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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/7/20

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!

Kyle’s Choice #1

Today, Apple TV+ has released the entire nine-episode first season of its new comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. The series is a workplace comedy that follows a video game company preparing to release the first major expansion to its massively popular Role Playing MMO game Mythic Quest. Creative Director Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is a bit of an eccentric and is nervous about the release. He is constantly tinkering with the code and wants to delay the launch, but the rest of his team are ready to move forward. Ian is constantly butting heads with lead programmer Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao).

The series reminds me of Silicon Valley, if Pied Piper were a video game company. The show finds humor in the interactions between the departments of the company, from marketing, to the designers and coders, to the testers, the all-important (but obnoxious) gameplay streamers, the odd creative director, and even the head of HR, whom the employees treat like their personal therapist. The amazing cast also includes Danny Pudi (Community), David Hornsby (Good Girls), Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul), and the hilarious (who knew?!) Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Homeland) as the game’s writer, who treats his work like he’s writing a Shakespearean masterpiece. Other characters include internal game testers Rachel (Ashly Burch, Critical Role) and Dana (Imani Hakim, Everybody Hates Chris), and 14-year-old YouTube gamer Pootie Shoe (Elisha Henig, The Sinner).

I checked out the premiere and really enjoyed it – there is some great chemistry between this ensemble cast. I’m looking forward to seeing more of the show. The series is co-created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz, who had all worked together on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The show has already been picked up for a second season, so there’s plenty more to come.

See the entire first season now on Apple TV+.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/20

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 #1

My first pick tonight is the series premiere of Lincoln Rhymes: Hunt for the Bone Collector on NBC. Aside from a clunky title (why not just leave it at Lincoln Rhymes?? But whatever…), this is another show that I’m totally, 100% on board with from the first mention of it. For one, it’s a cop show, and you know I love those. Two, it stars Russell Hornsby, whom I loved on Grimm. And three, it’s based on a great book series that I loved, by Jeffery Deaver.

Hornsby stars as titular character Lincoln Rhymes, a former NYPD detective who was injured in the line of duty – paralyzed and unable to return to work. When the killer he was chasing at the time, the Bone Collector, seems to have returned three years later, something finally, FINALLY, piques his interest enough that he decides to take the police up on their offer to let him consult…because his mind is as sharp as it ever was. Also starring is Arielle Kebbel (Midnight, Texas) as NYPD Officer Amelia Sachs, who was smart enough on the scene of a murder to catch some important evidence, and it’s through her that Lincoln will be able to view each scene and help track evidence. The show also stars Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, Mad Dogs, Life on Mars, Law & Order, Detroit 187), Brooke Lyons (Sullivan & Son, Life Sentence), Ramses Jimenez (Vida), Roslyn Ruff (Bluegrass/Blood Red), Tate Ellington (The Brave, Quantico), Brian F. O’Byrne (Aquarius, Saints & Strangers), & Courtney Grosbeck.

I’ve seen tonight’s pilot, and I was very, very happy with it. Russell Hornsby is great, as is (new to me) Arielle Kebbel. The cast has a fun chemistry, and the story lines are exciting. If this is at all your type of show, or heck, even if it usually isn’t, give it a shot. You might be surprised!

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on NBC at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/6/19

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

Today, Netflix releases the first half of the fifth and final season of Fuller House. As the fourth season came to a close, the She Wolf Pack went to a performance of Hamilton, but Kimmy’s water broke just as the show was about to start. So DJ and Stephanie rushed her off to the hospital. Meanwhile, Jimmy was having doubts about becoming a father (little did he know it was about to be a little too late for that), but Fernando and Max calmed his fears. As Kimmy gave birth to a baby girl, Jimmy proposed to Stephanie, who, of course, accepted—”Stephanie Tanner, you are now officially going to be a Gibbler!” Also in the waiting room were Jackson and Rocki, who had reconciled – Jackson had made fun of her at prom, but she forgave him, and during the car ride to the hospital, the two seem to have realized they still had feelings for one another.

I’ve really enjoyed this revival series, and it’s sad to think there are just 18 episodes left. What crazy situations await the Tanners and Gibblers? We know there’s at least one more wedding in the works. Will the Olsen twins actually make an appearance before it’s all over? (Seems doubtful.) How will they explain the disappearance of Aunt Becky – is it too soon to joke about her legal situation? What will Stephanie and Jimmy name their daughter? This is one of the few Netflix shows I’ve managed to keep up with, and I look forward to checking out the new episodes tonight.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Blacklist, Van Helsing, Encore!, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Servant, The Graham Norton Show, The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and Top Elf.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/5/19

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

Overnight last night was the complete first season premiere of V Wars on Netflix. Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries) stars as Luther Swann, a doctor who is pitted against his best friend (played by Adrian Holmes, True Justice), Fayne, after an ancient disease turns people into vampires. From the comics by Jonathan Maberry and Alan Robinson. It also stars Laura Vandervoort (Bitten, Smallville, Lisa), Peter Outerbridge (Happy Town), Jacky Lai, Kimberly-Sue Murray, & Kyle Breitkopf.

I love Ian Somerhalder and Laura Vandervoort, and I love the premise. So I’m hoping this will be a fun one to watch. Fun and dramatic with lots of action and hopefully some good adult fun. *laugh*

Check out the entire first season of V Wars now on Netflix.

I’ll also be watching Home for Christmas, The Unicorn, Santa’s Baking Blizzard, Evil, & Making It.
 
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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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