If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/25/18

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, AMC’s The Walking Dead returns for the second half of its eighth season. As the first half of the season came to a close, the Saviors retaliated in full force, doing devastating damage to our combined force of good guys. They stopped Maggie and her Hilltop caravan, killed one of the citizens as a show of force to get Maggie back in line, and sent her back to the Hilltop to keep producing their crops/food supply. In the Kingdom, Ezekiel set fires to buy his people some time to escape, before turning himself over to the Saviors. And Dwight stuck to his agreement, helping lure some of the Saviors into a trap that Daryl and Rosita had set but blowing his cover in the process. Meanwhile, Negan and his men attacked and burned Alexandria to the ground. Negan was out for vengeance, and Carl offered himself up as a sacrifice, but Negan wasn’t having any of that. Carl and the others managed to escape the town as it burned via the sewers. However, at the end of the episode we (and Rick) discovered why Carl was so willing to offer himself up — he had been bitten and it was now only a matter of time before he would join the ranks of the undead.

Will they really kill off Carl? (This seems highly likely, despite the showrunner’s recent backpedaling.) And if so, what does this mean for Rick? This whole series started with Rick’s desperate search to find his son — how will Rick change without this driving force in his life? And how will the rest of the group be affected by the loss of Carl? How will Dwight fit into the group now that he can’t go back to the Saviors? Will Eugene ever man up and do the right thing, or will he continue to stick with the Saviors? And will our group ever manage to kill Negan?! I can’t say that I wasn’t extremely disappointed with the way the first half of the season ended — I’ve kind of been disappointed with the series as a whole ever since the arrival of Negan. I really hope the series can course correct in this second half of the season and become the great show it once was. And if this is his final episode, I hope that Carl gets a great send-off and that he can make one final big move on his way out that helps our group.

On tonight’s midseason premiere, “Honor,” Rick faces new difficulties after a battle. Meanwhile, the fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions.

See how the group fares tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Celebrity Big Brother, A.P. Bio, Worst Cooks in America, Crashing, and Counterpart.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

While not new to Canadian viewers because we imported it here to the US from there, Private Eyes is new to most of us here in the US, including me. So I watched the first three episodes after episode three aired on ION last week, and I was more than pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t sure how I’d like it, especially since I haven’t really watched Jason Priestley as anything more than a one-off guest star on anything since Beverly Hills 90210. But it’s a fun show about an ex professional hockey star who teams up with a private investigator to solve a personal case but ends up quite enjoying himself and decides he wants to work with her permanently. It has a a good cast and good story lines, and I so wanted to be able to binge watch the rest of the episodes! Unfortunately I’m being a good little girl and showing some patience and will watch them weekly as they air.

Last week, Matt and Angie thought they were being called about missing diamonds, but when they got to the house (mansion…), they realized it was about a missing prized racehorse. Angie didn’t want to take the job, but Matt persuaded her to. We thought at first it was because Angie didn’t like horses, but we later found out that Angie’s mother was basically a gambler who liked to play the horses, and she and Angie didn’t have a good relationship. In the end, her mother helped point them to the man who’d taken the horse, but when her Matt set up a coffee “date” for Angie and her mom in exchange for her mother’s help, Angie reluctantly went along with it…only to be sitting there for a long time and her mother never showed up. It was sad and a stark contrast to the relationship Matt has with his legally blind teenage daughter and his own father, which is a great part of the show. There was more to the horse story that I want to comment on, but this is long enough. Suffice it to say, the biker gang who worked with the older woman to rescue aging and abused racehorses was great, and the way they set up the missing horse’s rescue and second theft was awesome. The B story was Matt finally having to take the PI exam (which was a requirement from Angie to work with her at her PI firm). He didn’t like to study so he avoided it as best he could, and it almost cost him the exam. He passed with a whopping 54 percent. But at least he passed and can now keep working with Angie!

On tonight’s episode, “The Devil’s Playground,” when a famous author is a victim of arson, Shade and Everett follow several leads including his estranged daughter and 2 gay fashion designers who are not what they seem. Meanwhile, Shade and Jules clash over her new study partner/boyfriend.

Find out who the designers really are tonight on ION at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games & Worst Cooks in America.

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