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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/7/19

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 #1

My first pick tonight is the US premiere (this was previously aired in the UK) of Bulletproof on The CW. According to The CW, “the adrenalin-fueled action thriller Bulletproof follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Pike (Ashley Walters, Top Boy) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, Bulletproof is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode.”

It sounds like it’s right up my alley, although it feels like an odd fit for The CW. Whatever network it’s on, I can’t wait to give it a shot tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Hit the Ground Running,” an informant is killed, leading Pike and Bishop to uncover a luxury car theft ring. When two members of the team are taken hostage, Bishop accidentally shoots Jonesy (David Elliot), but when he arrives at the ER to check on his mate, Bishop is the one who walks away wounded.

Check out this British import tonight on The CW at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/1/19

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

My favorite celebrity chef is Michael Symon. I also love watching Bobby Flay most of the time. They’re best friends in real life, so whenever they get together (like when Michael visits Beat Bobby Flay, etc), it’s always fun to watch. So when I heard they were teaming up for a new cooking competition series, I knew I had to watch. BBQ Brawl is a short, four-episode competition that pits the two of them as they coach eight of the country’s most respected BBQ challengers. At stake? Bragging rights for Bobby & Michael, and for the competitors, it’s the title of Master of Cue and the starring role in a series on FoodNetwork.com. Pretty sweet!

On tonight’s episode, “Backyard Barbecue,” Bobby and Michael suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

See who comes out on top tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Dr. Pimple Popper, Family Food Fight, Beat Bobby Flay, & Reef Break.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/23/19

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

I have been looking for summer content, so I decided to give the Pandora premiere last week a try. It’s sci-fi & on The CW, who does a great job on the Arrowverse, so why not? Well. It’s not the best sci-fi I’ve ever experienced, but I am not throwing tomatoes at the screen just yet.

The bizarre pilot opened with Jax, our main character, going for a jog on her planet, when her parents were obliterated by an attack. Fast forward to her being admitted into some academy back on Earth that a relative got her into. That escalated strangely. Okay, next we met and befriended alien Ralen & former sex slave & clone Atria Nine, cause a girl needs supporting cast. Where would Buffy be without Willow after all? They formed a study group, (what is this, Community??), and then Jax needed to check out the remains of her old home.

Once on her homeworld, at the site of her parents’ slaughter, she and the gang were attacked by some weird alien species but were able to duck into a vortex that put them in a safe pocket dimension during the laser bombardment. I was trying to figure out where they found the cool cave that most of these scenes were shot in, and I read that the entire show was produced in Bulgaria. Okay, that tracks. We also learned that Professor Osbourne from the academy was an undercover detective who suspected wrongdoing from the human upper tier. And that’s it. Left on a weird cliffhanger in a Bulgarian cave.

Visually, it is a well-done TV show. The writing so far seems kind of slopped together. I’ll watch it for now, until it either jumps shark or my better Tuesday night shows come back. Check it out if you are content starved. Otherwise you’re not missing the next Expanse or anything.

On tonight’s episode, “Chimes of Freedom,” when Atria Nine learns that Adari leader, Seeker Creston Hubbell, will be speaking on campus, she enlists the help of Jax and the study group to stand up against her former masters to help free her clone sisters and brothers from oppression on her homeworld.

Check out this new sci-fi drama tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’m also watching Young Justice.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/20/19

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

This past season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow could easily have been re-branded as Sarah Lance and the Spooky Kids, considering the show’s hard shift into matters of mystical origins. After season three (in which we saw Damian Darhk make his third run at being an Arrowverse Big Bad), this show is now nothing but time anomalies of a magical nature. For example, the penultimate episode of season four last week saw John Constantine was on a quest to hell to save Ray. Neron, the evil demon possessing Ray’s body, was using the Ray Palmer identity to promote this new phone app that will track mystical creatures. The Fairy Godmother, Tabitha, was loose too, attached to geeky Time Bureau intern Gary.

Nora Dahrk was on the scene and trying to stop Neron, but she was outmatched. With constant prodding from Tabitha, Gary finally started to get mean to the Legends. He was really just serving as a spoiler that distracted the team as Neron attempted to fake a monster attack to get his app better promotion. As it turned out, the silver lining for him was that the TOS of the app signed over the users’ souls to him. If he could get his app to go viral, he’d ascend to a position of dominance in hell.

Speaking of, Constantine finally got through to the Triumvirate, a trio of demons that oversaw much of hell together. They tortured him with the reminder that an innocent girl named Astrid remained in hell due to his past failures. Failing in all other attempts to stop Neron, Nora agreed to take Tabitha’s curse, thinking her wish-granting powers would allow her to rescue John & Ray from hell. But, no, in assuming the curse, she also assumed the charge: Gary. Constantine failed in his attempt to rescue Astrid. She’d been corrupted by hell and chose to remain there despite Constantine’s bargain to have her released. But perhaps we’re saved, because Gary did dispatch Fairy Godmother Nora Dahrk to hell to save her friends. Last but not least, the dragon egg that was hidden at young Zari’s house began to hatch, foreshadowing perhaps this year’s Beebo will be a baby dragon that whups serious ass!

On tonight’s episode, “Hey, World!” while on a mission to find Ray, Constantine and Nora discover Neron’s evil plan. Nate convinces the Legends to think outside the box and suggests a dangerous plan to unite magical creatures and people to save the world.

Learn Nate’s dangerous plan tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching American Dad!
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/19/19

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, the Game of Thrones series finale airs on HBO. Last week we lost several of the show’s main characters. Daenerys questioned Jon’s and Tyrion’s loyalty for sharing the information about Jon’s true lineage with others. Tyrion revealed that Varys was plotting against the queen, so she had him executed. Before the battle for Kings Landing began, Tyrion begged Daenerys to call off her attack if the people of King’s Landing rang the bell of surrender, and she reluctantly agreed. The next morning, the attack was executed flawlessly, and Daenerys used the blinding sun to take out the Iron Fleet and blow open the city gates. Meanwhile, Jon led the attack on the ground with what remained of the Unsullied and Dothraki armies. The Golden Company was on the run. They dropped their weapons, and the bells signaling surrender were rung. However, Daenerys saw the city that used to belong to her family and decided to burn Kings Landing to the ground, sentencing hundreds of thousands of incident civilians to a fiery death. When Grey Worm saw Daenerys burning the city, he took this as an opportunity to get revenge for Missandei’s execution and spurred on a riot on the ground, causing the army to start massacring and assaulting the unarmed soldiers and civilians. Jon just looked on in horror.

Meanwhile, Arya and The Hound made their way to the city, each with a different target. The Hound wanted to kill his brother, while Arya was after Cersei. However, The Hound convinced Arya that her suicide mission was not worth it, so she decided to head back but hit obstacle after obstacle as the city crashed and burned. Elsewhere, the big showdown between The Hound and The Mountain ultimately resulted in both of them falling to a fiery death. Jaime had also made his way to the city, looking for Cersei. After being severely wounded in a fight with Euron on the shore, he stumbled up to the Red Keep, where he was reunited with his one true love/twin sister. However, as the pair tried to escape, they were trapped and crushed by falling rubble in the caverns below the city.

So how will this all end tonight? Daenerys has become the spitting image of her father, the Mad King. Tyrion and Jon must now realize that she is not the right person to sit on the throne, and something must be done to stop her. However, she still has her army and a fire-breathing dragon. What army does Jon have behind him? Will the Wildlings return to help Jon? Will Jon defeat Daenerys and claim the throne under his real name? Or else who will ultimately sit atop the throne? I can’t wait to see how this all ends tonight!

Don’t miss the 80-minute series finale tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Good Girls, Supergirl, Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches, and Barry.
 
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