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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/3/19

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

Just when you thought you’d seen the last of the Dreamworks Dragons franchise, NBC is bringing back Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Stoick (Gerard Butler), Gobber (Craig Ferguson), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and more of your favorite characters for the all-new animated holiday special, How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming.

This new tale is set 10 years after the end of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, just before that film’s epilogue. The latest generation of Vikings in New Berk hasn’t grown up with dragons and are unaware of the great bond that had once existed between dragons and humans. So as New Berk prepares to celebrate the Snoggletog Festival, Hiccup decides to put on a pageant to celebrate the dragons, which leads to some fun and exciting moments.

How to Train Your Dragon is probably my favorite animated franchise, so I’m excited that we are going to get a new story set in this world, especially with the original voice cast reprising their roles! I am really looking forward to checking out tonight’s holiday special.

Don’t miss it tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Making It, The Resident, The Flash, Arrow, The Purge, and Treadstone.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/2/19

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, NBC returns to the farmhouse to kick off another season of the delightful crafting competition series Making It. This season, ten new makers will compete in various challenges that put their creativity and craftsmanship to the test, and in the end one will be named Master Maker and take home the $100K prize. The contestants come from all kinds of backgrounds, including a costume maker, a construction manager, a portrait artist, a calligrapher, a DIY blogger, a software engineer, a muralist, an interior designer, an installation builder, and a scientist. Back again this year are hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, who provide hilarious commentary during the challenges as well as fun interstitial banter and sketches between the segments. Each episode consists of two challenges – a 3-hour Faster Craft round, followed by the longer Master Craft round. At the end of each challenge, the winner receives a patch, and at the end of the Master Craft round, one of the contestants is also sent home. Judging the rounds and determining who will be sent home are judges Barneys NY Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan and Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson.

This year the competition will take place over just two weeks, with all 8 episodes airing over 7 week nights. I checked out the first two episodes, and it took all of my strength to not just binge through more of them. This show is so much fun – Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman have such amazing chemistry and had me laughing out lough throughout each episode. There are so many puns! Somehow this second season is even better than the first, which I also loved. I can’t recommend this show highly enough. If there’s one crafting competition show you watch this holiday season, make it this one!

On tonight’s premiere, “What Are You Made Of?” ten new makers join Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman to show off their skills; for their first faster craft, they make a physical representation of themselves as a food item, and for the master craft, they recreate a favorite craft from their youth.

Meet the new crafters tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

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

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/19

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

In September of 1992, NBC premiered a new sitcom called Mad About You, which starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as newlyweds Paul and Jamie Buchman. The series ran for 7 seasons, following the ups and downs in the couple’s relationship, including the arrival of their daughter Mabel. In the series finale, the show jumped ahead 22 years into the future (2021). However, as no show ever truly ends these days, Spectrum Originals has revived the series for a limited 12-episode 8th season, which ignores those flash-forwards (or maybe those events just haven’t happened yet).

As the new series opens, Paul and Jamie are saying goodbye to their daughter Mabel (Abby Quinn, Black Mirror), who is heading off to college. But Mabel is attending NYU, which is just 5 blocks away. Jamie has a particularly difficult time letting go, and due to the close proximity of Mabel’s dorm, she is constantly showing up announced. Meanwhile, Paul is ready to start enjoying the couple’s empty nest and take the trip to Tahiti they always talked about. However, Jamie doesn’t seem to have any recollection of these plans.

Watching this revival series brought back a wave of nostalgia of the original series. It is shot in the same multi-camera format with limited sets and a laugh track. Over the first few episodes, the series pretty much takes place either at the Buchman’s apartment, Mabel’s dorm room, or Paul’s office. The show is very dialogue-driven, primarily consisting of a series of long conversations between characters. But this time around Paul and Jamie aren’t dealing with newlywed or newborn issues, but rather how they are going to spend the next phase of their life now that Mabel is out of the house, and Paul and Jamie have differing opinions on this topic. Instead working on films, Paul is now producing TV commercials, while Jamie is trying to figure out how to occupy her time now that Mabel is out of the house.

Also back for this revival are Jamie’s sister Linda (Anne Ramsay) and Paul’s brother Ira (John Pankow). Ira now owns a restaurant, which he runs with his Italian girlfriend/head chef Lucia (Antoinette LaVecchia). Paul’s friend Mark (Richard Kind) has also made some life changes – he’s divorced from Fran and is now re-married to psychiatrist Tanya (Kecia Lewis, The Passage).

The first 6 episodes of the revival are available today on Spectrum Originals, while the second half of the season will be released on December 18. You may be asking, “What is Spectrum Originals?!” Well, unfortunately, much like DirecTV/AT&T with its Audience Network exclusive original programming, Spectrum Originals is another provider-specific source of programming only available to Spectrum TV subscribers. While I don’t see anyone changing their cable provider to watch this series, fans of the original Mad About You who do already subscribe should enjoy this nostalgia trip.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Stumptown, Survivor, The Masked Singer, Almost Family, and Riverdale.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/19/19

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

There are people all over the Internet talking about how This Is Us is making them cry. Well, I would like to discuss how New Amsterdam is causing waterworks in my house. This season has been full of emotional moments, but none top the moments Max spends talking to his dead wife in his apartment. The scene from last week’s episode, where he was seen laying his head in her lap saying goodbye to her memory, was heart-wrenching. I am proud of Max for finally starting to let go, because it is the only way he is truly going to start to heal, but at the same time I am devastated for him and Luna – losing Georgia left a huge hole in their lives, and I just hope they can find their way out of it. Elsewhere. I am concerned about Iggy’s marriage because he went ahead and started the adoption process without his husband’s knowledge…which predictably blew up in his face last week when his husband found out about it before Iggy could tell him. Hopefully their love will be enough, but there is going to be some serious tension and trouble there for a while.

On tonight’s episode, “The Island,” when an inmate comes in with an entirely preventable illness, Max, Sharpe, and Iggy head directly to the source: Rikers Island. Meanwhile, Bloom struggles with her recovery, and Reynolds gets news that could change his life.

Find out if Bloom can fight her addiction through recovery from her surgery while the others fight for their lives at Rikers tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, The Voice, The Flash, The Resident, Arrow, mixed-ish, black-ish, Chopped, This Is Us, and Emergence.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/19

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

Things were super climactic on The Good Place last week as the last day in the year-long afterlife experiment wound to a close. The experiment, which will determine the fate of all human souls moving forward, was conducted to determine if humans can actually improve themselves morally after they are already dead. If they can, then eternally punishing or rewarding them after death is sorta moot. With the deadline looming in under 24 hours, Eleanor and the gang were a bit stressed. They wanted to try some last-minute situations that might get their test subjects to improve themselves morally before time was up.

Michael was also learning sleight of hand “human magic,” despite the fact Janet can perform infinite real magic tricks. Jason, Tahani, & the 4 subjects were getting ready for their year one graduation, when Simone broke out her conspiracy theory board, ala Charlie Day from Always Sunny. She was certain that Michael and Eleanor were up to something sneaky and it pertained to them. Jason’s true nature as a Jacksonville DJ was exposed at this point too. Chidi told Simone that Eleanor once told him that he and Simone were soul mates. She was quite dubious but pointed at it as another weird sneaky thing. During the celebration, as Michael did his magic tricks, a giant sinkhole opened in the ground and Brent fell in, where he barely was holding on for dear life, trying to not fall all the way into the magma below. Simone and John stole Brent’s car and fled as Chidi stayed to try to rescue Brent. Chidi also fell in though. After saving them both, Eleanor & Michael “admitted” that this really wasn’t the Good Place, and they were about to be sent to the Bad Place. They pulled this stunt with less than two minutes left in the experiment, and while it did inspire a confession and complete change of heart in Brent, the clock expired as he was being open and honest to Chidi for the first time ever.

So this is exciting. Even though we have seven episodes left in the season, they are done with the experiment phase. Which means a lot of the tale is after the judge decides what the fate of our antiheroes will be. Will Chidi & Eleanor ever get back together? What about Jason & Janet? I don’t have these answers, but I will be aboard for the rest of the series till it ends in January.

On tonight’s episode, “The Funeral to End All Funerals,” the group awaits the judge’s final decision on the fate of human existence.

To see if they learn their fate, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

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