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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/23/20

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

My pick today is the Mayim Bialik-hosted Celebrity Show-Off on TBS. First, I love Mayim, and it’ll be fun seeing her back on TV as herself, rather than Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory. Second, the premise is a lot of fun and there are a lot of fun celebs featured as well.

Based on a hit Korean show called My Little Television, each week, five celebrities will be given the opportunity to produce the most compelling content from their own homes. The home audience will then vote and the lowest-scoring celebrity will be…obviously not sent home…but will be eliminated and another surprise celebrity will put in their place. Their mini shows will debut on TBS’s YouTube channel and will be scored by total views, view duration and engagement.

I’m not sure what that means for the actual show tonight & each week on TBS…but I’m excited to find out!

Check out the TBS YouTube channel to watch the first five celebrities try to gain votes: Bella Thorne, Jason Mraz, Ja Rule, Kevin Smith, & the Willis sisters.

Then tune in tonight on TBS at 10/9c to see what happens!

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Sweet Home Sextuplets.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/21/20

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!

Jenny’s Choice

My pick for tonight was pretty obvious when I saw TBS’s new show, Tournament of Laughs. Hosted by Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live), the show features 32 comedians who will face off in a hilarious, single-elimination bracket-style tournament, with each episode featuring multiple match-ups. The comics will go head-to-head virtually to out-funny one another with Sudeikis acting as the master of ceremonies and providing color commentary. Roast Master Jeff Ross, Margaret Cho, Judah Friedlander, Michael Rapaport, Fortune Feimster, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Natasha Leggero, Godfrey, Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Preacher Lawson, and Piff The Magic Dragon are just a few of the comics performing.

Each week the comics will create, produce, self-film, and star in their own videos — from stand-up sets to song parodies and everything in-between. After the episode has aired, the home audience will decide who moves forward, via phone and online voting, with the winning comics returning for the next round. The final episode will feature an expert comedy panel charged with crowning a winner in the championship match-up for the last laugh and bragging rights as tournament champion. In addition, a charitable donation will be made to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Black Lives Matter.

On tonight’s episode, “And a Round of 32 We Go Part 1,” the first round of the tournament kicks off with Jeff Ross, Margaret Cho, and Gilbert Gottfried shooting for big laughs.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on TBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out, Hollywood Game Night, John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father’s Day, Renovation Island, Worst Cooks in America, & Beat Bobby Flay.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/20/20

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, ABC kicked off the new series The Baker and the Beauty, the US version of an Israeli romantic comedy series (the orthogonal version is available on Amazon Prime). Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk, Jack Ryan, How to Make It in America) works in his family’s Miami bakery and has been dating girlfriend Vanessa (Michelle Veintimilla, Gotham) for year, but he’s not sure he wants to move to the next level. So when she surprises him by proposing in a crowded restaurant, Daniel’s response is “No.” Vanessa storms out of the restaurant, but not before pouring Daniel’s soup all over him. One of those looking on at this embarrassing situation is international superstar Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley, Dynasty, The Vampire Diaries), who just went through her own very public break-up. Noa invites Daniel to join her and her entourage for a night on the town, and the two really hit it off. While Daniel and Noa may have some sparks, they come from two very different worlds and cultures. Daniel isn’t used to being part of the spotlight and comes from a close working-class family, while Noa is used to the paparazzi and a rich, lavish lifestyle.

Daniel’s brother Mateo (David Del Rio, Grease Live!) is in disbelief when he learns who Daniel is with, and his younger sister Natalie (Belissa Escobedo) is overjoyed, as she is Noa Hamilton’s number-one fan, viewing her as a role model. Daniel’s parents, Mari (Lisa Vidal, Being Mary Jane) and Rafael (Carlos Gómez, Madam Secretary, The Glades), are also surprised but happy to find out about the proposal and subsequent rejection, as they never really liked Vanessa. Vanessa, on the other hand, realized that she may have overreacted and was on her way to apologize for her ambush proposal when she sees the paparazzi photos of Daniel and Noa together.

I enjoyed last week’s premiere way more than I expected to. It has lots of humor but also quite a bit of heart. The connection between Daniel and Noa feels genuine, and the Garcias also feel like they could be a real family. I really appreciated how they love and support each other, while also having a bit of fun ribbing on one another. I’m looking forward to seeing how this “two people from two different worlds” relationship plays out as both Noa and Daniel try to figure out how to proceed with their relationship and navigate each other’s lives. And I also want to see how Vanessa reacts to all this and if she’s going to try to win Daniel back.

On tonight’s episode, “Ruin My Life,” Noa and Daniel’s relationship begins to flourish; after an unwanted birthday party for Noa, Daniel discovers more about her past; a food critic puts in an outrageous food order the Garcias cannot refuse to take.

Traverse the relationship between Noa and Daniel with them tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, Better Call Saul, Breeders, and Almost Paradise.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/5/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Overnight last night, the dark comedy-drama The End of the F***ing World returned for its second season on Netflix. In the first season, we met 17-year-old James (Alex Lawther), who’s a bit of a psychopath. He enjoyed killing animals and decided he wants to see what killing a human was like. He set his sights on rebellious classmate Alyssa (Jessica Barden), so when she suggested they run away together, he happily agreed. They played house in a seemingly empty home, and he started to fall for her. One day the owner returned and attempted to force himself upon Alyssa. James finally got his chance to experience killing a human as he stabbed the man in the neck. The two ended up on the run, on a road trip across England, eventually ending up at the coastside mobile home belonging to the father who abandoned Alyssa. Alyssa had this idealized view of her father, but when he saw their photos on the news, he called the cops. As the first season ended, it was like a Bonnie & Clyde or Butch & Sundance-like run from the cops and the sound of a gunshot.

The first season seemed like a nice ending to a complete story, so I was surprised when the show got picked up for a second season. But this happens often to successful “limited series” – if they end up being a huge success, the story gets extended. I really enjoyed the first season and am quite curious to see how they continue this story. When is this second season set in regards to the events of last season? Did anyone die? Are James and Alyssa going to continue to be on the run? I hope this season can recapture the magic of the first.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!, Emergence, This Is Us, The Resident, The Flash, Arrow, The Purge, and Treadstone.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/22/19

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 tonight is the premiere of The Misery Index on TBS. Inspired by the card game Shit Happens, this is the only game show where contestants can make a fortune out of other people’s misfortune. Jameela Jamil (Tahini on NBC’s The Good Place) stars as the show’s host, with stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers (Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano) starring as recurring panelists. The game will feature two teams, each consisting of one contestant and two Jokers. Teams will compete in a game of stakes ranking hysterically miserable real-life experiences – from getting stuck overnight in an elevator to walking in on your grandparents having sex – on a scale of 1-100 based on the Misery Index, a ranking system created by a team of therapists. Winners get a chance at $30,000.

The Jokers are hysterical, so I have no doubt that they’re going to add a lot of fun to what already sounds like it’ll be a fun game show. I can’t wait to play along with the contestants and my family, giving our own rankings and seeing how they compare.

Check out the fun tonight on TBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, Chopped, FBI, The Purge, NCIS: New Orleans, & Treadstone.

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