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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/10/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Leading into CoIE’s debut last night, The Flash had a pretty eventful episode last week, with the conclusive defeat of Russo the Bloodzombie ½ Big Bad and the restoration of Barry Allen to his heroic self. Killer Frost and Kaitlin came closer to making peace as a single being, and they finally wrapped up the first half of the season just in time for that scene with Nash in the sewer unlocking the Monitor’s secret chamber. Supposedly Nash only survived the attack of the zombies by the grace of the Monitor, so he finally surrendered allegiance to this multidimensional God.

Then Supergirl’s installation in CoIE featured the assembly of the mulitverse’s heroes by Harbinger, the harbinger of The Monitor. (Think Herald of Galactus but it’s Diggle’s wife.) Oh, also the destruction of the planet Superman & Lois lived on & the destruction of Earth-38. I’m gonna abbreviate to E-1, E-2, etc moving forward. At the end of the opening chapter, Oliver Queen sacrificed himself to allow an extra billion denizens of E-38 to make it to the evacuation ships, which took people to E-1 as the antimatter wave obliterated their planet.

So last night on Batwoman, we opened with Sarah Lance, Kate Kane, & Kara Danver toasting to the memory of their recently martyred friend Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow. Mia Smoak, Oliver’s time-displaced daughter, refused to accept her father’s death, especially considering she knew a Lazurus Pit could be used to restore him to life. In the face of their recent defeat on E-38, The Monitor revealed to his heroes that there may be seven heroes known as The Paragons who could stop the Anti-Monitor from destroying all of time space. He identified several were already in their ranks, but one would be found in E-99’s future, where a “Bat” Paragon of Confidence will be found and another will be a Superman who had lost everything but persisted, a Paragon of Truth on some unknown Earth. How did Monitor figure this out? He re-acquired the Book of Destiny that was destroyed in last year’s crossover, being a time-altering God and all that.

Barry supported Mia in her push to resurrect Oliver in a Lazarus Pit, but they needed to find an Earth where they hadn’t all been destroyed. Enter John Constantine to remind us just how huge the Arrowverse is when you unpack all of it. He used his magical powers to divine that E-19 had a working Lazarus Pit. Kara & Kate together went to E-99 where they confronted a morbid Batman in an exoskeleton. This Bruce Wayne turned out to be a horrible person who turned to murder, certainly not the hero they sought. Meanwhile, to the horror of Kara who was considering using the Book of Destiny to try to restore E-38, The Monitor resurrected Lex Luthor. Lex immediately stole the book and went on a tear, murdering Supermen from different Earths. When he stopped in on the retired Smallville version of Superman, he showed pity to the defanged father of two version of his nemesis. Super weak nipple look, Lex, #justsaying.

Eventually, Lex’s rampage led Iris Allen & Lois Lane right to the actual Paragon of Truth, who was apparently Brandon Routh’s Superman from 2006’s critical meh-sterpiece Superman Returns. Lex then used the Book of Destiny to make this Superman battle E-38’s Superman. Titanic destructionnnnnnnnnn ensues. Then Lois boinked Luthor in the back of the head and uses the Book herself to coax back the loving nature in that ol gray-haired Superman. Over on E-19 Jonah Hex guarded the Lazarus Pit as I kept predicting to the screen as I watched. On E-99, Kate and Kara had to beat up old nasty Batman, cause dude’s a miser.

All was not lost in the final scenes though. Oliver was restored, but we are not sure where his soul is just yet. We have the Paragon of Truth, and turns out the E-99 thing was just a test to show us: Kate is the Paragon of Courage. So we only need a few more. One is almost certainly Black Lightning, if you followed what happened there tonight. [Whole Earth except Black Lightning was destroyed by the Antimatter Wave that is destroying EVERYTHING EVERYWHEN.] Another is likely to be Stargirl which is an upcoming CW launch, but we’ll have to wait and see.

On tonight’s final installment on The Flash’s episode, “Crisis on Infinite Earth, Pt 3,” Pariah enlists Black Lightning to help stop the Anti-Monitor after Flash-90 shares what he learned from his battle in “Elseworlds.” With the help of Black Lightning, Barry, Cisco, and Killer Frost come up with a plan that could save them all. Meanwhile, Iris has a heart-to-heart with Ryan Choi, while Oliver and Diggle return to an old familiar stomping ground.

Wrap up the “Crisis” tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Treadstone.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/3/19

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

Just when you thought you’d seen the last of the Dreamworks Dragons franchise, NBC is bringing back Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Stoick (Gerard Butler), Gobber (Craig Ferguson), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and more of your favorite characters for the all-new animated holiday special, How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming.

This new tale is set 10 years after the end of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, just before that film’s epilogue. The latest generation of Vikings in New Berk hasn’t grown up with dragons and are unaware of the great bond that had once existed between dragons and humans. So as New Berk prepares to celebrate the Snoggletog Festival, Hiccup decides to put on a pageant to celebrate the dragons, which leads to some fun and exciting moments.

How to Train Your Dragon is probably my favorite animated franchise, so I’m excited that we are going to get a new story set in this world, especially with the original voice cast reprising their roles! I am really looking forward to checking out tonight’s holiday special.

Don’t miss it tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Making It, The Resident, The Flash, Arrow, The Purge, and Treadstone.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/8/19

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, The Flash returns to The CW to kick off its sixth season. As the fifth season came to a close, Ralph realized that Eobard Thawne had tricked Nora into traveling into the past, kicking off events that would ultimately cause the destruction of the dagger that was suppressing his powers and keeping him in prison in the future. However, the group found themselves in a quandary and had to choose between stopping Cicada in the present and letting Thawne go free in the future or vice-versa. After Team Flash managed to stop Cicada, they quickly headed to the future to try to stop Thawne, who was now free. However, in their efforts to stop Thawne, they spawned off a new timeline in which Nora’s powers were fading and glitching. Thawne told Barry the only way to save his daughter was to return her to the Negative Speed Force, but Nora refused to do this because the NSF would fill her with hate and anger like Thawne. So she accepted the consequences and allowed herself to just fade away and be erased from the timeline. Afterwards, Sherloque headed back to his own Earth, Cisco decided to take the cure and eliminate his powers, Joe became the CCPD’s new captain, and Iris and Barry found a goodbye message from their daughter, saying that she had no regrets about her decisions and that she was thankful for the time she got to spend with them. In the post credits scene, the date on the newspaper in the time vault changed to 2019, hinting to the upcoming Crisis crossover event.

So as the new season begins, how will Barry and Iris deal with the loss of Nora? How will Cisco deal with having no powers, and will that change his role on the team? What crazy new version of Dr. Harry Wells will show up this year to join Team Flash? And what new evil enemy awaits the team this season?

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got the chance to talk about the series with some of the cast members. You can watch my interview videos from the press room at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Into the Void,” while Barry and Iris deal with the loss of their daughter, the team faces their greatest threat yet — one that threatens to destroy all of Central City; Killer Frost has a brush with death that will change her relationship with Caitlin forever.

Meet the team’s newest threat tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Bless This Mess, mixed-ish, black-ish, Emergence, This Is Us, The Resident, and In a Man’s World.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/14/19

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 FBI hit way too close to home for Maggie in a couple of different ways. First up was the victim of the case-of-the-week, another FBI agent who was also married to an FBI agent. Maggie had been at Quantico with the victim’s wife, so she was friends with the couple. So his murder hit her hard, and she knew how his widow was feeling, since her husband had also been killed. But during the case, in which they figured out the lawyer killed him and a gang member and caught the gang leader who in turn killed the lawyer, they also figured out that the victim had been cheating on his wife. Only, when Maggie finally told her at the end, it turned out she already knew. That’s when Maggie learned from Kristen that Maggie’s husband had been exchanging late-night phone calls with a woman before his death. Kristen couldn’t tell her if those calls were business or personal, but we know that Kristen told OA that there didn’t seem to be any business reason for him to have called her. Right at the end, we saw Maggie go to the woman’s work and ask to see her. What we don’t know is what Maggie learned. I don’t know if we’ll find that out in tonight’s season finale or if we’ll just be left to speculate. Given the episode description, I think we’ll find out… Either way, it’s been a fun first season, and I can’t wait for season two already.

On tonight’s episode, “Closure,” a woman with information about the death of Maggie’s husband is abducted leading the team to uncover a criminal operation larger than anyone imagined. Also, Dana puts her career in jeopardy by standing by and allowing Maggie to work on the case, which has such a personal connection to her.

Don’t miss the chance to get more answers to Maggie’s husband’s death tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Housewife, MasterChef Junior, NCIS, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/16/19

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 I’m looking forward to checking out the new ABC comedy Bless this Mess. When his great-aunt dies and leaves him a farmhouse, Mike (Dax Shepard, Parenthood) and his wife Rio (Lake Bell, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) decide to leave the hustle and bustle of New York City for a quieter, simpler life in Nebraska. However, when they arrive, they discover that their new home is quite the fixer-upper, and things aren’t going to be as easy and laid-back as they had hoped.

I didn’t have a screener available to check out the show ahead of time, but based on the trailer it looks like it could be really fun – a fish-out-of-water comedy with some The Money Pit thrown into the mix. The cast playing the wacky new neighbors is also great – Ed Begley Jr. (Modern Family), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), David Koechner (The Goldbergs), Lennon Parham (Playing House), and JT Neal (Lab Rats).

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” newlyweds Rio and Mike drop everything to make the move from New York to rural Nebraska in search of a simpler life, but they quickly realize that becoming farmers isn’t as easy as they had hoped.

Don’t miss this new comedy tonight on ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording American Housewife, The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, The Flash, Fosse/Verdon, and Growing Up Chrisley.
 
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