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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/26/20

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, The CW kicked off its latest superhero series, Stargirl. (Episodes also air a day earlier, on Mondays, on the DC Universe subscription service.) In the premiere, we learned that a decade earlier, a band of heroes known as the Justice Society of America was protecting the Earth from a similar band of villains, known as the Injustice Society. However, the heroes were nearly all killed in battle. Just before he died, Starman (Joel McHale) gave his Cosmic Staff to his sidekick, Pat Dugan aka Stripesy (Luke Wilson), telling him it would find a worthy successor. However, the staff would just sit in storage, gathering dust for the next decade. During that time, Pat met and married Barbara Whitmore (Amy Smart), a single mother whose first husband mysteriously disappeared one Christmas, right around the time that the Justice Society of America was killed off (is there a connection?!).

In the present day, the newly-combined family – Pat, his son Mike (Trae Romano), Barbara, and her daughter Courtney (Brec Bassinger, School of Rock) – have moved across the country to their new home in Blue Valley, and Courtney’s first day at Blue Valley High School doesn’t go well. She’s picked on by the popular kids and forced to sit at the reject table for lunch (the future members of a new Justice Society of America?). After school, she stumbles upon the Cosmic Staff in the basement, which seems to come to life and flies her to the drive-in theater, where the cool kids are hanging out. Courtney is a bit of a gymnastics star, and her skills seem to blend well with that of the staff. However, the staff gets a mind of its own and blows up jock/bully Henry King Jr.’s (Jake Austin Walker, Rectify) car. It turns out that his father, Henry Sr. (Christopher James Baker, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) was a villain named Brainwave, and now, with this new turn of events, he’s decided to don his old costume and come out of retirement. Courtney eventually meets up with Brainwave and is about to lose their fight when she is saved by Pat, who is wearing a giant 15-foot robot Transformer-like armor.

I really enjoyed the premiere and can’t wait to see more of this series – it has the humor and lighter tone of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, so it should pair well with that on Tuesday nights. I am looking forward to seeing Courtney don the Stargirl uniform (I mean, despite Pat’s denial, Starman has to have been her father, right?), and form a new Justice Society of America to take on these bullies and actual villains.

On tonight’s episode, “S.T.R.I.P.E.,” after Courtney has an unexpected run-in with a member of the Injustice Society of America, Pat reveals the truth to her about their history; Barbara is elated when she sees Courtney making an attempt to get along with Pat.

To learn the truth about Pat and Courtney, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/5/20

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!

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s episode of The Flash was packed full of action and emotions that left us on the edge of our seats. Eva is free of the mirror, while Mirror Iris was shattered in Barry’s arms – which was bittersweet because even though she was a fraud, it still looked like Iris. The end of the episode had Iris still trapped in the mirror and her and Barry speaking to each other through the glass. It was heartbreaking. I can’t wait to see them reunited, but I am not sure how long they are going to have to keep fighting before she’s free.

On tonight’s episode, “Pay the Piper,” when Godspeed returns, Barry turns to Hartley Rathaway for help. However, things get tense quickly after Barry realizes one of the changes from Crisis is that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies. Meanwhile, Iris tries to escape the Mirrorverse.

To see if Iris can escape the Mirrorverse, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and FBI: Most Wanted.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/28/20

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!

Megan’s Choice

The Flash has been stringing viewers for a while now with Iris’s doppelganger, which has put the beloved West-Allen relationship status on the rocks. This was especially apparent with the emotional fleeing of fake Iris from Barry on last week’s episode. The real Iris is trapped in the mirror dimension with the deceptive Eva, who is actually behind the whole thing for revenge against her husband. I am hopeful that going forward we will get answers on Camilla as well as wrap this story up.

On tonight’s episode, “Liberation,” after recent events, Barry takes a closer look at his life with Iris. Eva makes a bold move.

To see what happens with Iris, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, FBI: Most Wanted, and Ellen’s Game of Games.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/26/20

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

The idea of a Batwoman show was a lot more exciting than the show itself, as it turns out. Actual Gotham in the Arrowverse with a queer super heroine, heck yeah! Or so we hoped. I don’t hate the show, but they’ve lost a lot of potential in the way they’ve paced their season, the fact that Kate’s sister Alice is the perennial Big Bad, almost no cool villains, and an at-best-adequate set of supporting characters. But yeah, I still watch it. I’m just not sure we need a season two or three.

Last week started with Kate burying the body of Augustus after she had killed him last episode for how he treated both Beth & her mom. Kate’s dad Jacob & Alice were there as well. Alice blackmailed them into letting her go. Jacob, being the chief of police, and their special squad, The Crows, tasked Sofie to track down Mouse. Alice also was tracking down Mouse, and she convinced Kate to help her. Since he had been attacking other nurses from Arkham Asylum, they staked out the house of one of the nurses he had not yet attacked. Mouse did turn up, but The Crows nabbed him first and they sent him back to Arkham.

Meanwhile, Lucious Fox’s supposed killer was let free after he got a retrial scheduled. Luke Fox later confronted the accused killer, Reggie, who swore he was set up. An assassin then sniped him from across the street. Sophia was also targeted by a hitman but was rescued by one of Kate’s other exes: Julia, the British special agent. Despite learning that Alice set her up to kill Augustus, Kate still agreed to “reunite Alice with Mouse,” who was locked in the basement at Arkham. Kate betrayed Alice though, locking her crazed sister into the basement of the asylum as well. We learned that the Quick Store owner who was there the night Lucious was killed had also been taken out by a professional hit. Jacob was almost taken out by an assassin as well but managed to kill him instead.

I just feel so much of the plot has been ripped from a police procedural, a genre I don’t watch. The Cov19 outbreak cut the series short, but apparently there will still be a few more episodes that air this spring. Let’s hope for some cool villains at least, but don’t hold your breath.

On tonight’s episode, “A Narrow Escape,” Batwoman encounters a new challenge when an old villain resurfaces, testing the heroics of Gotham’s most stand-up citizens. Alice’s limits are tested.

See how everyone stands up to the tests this week on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Westworld & Bob’s Burgers.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/21/20

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

In an interesting pacing turn, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s latest season started last week with their installment in the annual Crisis Crossover as that story’s conclusion. The crossover only really dealt with two “Legends” mostly – Sara Lance and Ray Palmer – so it seemed weird to sacrifice their season premiere to such a minimal overlap. It was still a fun episode. It just did little to nothing to set the tone for what we might expect in this latest Legends season.

So what did happen? Well…everyone from the previous 4 installments of Crisis on Infinite Earths woke up on a newly reformed planet named Earth Prime. Yes, everyyyyyone. So Supergirl & Black Lightning now happen on the same world as The Flash & Batwoman. Cool. So like exactly what happened in the comic version of this story. First order of business was beating some illusionist who used a fake Beebo to distract the heroes as he robbed a bank. Till Flash and Sara figured it out and showed up to kick his ass. Various people were having trouble adjusting to the newly reformed world they shared. For instance, Supergirl now worked for Lex Luthor in the new version of the DEO.

But the Nash version of Harrison Wells had detected that the Anti-Monitor was not quite dead, and sure enough, he soon reformed and the heroes must assemble once more. While the Geek Squad worked on a shrinking bomb that should make the Big Bad shrink infinitely smaller forever, the Muscle and Laser Squad took him on head to head. Eventually the device was created and Supergirl threw it right at him. Bam! Crisis averted. Or at least concluded. Mostly.

Barry showed the united heroes a base he had established for them that featured a shrine to their fallen friend Green Arrow. As they sat down as what could only be seen as the Arrowverse’s Justice League, a strange cackling was heard all about them. Smashcut to credits. So who was that laughing? Beebo again? The Joker? Someone else played by Mark Hamill? I’m really not sure, but I do know that each season of Legends is based on a single problem that causes glitches all through time space. I’m thinking it’s gotta involve the return of Rip Hunter. Let’s just hope Damian Dahrk isn’t a Big Bad for the 4th time, FFS.

On tonight’s episode, “Meet the Legends,” Sara, Ray and Mick are shocked to discover that the Legends have become famous; the Legends discover that their new problem is Rasputin; Constantine thinks he knows the reason for new time blips and informs the team that it won’t be easy to defeat.

Find out the reasons for the time blips tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for Arrow.
 
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