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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/18/19

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, one of my favorite comedies, The Detour, returns for its fourth season on TBS. Last season, the Parker family headed to Alaska and assumed fake identities to hide from the authorities, but as usual, they managed to mess things up and went back on the run. Meanwhile, the somewhat crazy Edie had been stalking Nate after she secretly impregnated herself with his sperm. It turns out that Edie also happened to be a long-lost sister of Robin’s. (How is she going to react when she finds out that her husband is the father of her niece/nephew?!) In the season finale, the family ended up in an abandoned ghost town filled with LARPers. Delilah used this distraction to exact a plan she had apparently been laying the groundwork for all season. She ran away, stealing her family’s money and a car from an admirer, leaving a message for the rest of her family, requesting that they not look for her.

The new season picks up several months later, with Nate, Robin, and Jared amidst their world-wide search for Delilah. What I love about this show is its blend of physical comedy and deliciously inappropriate humor. This show doesn’t worry about being PC and goes places that many comedies would shy away from. The Parkers are constantly getting into ridiculously awkward situations, and as they try to get out of them, they only succeed in making things ten times worse. Even if they are trying to do the right thing, there is always some sort of misunderstanding or unintended consequences to their actions. I can’t wait to see where the search for Delilah leads the Parkers this season and what kind of craziness they cause in the process. I checked out the first two episodes, and the show is just as wild and insane as ever. Just when you think they can’t top the previous season, they somehow manage to do so!

On tonight’s premiere, “The Search,” the Parkers embark on a world-wide search to find their runaway daughter, Delilah.

Find out how the season starts tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Blood & Treasure, The 100, Animal Kingdom, and Chrisley Knows Best.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/26/19

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

Last week’s The Rookie was a good one. While on a disturbance call at a restaurant, Officer Nolan was putting handcuffs on a crazy young woman who went after a valet with a knife, and her dress accidentally ripped, exposing her (ugly) undergarment (bra or whatever). Unfortunately, she turned out to be the baby mama of a big gang leader (the son of the original leader, who was currently in prison), and neither of them liked that Nolan “disrespected” her. So the guy put out a “greenlight” on Nolan, and he was very nearly killed that night after picking up dinner to take home. After talking to Captain Andersen, he decided to go in to work the next day, although she told him that he would be riding with her instead of Bishop, who would be working with the rest of the precinct to shake up the gang. Sergeant Grey then visited the leader’s father in prison to get him to order his son to drop the greenlight. It worked…but then it didn’t.

The son was a complete idiot and lured Nolan and Andersen to a house with a false break-in call and then kidnapping them, not caring when he learned that he’d taken a police captain in addition to the rookie and had her zip-tied to a chair. The guy then pushed Andersen into the pool, still tied to the chair. She was able to dislocate/break her thumb and get out of the restraints, pulling one guy into the pool and shooting him after grabbing his gun and then shooting the other sidekick while Nolan struggled to get out of his restraints. The leader ran off, shooting back at them as he ran, and he got in a lucky shot that hit Andersen in the neck, killing her almost immediately. Nolan finally broke free and dived in to grab her as she sank to the bottom of the pool, but there was nothing he could do. The others arrived as he sat there with her head in his lap. Sergeant Grey then stormed into the guy’s prison cell and got him to give up his son’s location or where he’d be heading, and they were able to set up a road block and stop him. He surrendered without a fight, which was kind of a pisser, honestly. LOL

It was a really sad episode, and I have no doubt Nolan is going to feel guilty about it for a while. If he hadn’t come to work, she’d be alive. It isn’t his fault, really, but he’s going to feel that way, I’m sure. It’ll be interesting to see if that plays out in future episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “The Shake Up,” a massive earthquake rocks the city and throws everyone’s patrols and its citizens into chaos. Meanwhile, Agent Russo recommends Officer Nolan for a protective detail of Brad Hayes, a man whose dealings have put a target on his head. Sarah Shahi & Joel McHale guest star.

To see how the earthquake affects the city and our favorite officers, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Housewife, Ellen’s Game of Games, MasterChef Junior, NCIS, The Kids Are Alright, Chopped, FBI, Mental Samurai, NCIS: New Orleans, & Miracle Workers,
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/12/19

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, TBS kicks off the 7-episode limited comedy series Miracle Workers, which is based on the book “What in God’s Name” by Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman). The series in set in the headquarters of Heaven, Inc., where everyone has pretty much given up on humanity. God (Steve Buscemi) has grown bored with his creation and is upset that his number of fans has been steadily declining. Assistant Sanjay (Karan Soni, Deadpool) is getting increasingly frustrated with his omnipotent boss, especially when he announces that he is ready to just blow up the Earth and move on to a new venture/hobby.

The only person who seems to care is Eliza Hunter (Geraldine Viswanathan, Blockers) – she is tired of working in the Dept. of Dirt and requests a transfer. She is excited to join the Dept. of Answered Prayers, where she will be able to do some good. But when she arrives for her first day, she discovers only a single co-worker – low-level angel Craig (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter), who seems content with just resolving a few minor requests to find lost items and marking the rest “impossible,” sending them up to the big boss, where they remain unanswered. Eliza is eager to actually make a difference, and when she learns of God’s plan to destroy Earth, she makes a bet with him – God will spare Earth if she and Craig are able to close one impossible prayer over the next 2 weeks. Their seemingly impossible task? Helping humans Sam (John Bass, Baywatch, Big Time in Hollywood, FL) and Rosie (Lolly Adefope, Damned, Loaded) fall in love.

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere (which TBS has made available online and On Demand). It reminds me of The Good Place crossed with a workplace comedy, with some inspiration from series creator Simon Rich’s previous dating comedy Man Seeking Woman. I like that this is a short, limited series, so it’s not going to be a huge time commitment, and we’ll likely get a complete story in just 7 episodes. The main cast is a lot of fun and are joined by some great guest stars over the course of the series, including Tituss Burgess, Margaret Cho, Angela Kinsey, Tim Meadows, John Reynolds, and Chris Parnell. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the story plays out.

On tonight’s premiere, “2 Weeks,” frustrated with the mess that Earth’s become, God contemplates the end while two determined angels try to change his mind.

Go to Heaven and meet with God and his angels tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording American Housewife, The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, This Is Us, and The Flash.
 
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