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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/27/17

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 thoroughly enjoying this season of Man With a Plan. Last week was especially funny because Adam learned that he and Andi weren’t legally married. The man who’d married them years before showed up on their doorstep, wanting to make amends – turned out he had some issues and had forgotten to renew his license back then. Of course, it was also Adam’s fault… He’d hired this guy instead of the man Andi told him to hire since her pick was so much more expensive. He was going to tell her, but then they got into a discussion about how he cheaped out on everything from napkins to the single-use coffee pods, and he decided to keep it to himself. He convinced her to do a “vow renewal,” but the guy showed up again, needing to make amends to Andi as well, and the truth came to light. In the end, it turned out to be a simple trip to the courthouse off screen, and then we got to see how their “second wedding night” went…with all three kids in bed with them. It was a sweet moment.

On tonight’s episode, “The Parents Strike Back,” when the kids won’t do their chores, Adam and Andi decide to go on strike too.

To see what happens when the house falls apart one pile of stuff at a time, tune in to CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Holiday Baking Championship, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, Christmas Cookie Challenge, & Scorpion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/13/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Showtime kicks off the 6-part BBC comedy/thriller Ill Behaviour. Joel’s (Chris Geere, You’re the Worst) wife of 10 years has just divorced him, but his best friends Charlie (Tom Riley, DaVinci’s Demons) and Tess (Jessica Regan, Doctors) aren’t really that upset to see Steph go, as they never really liked her. While Joel wants to sulk and throw away his settlement money, his friends push him to get back into the dating world and set him up with American expat Nadia (Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex), an oncologist who also happens to be a raging alcoholic. When Charlie announces that he’s been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and that he’s abandoning chemotherapy in favor of more natural treatments, this causes tension and division among the friends. And Joel starts going to extreme measures to try to save his friend.

The series is written by Sam Bain (Peep Show) and directed by Steve Bendelack (Friday Night Dinner). While I wasn’t laughing out loud at tonight’s premiere, it did have some humorous moments. By the end of the episode, the writers have set up an interesting turn of events, which could lead to a lot more comedy. I have enjoyed this cast’s previous work and look forward to learning more about these characters and seeing how the story progresses.

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 1,” following his divorce, Joel reunites with his best friends from college; Charlie sets Joel up with Nadia.

Meet Joel and his friends tonight on Showtime at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, Lucifer, The Gifted, and Supergirl.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/24/16

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

manwithaplan1024smallTonight, Matt LeBlanc (Friends, Episodes) returns to network TV in the new CBS sitcom Man with a Plan. LeBlanc stars as Adam, a contractor who is forced to become a more active parent to his three kids when wife Andi (Liza Snyder, Yes, Dear) decides to go back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. Adam is in for quite a shock as he discovers just how much work goes into taking care of the children – preteen daughter Kate (Grace Kaufman, The Last Ship), middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann), and youngest Emme (Hala Finley), who’s just starting kindergarten. The series also stars Jessica Chaffin (Episodes), Diana Maria Riva (Telenovela), Matt Cook (Clipped), and Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live).

Back in May, I saw the original pilot for this series, where Jenna Fischer was originally playing the wife. While I wasn’t really blown away, the episode did have some fun moments and potential. I like the fish-out-of-water premise of Adam trying to figure out how to be a parent and learning how to not be played by the kids. And I’m particularly interested to see how the addition of Liza Snyder to the cast changes things, especially with her experience on a long-running family sitcom. I think this series will make a good companion to Kevin Can Wait, which also has a similar classic/retro sitcom feel to it.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a contractor becomes a stay-at-home dad after his wife goes back to work.

Meet Adam and his family tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c

I’ll also be watching/recording Timeless, Gotham, Lucifer, Supergirl, and Jane the Virgin.

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