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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/6/19

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

Today, Netflix releases the first half of the fifth and final season of Fuller House. As the fourth season came to a close, the She Wolf Pack went to a performance of Hamilton, but Kimmy’s water broke just as the show was about to start. So DJ and Stephanie rushed her off to the hospital. Meanwhile, Jimmy was having doubts about becoming a father (little did he know it was about to be a little too late for that), but Fernando and Max calmed his fears. As Kimmy gave birth to a baby girl, Jimmy proposed to Stephanie, who, of course, accepted—”Stephanie Tanner, you are now officially going to be a Gibbler!” Also in the waiting room were Jackson and Rocki, who had reconciled – Jackson had made fun of her at prom, but she forgave him, and during the car ride to the hospital, the two seem to have realized they still had feelings for one another.

I’ve really enjoyed this revival series, and it’s sad to think there are just 18 episodes left. What crazy situations await the Tanners and Gibblers? We know there’s at least one more wedding in the works. Will the Olsen twins actually make an appearance before it’s all over? (Seems doubtful.) How will they explain the disappearance of Aunt Becky – is it too soon to joke about her legal situation? What will Stephanie and Jimmy name their daughter? This is one of the few Netflix shows I’ve managed to keep up with, and I look forward to checking out the new episodes tonight.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Blacklist, Van Helsing, Encore!, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Servant, The Graham Norton Show, The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and Top Elf.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/3/19

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

Just when you thought you’d seen the last of the Dreamworks Dragons franchise, NBC is bringing back Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Stoick (Gerard Butler), Gobber (Craig Ferguson), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and more of your favorite characters for the all-new animated holiday special, How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming.

This new tale is set 10 years after the end of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, just before that film’s epilogue. The latest generation of Vikings in New Berk hasn’t grown up with dragons and are unaware of the great bond that had once existed between dragons and humans. So as New Berk prepares to celebrate the Snoggletog Festival, Hiccup decides to put on a pageant to celebrate the dragons, which leads to some fun and exciting moments.

How to Train Your Dragon is probably my favorite animated franchise, so I’m excited that we are going to get a new story set in this world, especially with the original voice cast reprising their roles! I am really looking forward to checking out tonight’s holiday special.

Don’t miss it tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Making It, The Resident, The Flash, Arrow, The Purge, and Treadstone.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/29/19

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

With recent shake ups between HBO Max, Warner Brothers, and DCU, the streaming platform dedicated to DC properties may not last that long, but for the time being they have been certain to make sure of one thing: Every week since its launch the service has had at least one new episode of completely original content, including such shows as Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, & Young Justice. They keep that streak alive today by debuting Harley Quinn on the same day Titans season 2 ends.

This new Harley Quinn cartoon is NOT for kids. It is adult material in animated form, a la South Park or Rick and Morty. It is set to be violent AF and funny as well. Harley will be breaking away from her co-dependent abusive relationship with the Joker and striking out on her own. Many will be sad to see that this means she’s trading in the mallet and mime outfit for the “Suicide Squad” outfit and a metal baseball bat. Poison Ivy will be a regular and Harley’s bff. To make a name in the underworld independent of Mr. J, she’ll be forming a new crew. With the voice talents of Jason Alexander, Alan Tudyk, & Kayley Cuoco, this show should be an instant classic. There are plenty of other recognizable names & voices as well: Chris Meloni, Diedrich Bader, Giancarlo Esposito, J.B. Smoove, Jim Rash, Lake Bell, Natalie Morales, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, & Wanda Sykes.

Thirteen episodes means about three months, during which hopefully Doom Patrol season two wraps!

On today’s episode, “Til Death Do Us Part,” Harley Quinn is fed up being the Joker’s sidekick and strikes out on her own – determined to become the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City.

Don’t miss the premiere this morning at 9AM/8AMc.

I’ll also be watching that Titans finale, Ancient Aliens, & Black Jesus.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/19

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

Things were super climactic on The Good Place last week as the last day in the year-long afterlife experiment wound to a close. The experiment, which will determine the fate of all human souls moving forward, was conducted to determine if humans can actually improve themselves morally after they are already dead. If they can, then eternally punishing or rewarding them after death is sorta moot. With the deadline looming in under 24 hours, Eleanor and the gang were a bit stressed. They wanted to try some last-minute situations that might get their test subjects to improve themselves morally before time was up.

Michael was also learning sleight of hand “human magic,” despite the fact Janet can perform infinite real magic tricks. Jason, Tahani, & the 4 subjects were getting ready for their year one graduation, when Simone broke out her conspiracy theory board, ala Charlie Day from Always Sunny. She was certain that Michael and Eleanor were up to something sneaky and it pertained to them. Jason’s true nature as a Jacksonville DJ was exposed at this point too. Chidi told Simone that Eleanor once told him that he and Simone were soul mates. She was quite dubious but pointed at it as another weird sneaky thing. During the celebration, as Michael did his magic tricks, a giant sinkhole opened in the ground and Brent fell in, where he barely was holding on for dear life, trying to not fall all the way into the magma below. Simone and John stole Brent’s car and fled as Chidi stayed to try to rescue Brent. Chidi also fell in though. After saving them both, Eleanor & Michael “admitted” that this really wasn’t the Good Place, and they were about to be sent to the Bad Place. They pulled this stunt with less than two minutes left in the experiment, and while it did inspire a confession and complete change of heart in Brent, the clock expired as he was being open and honest to Chidi for the first time ever.

So this is exciting. Even though we have seven episodes left in the season, they are done with the experiment phase. Which means a lot of the tale is after the judge decides what the fate of our antiheroes will be. Will Chidi & Eleanor ever get back together? What about Jason & Janet? I don’t have these answers, but I will be aboard for the rest of the series till it ends in January.

On tonight’s episode, “The Funeral to End All Funerals,” the group awaits the judge’s final decision on the fate of human existence.

To see if they learn their fate, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/13/19

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 pick once again this week is #OneChicago. Boy, I’m enjoying these shows. I’ll just do a quick recap of each one with the highlights… Chicago Med: Creepy vampire kids. The girl was clearly either a really bad girl (not evil, but just…bad!) or delusional. She had the boy so snowed into thinking they were both vampires, because his medical problem caused him to be blistered by the sun. As for relationships… Ethan and April are trying to get pregnant, but while April is wanting to take a laidback approach, Ethan is all about tracking her cycles, being proactive, etc, and it’s pushing April the wrong way – so much so that she nearly kisses Dr. Marcel at the party he and Maggie threw. Thankfully Ethan didn’t see, but could this spell trouble? Guess we’ll see! Oh, and speaking of Maggie… She met a guy while getting her chemotherapy who was also there getting his. Sparks!

Then on Chicago Fire: Severide was approached by a young female lieutenant from OFI (Office of Fire Investigations) who wanted to bring him in to help with the backlog of cases, but he turned her down, said his place was there at 51. But not much later, Boden received a transfer order, sending Severide to OFI. Boden thought for a moment it was Severide’s choice, but Severide thought it was the female lieutenant. But they were both wrong. It was Grissom. Dun dun dun! Grissom had a good point, that they had to go where they were needed…and Severide has good instincts when it comes to sniffing out arsons. So they made a deal that Severide will go over to OFI to help with the backlog, and after a few months, he’ll be free to decide whether he wants to stay or return to 51. Meanwhile, Herrmann clashed with a uniformed CPD officer at a scene, and it looked like he was going to get in big trouble over it (even though he wasn’t really wrong about it and the officer was a repeat reporter douche bag), but fortunately for him, part of Severide’s deal with Grissom is that Grissom is calling off the complaint against Herrmann.

And then finally, on Chicago PD: Darius the big-time drug slinger/gang dude (played by the great Michael Beach) was pulled back in as a CI when a dangerous drug was getting put out on the streets. Things seemed to be going okay…until one of Hailey’s CIs (who had basically become a professional CI for a lot of people/organizations) thought he was smarter than he was and walked into CPD (and into Intelligence’s operational space in the basement!) and showed his face in front of Darius…who then had someone kill him. That really shook Hailey big-time. She felt responsible, but frankly, the guy was an idiot. Not that he deserved to be killed, but dang… And while I won’t spoil it, if you saw the preview for this week’s episode, you know tonight is going to be life changing. Eek!

On tonight’s Chicago Med, “Too Close to the Sun,” Maggie gets unsettling news about a new friend and breaks protocol to support him. One of the doctors from the Med family is rushed into emergency surgery after a violent assault. A social media influencer lets his users vote on medical advice, forcing Dr. Charles to make a decision.

Then on Chicago Fire, “Seeing is Believing,” Severide begins his assignment at the Office of Fire Investigation and gets off on the wrong foot when, despite his orders, he reopens an old case. When the cause of an apartment fire hits close to home, Herrmann is on a mission to get to the bottom of it. Kidd finds herself burning the candle at both ends.

Finally, on Chicago PD, “No Regrets,” after injuring herself while pursuing a suspect, Burgess receives a shocking diagnosis. A homicide case turns into a missing persons case, with a sinister twist. Voight has to decide between justice and the letter of the law.

Spend the evening in Chicago with me tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Guy’s Grocery Games & S.W.A.T.
 
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