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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/26/17

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

On last week’s episode of Superstore, there was an overriding theme of learning to stand up for oneself. The store was being robbed, and Jonah just stood there – and even moved out of the way so the robber could leave – but Dina jumped on the would-be-thief to thwart the robbery. Store manager Jeff commended Jonah for his lack of action because it was the official course of action that leaves Cloud 9 with the least liability. But Dina felt like she should have been recognized for her heroic deed and started to make fun of Jonah for his wimpy lack of action. Meanwhile, Glenn also had a tough time rising to a challenge – every time he tried to fire the store’s inept security guard, the employee just ended up in some other position. And finally, Amy was upset that the other employees weren’t inviting her to join them in trivia night. Once she finally got up the courage to say something, she ended up regretting it – the reasons they assumed she wouldn’t want to join them were exactly dead on.

This show has such a hilarious ensemble cast, and it’s one of the shows I really look forward to each week. One thing I especially enjoy about this time of year is that it is when most of the TV sitcoms kick off a trio of holiday-themed episodes. Tonight, it’s Halloween at Cloud 9, and I can’t wait to see what these zany employees get up to.

On tonight’s episode, “Sal’s Dead,” a dead body is discovered in the store on Halloween, throwing Glenn and Dina into a panic and confusing the shoppers. Meanwhile, Amy and Garrett get into big trouble using a dating app on Jonah’s phone.

Check out tonight’s fun, spooky Halloween episode on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Place, Will & Grace, Gotham, The Orville, Nathan for You, Van Helsing, and Ghost Wars.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/28/17

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Kyle’s Choice #1

Tonight, after being off the air for over 11 years, Will & Grace returns to NBC to kick off the show’s ninth season. I was a big fan of the series when it originally aired and thought they actually did a great job of wrapping the series up in the finale. However, within the opening moments of tonight’s season premiere, the characters have a fun time quickly and concisely letting viewers know which things from the series finale are no longer canon. After that, the show doesn’t feel like it has missed a beat in the decade it was off the air. Will (Erick McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) are still lonely roommates, Jack (Sean Hayes) still makes his fun entrances and inappropriate comments, and Karen (Megan Mullally) is still drunk, wealthy, and “working” as Grace’s assistant.

I checked out the first three episodes of the season, and the writers have done an excellent job at making this reboot feel not only the same as the original show but have also brought it into the modern day, tackling many issues prevalent in today’s political climate. The cast hasn’t lost any of their chemistry, and the jokes and double-entendres flow rapidly. Fans of the original series will certainly be pleased to welcome this show back into their lives!

On tonight’s premiere, “11 Years Later,” Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test; and Jack and Karen help them hide their secret shame from each other, but the truth finally comes out.

Welcome the show back tonight on NBC at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/4/17

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Kyle’s Choice

On tonight’s Superstore season finale, there’s a storm brewing, both literally and figuratively. Last week it was Cheyenne’s wedding, and things got uncomfortable pretty quickly. Amy brought her husband with her – they were in the process of trying to fix their marriage, but it was easy to see that that wasn’t really going well. When someone referred to Jonah as Amy’s “work husband,” it immediately put him on the defensive, making things really awkward for his date, Kristen. She ultimately broke up with Jonah after he asked her to move in with him as a way to change the subject of conversation. And after much drinking, Jonah let it slip that he finds Amy sexy. Meanwhile, Sandra’s crush Jerry came to the reception as Carol’s date, but he ditched her to spend time with Sandra after she revealed that she didn’t really have a boyfriend. And Glenn was still struggling with the idea of having to fire people, so he invited Jeff to the reception in hopes that he would see some of the poorer staff members and reverse his decision. However, when Mateo saw Jeff, his mind started racing and old feelings started coming back. Soon there was a bit of chaos, and Glenn blurted out the fact that he was going to have to lay off some staff.

How will the Cloud 9-ers react to the news that some of them will be losing their jobs? Will Glenn find a way to avoid this, and if not, who will he let go? Will Amy and Jonah finally get together? So many questions, but I’m also hoping that tonight’s tornado storyline blows us away. This reminds me of the sitcoms of the 80s and 90s, where every show always had at least one episode that revolved around some major storm approaching – there was even one network that weaved the same hurricane through its entire comedy block. I’m looking forward to being swept up by tonight’s finale.

On tonight’s season finale, “Tornado,” Glenn tries to figure out which employees to lay off; Jonah copes with the fallout of an admission he made to Amy; Garrett and Dina spar; and Mateo creates an alliance to keep his job. Also: a tornado warning goes into effect and forces the staff into uncomfortable pairings.

To see how the tornado affects the store and staff, tune in to NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, The Amazing Race, The Blacklist, MasterChef: Junior, and Riverdale.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/20/17

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Kyle’s Choice

Last week, Superstore took a week off, but tonight it returns for the first of the final three weeks of the season. In the last episode, Glenn brought all of his past and present foster kids to the store to take a family photo for wife Jerusha. Cheyenne offered to watch toddler Bobbie Sue but almost immediately lost sight of her. So Garrett and Dina helped build a baby trap out of a plastic container and a toilet plunger, with some black licorice for bait, and shockingly, it worked! Meanwhile, Mateo tricked some of the kids into doing his work for him, while he used them as a sounding board to deal with his breakup blues. And when Jonah made a connection with 25-year-old Kristen, Glenn asked Amy to take the fall as he tried to break them up.

This show has such a great ensemble of characters. No matter how they are paired up each week, there’s always so much chemistry and so many laughs. That said, I’m a little nervous about tonight’s episode, as it marks the return of Cheyenne’s fiancé, Bo, who was easily my least favorite part of the first season. I’m hoping that somehow having a new baby has mellowed him out a bit. I’m also interested to see how the whole Jonah and Amy “will they or won’t they” plays out in these final three episodes of the season… Will they build to some kind of cliffhanger in the season finale?

On tonight’s episode, “Spring Cleaning,” a “spring cleaning” day is initiated by Glenn, and Amy and Garrett snoop into abandoned photos during the cleanup. Also, Jonah tries to gain Glenn’s approval, and Cheyenne’s fiancé begins working at the store to make fast cash for their wedding.

See what Amy and Garrett find in the pictures tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Catch, The Amazing Race, Powerless, The Blacklist, MasterChef: Junior, and Kicking & Screaming.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/16/17

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

NBC’s Superstore is always one of the highlights of my Thursday night TV watching. Last week it was Valentine’s Day at Cloud 9, and Amy and Glenn tried to play matchmaker for Myrtle, but their attempts to set her up with another elderly employee resulted in a sexual harassment investigation. Meanwhile, Garrett learned about Mateo’s secret relationship with Jeff and tried to push his jealousy over Sandra’s pretend relationship to the boiling point. And Jonah went undercover to help Dina catch a shoplifter, but he ended up falling for his mark. So Dina made sure to burn that potential relationship to the ground by pretending that Jonah was the deadbeat father to her children. But in the end, Jonah was back to joking and having a good time with Amy as the two cleared the store of its Valentine’s Day decorations.

Earlier this week, NBC announced the wonderful news that Superstore had been picked up for a third season. This series just keeps getting funnier and funnier – this ensemble cast just works so well together and has really found their groove. When I was watching the show last week, I couldn’t help but be reminded of The Office, when that show was really firing on all cylinders. I’m so happy there are plenty more crazy adventures to come for the Cloud 9 crew.

On tonight’s episode, “Super Hot Store,” angry tensions magnify when the store’s thermostat breaks, leaving the staffers miserably hot inside Cloud 9. Meanwhile, Dina and Garrett find a way to pass the time, and Cheyenne helps Glenn through an existential crisis as he tries to fix the heater.

See how Dina and Garrett occupy themselves tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, Training Day, Powerless, The Blacklist, MasterChef Junior, My Kitchen Rules, Riverdale, Top Chef, and Colony.
 
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