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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… 3/5/20

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Earlier this week, FX kicked off the new FX on Hulu program, where shows that air on FX will also be available for streaming to all Hulu subscribers the next day. However, FX will be airing its new limited series Devs exclusively as a FX on Hulu original, bypassing the cable network altogether. Today the first two episodes of the 8-episode series are available to stream on Hulu.

Devs is a tech thriller set in the near future. Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno, Ex Machina) and her boyfriend Sergei (Karl Glusman, Nocturnal Animals) both work for tech company Amaya – she in the encryption division and he in A.I. division. Company founder Forest (Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation) is a brilliant man but a bit of a recluse ever since the death of his young daughter, for whom he named the company. There is also an enormous statue erected on the campus in her memory.

Sergei is giving a presentation about his current project to Forest and his right-hand engineer, Katie (Alison Pill, American Horror Story, Star Trek: Picard), demonstrating how he is able to predict the future movements and behavior of a small organism. The two are impressed with his work and invite him to join their top secret Devs division. Lily is excited for Sergei but knows that he cannot tell her anything about his work. However, the day that he starts in his new position, Sergei goes missing.

Now, as Lily desperately delves into this, trying to figure out what happened to her boyfriend, she starts to unlock some secrets about Sergei and what is really going on at the company and in this top secret division. The only person Lily can trust and turn to is her ex, a hacker named Jamie (Jin Ha, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert). Meanwhile, Forest’s ruthless head of security Kenton (Zach Grenier, The Good Wife) will do anything to protect the company’s secrets. Other regular characters include Devs department engineers Lyndon (Cailee Spaeny, On the Basis of Sex) and Stewart (Stephen McKinley Henderson, New Amsterdam), and Pete (Jefferson Hall, Taboo), the homeless man who lives outside Lily and Sergei’s apartment.

The series comes from writer/director Alex Garland (Annihilation, Ex Machina, Dredd) and certainly has a similar feeling to his other work. It mixes technology and thriller with a more cosmic and ethereal look and feel. The show takes place in a slightly futuristic San Francisco, where this Google-like company has its hands in all major technology. The first two episodes introduce viewers to this slightly off world and characters and sets up the mysteries of what exactly happened to Sergei, what exactly is this Devs team working on, and is Forest hiding something? I really like the cast and atmosphere the show sets up, but a warning that this show is a bit of a slow burn, going more for an atmosphere than non-stop action.

Check out this new show now on Hulu.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Carol’s Second Act, Tommy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Will & Grace, Indebted, Outmatched, Katy Keene, and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/15/19

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 today is the new comedy on Hulu, Dollface. According to Hulu, the show “follows Jules (Kat Dennings, 2 Broke Girls), a young woman who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.”

I’m not entirely sure what that means. It’s rather a bland description. But the cast is what makes this interesting for me. Beside Kat Dennings, who I’ve missed since 2 Broke Girls, it also stars Brenda Song (who I watched on The Suite Life of Zach and Cody) and Goran Visnjic (who I LOVED on ER, but I never watched Timeless, Extant, or Red Widow, so I haven’t really seen him since), as well as new-to-me Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) and Esther Povitsky (Alone Together). I’m not sure I’ll actually watch the show, although I’m sure I’ll probably try the first episode because of Brenda Song and Goran Visnjic.

The entire first season is out now on Hulu.

I’ll also be watching American Housewife, Nashville Squares, Hawaii Five-0, & Blue Bloods.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/25/19

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

A few weeks ago, the 6-episode first season of British zombie comedy series Zomboat! premiered on ITV2 in the UK, but today Hulu takes the series stateside. There’s a sudden zombie outbreak in Birmingham, but sisters Kat (Leah Brotherhead, White Gold) and Jo (Cara Theobold, Absentia) have a plan to survive: head to an island, because zombies can’t swim! Kat believes that her extensive knowledge of zombie films and TV shows and experience at killing zombies in video games is going to help them. However, she quickly realizes that killing a zombie in person is a lot different and that these zombies don’t seem to follow the same rules set forth in TV shows and movies. The two plan to steal Jo’s ex’s narrowboat and sail down the canal to London and then find a nice island to settle on. But as they take off, the sisters discover two stowaways aboard the ship – buddies Sunny (Hamza Jeetooa, Doctor Who) and Amar (Ryan McKen, Bancroft), who were at a stag party during the outbreak.

I checked out the first two episodes of the series and found it to be a fun, dumb show that made me laugh. The characters are all a bit self-absorbed and aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed – though let’s hope they find some if they are to have any hopes of surviving. You wouldn’t think the series could do much with a boat slowly floating down a canal, but so far the writers have found reasons for these characters to make excursions back to the land where the zombies are roaming – whether it be for supplies, to pick up a friend, or something else. The zombies also don’t act the way that you’d traditionally expect them to, so there are some fun surprises. The episodes are only 22 minutes long and have built-in ad breaks, so it’s a light, fun zombie show that doesn’t involve a huge time commitment, and it’s perfect for this Halloween season.

Check out the entire first season now on Hulu!

I’ll also be watching/recording American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, 20/20, The Blacklist, and Van Helsing.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/19

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

I’m enjoying the new season of S.W.A.T.. Last week was a good one… The new Lt. Lynch really fumbled the ball when she spoke signed SWAT up for an undercover operation and went to the team with it first before even speaking with Hicks. Not only that, but she talked with and gave the mayor all the details as well, which is a no-no for Hicks. Fortunately, when Chris and Street went undercover in a counterfeit money op to take down (again) a local gang, things went as good as can be expected. No one was hurt, although it looked shaky for a minute, and they were able to nab all the bad guys and get all the counterfeit money before it could be distributed. But the whole thing left a bad taste in Hicks’s and Hondo’s mouths about Lt. Lynch.

On the personal side of things, Hondo’s parents were still at odds (no surprise, really), but Hondo convinced his mom to come out to the car show for both Daryl and Hondo himself, not for his dad. She did, and I could tell it meant a lot to Daryl to have her there, since he’d worked hard helping Hondo’s dad with his car. We’re still wondering what Senior’s health issue is, since he coughed up blood a couple of episodes ago. When will we (and more importantly, Hondo) find out? Gotta be something serious, I’m guessing… As for the not-so-serious, Chris helped smooth the way for Street and Molly Hicks, even though she didn’t look entirely happy about it. She’s trying so hard to be happy with Kira and Ty, but obviously she has some feelings for Street. I want her to be happy with them. I love that odd relationship. I don’t want her with Street, simply because on this show, they won’t keep them together (I mean, look at how it went with Hondo & Jessica…). Guess we’ll see…

On tonight’s episode, “Immunity,” Deacon’s family gets caught in the crosshairs of a drug cartel when he and the SWAT team aim to bring down its leader, a former foreign rebel force leader running drugs in plain sight via a local flower market. Also, Hondo receives troubling news regarding his father, and Tan is forced to go before an internal review board due to his girlfriend’s indiscretion.

See if Deacon can protect his family tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Limetown, Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Nancy Drew, SEAL Team, Single Parents, & Chicago PD.
 
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