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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… 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!

Kyle’s Choice

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

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’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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