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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/20

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 #1

My first pick tonight is the series premiere of Lincoln Rhymes: Hunt for the Bone Collector on NBC. Aside from a clunky title (why not just leave it at Lincoln Rhymes?? But whatever…), this is another show that I’m totally, 100% on board with from the first mention of it. For one, it’s a cop show, and you know I love those. Two, it stars Russell Hornsby, whom I loved on Grimm. And three, it’s based on a great book series that I loved, by Jeffery Deaver.

Hornsby stars as titular character Lincoln Rhymes, a former NYPD detective who was injured in the line of duty – paralyzed and unable to return to work. When the killer he was chasing at the time, the Bone Collector, seems to have returned three years later, something finally, FINALLY, piques his interest enough that he decides to take the police up on their offer to let him consult…because his mind is as sharp as it ever was. Also starring is Arielle Kebbel (Midnight, Texas) as NYPD Officer Amelia Sachs, who was smart enough on the scene of a murder to catch some important evidence, and it’s through her that Lincoln will be able to view each scene and help track evidence. The show also stars Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, Mad Dogs, Life on Mars, Law & Order, Detroit 187), Brooke Lyons (Sullivan & Son, Life Sentence), Ramses Jimenez (Vida), Roslyn Ruff (Bluegrass/Blood Red), Tate Ellington (The Brave, Quantico), Brian F. O’Byrne (Aquarius, Saints & Strangers), & Courtney Grosbeck.

I’ve seen tonight’s pilot, and I was very, very happy with it. Russell Hornsby is great, as is (new to me) Arielle Kebbel. The cast has a fun chemistry, and the story lines are exciting. If this is at all your type of show, or heck, even if it usually isn’t, give it a shot. You might be surprised!

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on NBC at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/18/19

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

Earlier today, Amazon released all eight episodes of the new original series Modern Love from writer/director/producer John Carney (Once, Sing Street). The romantic anthology series is based on a New York Times column of the same name, with each star-studded episode telling a different romantic tale about someone finding love in New York City. However, not all of these stories are the typical boy-meets-girl type of tale. The idea of “love” varies from tale to tale. The first season’s all-star cast includes Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Brandon Victor Dixon, Catherine Keener, Julia Garner, Andy García, Cristin Milioti, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Shea Whigham, Gary Carr, Sofia Boutella, and John Gallagher Jr.

I checked out the first two episodes and was pleasantly surprised by how incredibly well-done this series is. The first episode finds a single young woman (Cristin Milioti, How I Met Your Mother) dating under the watchful eye of her doorman, who is like a father figure to her. While the second episode finds a reporter (Catherine Keener) and a successful dating site owner (Dev Patel) each reflecting on second chances with their lost loves, but their stories take very different paths. Each episode feels fresh and different but with the same general tone that provides a nice blend of drama, romance, and humor. While each episode is only 30 minutes long, they are so densely packed and detailed that afterwards you feel like you’ve just watched a feature film. The characters are well-defined and developed, and each episode tells a complete story. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen of the show so far and look forward to checking out the remaining six episodes, especially given the amazing cast list!

Check it out now on Amazon!

I’ll also be watching/recording Looking for Alaska, Living with Yourself, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Blacklist, and Van Helsing.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/27/19

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

Hawaii Five-0 is back tonight, and I’m so anxious to see what happened after last season’s finale, when Steve was supposedly shot. Most of the finale was all about hunting down Aaron Wright, which involved him hacking the emergency alert system to cause panic that there was an incoming missile in order for him to get away. But they figured out where he was headed – a private airfield – and though they didn’t get there in time to stop him, Jerry brilliantly hacked the plane’s systems and caused it to start losing fuel. Rather than crash and burn, Wright turned the plane around and landed…right into police custody. That leads us back to the gunshot at Five-0 headquarters.

Omar Hassan’s wife wanted to come by with her young son to make “amends” for her husband’s reign of terror and end the cycle of violence. The visit seemed to go well, but on the way out, she shoved her kid off to the side, pulled out a white plastic gun, and fired it in Steve’s direction off-camera.

So was Steve shot? Did someone else jump in front of the bullet? From the description of tonight’s episode, it sure seems like someone maybe died, but I haven’t heard of anyone leaving…so who knows! Also, Katrina Law joins the cast as Quinn Liu.

On tonight’s episode, “Ua ’eha ka ’ili i ka maka o ka ihe (Hawaiian for ‘The skin has been hurt by the point of the spear’),” a new ally helps McGarrett and Five-0 when mob bosses on the island are being targeted by an assassin. Also, Five-0 says goodbye to one of their own. Rob Morrow guest stars.

Don’t miss it tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Great British Baking Show, American Housewife, & Blue Bloods.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/10/19

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 tonight has to be the season finale of Blue Bloods. All season long, we’ve been waiting for the Jamie/Eddie wedding, and tonight is it! But first, last week saw the return of Eddie’s incarcerated father, who contacted Jamie and asked him to come visit the prison. Turns out he wanted Jamie to talk to his dad and whoever else and get him a furlough so he could walk Eddie down the aisle. He lied to Jamie about Eddie having been writing him, telling him that’s what she wanted. For a bit, it looked like it was going to happen, but then when Eddie and Jamie went back to talk to him, he called her an angel, and she remembered that he only called her that when he wanted help out of a jam. She claimed he was once again pulling some con and turned and walked out. Guess there will be no Daddy Janko at the wedding!

Elsewhere in the episode, we learned that Nicky, who was graduating college, got a job with the Justice Coalition, which didn’t sit well with the rest of the family, including her mother and grandfather, since they’re usually going up against the NYPD. In the end, Nicky talked to Frank and convinced him that she knew what she was doing. Also, Henry had a package delivered that was then stolen by a “porch pirate,” who turned out to be a neighbor’s drug-addicted granddaughter. Henry and the neighbor seemed to have a little spark, so maybe there will be something more next season? And finally, the case that Danny and Baez worked dealt with really creepy twins, one of who murdered a woman, and when they were caught, they went all creepy with each other and then the alpha twin shot his brother and then himself. Uber creepy story line, really.

On tonight’s episode, “Something Blue,” as Jamie and Eddie’s wedding day approaches, Frank worries about the toast he’ll deliver at their rehearsal dinner. Also, Erin interviews a witness whose story leads her to doubt Eddie’s honesty, since she took his initial statement, and Danny and Baez unravel the complicated love life of a young homicide victim.

See if the wedding goes off without a hitch on tonight’s season finale on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, & Hawaii Five-0.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/12/19

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!

Megan’s Choice

I never tire of the family dynamics on Blue Bloods, and lately we have been seeing how Eddie is going to fit into the mix. Last week Jamie told Eddie that she shouldn’t join any clubs with other officers because she’s going to be the daughter-in-law of the Police Commissioner, and that means people will want favors. Eddie did not take well to being told what she should or should not do. Help came in an unlikely form when Danny stepped in and played the mediator for the two lovebirds. In the end, Jamie told Eddie to go play softball with the girls, and Eddie had a better understanding of Jamie’s original position. It is surprising that Danny was the one to be level-headed because he’s always been a hot head but even more since he lost Linda. I’m hoping as soon as Danny gets some closure on her death that he’ll be able to find some peace and love again.

On tonight’s episode, “Common Enemies,” after someone breaks into Luis Delgado’s home and kills his wife, Luis and Danny team up to take down the vicious murderer who may also be responsible for Linda’s death. Also, Frank finally meets Eddie’s mother, Lena, and Jamie and Erin are at odds after Jamie seeks her help charging a man who confessed to him while under the influence.

To see if these two enemies can work together for a united cause, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching MacGyver, Proven Innocent, and Hawaii Five-0.

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