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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/21/17

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, the TBS comedy, The Detour, returns for a second season. The first season was very similar to National Lampoon’s Vacation – the Parker family was on a road trip to Florida under the guise of a family vacation, but patriarch Nate was really on a mission to expose his employer’s deadly plans. Everything that could have gone wrong during the trip did go wrong…and so much more! Nate ended up missing his whistle-blowing opportunity, but it actually worked out for the better, as he was wrong and would have just ended up looking like a fool. However, Nate did learn that partner Robin had some major secret that she was hiding, and twins Delilah and Jared learned that their parents weren’t actually married.

The second season picks up a short time later. Nate is still out of a job, and the family is living in a trailer park in Syracuse. However, a new job opportunity in New York City will send the family on a whole new series of misadventures and Robin to a city that holds many secrets she’s been trying to hide. As I watched the first half of tonight’s double-episode premiere, I was quickly reminded of how much I missed this show! I was laughing out loud throughout. I just love this show’s irreverent humor that doesn’t worry about being politically correct. I am so excited to see what craziness awaits the Parkers in New York City!

On tonight’s first episode, “The City,” Nate is offered a new job in New York City, triggering the family’s move from Syracuse to the Big Apple. Then, in “The Club,” Robin’s ex lures her back to her wild side by visiting a club from their past, sparking Nate’s jealousy in the process. Meanwhile, the kids meet Nate’s new boss.

Find out how the move to NYC goes for the Parkers tonight on TBS starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wall, This Is Us, New Girl, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Switched at Birth, Face Off, Teachers, and Chrisley Knows Best.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/11/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

The Detour-Ep 102 - The Tank25265_003Tonight, TBS kicks off the new comedy series The Detour with back-to-back episodes. The series was created by husband and wife team/former The Daily Show correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones. Nate Parker (Jason Jones) is having some financial troubles and problems at work that he wants to keep secret from his wife Robin (Natalie Zea, Justified). So he decides to secretly change the family’s vacation plans. Instead of flying from Upstate New York to Florida, they will now be taking a 17-hour road trip instead. But along the way, everything that can go wrong does, and this leads to a lot of wacky misadventures for the Parker family.

The Parkers get into some really crazy situations, but the humor tends more toward sophomoric and gross-out (this is probably not a show to watch with the kids around), but tonight’s premiere episodes had me laughing out loud throughout. The series is like National Lampoon’s Vacation meets The Hangover – the first episode sets up a framing device around the trip that will likely be revisited toward the end of the season. Jason Jones and Natalie Zea have great chemistry and play well off one another. However, the two kids – 14-year-old daughter Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and her dimwitted younger brother Jared (Liam Carroll) – are absolutely hilarious and often steal the scenes. I’m really looking forward to checking out more episodes, and the great news is that the series has already been picked up for a second season, so there’s a lot more to come.

On tonight’s first episode, “The Pilot,” a family begins their vacation drive from New York to Florida. And then in “The Hotel,” the Parkers are forced to stay overnight at a motel when their van needs to be repaired.

Meet the Parkers tonight on TBS at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Supergirl, Castle, Blindspot, Gotham, Lucifer, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Bates Motel, The Magicians, Hunters, and Better Call Saul.
 
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