If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/21/17

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

We’re down to the final two episodes of Bones (I won’t say EVER, since stuff seems to come back from the Cancellation Zone quite regularly. LOL), and it’s been quite the roller coaster all the way around. Last week was a fun one, like so many of them are. A body crash landed on a car, shocking the driver into going off-road and plowing into a tree, which made the car catch on fire…which didn’t do a whole lot for the body in the windshield! It turned out to be a mattress salesman turned aspiring writer/director who was killed by his second-in-command at the mattress store because he was coming back to work at the store full-time and she was going back to being second, not the one in charge. But the funniest part of the case was the actual movie (a horrible B-movie plot with even worse effects, acting, etc) and the fact that David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married… with Children) played himself and was the lead in the movie. I love when actors play exaggerated versions of themselves, and he was no exception. Booth put Aubrey in charge of the case, and while he pushed Aubrey throughout, it turned out that he was doing it to test him because the LA field office was interested in Aubrey for a promotion/move to LA. So it looks like FBI Agent James Aubrey will now be FBI Supervisory Special Agent James Aubrey, but he’ll be moving to LA! (On a side note, Booth and Brennan ran into Betty White – or rather, Dr. Mayer, played by Betty White – and learned that she’s retiring because her passion for the work was gone. That got Brennan thinking, and it seemed like we were supposed to think SHE was losing her passion, when in reality, she confronted Wendell about his true passion not being forensic anthropology. He agreed, but that story kind of…fizzled out. Okay, great. So he’s not as passionate about it as Brennan, and maybe the Jeffersonian isn’t where he needs to be. So we’re going to end the series on that note for him?! Damn…)

There’s still so much story left to tell and only two episodes left to tell it. Will the team be able to get Zack set free? Will Cam and Aristoo get married? Will Angela and Hodgins have another baby? How will the series end? With everyone happy and still at the Jeffersonian/FBI? Or will they quit like they did in the past? I’ve seen both episodes and was both happy and unhappy with how it all goes down. I will say, though, that in true Bones fashion, you won’t want to stop watching till the very end!

On tonight’s episode, “The Day in the Life,” Brennan testifies for Zach; Angela reveals some big news; Aubrey and Jessica come to terms about their future; when the team learns Kovac has escaped, Booth rushes to protect those he loves. Cyndi Lauper guest stars.

Don’t miss the penultimate episode tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Trial & Error, Chicago Fire, & Chopped.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Syfy launches the new reality competition series, Cosplay Melee. Each week, four new, talented cosplayers will go head-to-head to transform themselves into amazing characters of their own design. In the first round, the contestants are given a theme and eight hours to come up with a character and to create a small piece of their overall costume. The judges will then choose one contestant to get an advantage in the next round and another contestant to be sent home. In the second round, the remaining three contestants are given two days to fully realize their vision but not before learning about a little twist in the requirements for the costume. At the end of each episode, the contestants head out on the runway in full makeup and costume where the judges – host Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), cosplay model LeeAnna Vamp, and costume creator Christian Beckman – will award the winner with $10,000.

One can’t help but compare this series to Face Off, as there are a lot of similar elements at play. However, there are also some key differences. In this series, there are a lot fewer contestants and so more time can be spent following each of the creations – and it’s quite impressive how these cosplayers manipulate and transform their materials so quickly and expertly. Also, since the creators of these costumes are ultimately the ones who will be wearing them on the runway, there’s something a little more personal that goes into their creations. I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. I think this series will make a great companion to Face Off on Tuesday nights, and together they will provide a nice 2-hour block of construction and creativity.

On tonight’s premiere, “A Night at the Space Opera,” four competing cosplayers are tasked with creating an original character inspired by their favorite sci-fi space opera.

Meet the cosplay costumers tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Trial & Error, New Girl, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Imposters, Detroiters, Switched at Birth, The Americans, The Detour, Teachers, and Chrisley Knows Best.

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