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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/9/18

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!

Kyle’s Choice #1

What would happen if you took Dexter and added elements of a dark rom-com? You’d get Lifetime’s new series YOU. Joe (Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl) is the manager at a small local bookstore and on the surface seems like your average nice guy next door. His neighbors in the apartment across the hall are always going at it, so Joe keeps young Paco (Luca Padovan, Super Wings!) company when he is alone and scared in the hallway. However, there is a darker side to Joe. When he crosses paths with aspiring writer Beck (Elizabeth Lail, Dead of Summer, Once Upon a Time), he quickly becomes infatuated with her. He utilizes the internet, social media, and good old-fashioned peeping Tom techniques to stalk her, learning every intimate detail of her life. His goal is to get her to fall in love with him, and so he arranges for serendipitous meet-cutes and manages to ease his way into her life. However, there are still some obstacles in their relationship, and he plans to remove them no matter what it takes. The series is based on the based on the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes and is produced by Greg Berlanti (responsible for the majority of The CW’s lineup) and Sera Gamble (The Magicians) and also features Zach Cherry (Crashing, Search Party), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), and a special guest appearance by John Stamos.

I got to see tonight’s premiere back in June at the ATX Television Festival and have been anxiously waiting for the series to air – it was probably my favorite of the new shows I saw at the festival. It is disturbing, very dark, and sometimes a bit funny and romantic. I had oddly conflicting feelings while watching. Joe can be incredibly charming, and you kind of root for him to succeed as he and Beck would make a fun couple. However, at the same time, he’s a complete psychopath, so you don’t really want him in Beck’s life. In the pilot we just scratch the surface of the dastardly things he’s capable, and I can’t wait to see how this thrilling story plays out.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Joe meets Beck, falls in love, and goes down a social media rabbit hole to learn everything about her. He becomes so obsessed that he tracks her IRL (and they meet again). This might be a real shot at real love. But there are some things standing in the way…like her ex, Benji.

Meet Joe and Beck tonight on Lifetime at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/3/17

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

I hope you haven’t let the first eighty-eight episodes of Shameless go unnoticed – I can’t even explain the reaming out you have coming for that, but if you’re mostly up-to-date, you’ll recall last week saw the family mostly getting their shit together whilst flirting with some redneck and racial plot strings. Cause yeah, when Kev and Vee went to meet his family, we saw every single guy in his inbred Kentucky family also dated black women. Vee hid the Confederate slave-owning truth of his family’s history from him, but eventually the truth of his abandonment as a child came out. It was no accident. It was a financial sacrifice. He was stunned and hurt at first but took satisfaction that they all saw him as the one who made something of himself.

Back in Chicago, Francis was still sober and playing up Liam’s role as token minority child at his expensive private school. His refreshed look on life had drawn the attention of a single mom from the school community but not too much has come of it yet. Lip meanwhile finally got laid, getting slapped around the motorcycle shop he works at by the sexy sassy tattooed Eddie. (Yeah, she’s a gal. A total babe, really.) The closest thing to classic Gallagher family psycho white-trash drama we got was Fionna trying to sabotage her ex-fiance Sam’s relationship. That sort of blew up in her face when she told the wrong lady that “her man was still on drugs.” She just laughed it off and drove away though. Can’t wait to see what happens tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “The (Mis)education of Liam Fergus Beircheart Gallagher,” Fiona tries to raise the profile of the neighborhood; Ian helps Trevor raise money for a youth shelter; Carl loses his scholarship; Lip stands up to a friend; Frank teaches parents about the working class.

To see how Ian helps Trevor and Carl loses his scholarship, tune in to Showtime at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Ghosted, Family Guy, & Star Trek Discovery.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/16/14

It’s the start of a new week, and because of the Olympics, it’s another slow one. But there are some good shows on each night, and for tonight, Kyle & I are here to give you our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

goodluckcharlie216smallOne of my favorite shows of the last few years on the Disney Channel is Good Luck Charlie. For four seasons, the Duncan family has entertained children and adults alike. But the time has come for the series finale. Teddy’s best friend Ivy has left for college, and Teddy herself found out she was accepted to Yale. PJ has moved back in with his parents after her & Emmett (who is living there, too) couldn’t pay the rent on their apartment. The Duncans’ journey is coming to an end, and I can’t wait to watch tonight’s 1-hour series finale with my son.

On tonight’s episode, “Good Bye Charlie,” Teddy is getting ready to leave for college and finds it hard to shoot a final video diary for Charlie; Amy and Bob plan a special going-away party for Teddy; Teddy’s former boyfriend, Spencer, pays an unexpected, but welcome visit.

See how it all ends tonight on Disney Channel at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/2/14

It was a lazy Saturday here at my house, and Sunday won’t be much better—although I’m determined to get the living room vacuumed before we start cooking for the big game. There’s not a lot on tonight because of the Super Bowl, but we do have a few picks for you, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

brooklyn9922smallI was thrilled that Brooklyn Nine-Nine got the nod to air after the Super Bowl…but then I found out last week that it was airing second, after a new episode of New Girl. Color me officially ticked off. My pick is still the new ep of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, simply because I love this show to pieces, and it deserves the top spot. On the last new episode, Terry was officially back to work in the field for the first time, charged with busting up a steroid ring. Jake got scared for him when he watched Terry with his daughters, and seeing him try to protect Terry was hysterical. Meanwhile, Rosa and Santiago half-assed protecting Gina after Gina’s apartment was broken into, but in the end, they let her know how much they cared after they realized just how scared she really was.

On tonight’s episode, “Operation: Broken Feather,” Jake and Santiago investigate a string of hotel robberies together, but Jake turns on her when he finds out she may leave the Nine-Nine to work in the Special Crimes unit with “The Vulture” (guest star Dean Winters). Meanwhile Captain Holt and Sergeant Jeffords strategize to make the precinct more efficient. Fred Armisen & Joe Thiesmann also guest star.

See if Santiago decides to stay at the Nine-Nine tonight on FOX at 11/10c (or whenever football & New Girl are over).

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/7/13

Eek, it’s the start of a new week, and if you’re in my area of the country, you can expect some major storms the next few days. Stay safe, everyone, and be on the lookout for some great new TV tonight. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

Kyle & I both really enjoy our share of cooking shows, and one of my favorites is Chopped. And tonight is the start of another All-Stars tournament, which is always fun. The 16 contestants will be competing to win $50k for the charity of their choice. Judges this go-round are Chris Santos, Maneet Chauhan, Marcus Samuelsson, Aaron Sanchez, & Geoffrey Zakarian. I’m glad Zakarian isn’t competing, although I wish he wasn’t judging, either. *laugh* Tonight’s competitors are Nadia G., Jeff Mauro, Gabriele Corcos, & Sunny Anderson, with judges Santos, Sakarian, & Chauhan.

On tonight’s episode, “Food Network vs. Cooking Channel,” favorites from both networks battle it out in the Chopped kitchen. Nadia G.’s dash to deliver a creative appetizer before the clock runs out makes for a very exciting first round. Then, in the second round, something’s fishy in the basket, and something wild happens as two of the competitors bump into each other, putting one chef’s dish at risk. With a spot in the $50,000 All-Stars finale and a favorite charity on the line, two finalists go head-to-head in the dessert round.

See who comes out on top tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chopped @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Iron Chef America & Vikings.
 
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