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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/18/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

The popularity of modern anthology series could possibly trace to the massive success of American Horror Story, which debuted in 2011 on FX. One of the unique aspects of how this anthology works is in its rotation of acting talent through the series’ seasons, which overlap one another. There has more than twice been an actress who plays more than one role in a single season. Last year’s AHS: Apocalypse arc was a magnificent merger of the seasons “Murder House” and “Coven.” “Hotel” was also in play, as it featured the fate of Queenie from “Coven” because she got trapped there in one of the numerous crossovers between seasons.

The story that slowly emerged from last season was that the Coven from New Orleans was prepared for Michael Langdon’s attempt to destroy Earth as the antichrist. Ultimately, Madison ascended as the next Supreme after Cordelia sacrificed herself for the greater good. Madison was eventually able to master her powers so well that she traveled back in time to kill Langdon before he could assume his full demonic might.

Tonight, of course, we’ll be diving into a totally new world as AHS: 1984 debuts. No, this is not an Orwell homage from what I am given to understand, but more a take on 80s horror films like Friday the 13th & A Nightmare on Elm Street. Someone must have caught the Stranger Things nostalgia bug. It sounds like we start off on a tangent to the Jason Vorhees mythos, so grab a butcher knife and a hockey mask and let’s go!

On tonight’s episode, “ Camp Redwood,” in the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Full Frontal with Samantha Bee & Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/1/19

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

Last week on Legion, one of the most amazing things happened… My current favorite band, Superorganism, appeared as guardians of David’s hidden base to perform their most popular song, “Something For Your Mind,” a quarter of the way into the season debut. It was coconuts! It was prawns sipping pineapple juice out of coconuts! I was worried season three might fizzle out after the slightly offbeat second season finale left David on the run from his friends, but holy shit they set the tone correct. Instead of tracking David, the first fifteen minutes of the episode, we instead watched a young Japanese girl named Switch in her day-to-day life as a student as she unraveled a mystery. She was following clues that Legion was leaving to find a time traveler as an ally. When she finally found the correct building, she was guided by Superorganism in this amazing musical interlude.
 
 


 
 
Once amongst David and his new followers, Switch discovered that David was destined to die that day, every time at Syd’s hands. Switch kept resetting the afternoon until on the third try, David teleported his entire base somewhere else as Farouk and Division Three closed in to ambush them, and just like that, out the gate this season is amazing. The set design is back to the bright and colorful mode we enjoyed in season one, and the excitement is back in this show. I hope, hope, hope that Orono and Superorganism will be around for a few more episodes since they are already technically characters in the show now. Maybe they’ll even do a few more songs? “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”? Maybe “It’s All Good”? Or maybe a new musical group might pop up this episode? I don’t know & don’t care. I’ll be glued to the screen the instant this goes live!

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter 21,” David prepares for a journey.

Don’t miss the fun tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching whatever zany hilarity that the Smith family gets up to in American Dad!
 
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/24/19

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

Legion 6-24I am almost amazed that Legion is back for its season-three premiere tonight. In the first place, though he is Professor X’s son, Legion’s stories in the comic books were always tangent to the X-Men. He had almost zero standalone value for Marvel Comics before this show started. Secondly is the fact that season two was slightly more confusing than season one, while still somehow being longer and less entertaining. Also, who even does an eleven-episode season? Legion, that’s who. The musical numbers in season two were not as consistent and important to the heart of the show as they were the first year. Lastly it was kind of a weak play to utilize the Shadow King as the “Big Bad” two seasons in a row, especially considering he was so much scarier in season one.

But that brings us to last year’s finale and the truth at the core of David Haller’s personalities. He is a schizophrenic with multiple personality disorder, and he often has played the role of demented all-powerful madman in the X-Men comics. So in a weird switch up that was foreshadowed by Future Syd, a version of her that has come back to surprisingly help Farouk, we saw that David was always season two’s secret Big Bad.

The episode started with a psychic battle set to what may have been the coolest musical number all year: a duet of The Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes” sung by David and the Shadow King as cartoon animations display their mental combat. Farouk almost won, but Lenny sniped a tuning fork that was strangely in the landscape, and that allowed Legion to get the upper hand. Future Syd confronted David then and shot a gun at him, but Lenny again saved the day by shooting that bullet out of the air. Division Three arrested both Farouk & Lenny. David then committed the sin that Future Syd was so furious about – he altered Syd’s memories of events to put her at ease with him once more. So at ease, in fact, that they slept together. When he was confronted about it by his allies at Division Three, he realized that if not the worst bad guy ever, he was at least a horrible boyfriend to Syd. Before they could constrain him though, David teleported away with his ol’ pal Lenny (brilliantly played by the morbid Aubrey Plaza).

So yes, they did leave it dangling, and a third season will help us find resolution hopefully, but I doubt we’ll go further than that. It is an eight-episode order that starts tonight, a summer filler. I hope it is a bit wittier and scarier like the first year was. I’m pretty much in for the long haul though: 19 down, 8 to go.

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter 20,” David gains a following.

Catch up with David tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be tuning in to the greatest cartoon on TV, American Dad!

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/9/19

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 #1

Tonight is the series premiere of The Code on CBS. Half drama, half procedural, this new legal thriller is about the active-duty Marines who are also attorneys working out of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico. They are trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, and an investigator and choose to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and overseas. Luke Mitchell (Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Tomorrow People) stars as Captain John “Abe” Abraham, a driven prosecutor who comes from a family of Marines. Anna Wood (Falling Water, Deception, Reckless) plays his colleague and friend, Captain Maya Dobbins, the lead defense attorney not afraid to go up against one of her own but also a team player if the situation calls for it. Ato Essandoh (Chicago Med, Altered Carbon, Blue Bloods, Copper) plays Major Trey Ferry, Abe’s superior officer and friend. One of my favorite actresses, Dana Delaney (Hand of God, Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives) stars as commanding officer Colonel Glenn Turnbull, one of the highest-ranking female officers in the Judge Advocate Corps. She’s tough but fair and demands an excellence in herself and her staff. And finally, assisting the team is Lt. Harper Li (played by Phillipa Soo, Smash), a highly capable lawyer who is eager to take on bigger cases, and tech-savvy, efficient Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi (played by Raffi Barsoumian, The Vampire Diaries), the Marine equivalent of a paralegal.

I’ve seen the first episode quite enjoyed it. It’s a bit too much drama for me, but I love the cast so much (Besides the ever delightful Delany, I loved Mitchell on Blindspot, Wood on Reckless, & Essandoh on Chicago Med & Blue Bloods) and the military and procedural aspects of it that I’m in for at least a few more episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “Blowed Up,” when a soldier in Afghanistan murders his commanding officer, Capt. John “Abe” Abraham and Capt. Maya Dobbins, working out of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Va., are assigned to the case as prosecution and defense lawyers.

Meet TV’s newest attorneys tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
 
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