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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… 10/15/17

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!

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Tonight, Showtime kicks off the new comedy series White Famous, which centers around the exploits of rising black comedian Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah, SNL) as he deals with career and relationship issues. Floyd is still in love with ex/baby mama Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman, The Last Man on Earth), and the two still hook up on occasion. Floyd also has a great relationship with son Trevor (Lonnie Chavis) and is an active and present father to him. However, Floyd now lives with best friend Ron Balls (Jacob Ming Trent, Feed the Beast), who often serves as his voice of reason. Meanwhile, Floyd’s ambitious manager Malcolm (Utkarsh Ambudkar, The Mindy Project) is constantly looking for the next big opportunity to help his client to become “white famous” – so famous that he transcends color.

The series has a nice blend of humor and interesting character drama. The pilot does a great job of introducing the characters and relationships and has some really fun moments. Jay Pharoah was always great at doing impressions on SNL, and they’ve found an organic way to work his comedy and impressions into the show. Plus, if the premiere is any indication, this series is going to have a great supporting cast – tonight’s 1-hour premiere features Stephen Tobolowsky and Jamie Foxx. The main criticism I have of the show is its excessive language – there are so many F-bombs dropped in this first hour!

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” a racially-charged encounter with a film producer goes viral, presenting an opportunity to a young comic, if he is willing to bend his principles. Then, in “Heat,” Malcolm pushes Floyd to commit to his next project; Trevor tours an expensive private school; Sadie comes clean about a relationship.

Don’t miss the premiere of the latest TV comedy tonight on Showtime at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Ten Days in the Valley, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Ghosted, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, Fear the Walking Dead, Good Behavior, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/20/17

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Tonight, Showtime’s comedy Episodes, which stars Matt LeBlanc (Friends) playing a heightened version of himself, finally returns to kick off the show’s fifth/final season. The new season picks up a few months later. Matt has been hosting the crazy game show “The Box,” which has become a major hit, but he’d rather be acting. Despite the success of the show, producer Merc (John Pankow) is still bitter with Matt for sleeping with his wife. Meanwhile, husband-and-wife writing team Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) had their show taken away and are now begrudgingly working for irritating new showrunner/Sean’s former partner Tim (Bruce Mackinnon). Meanwhile, Carol (Kathleen Rose Perkins) is living like a hermit, jobless and disgraced after being fired.

I had forgotten how much I missed this show until I checked out the first few episodes of the season. I absolutely love these characters and this world. The series is so much fun, poking fun at the inner-workings of the TV business. However, as the season opens, some of the character dynamics of the past seasons seem to be missing — the storylines remain separate for a few episodes, especially with Matt working separately from the Lincolns and Carol not really part of the group. However, I am still thoroughly enjoying this series and look forward to seeing how it all comes to an end this season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 501,” Matt’s gameshow is a hit, but he must also have daily contact with Merc Lapidus; Sean and Beverly work for Sean’s ex-partner; Carol goes into a tailspin.

Don’t miss the season premiere tonight on Showtime at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The $100,000 Pyramid, Big Brother, The Great Food Truck Race, The Strain, The Last Ship, and Game of Thrones.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/10/16

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!

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dicesmallTonight, Showtime kicks off the new semi-autobiographical comedy Dice, which stars comedian Andrew Dice Clay playing an exaggerated version of himself. It’s been 25 years since Clay was “The Diceman,” and now he’s looking to reclaim his former glory by making a comeback in Las Vegas. However, the Brooklynite also has to deal with gambling debts, his demanding girlfriend Carmen (Natasha Leggero, Another Period) and two sons, Dillon and Max. But by his side is best friend, Milkshake (Kevin Corrigan, Grounded for Life).

While I wasn’t really a huge fan of Andrew Dice Clay in the 80s, I watched the first episode of this series and thoroughly enjoyed it. The series is written by Scot Armstrong (Road Trip, Old School), and it reminds me a lot of Curb Your Enthusiasm, though with much more explicit language. Clay, like Larry David, can be a bit stubborn and outspoken, and this leads to some really fun but awkward situations. The series also has some amazing guest stars, including Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) and Michael Rapaport (The War at Home). Plus, a lot of other celebs – such as Adrien Brody, Criss Angel, Wayne Newton, and Rita Rudner – also appear as versions of themselves.

In a first for the network, Showtime is pulling a Netflix and will be releasing all six episodes of the first season starting today on the Showtime streaming service, Showtime Anytime App and Showtime On Demand. So you can check out the entire season right now (though I wouldn’t recommend watching with kids in the room). I’m really looking forward to checking out the other 5 episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “Elvis,” Dice is tasked with getting his girlfriend’s brother a wedding gift, but he gets distracted at the casino and loses $100,000, which he then desperately tries to win back.

To catch up with Andrew Dice Clay, tune in to Showtime at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Family, Quantico, The Carmichael Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, The Last Man on Earth, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Girlfriend Experience.

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