completely gone; he’s simply teaching courses, rather than working in the field, as we’ll learn in the coming episodes. The season starts out with a bang, so don’t miss it!

On tonight’s episode, “The Loyalty in the Lie,” six months after starting a new life with her family, Brennan becomes interested in a case to which she has personal ties; an FBI investigation begins when Booth goes missing. Kim Raver & Dilshad Vadsaria guest star.

See what ties Brennan has with the case and why Booth goes missing tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Heroes Reborn, Beat Bobby Flay, The Player, & Geeks Who Drink.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/9/14

I took yesterday off from this column because my power went out from 6pm (Tues) until 2am (Wed)—I know exactly when it was restored, as I was awakened by every light in the house turning on and the sounds of electronics whirring back to life! Ironically, my pick for yesterday was going to be the midseason premiere of Revolution! But now the power is back on (knock on wood), and I’m ready for tonight’s packed primetime schedule! Check out our suggestions as to what you should be watching this evening.

Kyle’s Choice

spoilsofbabylonsmallTonight, IFC kicks off The Spoils of Babylon, a parody of those epic dramatic TV mini-series of the 70s and 80s, with a double-episode premiere. Author Eric Jonrosh wrote, directed, and financed the original 22-hour adaptation of his best-selling novel, and now, decades later, he has edited that down into tonight’s epic television mini-series that chronicles the relationships and lives of multiple generations of the Morehouse family through war and the oil business.

I remember watching those “event television” programs all the time growing up, so I’m really looking forward to seeing this comedic take on the genre—I love how they’ve even given the mini-series this whole fictitious backstory. Also, it has such an amazing cast, including Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, and Will Ferrell!

On tonight’s first episode, “The Foundling,” an entrepreneur hopes to strike it rich in the oil fields, while his adopted son begins an affair with his daughter. Then, in “The War Within,” when war breaks out, Devon decides to enlist, leaving behind a distraught Cynthia, who learns that there might be another woman in the picture.

See this fantantic cast in a fun new mini-series tonight on IFC at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, The Assets, Community, Parks and Recreation, Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, and Parenthood.
 
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