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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/12/20

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

In a special social distancing edition, Hollywood Game Night is back tonight for a very worth cause: the Red Nose Day campaign. Jane Lynch will host remotely, while six great celebs will battle it out from their own homes to help raise money and awareness for Red Nose Day.

According to NBC, “Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in some of the poorest communities in the world. With the outbreak of COVID-19, support for children in need has never been more critical. Throughout the Red Nose Day campaign, funds raised are being directed to address the impact of COVID-19 on children living in poverty and the organizations supporting them. This includes accelerated funding to many of Red Nose Day’s nonprofit grantee partners who are working on the frontlines of this crisis. Grantee partners include Feeding America, Save the Children, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Health Fund, Covenant House, The Global Fund and more.”

So join Jane, Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas, Kenan Thompson, Sean Hayes, John Legend, & Retta and give a little to help the children during this extra tough time for the world.

The 1-hour “Social Distancing Edition” airs tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Supermarket Stakeout.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/10/20

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

To support and help raise money for America’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, some of the country’s biggest, funniest comedy superstars will perform…and some of these names have me super excited. Included among the comedians contributing pre-recorded comedy segments are Byron Allen, Louie Anderson, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Wayne Brady, Adam Carolla, Cedric the Entertainer, Margaret Cho, Andrew Dice Clay, Billy Crystal, Whitney Cummings, Bill Engvall, Billy Gardell, Brad Garrett, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, George Lopez, Howie Mandel, Eddie Murphy, Caroline Rhea, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Kenan Thompson, Marlon Wayans, & more.

Right now, we can all use more things to laugh about, and I have no doubt the comedic lineup will be able to do that. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing Wayne Brady, Bill Engvall, Brad Garrett, Caroline Rhea, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, and Kenan Thompson, but all of them have a great capacity to make us laugh, so it should be a fun two hours!

Don’t miss the fun tonight on NBC starting at 7/6c.

I’ll also be watching Secrets of the Zoo & The Rookie.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/8/20

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, Hulu released the entire 8-episode first season of its new adult animated comedy, Solar Opposites, from co-creators Justin Roiland & Mike McMahan, who previously worked on Rick and Morty. The series follows the daily adventures of four aliens who managed to escape their exploding home planet, only to crash land on Earth in the middle of suburbia. The aliens move into a house, forming their own human family like unit. However, there is a debate among the aliens as to whether life is actually better here on Earth versus their home world. Two of the aliens, Korvo (Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone, The Goldbergs), see the Earth as a polluted wasteland, filled with horrible humans who only care about material goods. However, Terry (Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley) and Jesse (Mary Mack, Golan the Insatiable), quickly fall in love with the human way of life and Earth’s endless supply of TV programs and junk food. As they explore their new surroundings and try to fit in with the humans, the aliens must also protect the Pupa, a living supercomputer that will one day evolve and terraform the Earth to be more like their home world.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to check out any screeners of the series ahead of time, but based on the trailer, the show looks really fun. It appears to have that same kind of irreverent adult humor as Rick and Morty, and with the same lead voice from that show, it’s hard not to feel the similarities. The series also has an amazing guest voice cast for this first season, which includes Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Amanda Leighton, Andrew Matarazzo, Andy Daly, Calum Worthy, Chris Cox, Christina Hendricks, Echo Kellum, Eric Bauza, Gary Anthony Williams, Gideon Adlon, Jacob Vargus, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeannie Elias, Jesse Mendel, Jon Barinholtz, Karan Brar, Kari Wahlgren, Ken Marino, Liam Cunningham, Maurice LaMarche, Miguel Sandoval, Nat Faxon, Natalie Morales, Neil Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rainn Wilson, Rob Schrab, Ryan Ridley, Sagan McMahan, Thomas Barbusca, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Vargus Mason, and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Check out the entire first season now on Hulu.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Blacklist and The Graham Norton Show.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/7/20

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

After almost a year (!!!), we’re FINALLY getting the final season premiere of Blindspot tonight. In case you don’t remember, on the 2-part season finale, the team was racing against the clock to stop Madeline Burke’s Helios attack. When they finally got a lead into two of her associates and tracked one down, they found him with Keaton. Turned out the guy was former CIA. Nash, Keaton’s boss, showed up. They argued and agreed to go to a neutral location and question him together, but on the drive there, rockets blew up the SUV and killed him. In order to figure out who the mole inside the CIA or FBI was, the FBI brought in Madeline from prison, but she fed them nothing but whining about being innocent and this being an attack on her from the FBI, just like they had a problem with her father.

They captured Dominic on security cams at the Belmore science lab, getting handed a package. That’s when we found out Nash was the mole in the CIA and he warned Dominic to get away from Belmore before the team could get there. They did find the woman who gave Dominic the package. They were shocked when they found out it was a computer virus, not a biological agent. Not long after that, they figured out his target: NYIOC, which controls the power grid to the entire East Coast. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get to Dominic in time to stop him from uploading the virus. Patterson and Zapata stayed in the lab to try to stop the virus, while Jane & Weller went after Dominic. During his escape, Jane and Weller cornered him in the hallway, and he basically sacrificed himself for the cause. And unfortunately, Kathy was still working with him (remember, she thought they were in love…), so she was able to stop Patterson from halting the virus…and the entire power grid went down.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/5/20

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!

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s episode of The Flash was packed full of action and emotions that left us on the edge of our seats. Eva is free of the mirror, while Mirror Iris was shattered in Barry’s arms – which was bittersweet because even though she was a fraud, it still looked like Iris. The end of the episode had Iris still trapped in the mirror and her and Barry speaking to each other through the glass. It was heartbreaking. I can’t wait to see them reunited, but I am not sure how long they are going to have to keep fighting before she’s free.

On tonight’s episode, “Pay the Piper,” when Godspeed returns, Barry turns to Hartley Rathaway for help. However, things get tense quickly after Barry realizes one of the changes from Crisis is that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies. Meanwhile, Iris tries to escape the Mirrorverse.

To see if Iris can escape the Mirrorverse, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and FBI: Most Wanted.

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