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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/20/20

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

Tonight is the series premiere of a fun new show on FOX called Ultimate Tag. It is exactly what you’d think: a great big exciting game of tag – crossed with the show from 2007/2008, American Gladiators. Six contestants (three men, three women), all athletes, military, martial artists, etc, compete against a group of “taggers” with names like The Flow, La Flair, Spitfire, Iron Giantress, Flame, Caveman, Big Deal, and more. Most of the taggers are free runners or experts in parkour. The course is three-dimensional, so the contestants and taggers must run, jump, slide, climb…basically do whatever they need to do to beat the clock and each other.

Kyle didn’t really enjoy the screener, but I thought it was a lot of fun. The names are silly (I loved American Gladiators, and I feel like most of the names were better on there…), but the action is fun, and the hosts (the pro-football-playing Watt brothers, JJ, TJ, & Derek) were good as well. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on FOX at 9:02/8:02c.

I’ll also be watching Guy’s Grocery Games & S.W.A.T.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/30/20

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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC is reuniting the cast of Parks and Recreation for a special hour of TV. The series originally ran on the network from 2009-15 and featured an amazing cast, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta.

Tonight’s event begins with The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation, a half-hour special that looks back on some of the show’s most iconic moments over its seven seasons, as well as some fun behind-the-scenes stories from the cast. This will be followed by the all-new A Parks and Recreation Special, a brand-new episode of the series that was filmed by the actors at their homes during this time of isolation. The producers have stated that all of the original characters from the series will return, as well as several guest stars from the Pawnee universe. When the series ended, it was sad to say good-bye to these quirky characters, but I am so excited that we’ll get to take this trip back to Pawnee to get an update on Leslie Knope and the gang. This show always made me laugh, and I am really looking forward to this new episode – I am especially interested to see if/how they work in the fact that Chris Pratt has become a major film star since he initially took on the role of the dim-witted, out-of-shape Andy Dwyer!

On tonight’s special, “A Parks and Recreation Special,” Leslie Knope connects with her friends from the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department – Ron Swanson, Andy Dwyer, April Ludgate, Ben Wyatt, Tom Haverford, Donna Meagle, Ann Perkins, Chris Traeger, and more – to check in during a challenging time.

The special and new episode air tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Young Sheldon, Council of Dads, Top Chef, and Tacoma FD.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/20/20

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

Last week, ABC kicked off the new series The Baker and the Beauty, the US version of an Israeli romantic comedy series (the orthogonal version is available on Amazon Prime). Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk, Jack Ryan, How to Make It in America) works in his family’s Miami bakery and has been dating girlfriend Vanessa (Michelle Veintimilla, Gotham) for year, but he’s not sure he wants to move to the next level. So when she surprises him by proposing in a crowded restaurant, Daniel’s response is “No.” Vanessa storms out of the restaurant, but not before pouring Daniel’s soup all over him. One of those looking on at this embarrassing situation is international superstar Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley, Dynasty, The Vampire Diaries), who just went through her own very public break-up. Noa invites Daniel to join her and her entourage for a night on the town, and the two really hit it off. While Daniel and Noa may have some sparks, they come from two very different worlds and cultures. Daniel isn’t used to being part of the spotlight and comes from a close working-class family, while Noa is used to the paparazzi and a rich, lavish lifestyle.

Daniel’s brother Mateo (David Del Rio, Grease Live!) is in disbelief when he learns who Daniel is with, and his younger sister Natalie (Belissa Escobedo) is overjoyed, as she is Noa Hamilton’s number-one fan, viewing her as a role model. Daniel’s parents, Mari (Lisa Vidal, Being Mary Jane) and Rafael (Carlos Gómez, Madam Secretary, The Glades), are also surprised but happy to find out about the proposal and subsequent rejection, as they never really liked Vanessa. Vanessa, on the other hand, realized that she may have overreacted and was on her way to apologize for her ambush proposal when she sees the paparazzi photos of Daniel and Noa together.

I enjoyed last week’s premiere way more than I expected to. It has lots of humor but also quite a bit of heart. The connection between Daniel and Noa feels genuine, and the Garcias also feel like they could be a real family. I really appreciated how they love and support each other, while also having a bit of fun ribbing on one another. I’m looking forward to seeing how this “two people from two different worlds” relationship plays out as both Noa and Daniel try to figure out how to proceed with their relationship and navigate each other’s lives. And I also want to see how Vanessa reacts to all this and if she’s going to try to win Daniel back.

On tonight’s episode, “Ruin My Life,” Noa and Daniel’s relationship begins to flourish; after an unwanted birthday party for Noa, Daniel discovers more about her past; a food critic puts in an outrageous food order the Garcias cannot refuse to take.

Traverse the relationship between Noa and Daniel with them tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, Better Call Saul, Breeders, and Almost Paradise.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/4/20

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Jenny’s Choice

I’m super excited about tonight’s premiere of Tournament of Champions on Food Network. Sixteen of the nation’s most celebrated chefs face off in a five-episode tournament where their skills will be pushed to the limited as they go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket-style competition, where a randomizer machine determines the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style, and time for each cook-off. Can you imagine? It’ll really take it down to the skills of each chef, rather than give them a leg up if they got to choose whatever it takes to show off their best assets.

It’s hosted by Guy Fieri and features some of my favorite chefs from not only Food Network but also shows like Top Chef. Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli (my top pick to win), Antonio Lofaso, Brooke Williamson, Richard Blaiz, Jet Tila, Michael Voltaggio, and Amanda Freitag are my favorites, but there are a bunch more who I love and are great chefs. Don’t miss it tonight to see who will be competing!

On tonight’s 90-minute series premiere, “The Tournament Begins,” Guy greets 16 of the best chefs in the world to the most intense culinary competition ever.

Catch this new fun show from the beginning tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, SEAL Team, 68 Whiskey, Chicago PD, S.W.A.T., & Stumptown.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/2/20

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, immediately following the Super Bowl, FOX kicks off the third season of The Masked Singer. This season of the whosungit compeition series is the biggest yet, with 18 celebrities donning costumes and taking the stage to show off their pipes while the judges and viewers try to guess who is under those masks. Since there are so many competitors this season, they’ve been split into three groups. Tonight, the six members of Group A take the stage – White Tiger, Turtle, Miss Monster, Llama, Robot, and Kangaroo – and one of them will be unmasked. Later this week, during the show’s regular Wednesday night time slot, the remaining members of Group A will return to battle it out.

I checked out tonight’s premiere – though they bleeped and blurred out the identity of the unmasked singer, so I’m really looking forward to seeing who it is! There’s a good mix of obviously seasoned singers as well as first-timers and lots of clues to help viewers try to identify who is under those elaborate costumes. Nick Cannon returns as host, along with the judging panel of Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke. For tonight’s episode, special guest Jamie Foxx joins the panel. In the coming weeks, we’ll meet the rest of the contestants – Group B: Banana, Elephant, Frog, Mouse, Taco, & Kitty, and Group C: T Rex, Astronaut, Swan, Bear, Night Angel, & Rhino.

It’s still very much the same familiar show this season. Though one new thing I noticed is that instead of just displaying photos of the judges’ guesses on the screen, they are superimposing the celebrity head over the masked contestant’s body for a fun visual. I look forward to seeing the new season play out and learning who these celebrities are!

I’ll also be watching/recording Doctor Who, The EE British Academy Film Awards 2020, Worst Cooks in America, The Outsider, Avenue 5, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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