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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/20/20

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Listen, Star Trek: Picard is good. It’s like the best of Star Trek and the best of Star Wars sorta mashed up in what is definitely the old TNG timeline, pre-reboot movies. After the alleged daughter of Data came to him for help, she was assassinated by a Romulan sect known as the Tal Shiar. She had a twin sister however, and she was out there somewhere, so Picard was on a quest to find her. He recruited an old friend from Star Fleet, Raffi, and her friend the star pilot, Rios. Rios played as “intellectual Han Solo” to me. We also added android scientist Dr. Agnes Jurati at the last minute as they were departing Earth.

Last week, instead of heading directly to the lead they have to follow up on on Freecloud, Picard had Rios charter a course to the Romulan resettlement world of Vashti, where Jean Luc once lived. He revisited the Qowat Milat, who were an order of ass-kicking nuns. He recruited the help of Elnar, who was the only male raised by the nuns. They got off planet together just in time for the ship to be attacked by local warlords. This was where the Star Wars–like action kicked in. Very few Trek films or shows have featured such intricate, fast, and masterfully pulled off outer space combat. Perhaps Discovery had some battles that were as cool, but these are the next gen shows, and starships have grown much more agile in this continuum fo’ show. They barely won this battle with the help of a mystery battler on a small A-Wing sized ship. When beaming that person aboard, they got the next recruit to the team: Seven of Nine!

Meanwhile, out on a defunct Borg cube, the lost twin sister, Soji, was part of a strange reclamation project. They are salvaging Romulans by taking Borg parts out of them then rehabilitating them as pure organic beings. The process didn’t work on all victims equally however, and she was trying to find out what happened with the particular batch of the misfits she happened upon in her research. The Romulan she was cavorting with promised her access to information, but at the same time, his contact in the Tal Shiar threatened to use force if his subversive tactics didn’t pay off soon.

This show moves quick, is a lot of fun, and features aspects of all kinds of Star Trek cannon. Don’t miss out!

Catch this week’s episode, “Stardust City Rag,” now on CBSAA.

I’ll also be tuning in for How the Universe Works & Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/23/20

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

Two of my favorite actors to watch on TV are Jason Biggs (American Pie movie franchise) and Maggie Lawson (Psych), and tonight they’re starring in the new FOX comedy Outmatched. The premise is really fun: Two ordinary, blue-collar, working-class parents are raising four children…three of whom are geniuses. It’s a hard life trying to nurture their children’s amazing minds while not able to keep up with or understand them. They’re determined to give all of their kids as normal a childhood as possible, but for the three big-brained kiddos, that’s more difficult than either parent anticipates.

The show also stars Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken, My Wife and Kids), Jack Stanton (The Mick), Connor Kalopsis (The Grinder), Ashley Boettcher (Lost in Oz), and Oakley Bull (Beautiful Boy).

I’ve seen tonight’s premiere, and it’s a lot of fun. Biggs and Lawson play off each other well, and you can see their love for their kids, even though most of the time they’re scared spitless of them as well. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to more.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Kay and Mike cope with raising three high-IQ children.

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching Last Man Standing, Deputy, Will & Grace, Perfect Harmony, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 
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