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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/26/19

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 week on the penultimate episode of season two of The Gifted, in many ways they were just dealing with the aftermath of the prior “Mutant Massacre” episode in which the Purifiers wiped out dozens of Morlocks in a desperate battle that left Blink wounded and separated from the team. We saw that Lorna was ready to betray the Inner Circle as Reeva’s plans were revealed. Strucker patriarch, Reed Strucker, accidentally killed a Purifier as everyone was scrambling for an escape. Caitlin Strucker & daughter Lauren Strucker got holed up in an old brick building at just the wrong moment: Lauren’s powers were still suppressed from the “cure” that had been developed.

Jayce Turner, who was still grieving over the fact that he’d led men into a battle in which they slaughtered women, children, and non-combatants, encountered another shock – he saw security footage that confirmed Blink and Thunderbird were alive before the battle started. When Lorna discovered that Reeva hired the Purifiers to kill the Morlocks, Lorna was able to convince Andy to defect as well. But Andy was scared that his family would not accept him back after he’d done so much evil. But Reed confessed to Andy that he recently killed a man and put Andy slightly at ease. They all have demons, after all.

Andy & Lorna made it back to the rest of the team, and there was a touching reunion. Eclipse, Lorna, and their baby will be together if we get a season three. Yay! We learned that Reeva wasn’t that pissed that they lost Lorna and Andy, revealing she mostly wanted the “Inner Circle cred” their family history would have brought her. She was ready to kill them if she must.

We still don’t know where the hell Blink is. This show is not renewed, and I am given to understand that this episode was written as a tragic cliffhanger. I almost expect Thunderbird to die or maybe Lorna’s baby? There’s also a last-minute twist ending promised that may intro a new mutant or faction. I almost hope for some time-traveling mutants from Age of Apocalypse or some other classic X-Men storyline, orrrrrrr… Okay, oddly specific pitch, but how bout Clarice (Blink) dies but shows back up as her AoA leader of the Exiles version? I guess we’ll see tonight. If for some reason Fox axes this show, I’ll be pissed, because it’s been a pretty solid run and Matt Nix is a good storyteller.

On tonight’s episode, “oMens,” Reeva prepares to carry out her plan for the Inner Circle, but not everyone is on the same page; Reed struggles to manage his powers; Jace and the Purifiers are on the attack.

Check out the season (series?) finale tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for another season finale that could actually turn out to be a series finale: Lethal Weapon.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/1/19

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

A few weeks ago, Lethal Weapon gave us their Christmas episode before going on a short break. They’re back tonight, but allegedly Damon Wayans’s days on the program are numbered. For now at least, he’s still playing the TV version of Captain Murtaugh based on the blockbuster film series. Last time we started with a flashback to Cole’s childhood and how tough he had it being the son of a single mom who was a war zone photographer. Fast forward to the present, and we saw that he was trying to make up for the absentee parent he’d been by making this Christmas with his daughter count.

Cole saw one of his friends, Oscar, who was an ex-con, meeting with a shady guy. This happened while the two old pals were on a meetup so their kids Sam & Maya could hang out. Murtaugh’s son was on his way back from Costa Rica, and he called from the airport. Roger began to plan a welcome home party. That night, a burglary went explosively wrong, and one robber was shot by the wife. The next morning, Cole & Roger were on the scene, and they discovered the dead thief was the man Cole saw Oscar talking with. Oscar wound up getting arrested, but not before he drove his car through the wall of Cole’s motel room. In the meantime, the female cop pairing of Bailey and Louisa got placed on a chopped-up jogger case, and Capt. Brooks was a bit bummed because his husband went to see family in Wyoming without him.

Oscar swore he was innocent, and Cole believed him. The kids saw a third guy talking to Oscar and the dead guy, and they drew a sketch that looked like Santa with a birthmark. Cole followed up on the lead and recruited Murtaugh into helping him investigate the scene. They entered the house through the chimney (ho, ho, ho!), but Murtaugh got stuck. Cole wound up fighting 3 criminals at once, including a rad chainsaw fight sequence. The crooks got away with a frozen thumb, but not before Cole saw what it was they needed from the house.

While the welcome home party was occurring, Roger discovered that his son missed his flight and he got upset at him. The next day, the two cases converged when the jogger was ID’d as a bank security guard missing a thumb. They rushed to the scene of the crime in motion, and there was a Christmas parade crowding the streets outside. The guys pulling the heist ran into the crowds dressed as two Santas, but the good guys soon chased them down and saved the day. Oscar was released from jail, and Cole bought Brooks a ticket to Wyoming. Merry Christmas!!

Now, regarding the future of this show? It look highly canceled after this season. It is all but formal. Even though they have a strong cast that could support a cop comedy show without Damon Wayans, there is just no Lethal Weapon without either Riggs or Murtaugh. So looking forward to seeing them end it strong at least.

On tonight’s episode, “There Will Be Bud,” Cole finds himself on the rebound after Natalie’s engagement, and his new romantic interest, Julie (guest star Haley Strode), has an unexpected connection to A.D.A. Erica (guest star Nishi Munshi), complicating things at work. Meanwhile, Murtaugh worries about the connection between the murder he’s investigating and a new opportunity for Trish to serve as co-counsel on a high-profile lawsuit with Leo Getz (guest star Thomas Lennon).

To see how Cole rebounds and how Trish’s lawsuit goes, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Gifted.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/27/18

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 #1

I’ve been pretty captivated the last few months by the new team on Lethal Weapon, which teams up Seann William Scott with Damon Wayans as two unorthodox LAPD detectives, even without having seen the first two seasons. Admittedly, I am obsessed with everything Scott’s done post-Stiffler, but the show does get on, on its own merits.

The last new episode opened with Cole (Scott) MIA, having flaked on his daughter. When she called Murtaugh to look for him, he recommended his daughter Rianna to babysit. Murtaugh was next at the scene of an abduction. He concluded that Cole was abducted by the Vasquez cartel. At the cartel torture house, they pulled out a few of Cole’s fingernails before Sofia Vasquez revealed herself to him. She had him buried alive rather than shooting him. Murtaugh confronted Cole’s CIA handler, Tom Barnes, who insisted he didn’t betray Cole. He “put his best man on the job” and expected him to take out Vasquez.

Throughout the episode, we saw Cole and his baby mama, Natalie, in their first meetings overseas. He was undercover as a photographer and she was a nurse. They fell in love and she got preggers. Back in the present, other former undercover agent, “The Gute” got them a lead that put them on Cole’s trail, but all they found was his bloody discarded fingernails. Murtaugh again confronted Barnes, who recommended they flip former cartel lieutenant Benny Aliva, whom LAPD had in holding. In flashbacks, we saw that Natalie became pregnant while still stationed overseas.

Murtaugh tracked down Cole with Aliva’s help and dug him up before he died. While recovering in the hospital, Cole got immersed in the memory of talking to Natalie about plans for a honeymoon in Bali. Later that night, Cole KO’d Murtaugh and locked him in Mrs. Murtaugh’s trunk so he could go confront Vasquez on his own. Murtaugh woke up to his daughter stealing the car to go out with her bf. When the boyfriend turned creeper, Roger emerged and took the car back. Cole saved Sofia Vasquez from the hit team Aliva was leading against her, with a last-minute assist from Murtaugh. In the final scene, Cole professed his love for Natalie was undying and she kissed him but was very conflicted about the timing.

On tonight’s episode, “What the Puck,” Cole wants to talk to Natalie about their relationship before it’s too late, but a wrench is thrown in his plans after he bumps into a new ADA, Erica (guest star Nishi Munshi). Meanwhile, after being kicked out of the house for Trish’s girl’s night, Murtaugh finds himself an unlikely friend.

See if Cole makes a decision about Natalie tonight on FOX at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/2/18

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 TBS’s castaway comedy Wrecked comes to a close with a special one-hour finale. This season the castaways found themselves trapped on the private island belonging to a wealthy hunter named Declan, who forced them to participate in a deadly Hunger Games-like competition. Last week Karen was shot in the stomach with an arrow by Chet, who seemed to have gone wild, calling himself the Chettywompwomp. As Karen recounted her surprising love story to Florence, Danny and Owen went to look for a first aid kit and ended up at Chet’s lair. They were captured and tied up, but Owen challenged Chet to a fight. Meanwhile, Todd, Pack, and Jess were in another part of the island when Jess’s bracelet suddenly stopped working. This meant that she could now safely walk through the shock pylons without being killed. As she passed through the barrier headed to disable the generator, the hunters observed this on their monitor and started to panic.

Will Owen and Danny survive their fight with Chet and get back to Karen in time with the first aid kit? Can Jess disable the generator in time, and will she ever get her memory back about her relationship with Todd? Can the group stop the hunters and escape from the island? This has been another fun season, and I look forward to seeing how it comes to a close. This show always does a great job of wrapping up each season’s storyline while also leaving things open for a future season.

On the first half of tonight’s finale, “Mrs. Stanwick,” the survivors attempt to turn the tables on the rich and lure them into a trap. Then, in “The Island Family,” barricaded in the mansion and surrounded by the rich, the survivors mount one last attempt to escape Declan’s island.

Find out how the season ends tonight on TBS starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording FBI, This Is Us, New Amsterdam, The Gifted, Flipping Out, Mayans M.C., and The Purge.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/25/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice

My pick tonight is one of the new shows I’m most looking forward to this season, for multiple reasons: FBI on CBS. First, it’s a procedural(ish?) drama on CBS, and you guys know how much I love me some procedurals on CBS. Second, it stars Missy Peregrym (from two of my all-time favorite shows, Rookie Blue & Reaper), Jeremy Sisto (who I love and think is adorable), and Sela Ward (who I’ve loved since Sisters, Once and Again, & CSI: NY). And third, it comes from Dick Wolf, who is the creative force behind all the Law & Order shows, etc. With all that combined, how could I go wrong?!

Missy P stars as Maggie Bell, an FBI Special Agent in the New York office. Her partner is Special Agent Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, a West Point graduate who spent two years undercover for the DEA before being recruited by the FBI. Sela Ward plays Special Agent in Charge Dana Mosier, and the rest of the team includes Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine (Sisto), and Kristen Chazel, a brilliant analyst recruited straight out of college.

I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. Missy P definitely didn’t let me down in her first major role since Rookie Blue. I enjoyed the case as well as the chemistry between all the players, so I’m definitely looking forward to more!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after a bomb explosion devastates a residential apartment building, Special Agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigate a possible war between rival gangs – that is, until their prime suspects are discovered brutally murdered.

Find out who planted the bomb tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, Chopped, Lethal Weapon (Maybe? I quit watching last season, but with the new partner, I may tune back in at first to give it another chance…), Carter, NCIS: New Orleans, Sweet Home Sextuplets, & Mr Inbetween.
 
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