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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/17

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

I really enjoyed the first season of NBC’s travel-reality series Better Late Than Never, which found actors William Shatner and Henry Winkler and sports stars Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman traveling across Asia with comedian Jeff Dye. The guys didn’t have their usual celebrity creature comforts as they immersed themselves into new cultures, trying strange new foods and activities, checking things off their bucket lists. It was a lot of fun watching these old strangers bicker with one another but ultimately become the best of friends. And having the younger comedian tagging along as their sidekick helps to balance out the show and bring another perspective to the group.

Tonight, NBC is giving viewers a preview of the second season, which has the group getting back together, this time to head out on a European adventure. The second season will find this ragtag group of celebrities heading to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid, and Morocco. Even though it has been two years since their original trip, the chemistry between these guys instantly returns when they reunite at the airport. I didn’t realize how much I had missed this series until I checked out tonight’s episode – this show is so much fun and has me constantly laughing out loud! After tonight’s special preview premiere, the season will continue after the new year.

On tonight’s episode, “Munich,” the first stop is Munich, where the guys immerse themselves in the culture, customs, and traditions of the city, including participating in Oktoberfest. They also go to the Bavarian Alps, where they recreate “The Hills Are Alive” moment from The Sound of Music.

See the guys reunite and head to Munich tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Superior Donuts, Lucifer, The Gifted, and Ill Behaviour.

If you enjoy this series, I’d also recommend checking out the Netflix original series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father, which was released at the end of September, as it has a very similar vibe of a young comedian taking his elderly father on a trip across Southeast Asia.
 
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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… 10/30/17

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

One of my favorite new comedies last season was Superior Donuts, so I was thrilled when it was renewed. In case you didn’t see season one, here’s a quick summary/recap: Judd Hirsch plays Arthur, a gruff, set-in-his-ways donut shop owner in Chicago who refuses to sell his shop (which he opened in 1969 and ran with his late wife) or update the food & drinks he sells, even though business is slow because the world around him seems to be moving into the future without him, with cronuts & fancy coffee. One day, a young man named Franco (played by Jermaine Fowler) stopped in and somehow convinced Arthur to hire him. Franco is an artist (although to this point, his art has been pretty much confined to graffiti in his neighborhood), and he’s determined to bring Arthur into the 21st century, even if he has to do it kicking and screaming. Along with Arthur and Franco, there are a handful of regulars in the shop: cop Randy (Katey Segal), whose late father was Arthur’s best friend, and her overeager rookie partner James (Darien Sills-Evans); Tush (David Koechner), who uses the store as his makeshift office for the odd jobs he takes via fax machine; Maya (Anna Baryshnikov), a privileged grad-school student working on her Ph.D; Fawz (Maz Jobrani), a businessman from the Middle East who is over-the-top in so many ways and pushes Arthur daily to sell the donut shop’s building to him; and finally, there’s Sweatpants (Rell Battle), Franco’s longtime friend and roommate.

The cast has amazing chemistry together. Franco is one of the nicest characters on TV, in my opinion, and he and Arthur are great together. Randy is full of dry wit and humor and really cares about Arthur. Fawz is one of my favorite characters, though. He’s racist and rude in so many ways but seems to have a heart buried beneath all of it and is just funny all the way around. Together, the whole cast makes up a fun half hour, and I can’t wait to see what they get up to in season two!

On tonight’s episode, “What the Truck?” Arthur’s business is threatened when Sofia (Diane Guerrero), an ambitious young entrepreneur, parks her organic food truck in front of the donut shop, becoming a hit with his customers and catching Franco’s eye. Also, Franco grows frustrated trying to follow his dream of going to college.

Catch up with the donut shop gang tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, 9JKL, The Gifted, Halloween Baking Championship, Scorpion, & The Brave.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/15/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m loving seeing the Scorpion team stranded on the deserted island after their plane crash landed while on the way to a job-slash-honeymoon for Happy & Toby. Unfortunately, the pilot was injured – his arm was trapped, which led to compression syndrome. If they simply pried his arm loose from the wreckage, the poison that had built up would be free to travel through his bloodstream and would kill him. So Toby “MacGyvered” his way to building basically a filter using things from the plane and the island, and they were able to save the pilot’s life and his arm. The team tried to get the attention of a passing ship, but even with the flare they sent off, the ship didn’t see them or turn around. And since they figured out the EMP sent the plane off course without the pilot realizing, they know they’re VERY far from where they should have been and not in a highly trafficked area, and help may not be coming anytime soon, if at all.

Sylvester is having the hardest time with their situation. He was actually very un-Sly-like last week, much less scared and anxious, since he was sure they were going to die and therefore wasn’t afraid of it since he felt it was a foregone conclusion. And one of the funniest parts of the episode was Walter trying to be all lovey-dovey with Paige. He kept calling her different pet names and basically just being too sugary sweet. At first it kind of annoyed Paige, but she realized that it was just the only way he knew to react to his feelings, since they’re new to him. It was all very sweet and funny.

Tonight is the season finale. The team’s been stranded for three weeks. I can’t wait to see how it’s affecting everyone, especially Sylvester. The previews for him look awesomely funny!

On tonight’s episode, “Scorp Family Robinson,” three weeks after they crash land on a deserted island, tensions run high for Team Scorpion when they must battle to overcome their relationship obstacles in order to be rescued.

Find out how the team overcomes these obstacles tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kids BBQ Championship & Man With a Plan.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/8/17

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’ve really enjoyed the first season of Superior Donuts. Judd Hirsch is always great, and he has a lot of chemistry with Jermaine Fowler, who plays Franco. The rest of the cast is a lot of fun too. The always racist Fawz might be my favorite character, though. He’s so wrong it’s hysterical. Last week, Franco decided he should show his art. He tried to get into a real gallery, but the gallery owner said no way, so the gang rallied and turned the donut shop into a gallery to show just Franco’s art. The gallery owner even came and gave Franco some advice, telling him he had a long way to go but it would be worth it for him to continue. Unfortunately, Arthur took it upon himself to invite Franco’s father, who always said pursuing his art wasn’t worth the time. In the end, his father still isn’t supportive of his art, but Franco stood up to him and said that was fine. He wouldn’t continue his art without his father’s support since he had the support of Arthur and all his friends there at the donut shop.

Like I said, I really loved the entire season and all the characters. I’m sad tonight is the season finale, but thank goodness it’s been renewed for another season already, so I don’t have to worry about whether or not it’s coming back!

On tonight’s episode, “Secrets and Spies,” when Maya momentarily leaves her open laptop unattended, the gang discovers she’s been studying them all year for her dissertation. Also, Franco and Randy become determined to learn the truth about where a tight-lipped Arthur really spends each Sunday.

Find out where Arthur’s been going on Sundays tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kevin Can Wait, Kids BBQ Championship, Man With a Plan, The Great Indoors, Help My Yelp, & Scorpion.
 
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