If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/8/17

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Tonight on Epix, season one of Get Shorty comes to a close. If you haven’t seen it yet, start the binge now, I say! Diverging greatly from the movie and book, this adaptation has created a funny, moving, visceral world in its own right. Last week left things looking bad for Miles and his attempts to make his movie, but a silver lining of hope was hinted at. We started with a flashback to Miles and Katie discussing the options when Katie first found out she was pregnant with Emma. Should the stripper and bouncer go dutch on an abobo or have the baby?? Fast forward to the 2017, and Miles has to explain to his boss and investor Amara that while the movie is temporarily shut down, everything is fine and he’ll get it right back on track.

Rick, terrified of Amara now that he knows her mafia connections, fled to his father’s cabin in the mountains. Amara was trying to track down both Rick & Miles. She tasked Yago with taking out Miles, while she would personally kill Rick. She conferred with her lawyer, who suggested that there would be no way for her to recoup the four million dollars she tried to launder through the film “The Admiral’s Mistress.” Over at Gravity pictures, Brandon told April she would be headed to Hawaii to work on another film there because “The Admiral’s Mistress” had been fully shut down. April started to suspect that there was something shady behind the circumstances of this shut down.

Rick tried to call the FBI, and they said they’d send someone to him. April told Louis and Miles that Gravity was dropping the film, but she’d help them shop it to other studios. In the meeting with the new studio head, they discovered that if they went with another company that Amara’s money would indeed be lost. April decided to investigate the insurance claim but was shut out of her own film’s paperwork by the people in accounting. Yago finally got a lead on Miles and had his gunmen wait outside the MGM offices to ice him once and for all. He then went to tell Amara about the impending hit, but she just reamed him out for selling cocaine in Mexico without her knowledge. Their higher-up mob bosses in Mexico did not give them permission to sell there. He denied it but was clearly scared.

While leaving the studio, Miles and Louis got ambushed and everyone got shot. Louis got it the worst though, taking one to the chest. Miles rushed to get him to the hospital, and on the way he came up with the new ending their film needed. Miles then went to Katie’s house to treat his own wound. She came to help him, and they agreed that she and Emma needed to skip town till this drama all quieted down. Rick’s dad wound up giving Amara his location. The last scene showed Miles going to April’s house. She informed him that she thinks Gravity Pictures studio head Brandon committed insurance fraud on “The Admiral’s Mistress” to fund another movie. He then fell over on her floor. She noticed he was bleeding.

That’s a bloody good cliffhanger leading us into tonight’s exciting conclusion. Can’t wait for this and for what will unfold next year on Get Shorty!

On tonight’s episode, “Blue Pages,” Miles faces a final reckoning with his family and must face his past, present and future head on as the film and those associated with it begin to unravel.

To see how the season ends, tune in to Epix at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and Ghosted.

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