If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/15/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Showtime kicks off the new comedy series White Famous, which centers around the exploits of rising black comedian Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah, SNL) as he deals with career and relationship issues. Floyd is still in love with ex/baby mama Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman, The Last Man on Earth), and the two still hook up on occasion. Floyd also has a great relationship with son Trevor (Lonnie Chavis) and is an active and present father to him. However, Floyd now lives with best friend Ron Balls (Jacob Ming Trent, Feed the Beast), who often serves as his voice of reason. Meanwhile, Floyd’s ambitious manager Malcolm (Utkarsh Ambudkar, The Mindy Project) is constantly looking for the next big opportunity to help his client to become “white famous” – so famous that he transcends color.

The series has a nice blend of humor and interesting character drama. The pilot does a great job of introducing the characters and relationships and has some really fun moments. Jay Pharoah was always great at doing impressions on SNL, and they’ve found an organic way to work his comedy and impressions into the show. Plus, if the premiere is any indication, this series is going to have a great supporting cast – tonight’s 1-hour premiere features Stephen Tobolowsky and Jamie Foxx. The main criticism I have of the show is its excessive language – there are so many F-bombs dropped in this first hour!

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” a racially-charged encounter with a film producer goes viral, presenting an opportunity to a young comic, if he is willing to bend his principles. Then, in “Heat,” Malcolm pushes Floyd to commit to his next project; Trevor tours an expensive private school; Sadie comes clean about a relationship.

Don’t miss the premiere of the latest TV comedy tonight on Showtime at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Ten Days in the Valley, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Ghosted, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, Fear the Walking Dead, Good Behavior, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

In the wee hours of the night tonight, Disney XD launches season four of the perennially exciting Star Wars Rebels. Though the show centers around the mostly-unknown-in-the-Star-Wars-Universe-at-large crew of the Ghost, we have seen such awesome guest stars as Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano, Princess Leia, & even the return of Darth Maul. This year there have been teases that we’ll see Han Solo, Chewie, & Boba Fett too! But in case you forgot where the story left off, let me refresh you on last year’s finale.

It began with Admiral Thrawn arriving on Lothal to inform Governor Price that the Rebels were planning an attack on the TIE fighter factory located on that planet. Rebel spy, Fulcrum, intercepted his knowledge of the attack and went to warn his allies. But Thrawn caught him in the act, finally capturing his leak. He also discovered the base he was after. They were on Atollon.

Within moments, the Imperial Fleet closed in on the planet and put a hyperspace block into place, new tech enabled by their Interdictor class ships. At the Rebel Base itself, Ezra was sent to seek backup by breaking through the enemy lines, while Kanan insisted he must go ask the Force Master Bendu for help. Ezra was only able to get through after General Sato sacrificed himself and one of the Rebel Flagships into a Star Destroyer opening a gap for Ezra. The Rebels then signaled a retreat to the surface. They activated their shields and braced themselves during a massive bombardment from the Imperial Destroyers in orbit above.

Thrawn then launched a ground attack that Zeb and Captain Rex defended against. Kanan got back just in time to help take out a few AT–AT transports on the move. Ezra came back with a single platoon of Mandalorian fighters. Thrawn managed to corner the rest of the crew of the Ghost inside the base, when a dangerous lightning storm began, controlled by the Bendu! The Ghost crew got away as Thrawn turned his attention to attacking the Bendu. Ezra and Sabine managed to destroy the hyperspace block, and what was left of the Phoenix Squadron escaped to fight again in season four tonight!

On tonight’s first episode, “Heroes of Mandalore: Part 1,” Sabine leads Ezra, Kanan and an army of her fellow Mandalorians back to her home world to rescue her father from the clutches of the Empire. Then in the second episode, “Heroes of Mandalore: Part 2,” when Sabine discovers the Empire has resurrected a devastating weapon she created and plans to use it against her people, she must decide whether to destroy it or use it herself.

Catch all the fun action tonight on Disney XD starting at 12:30AM/11:30PMc.

I’ll also be watching Star Trek: Discovery, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Bob’s Burgers, & Family Guy.

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