If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/11/15

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 #1

znation911smallTonight, Syfy’s zombie action/thriller/comedy Z Nation returns for its second season. When we last left off, the gang had made it to the lab, but when they got there, they found mad scientist Dr. Kurian, a man who had been developing biological weapons, and an army of zombified soldiers. Cassandra’s wound became infected and she was dying, but a bite from Murphy healed her, sort of – she became a half-zombie fighting machine. Doc was wounded in a firefight that broke out at the lab and was bleeding out. Meanwhile, the crazy doctor bolted from the lab, and Murphy followed, without following the proper decontamination procedure, which set off the emergency containment protocols – launching nuclear missiles toward both this facility and toward Citizen Z’s station at the North Pole. When Murphy got outside, he shed his skin like a reptile and took off.

Tonight’s season premiere picks up immediately where the first season left us hanging – our favorite gang of survivors has been even further separated and nuclear missiles are heading their way. Will the group escape the blast? Will Doc bleed out? Will Mack and Addy or Murphy ever rejoin the group? Will they find a vaccine? And what about Citizen Z? What’s he going to do if his facility is destroyed?

While I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead, there’s definitely room for both shows on my TV. They both have very different tones and are entertaining in their own way. I really enjoyed tonight’s episode. It has that nice blend of humor, action, and suspense this show always provides. I’m looking forward to seeing the fallout (no pun intended) of these nukes, what crazy situations these survivors end up in this season, learning more about Murphy’s zombie-controlling powers, and seeing how the larger group ultimately comes back together.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got a chance to talk with the cast and creator of Z Nation about this new season. You can find my videos from the press room at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s episode, “The Murphy,” moments have passed since Murphy triggered the launch of tactical nuclear weapons, and it’s every man/woman for themselves as the group split up and try to outrun the impending blast. Meanwhile, Citizen Z finds himself battling thawed zombies and unable to communicate with the team, which leads him to make a desperate move that prompts the arrival of a mysterious and deadly bounty hunter.

See how the survivors handle the threats from the nukes and the zombies tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.
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Kyle’s Choice #2

continuum911smallAlso joining tonight’s new #syfyfriday lineup is Continuum, which returns for its short 6-episode fourth/final season. While I thoroughly enjoyed the first two seasons, the third left me utterly confused with its alternate timelines and multiple Alecs and Kieras. I’m hoping these final 6 episodes will help me make sense of it all, provide closure to the story, and show us if Kiera ever makes it back home – if that’s even a world she still wants to go back to at this point.

I really like this trend of giving these Syfy shows short final seasons to allow them to wrap up and provide closure for the fans who have been watching for several years. I hope more networks start doing this!

On tonight’s premiere, “Lost Hours,” newly arrived time travelers threaten to destroy Kiera and her alliance with Brad. As she deals with the risk that they pose, she also finds herself yearning to return to her own time and her son.

Don’t miss the start of the final six episodes tonight on Syfy at 11/10c.

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  1. […] Tonight, Syfy’s zombie action/thriller/comedy Z Nation returns for its second season. When we last left off, the gang had made it to the lab, but when they got there, they found mad scientist Dr. Kurian, a man who had been … […]