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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/7/18

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

Early this morning, Netflix gave its viewers an early holiday treat…more of the hilarious baking competition Nailed It!. This new program, Nailed It! Holiday, has all the fun of the regular series but with holiday-themed tasks. I absolutely loved the first season of this series. Host Nicole Byer is a riot as she jokes around with the contestants and keeps things light. She often breaks the fourth wall, talking to the producer and teasing her more straight-laced co-host, professional chef Jacques Torres. The series pits amateur bakers against one another in a competition to win $10K. They are given far too little time to try to recreate ridiculously intricate desserts and more often than not fail to nail it! But watching them try to do so is so much fun. I can wait to see what new celebrity guest judges and holiday-themed challenges are in store!

Check it out now on Netflix!

I’ll also be watching/recording Fresh Off the Boat and The Cool Kids.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/9/18

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!

Megan’s Choice

MacGyver was very interesting last week watching Murdoc and Mac work together to save Murdoc’s son. Of course, Mac wasn’t doing it by choice but because Murdoc had kidnapped his girlfriend and was holding her hostage until he got his son back. We got a detailed look into Murdoc’s past when we met his ex-wife, who turned out to be working with the man who kidnapped her and Murdoc’s son. In the end, Murdoc realized that his son would be safer without him, so he agreed to go into prison if Mac put his son into protective custody. I think this situation also showed Mac how dangerous it may be for him to have a girlfriend in the line of work he’s in, but I hope he gets over his fears, because he deserves happiness as well.

On tonight’s episode, “Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly,” Matty sends MacGyver and team to Ghana to recover a hard drive from an e-waste landfill that is run by a powerful and violent man. But when Matty refuses to reveal what’s on the drive, other than a mysterious file called “Dragonfly,” the team speculates about what could be so important to her.

To find out what Matty is hiding, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Hell’s Kitchen, Blindspot, and The Cool Kids.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/26/18

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

Early this morning, Netflix released the first season of the new series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is based on the iconic comic book characters. Set in the small town of Greendale, where it seems like Halloween every day, the series centers around the life of teenage half-witch Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men). After her parents died in an accident, Sabrina was raised by her witch aunts – the bubbly and nurturing Hilda (Lucy Davis, The Office (UK)), and her stricter, more serious sister Zelda (Miranda Otto, 24: Legacy) – who run a mortuary along with Sabrina’s cousin Ambrose (Chance Perdomo), a necromancer who’s been under house arrest and unable to leave the property for the past 75 years.

Sabrina seems like your average teenager – she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend Harvey (Ross Lynch, Austin & Ally) and best friends Roz (Jaz Sinclair, Paper Towns) and Susie (Lachlan Watson, Nashville). But she has magical abilities, which she often uses to secretly help her friends – such as to teach the misogynistic high school principal (Bronson Pinchot, Perfect Strangers) a lesson when he refuses to stop Susie from getting bullied. As her 16th birthday approaches, Sabrina has an important decision to make – she must choose between the Path of Night or the Path of Light. If she undergoes her dark baptism to become a full-fledged witch, she will need to leave her human life and friends behind and head off to the Academy of Unseen Arts. However, if she doesn’t get baptized, she will grow old and eventually lose her powers. There also seems to be some other unknown ramifications to this decision that Sabrina isn’t aware of. A mysterious witch (Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who) arrives to town, disguising herself as one of the Baxter High faculty members, and uses her powers to try to influence Sabrina into embracing her darker side, trying to steer her toward her baptism. Meanwhile, the three Weird Sisters – Prudence (Tati Gabrielle, The 100), Agatha (Adeline Rudolph), & Dorcas (Abigail F. Cowen, The Fosters) – who are students at the Academy, don’t want a half-blood joining their ranks and try to dissuade Sabrina from taking her oath. To help her make an informed decision, Sabrina’s aunts seek the assistance of high priest Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle, Coupling), but he also seems to be hiding something and has ulterior motives. And to make matters worse, there may be someone in town hunting witches.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a fun mix of teenage drama and supernatural thriller, with a healthy dose of humor thrown in to keep it from getting too dark. Originally the character of Sabrina was supposed to show up on Riverdale, but they decided instead to spin her off into her own series, which is a much wiser choice. While this series has a similar overall tone to Riverdale, the supernatural elements would have felt odd and out of place in that show’s more grounded reality. The cast of this show is excellent. Kiernan Shipka is delightful as Sabrina – though it’s a little strange to see her all grown up because I’ll always think of her as the young Sally Draper from Mad Men. Plus it’s always great to see Michelle Gomez in another deliciously evil role! I look forward to seeing how this season plays out, and with a second season already ordered, there’s plenty more adventures to come!

Check out the complete first season now on Netflix!

I’ll also be watching/recording Child Support.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/5/18

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

Last week was the exciting season premiere of Blue Bloods, but it seemed like there was conflict all over the place within the family. Not only were Jamie and Frank still at odds about Jamie and Eddie choosing to continue to ride together after getting engaged, but Erin got a promotion at work (taking over Monica’s position after Monica was killed last season), and she was very hesitant about showing any sort of favoritism toward Danny and Jamie when they came to her for help. Then of course there was drug cartel member Louis Delgado (played by one of my favorites, Lou Diamond Phillips), who we know was responsible for burning down Danny’s house – and maybe, just maybe, for somehow causing Linda’s helicopter to crash?! Danny was so gung-ho about taking Delgado down after working a case where the victim’s head was cut off that he basically set the guy up to be killed himself by making it seem like Delgado was in bed with the cops. Ouch.

I was glad to see things calm down a little between Jamie and Frank at the end. Both Jamie and Frank had to realize that Frank was so against it because he just wants his kids to be safe. He’s already lost one son on the job. The thought that Jamie partnering with Eddie now that they’re engaged could make him a little distracted and could get him killed really had Frank worried. In the end, though, Eddie talked to Jamie about not being partners because they were now partners off the job, and she didn’t want it to come between him and his dad. And really, it’s all moot now anyway because we finally found out the results of the sergeant’s exam, and while Jamie said Eddie did fine, it was Jamie himself who got the top spot in the results! He did end up taking it without telling Frank (or us), and now we’re going to have Sergeant Jamie Reagan. That should be fun… It’ll be interesting to see how they’ll work the Jamie/Eddie scenes in now that they won’t be riding together!

On tonight’s episode, “Meet the New Boss,” Gormley looks to Danny and Baez for help tracking down a former NYPD detective he believes may be a threat to Frank’s safety. Also, Erin navigates office politics when she chooses to reopen a closed case; Jamie and Eddie are transferred to a new precinct with a lot of problems; and Frank and Baker team up to investigate a complaint about an SVU detective. Bebe Neuwirth guest stars.

See how they keep Frank safe tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, Child Support, Hawaii Five-0, & Hell’s Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/28/18

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!

Megan’s Choice #1

Friday night is finally here, and I am so excited I could burst! Tonight my television will be tuned into CBS all night for three of my favorite shows: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Blue Bloods. First up, let’s discuss MacGyver.

Last season we left off with Mac learning that his dad was actually Overwatch and had been in charge of him all along. This didn’t make him overly happy. He was incredibly upset that Maddy had lied to him and that his father had been hiding in plain sight this whole time. After saving the day together, Mac decided he could no longer work for his dad or Maddy because he didn’t trust them. I understand where he’s coming from because how could you just move on after learning that your father had basically been controlling your future your whole life from the shadows? Hopefully Mac will decide to come back to Phoenix, because obviously nothing will be the same without him.

On tonight’s premiere, “Improvise,” three months after quitting the Phoenix Foundation and moving to Nigeria, Mac puts aside his differences with his father and returns when he hears Jack is the target of a murderous dictator he double-crossed.

To see how this homecoming goes, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.
 
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