If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/15/15

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

intothebadlands1115smallTonight, AMC kicks off the new martial arts-meets-western series Into the Badlands. The series takes place in a dystopian future, in a land known as the Badlands, which has reverted back to a feudal system of government. The Badlands has been divided into 7 territories, each ruled by its own baron and his or her army of trained assassins, known as Clippers. Sunny (Daniel Wu, Chinese Zodiac) is the head Clipper/Regent for Baron Quinn (Marton Csokas, Sons of Liberty), the most powerful of all the barons. However, an ambitious new baron, the Widow (Emily Beecham, The Village), seeks to overthrow him and claim that title for herself. When Sunny comes across teenager M.K. (Aramis Knight), he discovers that the boy holds a dark energy within him that could be harnessed for good or evil, and he must keep him from falling into the hands of the Widow.

Rounding out the main characters are Quinn’s first wife Lydia (Orla Brady, American Odyssey); Quinn’s new fiancee Jade (Sarah Bolger, Once Upon a Time); Quinn’s only son/heir Ryder (Oliver Stark, Dracula); doctor Veil (Madeleine Mantock, Edge of Tomorrow), who’s in a secret relationship with Sunny; and Tilda (Alexia Ioannides, Parenthood), the Widow’s teenage assassin protege.

From the trailers, this looks like it is going to be a wild, action-packed series with some amazing fight sequences. It mixes the martial arts and western genres and adds a supernatural twist to the story. I am really looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere!

On tonight’s episode, “The Fort,” the Badlands’ deadliest Clipper, Sunny, rescues a mysterious boy, M.K., who harbors a dark secret, but may also know the way out of the Badlands.

See if this interesting combination of genres is for you tonight on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, The Librarians, Agent X, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, Getting On, and Homeland.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

brooklyn991115smallLast week’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine was another fun one. Jake and Boyle convince Terry and Captain Holt that Terry needed to take some time off before the baby comes, so they were able to drag Terry camping with them. Unfortunately, they went to sad-sack Detective Lohank’s cabin, named Stinkpuddle Manor. While at first it seemed like it would go well, when they got there, they realized it wasn’t the fun, relaxing place they’d wanted it to be. There was horrible plumbing (don’t drink the water, as there were dead animals inside the well. Ew.), no electricity…and, while he remembered to bring fireworks, Jake forgot to bring food. In the end, Terry brought them out to a safe place and helped shoot off the fireworks, so all in all, they’d done what they set out to do, and that was to get him to loosen up a bit.

And of course, there were the bits back at the precinct. Gina helped Amy try to sell her idea for a shoulder flashlight to the guy who could help produce and/or buy them for the cops. Why Gina wants her to change her name to Vanessa, I have no idea, but I loved them together this ep. And Captain Holt, as always, was brilliantly funny as he figured out that Rosa wanted to break up with his nephew and then tried to help her figure out how to do it (LOVED that his husband called them sociopaths. LOL). All in all, it was another funny episode of a fantastic show.

On tonight’s episode, “The Mattress,” Jake and Amy convince Captain Holt to let them work a case together involving a new street drug, but their new relationship gets in the way. Meanwhile, at the precinct, Charles panics when he realizes he’s damaged one of Holt’s prized possessions, and Terry teaches Rosa a lesson in discipline.

To see how the case affects Jake & Amy’s relationship, tune in to FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, The Librarians, Agent X, Holiday Baking Championship, Cutthroat Kitchen, & CSI: Cyber.

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