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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/21/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

This year’s run on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has perhaps the weirdest (most bad-ass?) role yet for Clark Gregg, the actor behind deceased SHIELD Director, Philip Coulson. This time around, he’s an inter-dimensional hero, tasked with tracking down and destroying the lay-line riding crystalline parasites known as the Shrike. His name is Sarge, and last week started with him considering making May his new recruit. Throughout the episode, there were all these weird parallels between what Sarge said and what Coulson said in her memories of him in his dying days; it was either a weird foreshadowing or real clumsy writing. Could go either way, really.

Daisy & Jemma’s deep space search team was hot on the heels of Fitz, when they were overcome by Chronicons in Confederacy warships. Enoch, Fitz’s new bff, was a Chronicon as well as the impetus for all of last season’s time-travel arc. So it was fitting that these members of his species, led by the domineering Atarah, were there to force the SHIELD science experts to reinvent time travel for their own purposes. Enoch let on that Fitz would & could do anything to save Jemma, so they sought to imprison her. Daisy assisted in a momentary escape, but Jemma realized she must work with Fitz on the matter, and so she surrendered to Atarah in exchange for Daisy and her crew’s freedom.

May survived a one-on-one fight against a Shrike, passing her test to be recruited into Sarge’s team, with their Fury Road tractor trailer truck and Rift motiff. She wasn’t interested in the job though and instead subdued Sarge and his one remaining, slightly unhinged soldier. Dr. Benson, the new resident SHIELD science guy (not in space), seemed to be trying to track down the Infinity Stones, when Daisy and her small crew returned to Earth finally. In the last moments of the episode, we watched Enoch confess to Fitz how he betrayed Jemma to the Chronicons to force Fitz to re-invent time travel. Harsh, bro. You are bffs no more.

This season is still as entertaining as any of them have been. I will never tire of watching May kick the crap out of people. Weird aliens and interdimensional doom seem par the course for this show, and that’s entertainment to me! I also see some Avengers: Endgame parallels going on here, but I don’t think we’ll get an outright claim that any of this connects to Thanos. We’ll see, though.

On tonight’s episode, “Inescapable,” they’ve fought through space, time, and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons’ reunion.

To see if FitzSimmons can reunite tonight, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Swamp Thing.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/17/19

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

After the deep space time travel adventures of last year, there have been some lineup changes on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which made its season six debut last week. After all, both Coulson and at least one version of Fitz are dead for starters. The team is overall split into two as well, with a space unit and the rest of the team guarding over Earth. Daisey & Jemma are running a skeleton crew on their deep space search for the cryogenically frozen Fitz. They have been off Earth for a half year and fear Fitz could be dead, as the ship he was stored on was split in half.

Back on the third rock from the sun, there was an inter-dimensional breach by a guy who was able to shoot down May’s aircraft. His friend, who was also crossing into our dimension, got trapped in concrete. Mack was the new director, but he was guided by an AI that projected to him as Hologram Coulson. May introduced Mack to her friend Dr. Marcus Benson to try to recruit him to head a new S.H.I.E.L.D. academy. They also needed better science expertise with Jemma & Fitz off world. In space, Jemma found the origin of Fitz’s cryogenic pod that they found, broken in the wreckage of his ship. She wanted to go straight there, but the rest of the crew was homesick and wanted to at least regroup first. They were attacked by much larger ships though, and Jemma seized upon the moment to enter the co-ordinates of where she believed Fitz went.

From the guy who got frozen in concrete, the people on Earth got the co-ordinates of where the extra-dimensional travelers leader, Sarge, was going to come through. He croaked a cryptic warning before finally dying also. They got to the museum where the breach was about to occur, but the invaders destroyed the building and a whole Fury Road-styled 18-wheel truck blasted through a portal and almost killed May. The big reveal: this Sarge guy was a Coulson lookalike with no memory or knowledge of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Whut?? Crai. So Coulson died, but dude came back as two versions of himself anyway?? You go, girl. No, but seriously, this show is always fun, and this season is going to be a quicker ride than we are used to – it is only a 13-episode summer run. So far it seems as promising as any of the other marvelous recent seasons. MCU marches forth!

Oh, and our last reveal of last episode was that Fitz is indeed alive and working in some workshop with aliens, speaking in their language.

On tonight’s episode, “Window of Opportunity,” while Fitz and Enoch struggle in space, Sarge and his team move forward with their mysterious mission on Earth.

See Fitz’s struggle tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Doom Patrol. There’s only two more episodes of that, so #ketchup. Also, check out The New Negroes on Comedy Central, featuring Open Mike Eagle, who I interviewed a few summers ago!

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/15/17

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 #1

Early this morning, Amazon Prime Video launched the action/comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson. The series stars action movie icon Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a parody of himself. Van Damme is out of shape and has been retired for a couple of years but previously worked as a highly talented international black ops agent, using his movie sets as cover while performing undercover missions as Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

After a chance meeting with ex-partner/ex-lover Vanessa (Kat Foster, The Goodwin Games, ’Til Death), JCVD decides it’s time for him to get back in the game and asks handler Jane (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show) to assign him to Vanessa’s mission. So he heads to Bulgaria to help stop a group of drug runners. For his cover, JCVD is starring in an action re-imagining of Huckleberry Finn. And supporting him on the mission are Vanessa – doing recon as his on-set hair stylist – and weapons expert/tech guy Luis (Moises Arias, Hannah Montana), who’s been inserted into the production crew. However, the team soon discovers that they have stumbled upon a plot much larger and more sinister than they imagined.

This series is so entertaining – it is equal parts comedy and solid action/thriller. Much of the humor comes from the overly dramatic acting, witty dialogue, and absurd situations that arise. Jean-Claude is hilarious and does a great job of poking fun at himself. His character is so in love with himself and never misses an opportunity to mention his previous work. However, sometimes JCVD starts to believe that all of the movie magic is real and overestimates his own abilities, getting himself into trouble. Jean-Claude also plays a second character in the series, one who literally had me laughing out loud.

The show is very self-aware, making fun of the tropes you see in all of those action films of the late 80s/90s. The first season follows a serialized story, with interesting and unexpected twists and turns that keep you guessing. While the show is quite funny, it also provides some incredible action sequences. Jean-Claude proves that he’s still got it – using kicks, spins, splits, and punches to take out the bad guys.

I can’t recommend this series highly enough. It’s a really fun and exciting romp that is definitely worth checking out. The first episode is available for free to everyone, but the rest of the season requires an Amazon Prime subscription.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/8/16

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

littlebigshotssmallI love Steve Harvey as the host on Family Feud, so I’m hoping as host of the new kids’ competition-reality show Little Big Shots, he’ll be just as great. He’s not only hosting, but he’s a producer, along with Ellen DeGeneres, which I hope bodes well for how fun it’ll be. The show features young kids of all ages with every kind of talent – from musicians, singers, and dancers, to a 4-year-old basketball whiz, a 5-year-old Bruce Lee, and more. As host, Steve Harvey will chat with the kids, which should prove pretty darn funny, as kids always say the silliest things.

On tonight’s episode, “Little Bruce Lee,” we meet a 4-year-old basketball prodigy, a 5-year-old martial arts master, a singing duo, a spelling-bee champion, and a sassy dancer.

Meet this week’s talented kiddos tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Team Ninja Warrior, Grandfathered, The Real O’Neals, Junk Food Flip, The Little Couple, Rizzoli & Isles, Chopped, Rattled, & Separation Anxiety.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/20/15

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!

Megan’s Choice

chicagofire1020smallIn the beginning, I wasn’t a huge fan of Chicago Fire, but when Chicago PD came around, I started watching the former because of the crossovers. Now I’m hooked. Last week’s season premiere was full of action and emotions. First Casey was rescued by Antonio, and then he found out Nesbitt would walk on charges because he is an informant. Casey didn’t handle it well at all. Dawson was very worried about him and kept trying to have a conversation with him, but he was so distant and difficult to talk with that she gave up. However, after Dawson had a close call with injury during a fire, Casey went to the bar to tell Dawson that nothing else mattered as long as he had her. Now Dawson finally got to tell Casey the news she’d been keeping. She’s pregnant! Casey and Dawson had such a sweet moment, and I am so happy they are finally back together fully. On a not-so-good note, Severide got demoted because of the high turnover rate on his crew. Patterson got made the lead, and Severide wasn’t pleased. In fact, Severide left us last week with the idea that he isn’t coming back to the house and will go elsewhere rather than work under Patterson. I certainly hope not, because I think the show would suffer from him not being at the same house. I’m looking forward to this week’s episode and seeing how Casey treats Dawson on the job now.

On tonight’s episode, “A Taste of Panama City,” members of the firehouse are frustrated with their inability to help Chief Boden, whose job is on the line pending an internal investigation in the aftermath of a complicated call to a fire. Meanwhile, Lt. Severide struggles to accept his smaller role and adjusts to the presence of Capt. Patterson, his new commanding officer. Dawson shakes things up on the work front, and Casey attempts to find a crucial piece of evidence in his ongoing investigation against Nesbitt. Elsewhere, Herrmann struggles to keep the peace with Molly’s newest neighbors.

To see how the team rallies to help the Chief, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, Limitless, and Chopped.
 
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