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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/19

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, History kicks off the new scripted drama Project Blue Book. It is set in the 1950s, when there is a general sense of fear of impending doom with the Cold War and a nuclear threat looming. So when people start reporting UFO sightings, Air Force General James Harding (Neal McDonough, Legends of Tomorrow) wants to squash the reports before they cause even more public unrest. He assigns Captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey, The Vampire Diaries) to a new clandestine operation, Project Blue Book, and has him recruit Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones) to help him spearhead the operation.

Harding is interested in closing the cases as quickly as possible and just wants Captain Quinn to write up the reports and Dr. Hynek to help add scientific reasoning to give the reports legitimacy. Dr. Hynek is a brilliant professor of astrophysics at Ohio State University who had assisted the government during the war. Now he is settled down with wife Mimi (Laura Mennell, Loudermilk, Van Helsing) and their son, who is obsessed with sci-fi comics like Flash Gordon. Dr. Hynek wants to be thorough in his investigations and not necessarily provide the quick answers Harding is looking for. However, during his first case, Allen finds some mysterious and explainable things, uncovers what appears to be a larger conspiracy, and discovers that he’s being followed by a mystery man in a hat. What exactly has he gotten himself into?!

The series mixes sighting-of-the-week cases—based on real cases that Dr. J. Allen Hynek was involved with the 1950s and 60s—with several larger conspiracy/mysteries that are set up in the premiere. The series also stars Michael Harney (Orange is the New Black) as General Hugh Valentine, a man who is colluding on some secret project with General Harding; and Ksenia Solo (TURN: Washington’s Spies, Lost Girl) as Susie, a newlywed woman who is new to town and befriends Allen’s wife, Mimi.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Fuller Dogfight,” astrophysicist Dr. Allen Hynek is recruited by the U.S. Air Force into a top-secret program investigating UFOs; Dr. Hynek joins Capt. Michael Quinn to investigate the case of a military pilot who survived a dogfight with an alien craft.

Check out the fun new sci-fi drama tonight on History Channel at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, and The Gifted.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I am loving season two of The Guest Book. It really threw me at first when I realized they’d switched locations and half the cast, but really, Eddie and Vivian really are fantastic all on their own. Add in the very mismatched couple of Nikki & Tommy and cutie Bodhi, and it’s made for a really fun season so far. My favorite part of last week was when Vivian convinced Bodhi to come stay with her and he found her hidden camera in the tissue box in the bathroom. Somehow she made him think someone from the store had put the camera in there. *snicker* I thought she was going to faint (or have a big O) on the spot when he said the way to get back at them was to…well, pleasure himself in front of the camera so they had to see it. That would serve them right! Ha! That whole scene was hysterical.

The guests have been fun this season too. The “drug rehabilitation” people I think were my favorites – or rather, that story line. I also really loved that they brought back Michael Rapaport’s character from last season. And of course, I’m on pins and needles to see when or if the scorpion is going to strike!

On tonight’s episode, “Invisible Son,” Clem asks a stripper to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to convince his vacationing family that he is normal. Once they get to Bare Feet Retreat we discover that Clem’s fake girlfriend isn’t the only thing he’s been lying about. Lexi Ainsworth, Lisa Rinna, Matthew Willig, Pete Davidson, & Tipper Newton guest star.

To see what else Clem lied about, tune in to TBS at 10:30/9:30c.
 
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TVx3 Podcast – Jenny & Kyle Joined Jason to Talk TV!

Last week, I spoke with Jason (@theTVaholic) & Kyle (@kyool) on Jason’s TVx3 podcast. That’s always a lot of fun, especially when I’m feeling pretty passionate about a show or two! This time, we talked not only cancelation and renewal news, as well as our own TV recommendations (hint: mine was this season of SEAL Team!), but also about recent episodes of 9-1-1, The Big Bang Theory, FBI, & The Rookie plus the first episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Be sure to check out the podcast and see what the three of us thought. As always, it’s entertaining because of how awesome we are similar or differing our opinions can be, depending on the show! Find the podcast here on TV times Three.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/18

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, TBS’s comedic anthology series The Guest Book returns for a second season, with a reboot of sorts. As the second season opens, we learn that the ever-scheming Vivian (Carly Jibson, One Mississippi) lost her bar and has decided to make a fresh start to her life, leaving Mount Trace for a warmer climate. She is joined by food delivery guy Eddie (Eddie Steeples, My Name Is Earl), and the two end up in the small oceanside community of Mabel Beach. Vivian gets a job at the local diner, Emmy Lou’s Grill, which is run by Tommy (Dan Beirne, Fargo) and his pregnant fiancee Nikki (Kimiko Glenn, Orange Is the New Black). Tommy’s mother also owns a local vacation property, the Barefeet Retreat. Meanwhile, Eddie is back to delivering food but sleeps on the beach, which is where he befriends local handyman Bodhi (Jimmy Tatro, American Vandal). Each episode features new guests checking into the Barefeet Retreat and recounting their adventure in the property’s guest book. The series also follows the continuing story involving those who run and work at the diner and vacation home.

I wasn’t aware that the series was going to change to a new town and feature new regular characters each season, so I was a bit surprised and disappointed to not see Garret Dillahunt in tonight’s premiere. However, I really enjoyed the new characters and new setting. The series is just as fun as the first season, and I look forward to seeing what crazy guests and odd situations will arise this year. The series has an amazing lineup of guest stars for season two: Pete Davidson (SNL), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Lisa Rinna (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Martha Plimpton (The Real O’Neals, Raising Hope), Nat Faxon (Friends from College), Michael Rapaport (Atypical), Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Allison Tolman (Fargo), Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep), Nadine Velazquez (My Name is Earl), Darrell Britt-Gibson (Barry), Adhir Kalyan (I Love Dick), Joey “Coco” Diaz (I’m Dying Up Here), Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls), Michael Cassidy (People of Earth), Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst), Lexi Ainsworth (General Hospital), and Jon Bass (Miracle Workers), plus some of the regulars from first season will return!

On the first half of tonight’s two-episode premiere, “Finding Reality,” Tara and Derek rent Barefeet Retreat in an attempt to improve their marriage, which has been complicated by Derek’s addiction to VR. Guest stars for the premiere include Joey Diaz, Kether Donohue, & Nat Faxon. Then in “Under Cover,” Rob and Shelley rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused; Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi; Nikki goes into labor. Guest stars for episode two include Martha Plimpton, Sufe Bradshaw, & Will Arnett.

Take a retreat of your own tonight on TBS starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, This Is Us, The Flash, Mayans M.C., and The Purge.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice

My pick tonight is ABC’s latest drama, The Rookie, starring Castle vet, Nathan Fillion, who plays John Nolan, a small-town guy who pursues his dream of being an LAPD officer after an incident one day changes the way he looks at his life. He’s the force’s oldest rookie, so many of the higher-ups feel like he’s just a “walking midlife crisis,” and some are even really hard on him, since if he can’t keep up, he’ll not only be a danger to himself but to the public and other officers out there with him.

I was a big Castle (& Nathan Fillion) fan and was sad when it ended, even though the last few seasons weren’t as great as the beginning. I’m an even bigger fan of cop shows, so combine Nathan, cop shows, and a few producers from some of my all-time favorite shows like Criminal Minds & Human Target, and you know I’m going to look forward to it. When I got a chance to watch the pilot, I was both scared and excited – excited, because, duh…and scared because I was worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But it did, even more than I’d hoped. There’s some serious story lines, but there’s also that Fillion charm and some laughs and romance as well, so I have my fingers crossed that it’ll be as popular with others as I think it should be.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after a life-altering incident, John Nolan decides to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer; as the force’s oldest rookie, John is met with skepticism from some higher-ups.

Find out why John decides to join the police department tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Conners, The Little Couple, NCIS, The Kids Are Alright, Chopped, FBI, Lethal Weapon, NCIS: New Orleans, & Sweet Home Sextuplets.
 
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