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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/9/20

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

Tonight, The Good Place returns to NBC to kick off its final run of episodes. Before the break, Michael and the crew had uncovered the flawed point system that was sending nearly every human to the Bad Place and presented this information to the judge. They were given the chance to perform a new experiment in order to prove that humans could learn to be good but ended up just barely failing the test. The judge then decided that best thing to do was to just reset the Earth completely and let the humans evolve all over again for billions of years (though she would miss Timothy Olyphant and Justified). Before she could press her clicker to reset the Earth, all of the Janets appeared and stole it, playing keepaway and hiding it from the judge. So the judge started going through the Janets one-by-one, marblizing them while looking for her clicker. They now had only about 30 minutes until all the Janets and then Earth itself would be gone. So Michael woke up Chidi and restored the memories from every one of his hundreds of iterations, hoping that this would help him come up with a solution.

Will Chidi and the others be able to save humanity by finding a new way to properly evaluate people in the afterlife that will also be acceptable to the demon Shawn? Or will the judge wipe out all Earthly existence as we know it? The Good Place is such a fun, smart show, and I’m going to miss it when it’s gone. I can’t wait to see how these final episodes play out and how this amazing series ultimately comes to a close.

On tonight’s winter premiere, “You’ve Changed, Man,” the group works to negotiate an afterlife plan with Shawn and the judge.

See how the group’s plan goes tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Carol’s Second Act, Evil, Superstore, Will & Grace, and Perfect Harmony.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/7/20

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC is giving viewers an early look at the new series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which won’t premiere in its regular Sunday timeslot until February 16. Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy, Suburgatory) works as a computer programmer at a small San Francisco tech company. Her boss, Joan (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), is trying to decide who to promote to team lead, and while Zoey is great at her job, she’s not as vocal and take-charge as she should be. Her co-worker/best friend Max (Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect) is very supportive of her and may even harbor feelings for Zoey. Zoey lives in apartment by herself, across the hall from rambunctious neighbor Mo (Alex Newell, Glee), who often wakes her up with her singing. Zoey also spends a lot of time back home with her parents, Maggie (Mary Steenburgen, The Last Man on Earth) and Mitch (Peter Gallagher, The O.C., Grace and Frankie). About a year earlier, her father was diagnosed with a rare and unusual disease that has been taking away his ability to move, talk, and soon eat. It is devastating for Zoey and her family to watch this once vibrant and lively man just sitting their silently and deteriorating like this, but they are determined to help him enjoy his remaining days.

As the series begins, Zoey wakes up one seemingly normal morning to discover that she can hear other people’s innermost thoughts and desires, which they express through music – belting out pop songs while performing elaborate dance numbers, pouring out their deepest feelings and issues to her. Baffled by the situation, Zoey starts to use this information to help these people in need. However, in the process she also learns some interesting things about her co-workers. Are these new “powers” a curse or a blessing?

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – it reminded me of Kevin Probably Saves the World meets Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The series has a great mix of humor and heart, and I found the impromptu singing and dancing to be a lot of fun – plus the songs are ones that most people will already be familiar with. That said, Zoey isn’t really knowledgeable about pop music, so it takes her a few bars of the lyrics in order to figure out what exactly people are trying to tell her, but most viewers will probably catch on as soon as the music starts. The series has an amazing cast, filled with actors with strong musical TV, theater, and movie backgrounds, so you know the song and dance performances are going to be great!

On tonight’s series preview, “Pilot,” Zoey, an introverted computer programmer living in San Francisco, begins to hear the innermost desires of the people around her through song.
Meet Zoey and see her power develop tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be recording Schitt’s Creek, FBI: Most Wanted, Emergence, The Resident, Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, mixed-ish, and black-ish.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/2/20

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

I’m so excited about tonight’s premiere on FOX, their newest drama, Deputy, which kinda feels like it should be on CBS… According to FOX: From director/executive producer David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), Deputy brings the spirit of a classic Western and a gritty authenticity to the modern cop drama. When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman (Stephen Dorff, True Detective), more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who won’t rest until justice is served. Deputy also stars Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin, The Tick as Dr. Paula Reyes, LA County General Hospital’s chief trauma surgeon and Hollister’s wife; Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town) as Deputy Cade Ward; Bex Taylor-Klaus (13 Reasons Why) as Deputy Brianna Bishop; and Shane Paul McGhie (Unbelievable) as Deputy Joseph Harris; as well as Danielle Moné Truitt (Snowfall) & Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives).

There are some fun names attached, and the premise is wild & crazy but seems right up my alley, too. I’ve watched the first few minutes, and it starts off great, so I have my fingers crossed that’ll continue.

On tonight’s episode, “Graduation Day,” when Los Angeles’s newly elected Sheriff dies, Bill Hollister (Dorff) is suddenly propelled into the role leading one of the largest police forces in the world.

See how Hollister and the other deputies take Hollister’s sudden promotion tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Last Man Standing, Dr. Pimple Popper, The Great American Baking Show, & Beat Bobby Flay.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/4/19

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, FOX kicks off the fun but also heartwarming limited holiday series, The Moodys. Dan Moody (François Arnaud, Midnight, Texas) is the youngest of the three Moody children. He moved to New York City to become a photographer but is returning home for the holidays to spend a week with his dysfunctional family. His parents, Sean (Denis Leary, Rescue Me) and Ann (Elizabeth Perkins, Sharp Objects, Weeds), were expecting to finally meet Dan’s girlfriend. However, the couple broke up just before the trip, due to Dan’s inability to commit to moving in together. Dan’s oldest sibling, Sean Jr. (Jay Baruchel, Man Seeking Woman) still lives at home with his parents. He’s a maintenance man at the local ice rink, but he has a grudge with his boss. His parents are eager for Sean to find a real job and get out of the house. Sean Sr. thought that one day his son might join him in the family heating and air conditioning business. Middle sister/lawyer Bridget (Chelsea Frei, Sideswiped), on the other hand, appears to have it all together – but there’s a secret she’s been keeping from her husband that is about to throw her world into chaos. Speaking of chaos, Ann Moody just wants to be able to relax, but Sean has hired some underqualified guys from his AA group to renovate the master bathroom – a project that has no end in sight. With the holiday quickly approaching, Ann is eager to get their house back in order. Meanwhile Sean has a major secret that he’s been keeping from his children, which could put a major damper on the holiday celebration.

The Moodys have a list of traditional activities planned for the week leading up to Christmas, many of which involve the oddball extended family. The first event is a welcome home party for Dan, where the guest of honor has a meet-cute with Cora (María Gabriela de Faría, Deadly Class). There is instant chemistry between the two, but the only problem is that Cora is dating Dan’s cousin Marcos (Josh Segarra, Orange Is the New Black, Arrow). Marcos can be an obnoxious Bro at times, but he’s still Dan’s best friend, and Dan couldn’t do that to his best friend…or could he? And this is just the start of what is going to be quite the crazy week for the Moodys.

The Moodys is based on an Australian series. In that show, each episode followed a consecutive family holiday get-together. However, in the US version, the events take place over just one week, with each episode covering one day of the holiday adventures of the Moody family. As the family members try to partake in their various holiday traditions, things go comedically and disastrously wrong. However, no matter what the holidays throw at them, the Moodys always manage to stick together. I was expecting more of a wild, irreverent comedy, but the series has a surprising amount of heart. The six-episode series will air across three nights, with two back-to-back 30-minute episodes each night. The story plays out like one long movie, though there is usually some event with family or friends that is the focus of each episode. The cast is amazing – they feel like they could actually be a family – and they are joined by some fun side characters, such as the talkative uncle, the bumbling underqualified contractors, Sean’s rival AC installers, and Bridgitte’s old high school friend/high school wrestling coach Monty (Kevin Bigley, Sirens), who still pines over her a decade later.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot; Episode 2,” freshly single, Dan returns to his childhood home for Christmas to find it’s in various stages of disarray; Dan meets and instantly clicks with Cora, but she’s dating his cousin; Bridget returns to her childhood home after a fight with her husband.

Meet the Moody family tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Stumptown, Survivor, Making It, The Masked Singer, Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/25/19

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, Freeform kicks off the all-new holiday-themed reality competition series Wrap Battle, with two back-to-back episodes. The series finds nine contestants trying to out-wrap one another to be the first ever Wrap Battle Champion and take home the $50K prize. You read that correctly: it’s a present-wrapping competition series! With Christmas just a month away, it’s as good a time as any to get into the holiday spirit, and this show certainly has that in droves.

The competition is hosted by comedian Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), who serves as a judge, alongside Carson Kressley (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), and gift wrapping expert Wanda Wen (founder of fine stationery and luxury paper brand Soolip). Each episode consists of two rounds. The first round is the Swift Gift Challenge, a short 45-minute challenge, at the end of which the winner will be given an advantage for the second round. The second round is the Big Gift Challenge, a longer 3-hour challenge that involves a much bigger effort. At the end of that round, some of the contestants will be put on the Nice List, while some others will make the Naughty List. And it will be a wrap for a contestant from the latter list, as they are sent home.

I checked out tonight’s two episodes and found the show to be a lot of fun. It’s got an eclectic mix of contestants ranging in age from 24 to 47. While some of them are professional gift wrappers, designers, entrepreneurs, and event coordinators, there’s also an insurance agent and a mom/PTA president. And if you like wrapping puns, this show is loaded with them – the contestants are often sent off to the present-tation room to display their work to the judges. Tonight’s second episode features a guest judge for one of the challenges, and I’m sure there will be more of that in later weeks as well. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this battle and what crazy tasks the contestants are given in upcoming episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “Wrap Big or Wrap at Home,” nine talented gift wrappers compete to become the Wrap Battle Champion and win a grand prize worth $50,000. In the second episode, “Shopping Mall Wars,” wrappers team up to operate gift wrapping kiosks, each team try to out-hustle and out-wrap their competition; featuring guest judge Sherry Cola.

See how talented these wrappers are tonight on Freeform starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, and His Dark Materials.
 
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