If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/13/17

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

Last season of The Librarians was tense, with both DOSA and Apep going against the Librarians – DOSA wanted the Library, while Apep just wanted to cause chaos. Baird was working with DOSA, or so we thought, but in the end, it turned out that she and Flynn had their own plan to secure the Library. And it turned out to be a good thing, since the woman in charge accidentally let loose Apep once again. Thankfully they took care of Apep and convinced DOSA that they weren’t equipped to handle the care of the Library and to leave it in the hands of Flynn, Baird, Jenkins, & the Librarians.

Tonight is the season premiere, so it’ll be interesting to see where they go from there. The “big bad” is gone, but I’m sure there will be another one. Regardless, I love this show and can’t wait for the new season, starting with the two-episode premiere.

On tonight’s first episode, “…and the Dark Secret,” when a secret sect of the Vatican Church unearths an ancient map detailing the locations of the four cornerstones of the Library of Alexandria (the original Library), it’s up to Flynn and the Librarians – with the help of an unexpected ally – to stop them before the stones can be used to destroy the Library.

Then on the second episode, “and the Steal of Fortune,” when people begin getting hurt in the unluckiest of ways, the Librarians are led to a casino where the owner appears to possess an artifact capable of stealing people’s luck. Despite falling under the bad luck curse themselves, the Librarians must turn the tables before the plague of bad fortune spreads to the wider world.

See how they save the Library tonight on TNT starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Iron Chef Showdown, Modern Family, & American Housewife.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, History kicked off the exciting new series Knightfall, which follows the exploits of the Templar Knights in France in the early 14th century. In the premiere, the knights tried to protect the holy land from an attack but were forced to abandon their stronghold in Acre, and in the process, they lost the Holy Grail to the sea. Cut to 15 years later, and the knights were now in Paris, where they were welcome guests of the King. There was some uneasiness in the city between the Christians and the Jews, but the knights did not get involved in city matters. The King was having financial issues, and so his righthand man, De Nogaret, suggested taxing the Jews to raise the money, but he refused. Meanwhile, Master Templar Godfrey received a mysterious signal and quickly left the city, putting Brother Landry in charge. During his journey, Godfrey came under attack by the Highwaymen. A young farmer named Parsifal came to his aid, but Godfrey’s wounds were too great. Before he died, Godfrey handed his sword to the young man and told him to give it to Landry in Paris. Parcifal had never even left his own town before but said goodbye to his fiancee and headed off to Paris.

In France, Landry ignored his vow of chastity, sneaking into a window for a tryst with a woman named Joan. Meanwhile, in the broad daylight of the city square, a Jewish man attacked and killed a Christian. Later, Joan overheared De Nogaret explaining his plot to get the Jews kicked out of the city so that his men could attack and rob them on the roads. Joan let Landry know what she heard, and the knights arrived in time to prevent the slaughter. When Parcifal arrived in the city, he handed over the sword and headed back home to help some knights retrieve Godfrey’s body, but he found that his fiancee had been murdered. Meanwhile, one of the knights discovered a hidden compartment in Godfrey’s sword, which provided the clue that the Grail was somewhere in France. And in the biggest shocking turn of events, we finally met the Queen…and it’s Joan!

I really enjoyed the premiere of Knightfall and look forward to seeing more of this show. The premiere set up a lot of political intrigue and mystery. What will the King do if he finds out that Landry has been sleeping with his wife? Who left the signal for Godfrey, and where was he headed when he was killed? How did the men who killed Godfrey know his name and where to find him? Was De Nogaret behind it, and what other evil plots does he have up his sleeve? Will the Templars find the Grail? Will they return to reclaim the Holy Land? And what lies ahead for Parcifal, will he now join the knights? This show should pair well with Vikings for an exciting two hours of period drama on History!

On tonight’s episode, “Find Us the Grail,” Landry and Parsifal search for a killer. Meanwhile, the unexpected arrival of Pope Boniface in Paris threatens De Nogaret’s carefully laid plans.

Find out how Pope Boniface threatens De Nogaret’s plans tonight on History Channel at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Riverdale, MythBusters, Happy!, The Librarians, and Mr. Robot.

Phoebe’s Choice

Last week on Vikings, Floki drifted all the way across the ocean to land on what I can only assume is Iceland. He was nearly starving but marveled at the existence of muddy hot springs. Back in Norway, Harald kidnapped Astrid in hopes of eventually usurping the throne. Ivar released a slave girl to freedom because of her starkly obvious love for him. He is smitten, and I think it’ll come up later.

Over in the Mediterranean, Bjorn was advised to reduce his fleet to just three boats to be less conspicuous. In what will someday be the UK, King Aethelwulf and Bishop Heahmund united to attempt to take back York from the Norse raiders. Thinking it clever to enter the walled city through the point the Vikings left least defended, they instead found ambushes in the form of smoke screens, spike pits, and corridors kettled for burning with oil from overhead. It led to an insane standoff between Ivar the Boneless and his brothers in a face-to-face melee against the king & bishop. The Vikings held York in this battle though. And FFS, if you like action, watch this show.

I was left wondering why the fuck, back in Norway, Astrid had not slit Harald’s throat, but at least she punched him in the face. Viking royals Ubbe & Hvitserk attempted to settle a truce with the Saxons in the middle of the night and instead got beaten and spurned. Ivar capitalized on this and claimed full helm of the Great Army, previously led by a coalition of the Sons of Ragnar. In Iceland, Floki began having serious visions, probably brought on by starvation and dehydration, but they served to further reinforce his delusion that he was in Asgard as he awakened with a healed hand. Just as the two older brothers were being shamed on back to Norway, Hvitserk defected to join Ivar.

On tonight’s episode, “The Plan,” guided by Bishop Heahmund’s visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan; Ivar the Boneless strategizes as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure; Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader.

I’ll also be watching the stupid finale of Mr. Robot (that I called the yo-yo time reversal gimmick on already-watch), plus Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, where we’ll celebrate Doug Jones’s victory in Alabama.

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