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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/23/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, The Magicians returns for its fourth season on Syfy. In the third season, magic had gone away, and everyone lost their powers…except for Julia. The group went on an epic quest to obtain the seven keys and made their way to Blackspire Castle in hopes of restoring magic. Alice was afraid of what she would become when magic returned, so when the group was about to restore magic, she turned on them and destroyed the keys and any hopes of restoring magic. However, Julia was able to use her powers to bind Alice and recreate the keys.

Just as they were about to restore magic, Dean Fogg, Irene, and the Order showed up to stop them – the dean had been working with the library all this time! The library attached a siphon so they could control the flow of magic. Instead of killing the students, Irene used Fogg’s mind-wiping potion on them. As we jump ahead, classes have resumed, magic is being rationed by the library, and Alice (whose mind wasn’t wiped) has been locked up. The rest of the group has no idea who they are or that they have powers. They all have new personalities and professions. However, Eliot does seem to know who he and Quentin are, and we discovered that the monster from the castle has escaped and has taken over Eliot’s body.

Tonight we pick up right where we left off, in a strange new world with lots of “new” characters. Will our group ever get their memories restored and figure out who they really are? How will Alice, the only one with her memories intact, play a role in that? What does this monster inside Eliot want? Do Irene and the Order have a larger plan now that they control magic, and how do Fogg and Brakebills fit into that? It looks like we have another crazy and exciting season ahead, where anything could happen!

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got to talk with the cast and creators of the series, where they teased the upcoming season. You can check out my videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “A Flock of Lost Birds,” Brian takes a friend out for ice cream; Sam is one week away from retirement.

To catch up with the group of magicians, tune in to Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Match Game, Big Brother, The Masked Singer, Schitt’s Creek, MythBusters Jr., Deadly Class, I’m Sorry, and Pure. (Wow, that’s a lot!)

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/18

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

Tonight, the third season of The Magicians kicks off on Syfy. As the second season came to a close, Penny learned that he had “cancer plus” and was dying and only had three weeks to live. Meanwhile, in Fillory, Eliot and Margo started to execute their plan to take back their kingdom. However, in exchange for helping her re-enter Fillory, the Queen of Fairies took Margo’s right eye. Eliot and Margo threw a party to lure brother gods Umber and Ember into their trap. After Ember killed his own brother, Quentin, with Julia’s help, used a sword to kill Ember. They believed they had saved magic, but when Alice heard the news, she was concerned that Ember and Umber’s parents, the creators of the universe, would send something to avenge the death of their children. Sure enough, the literal plumber of the gods cut off the supply of magic to Brakebills, the library, and Fillory.

In Fillory, the fairies used this lack of magic as their opportunity to forcibly seize and occupy the castle. At Brakebills, Dean Fogg resorted to teaching his students magical theory, in hopes that magic might still return. Meanwhile, Julia sneaked onto campus and showed Quentin that she could still create a small spark, which gave him hope. Finally, Joseph the monk appeared to Alice, warning her that The Lamprey was coming after her.

Will the group find a way to restore magic to Brakebills, Fillory, and the rest of the world? Can Julia’s spark of magical ability be harnessed into more? How long can Penny survive by staying in the library, immune from the passage of time? And will magic return in time to find a cure for his cancer? What is after Alice, what does it want, and can it be stopped? And how are Eliot and Margo going to take back Fillory from the Queen of Faries? I’ve already checked out tonight’s wonderful season premiere. I had forgotten how much I had missed this show’s great mix of humor, sarcasm, action, and drama. There is an especially fun scene between Eliot and Margo that made the TV fan in me so giddy. The premiere sets up several interesting quests for the characters that are sure to intersect over the next few weeks. It looks like we are in store for another thoroughly entertaining and magical season!

This past summer I got the opportunity to talk with some of the cast/creators of the series at San Diego Comic-Con. You can check out my press room Q&A videos at NoReruns.net. http://www.noreruns.net/2017/08/17/magicians-press-room-san-diego-comic-con-2017/

On tonight’s premiere, “The Tales of the Seven Keys,” Quentin tries to find someone who can bring magic back; Julia explores her small, but significant, gift; Eliot and Margo struggle under the hostile fairy occupation; Kady searches for a way to heal Penny.

See how the season starts tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Goldbergs, Modern Family, American Housewife, Match Game, The Amazing Race, The Blacklist, The X-Files, 9-1-1, Happy!, and The Librarians.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/25/17

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, Syfy’s fantasy series The Magicians returns for its second season. This series was a pleasant surprise for me last year. When I saw that the premise was about a bunch of people in magic school, I jumped to the incorrect conclusion that it was just going to be Harry Potter in college. However, the show has a very unique style and more of an adult tone, and halfway through the first season the series took a very creepy, dark turn that had me hooked.

When the series left off, the group had made their way from Brakebills College to the magical land of Fillory, a place they thought only existed in a series of novels. Eliot discovered that he was next in line to become High King of Fillory and agreed to get married, meaning he could never leave this land. Meanwhile, the others sought a magical blade that would help them defeat the Beast, who had been threatening the lives of those back at Brakebills. However, the confrontation with the Beast didn’t go as planned. Alice, who had swallowed the magical “elixir,” froze under pressure and the group was badly injured. Penny got the worst of it, losing both his hands. Meanwhile, Julia, who was still reeling over her revelation that she had been violated by a trickster, snatched the blade and appeared to make some kind of deal with the Beast, helping him to get away.

The second season picks up right where we left off as the gang must regroup, tend to their wounds, and figure out their next move. Can they forgive Julia’s betrayal? What deal did she make with the Beast? How will the group prepare to face the Beast again? I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – it is a lot lighter and funnier than I would have expected, given the extremely dark direction the first season headed. The premiere has some really funny moments and sets up some interesting quests/journeys for each of the characters, kicking off what looks to be another thoroughly entertaining season.

I got a chance to speak with the cast about the new season at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. You can check out my videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Knight of Crowns,” in the aftermath of their clash with the Beast, Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan. Meanwhile, Julia and the Beast strike a dangerous deal.

Learn what deal Julia made tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Hunted, Arrow, Frequency, Workaholics, Jeff & Some Aliens, Man Seeking Woman, Incorporated, Suits, and The Young Pope.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/21/16

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!

Jenny’s Choice

scorpion321smallOn last week’s Scorpion, Walter was in a car accident, which wasn’t a big deal, but because he’d hit his head, he had to go to the hospital. While waiting, he met a young girl who was there to get a heart transplant. Unfortunately, before that could happen, a patient was rushed in and Toby recognized the symptoms and convinced the doctors to test his theory. When they did, they realized L.A.’s blood supply had been tainted. They had to race to figure out what happened, and they realized the man who’d created the vaccine to combat the disease (which had previously been eradicated) had purposefully tainted the blood supply by mixing up the labels of the clean blood and the tainted blood that was supposed to go to research. He wanted to be able to sell all the vaccine his company had made before the disease was eradicated. Fortunately, they were able to fix the problem and rescue the clean blood before it was locked away for government testing and just in time to save the little girl who needed the heart transplant. And Walter learned a big lesson about living life and having fun instead of being serious and working all the time. One funny story line was that after Sly’s big win on Price is Right, no other game show will let him come on as a contestant. Poor guy. He really wants to raise enough money to sponsor the hospital wing in Megan’s name.

On tonight’s episode, “Djibouti Call,” while on a secret mission in Djibouti, Africa, with his new Homeland protégé, Tim Armstrong (Scott Porter, Heart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights), Cabe is captured, and Team Scorpion must save him.

Find out how the team rescues Cabe tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cake Wars, Lucifer, NCIS: LA, Blindspot, & Castle.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/25/16

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

lucifier125smallTonight, FOX kicks off its new crime drama with a devilish twist, Lucifer. Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Eliis, Rush, Merlin) is bored and tired of running things in Hell, so he decides to retire and live on Earth. He now resides in Los Angeles, where he owns an upscale nightclub called Lux. Lucifer has a unique effect on the people he meets – they suddenly want to tell him their deepest desires and darkest secrets.

A murder outside of the nightclub causes Lucifer to cross paths with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German, Chicago Fire). Chloe recently separated from her ex, Dan (Kevin Alejandro, The Returned), and seems to be the only person impervious to Lucifer’s charms. Lucifer is intrigued by this and decides to use his talents to help her solve cases.

Other folks in Lucifer’s “life” include demon best friend/confidant Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt, The Librarians), angel Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside, Suits), who was sent by God to get Lucifer to return to his post in Hell, and therapist Kim Martin (Rachael Harris, Suits).

I enjoyed tonight’s premiere a lot more than I expected to. From the ads, I thought this was going to be some kind of Old Hollywood noir detective show, but that is certainly not the case. Lucifer is charming, and I like how he is completely honest about who he is – even if folks don’t necessarily believe him. It’s not like it is a secret that they are going to constantly keep trying to hide. While the cop/not-a-cop premise is something we have seen many times on TV, this has a bit of a supernatural twist. I like the chemistry between Lucifer and Chloe, and the show has the right balance of drama and humor.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Lucifer befriends a troubled pop diva and witnesses her murder, which triggers him to seek revenge on her killer.

Check out the series premiere tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Supergirl, Superstore, Telenovela, The X-Files, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, and The Magicians.
 
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