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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/25/20

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 can’t say enough how much I enjoy Songland. This show gives aspiring song writers the chance to showcase their original songs to a select singer or group, and then three of the four get to collaborate with a professional, well-known music producer/song writer. Together, they’ll work that song to fit the artists, sometimes changing almost nothing, sometimes changing almost everything. In the end, the singer/group will choose the song that fits them best and put it out into the world.

I find I enjoy the show most when it’s a singer/group I like/listen to. Last week was Florida Georgia Line, and it was great. Others this season I really liked were Martina McBride and Lady Antebellum. Yes, I’m a country music fan. LOL But this week takes me back to high school with Boyz II Men. And when I watched the screener, the episode didn’t disappoint.

To see which song Boyz II Men chooses, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Titan Games & Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/21/20

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 hosts its annual Red Nose Day fundraiser, and kicking off the events is Celebrity Escape Room. In this fun special, Jack Black plays an over-the-top, eccentric, pony-tailed billionaire version of himself. Jack has invited celebrity friends Ben Stiller, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Adam Scott to his mansion to partake in an escape room. They will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and make their way through the various rooms and ultimately escape. For each puzzle they solve, they earn $15K for the Red Nose Day charity, and if they make it through to the end, they earn $150K. Should they get stuck and need help, all four of them must unanimously agree to put on their red noses and ask for a clue, but they must use these requests sparingly, as they are limited to three clues over the course of the game.

As the four celebrities step back in time and make their way through the totally tubular 1980s high school themed escape room, the viewer is regularly notified about the puzzles the participants are trying to figure out and what clues they should be looking for. The puzzles are also personalized for this group of celebrities, including elements from their own high school experiences (as well as their acting careers). Sometimes things seem so obvious, but it’s fun to see these actors struggle and get completely lost or make really stupid mistakes.

Throughout the game, Jack Black chimes in over the loudspeaker with funny quips and insults, and there are also cutaway interviews with the participants, who comment on their own performance during the escape room. There are some really fun cameos from many other celebrities, who also pop up before/after commercial breaks. I’ve been to a few escape rooms and always have fun trying to solve the difficult puzzles. However, this is less of a puzzle-solving task for the viewer and more of just a fun viewing experience. I really enjoyed this special and hope that we get to see more of these in the future.

To see how the celebs solve the puzzles, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Holey Moley, To Tell the Truth, Broke, Celebrity Watch Party, and Vagrant Queen.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/12/20

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

In a special social distancing edition, Hollywood Game Night is back tonight for a very worth cause: the Red Nose Day campaign. Jane Lynch will host remotely, while six great celebs will battle it out from their own homes to help raise money and awareness for Red Nose Day.

According to NBC, “Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in some of the poorest communities in the world. With the outbreak of COVID-19, support for children in need has never been more critical. Throughout the Red Nose Day campaign, funds raised are being directed to address the impact of COVID-19 on children living in poverty and the organizations supporting them. This includes accelerated funding to many of Red Nose Day’s nonprofit grantee partners who are working on the frontlines of this crisis. Grantee partners include Feeding America, Save the Children, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Health Fund, Covenant House, The Global Fund and more.”

So join Jane, Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas, Kenan Thompson, Sean Hayes, John Legend, & Retta and give a little to help the children during this extra tough time for the world.

The 1-hour “Social Distancing Edition” airs tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Supermarket Stakeout.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/10/20

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

To support and help raise money for America’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, some of the country’s biggest, funniest comedy superstars will perform…and some of these names have me super excited. Included among the comedians contributing pre-recorded comedy segments are Byron Allen, Louie Anderson, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Wayne Brady, Adam Carolla, Cedric the Entertainer, Margaret Cho, Andrew Dice Clay, Billy Crystal, Whitney Cummings, Bill Engvall, Billy Gardell, Brad Garrett, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, George Lopez, Howie Mandel, Eddie Murphy, Caroline Rhea, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Kenan Thompson, Marlon Wayans, & more.

Right now, we can all use more things to laugh about, and I have no doubt the comedic lineup will be able to do that. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing Wayne Brady, Bill Engvall, Brad Garrett, Caroline Rhea, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, and Kenan Thompson, but all of them have a great capacity to make us laugh, so it should be a fun two hours!

Don’t miss the fun tonight on NBC starting at 7/6c.

I’ll also be watching Secrets of the Zoo & The Rookie.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/7/20

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!

Jenny’s Choice

After almost a year (!!!), we’re FINALLY getting the final season premiere of Blindspot tonight. In case you don’t remember, on the 2-part season finale, the team was racing against the clock to stop Madeline Burke’s Helios attack. When they finally got a lead into two of her associates and tracked one down, they found him with Keaton. Turned out the guy was former CIA. Nash, Keaton’s boss, showed up. They argued and agreed to go to a neutral location and question him together, but on the drive there, rockets blew up the SUV and killed him. In order to figure out who the mole inside the CIA or FBI was, the FBI brought in Madeline from prison, but she fed them nothing but whining about being innocent and this being an attack on her from the FBI, just like they had a problem with her father.

They captured Dominic on security cams at the Belmore science lab, getting handed a package. That’s when we found out Nash was the mole in the CIA and he warned Dominic to get away from Belmore before the team could get there. They did find the woman who gave Dominic the package. They were shocked when they found out it was a computer virus, not a biological agent. Not long after that, they figured out his target: NYIOC, which controls the power grid to the entire East Coast. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get to Dominic in time to stop him from uploading the virus. Patterson and Zapata stayed in the lab to try to stop the virus, while Jane & Weller went after Dominic. During his escape, Jane and Weller cornered him in the hallway, and he basically sacrificed himself for the cause. And unfortunately, Kathy was still working with him (remember, she thought they were in love…), so she was able to stop Patterson from halting the virus…and the entire power grid went down.
 
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