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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/20/19

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

Tonight on HBO, an exciting new comic book show debuts, though this rendition of Watchmen is not strictly an adaptation so much as an addition to the existing canon of the award-winning Vertigo comic book story from the 1980s. Most of the original 12-issue limited series was successfully adapted to a film a decade ago, with the few missing parts being available as bonus features on the DVD. Widely regarded as the best comic book tale ever told, that movie version is a tough act to replicate, so they went a different direction with it.

They set this show in the same universe as the film, but instead of the OG setting in the 1980s, they are running this continuity in a modern age of sorts. It is the 2019 of an Earth that lived through the events of The Watchmen, however. It’s a world torn by racial tension and tension between the police and the growing racist hordes who support president Robert Redford, who has sat in office for thirty years. One that sees occasional rainstorm of live squid pouring down. (Swear.) The lead vigilante hero in this arc will be an African American woman who fights crime as Sister Night. Everything I’ve heard about this one sounds trippy, morbidly funny, and apropos of many dismal aspects of our modern history. I’m in for the whole season, however it turns out. My blood-splattered Comedian’s button on my sweatshirt won’t let me miss an episode!

On tonight’s episode, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice,” in an alternate America, where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford (Don Johnson). Meanwhile, the Lord of a Country Estate (Jeremy Irons) receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants.

Don’t miss this exciting new show tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Get Shorty, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (which I suspect many of you are still sleeping on), & Bob’s Burgers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/29/19

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Jenny’s Choice #1

It’s an exciting Sunday for me because two of my favorites are back! First up is the season premiere of NCIS: LA, which ended last season with the fate of two members of the team in extreme jeopardy. The team was kind of all spread out in last season’s finale, all fighting the same fight – except for Nell and Eric, who were in San Francisco fighting the fight against Nell’s mom’s health problems. But Callen and Sam were aboard the USS Allegiance with Navy Captain Harmon Robb Jr (David James Elliott), Hetty was stateside, working with Marine Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” Mackenzie (Catherine Bell) to learn more about the bad guys the rest of the team was fighting to stop, and Kensi and Deeks were over in Iran with Sabatino…and were trapped in the mobile CIA unit with him and a few others when they came under attack by ISIS fighters. They were literally trapped inside this metal box with no way out and not a lot of options. Obviously they won’t be going anywhere, so somehow, someone has to stop the ISIS guys, but who will it be?? The others are all thousands of miles away, trying to stop a missile attack that could potentially start WWIII.

We get more of Harm and Mac tonight, which is super exciting for JAG fans, but what I would also love to see more of is Sabatino. I think there’s an awesome chance here for another spinoff. I love him and his portrayer, Erik Palladino.

On tonight’s episode, “Let Fate Decide,” Callen and Sam work with Navy Capt. Harmon Rabb, Jr. to apprehend spies aboard the USS Allegiance. Also, Hetty partners with Marine Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” Mackenzie to neutralize a missile attack in the Middle East, and Kensi and Deeks are trapped in a mobile CIA unit in Iraq while under attack by ISIS.

Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to last season’s finale episode on CBS (starting late because of football) at 9:30/8:30c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/16/19

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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/9/19

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 #1

Tonight is the series premiere of The Code on CBS. Half drama, half procedural, this new legal thriller is about the active-duty Marines who are also attorneys working out of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico. They are trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, and an investigator and choose to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and overseas. Luke Mitchell (Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Tomorrow People) stars as Captain John “Abe” Abraham, a driven prosecutor who comes from a family of Marines. Anna Wood (Falling Water, Deception, Reckless) plays his colleague and friend, Captain Maya Dobbins, the lead defense attorney not afraid to go up against one of her own but also a team player if the situation calls for it. Ato Essandoh (Chicago Med, Altered Carbon, Blue Bloods, Copper) plays Major Trey Ferry, Abe’s superior officer and friend. One of my favorite actresses, Dana Delaney (Hand of God, Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives) stars as commanding officer Colonel Glenn Turnbull, one of the highest-ranking female officers in the Judge Advocate Corps. She’s tough but fair and demands an excellence in herself and her staff. And finally, assisting the team is Lt. Harper Li (played by Phillipa Soo, Smash), a highly capable lawyer who is eager to take on bigger cases, and tech-savvy, efficient Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi (played by Raffi Barsoumian, The Vampire Diaries), the Marine equivalent of a paralegal.

I’ve seen the first episode quite enjoyed it. It’s a bit too much drama for me, but I love the cast so much (Besides the ever delightful Delany, I loved Mitchell on Blindspot, Wood on Reckless, & Essandoh on Chicago Med & Blue Bloods) and the military and procedural aspects of it that I’m in for at least a few more episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “Blowed Up,” when a soldier in Afghanistan murders his commanding officer, Capt. John “Abe” Abraham and Capt. Maya Dobbins, working out of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Va., are assigned to the case as prosecution and defense lawyers.

Meet TV’s newest attorneys tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
 
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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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