If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/16

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

angietribecasmallTonight, TBS kicks off a 25-hour commercial-free marathon of the first season of its new police procedural spoof, Angie Tribeca. LAPD detective Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones, The Office, Parks and Recreation) has always been a bit of a lone wolf and has trouble keeping a partner. Her latest, number 237, is Jay Geils (Hayes MacArthur, Life as We Know It, Go On). Each episode of the series finds angry boss Lieutentant Chet Atkins (Jere Burns, Justified, Breaking Bad) assigning the cops to investigate some new bizarre case. Assisting Tribeca and GIles on their cases are Detective Danny Tanner (Deon Cole, black-ish) and his talking K-9 partner Hoffman, and medical examiner Dr. Monica Scholls (Andrée Vermeulen, Upright Citizen’s Brigade).

The overall tone of the series is very much like a Police Squad!/Naked Gun. There are lots of fun sight gags and word play, parodies, and totally ridiculous things happening both in the foreground as well as in the background, but the characters remain completely deadpan and serious in their delivery. I’ve watched the first 2 episodes, and I found myself laughing out loud several times. I can already see some of the running jokes that will likely show up in every episode. The humor can be hit or miss, but the jokes are done rapid-fire, so there are bound to be some that resonate. There are also some pretty great guest stars in the first 2 episodes – Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Lauren Holly, and James Franco – and I can’t wait to see who pops up in the next 8!

Starting tonight, TBS will be airing the entire 10-episode first season five times in a row (though for some reason they seem to be skipping a few of the episodes in the third cycle). The pilot uses a fun running gag of Ford product placement to make up for the lack of ads, but I didn’t notice any similar product placement in the second episode. After the marathon, the episodes will re-air once a week at the show’s regular time on Monday nights.

Don’t miss the entire first season tonight on TBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Galavant, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bordertown, Mercy Street, Worst Cooks in America, Shameless, and Billions.

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3 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/16

  1. Tonya Vitale-Hughes says:

    That is not Lauren Holly in episode 2. I thought so too. It is Gilliam Vigman. She was also in 40 year old Virgin.

  2. Tonya Vitale-Hughes says:

    I KNOW!!! Lost a bet with my husband. I was not to pleased! Crapjackets!!!