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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/31/19

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

Last time on S.W.A.T., when a Mexican federal agent undercover with a drug-dealing gang went missing, Jessica Cortez and Chris went undercover down in Mexico to try to find him and rescue him. Cortez was undercover with them before and helped bring some of the old guard to justice, so she was their “in” with the gang again. The rest of the SWAT team stayed back in LA to try to track the missing agent there at home. It was rough for them because Jessica and Chris had to go in without any coms whatsoever. Jessica had to play up a relationship with the new head of the gang, and it all worked great…until it didn’t. They found out where the guy was being held just before their cover was blown, but it all worked out. The team found him safe (not unharmed, but better off than it could have been!) and Cortez and Chris got back home safely themselves. Meanwhile, Hondo visited his mom to help her around the house, and she talked with him about some of the rough time he’s going through. After his breakups with Cortez and then the attorney, Hondo is beginning to spiral emotionally, I guess, and that starts to affect his work on tonight’s episode, which should be interesting, especially since Deacon is having such bad money problems, given the issues with the house and the new baby on the way. So that should be fun to see…

On tonight’s episode, “Encore,” the SWAT team races to find a militant group that escaped their capture months earlier, when the criminals take hostages in exchange for a $500 million ransom from five corporations they deem corrupt. Also, Hondo’s emotional turmoil begins to affect his team leadership.

See if the team can find the bad guys tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, The Titan Games, Top Chef, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dr. Pimple Popper, Will & Grace, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/19

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, NBC’s The Good Place returns to kick off the first of its final three episodes of the season. When we last left off, Shawn and his demons from the Bad Place had found Michael and the others. The group managed to escape into Janet’s void. However, this killed the humans in the process. While in the void, the humans all took on Janet’s appearance. Eleanor and Chidi confronted their romantic past and feelings, and Jason and Tahani learned that Janet and Jason had been married at one point in their Good Place iterations. Meanwhile, Janet and Michael headed to Accounting to see if they could figure out what was going on. Michael was shocked to discover that in the past 521 years, no one had made it into the Good Place. If even the Doug Forcetts of the world weren’t getting into the Good Place, something fishy had to be going on! So Michael transported everyone into an empty office in the Good Place so they could investigate things further.

This show is constantly throwing all kinds of unexpected twists and turns at the viewer so that you never know where it will go next! Will Michael figure out how the Bad Place is manipulating the point system so that no one gets into the Good Place? What will Jason and Tahani do with this news about Janet’s feelings for Jason? And what other adventures and twists await our group as they return once again to the Good Place (the real one this time)? It’s sad to think that there are just three episodes left this season!

On tonight’s episode, “The Book of Dougs,” Michael presents his case to the Good Place Committee; Chidi tries to calm Eleanor down; Tahani struggles to help Jason and Janet.

Learn what the Good Place Committee decides tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Fam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham, The Orville, and Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/3/19

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

So if you’re anything like me, you go nuts every comic book TV show that they make…and you watch these shows even when they’ve become gratingly awful, which brings us to tonight’s big return, my beloved #SloMoSharkJump: Gotham! This show actually peeled itself back from the ledge of corny and finished strong, making this final season that much more exciting. Last year we saw Selina Kyle, the Catgirl, going into the ER after a shot to her vertebrae by Jeremiah, the Joker. GCPD was busy collecting his bombs, but he promised there was one they didn’t know about. He would only reveal where when Bruce Wayne came to face him. Meanwhile, a small consortium of Gotham’s biggest villains watched Dr. Hugo Strange resurrect the undead Solomon Grundy.

A general showed up to take over as the city was being evacuated and martial law was being put in place. He arrested Gordon for insubordination and ordered him taken out of the city, but Riddler kidnapped him during transit. Ed wanted Jim dead so Lee could finally leave that part of her life behind. He was crushing Jim under a huge industrial-sized press when Lee came in. She convinced Riddler that she was over Jim and ready to leave the city with Ed Nygma that night. Gordon, spared of his crushing death, returned to the police station. Ra’s al Ghul confronted Barbara and invited her to leave the city with him.

She declined. Bruce confronted the Joker, who revealed there were no extra bombs but that he needed to lure Bruce to where al Ghul could kidnap him. He absconded with both young Master Wayne and all the original bombs.

Alfred, Tabitha, Barbara, & the Penguin all went after Ra’s as Gordon realized the bridges were the target for the bombs. He ordered the bridges be cleared. The General again tried to arrest him, but GCPD all turned their guns on him. Knowing that only Bruce’s hand could slay Ra’s al Ghul, Barbara put the blade in Wayne’s hand and guided it into al Ghul’s chest. This happened as all the bridges got destroyed, leaving Gotham an isolated powerless island. As Ra’s disintegrated into ashes, he urged Bruce to “become the Dark Knight.” When it came time to leave the city, Lee decided to stay, so she and Riddler wound up stabbing each other. They kissed before collapsing to die – Hugo Strange found them though, so they were destined to be resurrected. Grundy was returned to life as Butch, but only long enough for Penguin to kill him in front of Tabitha. He wanted revenge for when she killed his mother. Bruce was offered a chance to get out of the city, but he stayed to fight the gangs that were already taking over.

Along with Gordon, Luscious Fox, and a few other cops, there was almost no one left to fight the rise of these pillaging gangs. Which brings us to tonight!!! I can’t wait to see how Bruce and Jim do against this dystopian version of Gotham. So much ass shall be kicked.

On tonight’s episode, “Year Zero,” Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne face the chaos Gotham City has become. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle grapples with how to deal with her uncertain future.

See how Jim and Bruce handle the chaos tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Orville.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/25/18

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

A few years ago, Sundance TV aired the series Deutschland 83, a German-American spy drama set during the Cold War in 1983, which ended up being one of my favorite shows of 2015. Late night tonight, the sequel, Deutschland 86, finally premieres. In the first series, 24-year-old East German Martin (Jonas Nay) was recruited by his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader) to become an undercover spy for the HVA, the intelligence branch of the Stasi. He was sent into West Germany posing as a soldier and aide to the Major General to gather military intelligence. By the end of the season, Martin had to reveal the truth about his actions to both the East and West German governments in order to prevent a nuclear war from breaking out, but this also put him in danger in the process, leaving him a wanted man by both sides of the country. Meanwhile, Annett (Sonja Gerhardt), Martin’s former fiancée and mother of his child, was also recruited to work for the Stasi. It was revealed in the finale that Walter Schweppenstette (Sylvester Groth), Lenora’s boss, was Martin’s father.

Tonight, the new series, Deutschland 86 picks up 3 years later (as is evident by the title). Things are getting rough in East Germany, which is running out of food and money. Lenora has a plan to raise money by selling weapons in South Africa. So she once again recruits her nephew, who had been banished “for his own safety” to an orphanage in Angola, where he’s been teaching the children German for the past three years. Needless to say, he’s not thrilled to see his aunt but is willing to go along with her plan as long as it means he can return home and see the child he hasn’t seen in ages. Joining Lenora and Martin in their mission is tough undercover agent Rose (Florence Kasumba). Meanwhile, Annett and Walter are working on their own way to raise money, involving some questionable West German drug trials for a pharmaceutical company in the West. It looks like this series should be another fun and exciting show. Though, I won’t be trying to watch/read subtitles at midnight, so this will be one for the DVR to watch the next day.

On tonight’s premiere, “Tar Baby,” banished for his sins in 1983, Martin wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad.

Check out the second season premiere tonight on Sundance at 3:01AM/2:01AMc.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, I Feel Bad, and Legacies.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/2/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

There were several shows I was most looking forward to this season, all of which have the same feel and are in similar genres – The Brave & SEAL Team being the first two. The third? CBS’s S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds). The show comes from Shawn Ryan (if you were a fan of The Unit, Chicago Code, or The Shield, you’ll know the name), so I knew automatically between him and Shemar Moore, I’d have to check it out. Moore stars as a locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine, Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, who is tasked suddenly to run the SWAT unit he’s a part of. Being raised in the area of LA that he was, Hondo has a tie to the community that the others don’t, and he hopes to be able to bridge the gap between his community and the cops.

His team includes: David “Deacon” Kay (Jay Harrington, Better Off Ted), an experienced SWAT officer; Christina “Chris” Alonso (Lina Esco, Cane, Open), a skilled officer & the team’s canine trainer; Dominique Luca (Kenny Johnson, Secrets & Lies, Bates Motel, & a whole host of guest spots on shows), an expert driver; Victor Tan (David Lim, Quantico), a relatively new SWAT officer who regularly uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team; and Jim Street (Alex Russell), a cocky but promising new member of the group. Jessica Cortez (Stephanie Sigman, The Arrangement ) oversees the unit as the captain of LA Metro, and Jeff Mumford (Peter Onorati, Murder in the First & a bunch of guest spots) leads another LA-based unit who has an intense rivalry with Hondo’s team. And finally, Louis Ferreira (whom I loved on Motive) is a recurring character with kind of a sad story line.

I have seen a handful of episodes so far of this show, and I really enjoy it. I liked it more and more each episode as I got to know the characters. There’s plenty of action, drama, and even a little romance to boot, so it’s got something for everyone. I hope you’ll give it a chance!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson is newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Don’t miss the exciting premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Chopped, Impractical Jokers, Will & Grace, Great News, Beat Bobby Flay, & Chicago Fire.
 
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