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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/7/18

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Among other things, one of South Park’s trademark moves over the last two decades has been really over-the-top holiday episodes, and last week’s Halloween episode completely delivered! There were two initial plot threads that they eventually sewed together wonderfully, and the whole thing was narrated by future Kenny, in a meta-irony move. For years Kenny’s gimmick (other than reincarnation) has been how he’s always wearing that orange hoodie and we can’t make out all the foul-mouthed stuff he says. So hearing him reminisce about the “last great Halloween” like he was Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years was hilarious.

The one plot centered on how these free scooters that had popped up all over town terrorized and infuriated the usually calm guidance counselor Mr. Mackey. He dragged the thousands of free “leave ’em anywhere” scooters into the woods, but they all came back the next day. The only thing you needed to use the scooters was a smart phone, as they were powered by a phone app. Which was seriously impacting Kenny because he was too poor to have a smart phone. All of the other kids his age would be using the free scooters to expand their trick or treating range, and he’d be left in the proverbial dust.

When Kenny went to Mr. Mackey with his problem, they both realized the phone app was their biggest issue, so they set out to destroy the local cellphone tower. Another funny thing they did with Kenny for this episode, as I guess they had to, was make his voice a lot less muffled as he and Mr. Mackey “saved the day” so to speak. It was South Park in a very self-aware moment, to say the least. Once the tower was destroyed, Kenny rejoined his best friends, who could no longer use the scooters, and they went on to have the “last great Halloween” together. For costume selection, I vote that Cartman won for his rad rendition of Snake Plisken, main character in the Escape From… films. This was an instant classic that won’t be enough to stop them when they try to #CancelSouthPark; (That hashtag, btw, is a joke that they run on Twitter to send you extra South Park promo tweets!)

On tonight’s episode, “Time to Get Cereal,” when dead citizens start popping up all over town, the boys realize they need Al Gore’s help. The boys are willing to do almost anything to save the town and themselves but it may just be too late.

Don’t miss another fun episode tonight on Comedy Central at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the season finale of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Horror Story, and Stan Against Evil (which I just discovered and am catching up on now).
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/31/18

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 #1

I was on this week’s TV Times Three podcast, and at the end of it, I gave my recommendation of SEAL Team. It’s been on point this season, especially the last few episodes. Last week, while the rest of Bravo Team was in Mumbai trying to find and rescue a US Foreign Service officer who was being held hostage by a group of radicals who’d targeted sites all over the city to infiltrate and shoot up (they killed hundreds of people – men, women, and children), Jason was still at home, trying to deal with the sudden death of his wife (ex-wife? I can’t remember if they’d gotten divorced yet or not…) and suddenly being a single parent to two teenagers. His plan was just to go, go, go, to carry on with what needed to be done in life, using Alana’s calendar like it was his new religion. When Emma refused to go with him to talk to her counselor about college, he went alone. While he was gone, his mother threw out the calendar, trying to convince him the kids needed him to be present, there and then, for them, rather than trying to focus on the future. Emma finally came out of her room and grabbed a photo off the bookshelf of him and her mom. She asked about it, and they shared a sweet moment.

He’d found a package when he got home from the school, and when he finally opened it, he found a scrapbook/photo album Alana had had made and obviously planned to give him. There were lots of pictures of the two of them, of the kids, and of them all as a family. He suddenly had an idea, and he roused the kids and forced them out with him. When he finally got them where he wanted, a spot out in the middle of nowhere where you could look out over the city, he explained it was their mom’s favorite spot, that she always said she could see tomorrow. He told him a story about his early days in the military, when he froze climbing a rock face. He was told then to look just ahead of him to do what he had to do right then, not look into the future, and it was what he still did. It was easy to see he was going to have to change that some now that Alana is gone. He ended that visit by showing them a tree where they’d carved Alana loves Jason. He then took his knife and added to it to include the kids. It was really touching. Then at the end, Jason met with one of his superiors and resigned, saying the team was in good hands with Adam, but Jason’s kids needs him.

Meanwhile, the team found the hostage and were able to rescue him safely, even after learning several of them were probably wearing suicide vests (which they were). It was good to see them all working together without some of the tension we’ve been seeing being Clay and Ray with Adam at the helm. But then they had to put the FSO into the truck to be sent to safety while they went to the local university to rescue some US students in hiding from some of the radicals. They came under gunfire…and fade to black.

I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and it’s just as emotion- and action-packed as last week’s episode. It’s one of my favorite episodes of the series, so I highly recommend you check it out tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “Say Again Your Last,” while tasked with rescuing a group of American students held hostage in Mumbai, Bravo Team suffers life-threatening injuries.

To see what injuries the team incurs and how they all handle it, tune in to CBS at 9:01/8:01c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/24/18

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

The Goldbergs is still one of my favorite comedies. I love, love, love all the 80s references and episode themes. Last week took me right back to school, when my mom would chaperone field trips. Adam and his class were taking a field trip to Hersheypark, and after his friends told him they’d banned their parents from being chaperones, Adam laid down the law with Beverly. She got him, though, by giving him one of her famous “guilt letters.” When the other parents found out about them, they begged her to teach them, and she did, although she told them to write their own, not just copy hers. Each of Adam’s friends got a letter, so suddenly all of them had a parent chaperoning the trip, Adam included. Unfortunately for Beverly, none of the parents took her direction and just copied her letters, and Adam and his friends compared them, quickly realizing they’d been played. In the end, it was another heartwarming moment, where Beverly and Adam came to an agreement: She would stop chaperoning and he would take the time for actual conversations with her – such as when she asked him about his day after school. That’s actually a very similar conversation I had with my own son when he was still in school, so it was weird & fun seeing it play out screen!

Also on that episode, it was Career Night at school, and Geoff finally admitted that he not only was grossed out by eyeballs but didn’t want to become an eye doctor, no matter how hard his father the eye doctor was pushing him toward it. Instead, he chose to “intern” with Murray at the furniture store. While it was obvious that wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, it did allow him to work things out with his dad. Barry, on the other hand, had a blast and actually learned a lot interning for Geoff’s dad. We know from way back in the series that Barry did indeed go on to become a doctor in real life, but I don’t know if he became an eye doctor or not. It’s funny regardless!

On tonight’s episode, “Mister Knifey-Hands,” despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street (which is the exact reason I picked this episode to recommend!) and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was when she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy, despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.

See how Adam handles Freddy tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, American Housewife, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, SEAL Team, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/17/18

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

SEAL Team returned last week, and it was packed full of action and emotion. Mandy wasn’t with the team, on a mission of her own in Mexico. She was there questioning a man named Fausto about a missing DEA agent. I wasn’t too invested in the story line, given that she wasn’t with the team. But I’m wondering if that’ll be a future mission for Bravo Team. Speaking of Bravo, they were in Saudi Arabia for their mission – one of the old tunnel systems at the heart of the largest water source in the country had been taken over by Shiite Extremists. Together with the Saudi military, they had to work to stop them.

Back at home, Ray was having to make a decision about waiting to get back on Bravo or applying to another team – Charlie. Also, Jason took his daughter on her first college tour, which was great because their relationship has had its up and downs, and given what happened at the end of the episode, they may need that bond to be stronger soon. I think my favorite part of the episode, though, was Clay and Stella having dinner with her parents…who were both clearly anti-military or whatever. They were pretty uppity and snotty, but Clay was calm and clearly let them know he was more than they were assuming he was. I think it was the sexiest I’ve ever found him. He’s clearly growing more mature as the series goes on.

And now to the scary part of the episode… In the closing moments, a cop knocked on Jason’s door, asking if he was Jason Hayes. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this. It’s your wife. There’s been an accident.” Even though they weren’t happily married anymore, Jason clearly still loves Alana. And they have two teenage kids, so if she is severely injured or dead, it’s going to knock the three of them on their behinds. And how will Jason handle that? I mean, with his job and everything. So many questions!

On tonight’s episode, “The Worst of Conditions,” after tragedy strikes, Jason is faced with a huge decision regarding his future with Bravo Team.

To see what Jason is going through and what decision he makes, tune in to CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/16/18

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

The other night, I binge-watched 8 episodes of SEAL Team. For some reason, it built up on our DVR and I finally sat down to watch…and I couldn’t stop. I love this show. Last episode started exactly where the previous episode left off: with Jason and half the team going down in flames after their helicopter was hit with a SAM (surface-to-air missile). Thankfully all of the team themselves survived, although they lost the pilots – and, we came to learn late in the episode after a hurt Jason went searching for him on his own, their HVT, Nouri Halani, who lived for a while but then died from his injuries. Jason suffered a leg injury, which he took multiple shots of morphine for in order to go after Halani, and a bad concussion, which caused him to hallucinate several major conversations with one of the dead pilots – at one point, I thought he was seeing the guy as a younger version of himself, with his dad’s name, wife’s name, etc. In the end, the rest of the team was able to make it back to them, help stave off all the enemies who made their way to kill them, and take out the bunker that held the SAM, thereby letting the rescue helicopters finally make their way to the team. And I gotta say, it was awesome seeing Clay step up and take control before the rest of the team got back. He did a fantastic job!

Tonight is the season finale. Lots of story lines to watch out for… Jason is determined to find proof that Cutter is in bed with the Afghanis and behind the death of Echo Team. I can’t imagine much time has elapsed between the helicopter crash and tonight’s ep, so he won’t be over the concussion, which will make it hard for him to do what he feels like he needs to do. Then there’s the huge amount of chemistry we’ve seen lately between Clay and Davis, who are both feeling the pressures of deployment on their relationships with Stella and Danny. I love Clay and Stella, but even I can’t deny the connection he and Davis have had lately.

On tonight’s episode, “The Cost of Doing Business,” after Jason lies about the severity of his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and the SEAL Team plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths once and for all before they return home from deployment.

See if Jason and his team can find out for sure who was behind Echo Team’s death and if they all make it home from deployment tonight on CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Modern Family, American Housewife, & SciJinks.
 
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