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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/11/17

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, Mr. Robot returns to USA Network to kick off its third season. Last season Elliot went off the grid in an attempt to completely get rid of Mr. Robot. But no matter how hard he tried, his alter ego kept resurfacing. Meanwhile, Darlene took the lead at fsociety, and the group broke into the home of an E Corp lawyer, using it as their new headquarters. Darlene tried to get answers from the Dark Army about what Stage 2 is, but the only information she was able to obtain was that it was Elliot’s plan, and he couldn’t remember anything about it. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Dom DiPierro was looking into both fsociety and the Dark Army – which nearly proved fatal for her. After the diner shootout, she interrogated Darlene, showing her a blackboard with the entire fsociety member hierarchy laid out. In the second season finale, we learned that Tyrell was alive, but Elliot was convinced that he, too, was just in his head – an idea that was quickly disproved when Tyrell shot him.

Could Tyrell still be a figment of Elliot’s imagination? Anything is possible – Elliot could have just shot himself! But if Tyrell is all in his head, who is going to call for help?! What is Stage 2 of the Dark Army’s plan? What evil plan does E Corp going to hatch next on the public? And can Darlene talk her way out of Dom’s seemingly closed case?

Tonight’s third season premiere opens right where we left off, with Elliot lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound. While the opener won’t address all the open questions, we do get to meet a really fun new character played by Bobby Cannavale! Also, in each of the first two seasons, the series built to a big twist or reveal, and I can’t wait to see what this year’s “Holy crap!” moment will be. I’m looking forward to another exciting season of crazy twists and turns.

On tonight’s premiere, “Eps3.0_Power-Saver-Mode.H,” when Elliot suddenly becomes aware of his situation and realizes the mission he needs to embark on, he seeks Angela’s help; Darlene gets upset about them potentially coming out clean; Elliot deals with a mysterious new person.

Find out what help Elliot seeks from Angela tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, Riverdale, Dynasty, Worst Cooks in America, You’re the Worst, The Shannara Chronicles, Channel Zero: No-End House, and Mr. Mercedes.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/2/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, USA Network kicks off the new mystery/thriller The Sinner. Cora (Jessica Biel, 7th Heaven) and Mason Tannetti (Christopher Abbott, Girls) have been happily married for three years and have an infant son. However, lately Cora seems a bit off or depressed. One day the couple is enjoying some leisurely time at the local beach when Cora suddenly snaps and commits a violent crime. In the moment, she doesn’t seem quite herself, and afterwards, she doesn’t have any recollection or explanation for her actions. Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman, Independence Day), the detective assigned to the case, quickly becomes obsessed with solving the puzzle of why Cora did what she did and discovering if there is more to the situation than she is letting on. The eight-episode series is based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr.

Tonight’s premiere slowly introduces viewers to the characters, the town they live in, and the life-changing incident in question. The show slowly builds the tension as pieces of the mystery of Cora’s past and the motivations for her actions are revealed. The series kind of reminds me of a cross between Big Little Lies and Broadchurch. I really enjoyed the creepy atmosphere, drama, and performances, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of this mystery unfolds over the course of the season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Part I”, a housewife commits a vicious crime, which sparks an investigation and creates confusion in a small town.

Don’t miss all the excitement tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Carmichael Show, MasterChef, The Lowe Files, Blood Drive, I’m Sorry, Younger, and Kingdom.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/23/17

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, USA Network’s hilarious comedy Playing House returns for its third season. In the first season, Maggie (Lennon Parham) discovered that her husband was cheating on her and faced the prospect of raising her newborn baby all on her own. However, childhood best friend Emma (Jessica St. Clair) gave up her lucrative international business career to move back to her Connecticut hometown to be there for Emma and help her raise her daughter. However, she also ran into her first love, local police officer Mark (Keegan-Michael Key), for the first time in 13 years, and this reawakened some old feelings. While Mark was now married, it was evident that the two still had feelings for one another, and at the end of last season, they finally admitted it to one another. Meanwhile, Maggie also moved on with her life, starting a new career as a nurse.

Playing House is a laugh-out-loud show. The two leads have such great chemistry and play off one another impeccably – you can tell they are friends in real life. Not only is the writing filled with lots of jokes and fun situations and pop-culture references, but there is also a lot of wacky physical comedy as well. This season, the women tackle a serious topic as they bring the real-life struggle of one of the actresses into the storyline of the show. However, they are still able to keep the show light and fun and make you laugh while also dealing with a very painful subject.

I attended the Playing House panel at this year’s ATX Television Festival, and these women were just as funny in person as they are in the show. You can tell how much they love making this show, and that comes out in their performances. At the festival, they screened the season premiere to non-stop laughs. There was so much laughing that I missed some of the lines, so I’m looking forward to catching it again tonight!

USA Network will be airing the two episodes of the season each Friday night, but tomorrow all 8 episodes of the season will be made available via On Demand for those who would prefer to binge it all at once. As we head into this third season, what is the state of Emma and Mark’s relationship? How will “Bird Bones” take the news that her husband is in love with someone else? Will Maggie find love again? And what general wackiness with these best friends get up to this season?!

On tonight’s first episode, “Cookie Jar,” Maggie hosts a game night to welcome Bruce’s new girlfriend into the fold; Emma discovers that this is what 40 looks like. Then, in “None of Your Business,” Emma tries to rescue Tina from a pyramid scheme; Maggie starts a nursing rotation with a cold doctor.

Catch up with Maggie, Emma, and their friends tonight on USA Network starting at 11/10c.

I’ll also be watching/recording GLOW, The Great British Baking Show, Ginormous Food, Dark Matter, and Wynonna Earp.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/31/17

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

My pick tonight is another new competition series, but it’s even more different than last night’s dance one. Tonight is the start of Big Star Little Star on USA Network. The fabulous Cat Deeley is host, and she’s just as charming and fun as she is as host on So You Think You Can Dance. On this celebrity family game show, celebrities are paired with their kids as they have fun testing their knowledge of one another. All of the teams win money for their charities at the end, not just the winners of each episode, which makes it even better. Through a handful of different rounds, we get to learn more about the celebrities and their personal lives from their kids…who won’t fail to be completely honest about what their parents are REALLY like at home, away from the cameras and Hollywood. I’ve seen a few of the episodes already and really enjoy it. It’s certainly the funniest when the celebrity parent is just as honest about themselves as their kids are!

On tonight’s episode, Cat is joined by Todd Chrisley and son Grayson, Marissa Jaret Winokur and son Zev, and Chad Johnson and daughter Cha’iel.

Catch all the fun tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Little Big Shots, MasterChef, Bakers vs Fakers, Brother vs Brother, The F Word, & Cooks vs Cons.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/18/16

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

Tonight, the first season of USA Network’s crime drama Eyewitness comes to a close. Last week, things got really tense – Lukas survived being shot but was in a coma. Ryan tried to poison Lukas’s IV bag in order to finally silence him, but Lukas was moved to another room before the bag was attached. Ryan was also surprised to learn that Philip, Helen’s foster son, was another witness to his murders. Meanwhile, Philip recognized Ryan at a gas station and alerted Helen (though neither was aware that he is the FBI agent she has been working with). Things went into high alert at the hospital, and Helen called Ryan to help protect the boys. However, shortly afterwards she finally had her Keyser Söze moment – in Ryan’s glove compartment she found the cologne worn by the killer, and in the backseat she saw the hat and glasses Philip said the killer was wearing. Her heart sank as she realized that she had just told the killer exactly where the boys were hiding.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this first season of Eyewitness. The series has a very unique look and feel. Each of the characters has his or her own interesting storyline, complete with character flaws and personal demons to overcome. And the central relationship between Philip and Lukas is one that is not regularly seen on TV. At the same time, we’ve also been getting this really tense cat-and-mouse game with Ryan always being two steps ahead of Helen and ready to kill her if she learns too much. I found myself yelling at the screen, hoping for Helen to realize what was really going on with Ryan. She had just been handing him all the evidence and details on the case. I was thrilled to finally see her wake up at the end of last week’s episode. But is it too late? Will she be able to stop him before he gets to the boys? Also, assuming his son survives, how will Bo react to Lukas’s relationship with Philip? And how will Tony take the news that his idol is the killer they had been looking for?

On tonight’s finale, “Mother’s Day,” Helen learns the identity of the killer and races to find Philip and Lukas, who are missing.

Catch the finale tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary and The Librarians.
 
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