If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/18

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 is airing a special The Walking Dead eighth season finale/Fear the Walking Dead fourth season premiere crossover event. Last week on The Walking Dead, Negan returned to the Saviors, who were surprised to see that he was still alive. Negan quickly dispatched Simon for his betrayal, chaining his walker body to the fence of the Saviors’ compound. During the chaos of Negan and Simon’s brawl, Dwight helped Gregory escape, sending him back to the Hilltop to warn Rick and the gang about Negan’s plan of attack. However, Negan later revealed to Dwight that he knew of his betrayal and purposely told him a fake plan so that he would in turn feed it back to Rick. Despite Dwight’s actions, Negan announced he wasn’t going to kill him just yet. Meanwhile, Daryl and Rosita kidnapped Eugene in order to take him back to the Hilltop. However, Eugene didn’t want to leave, so he forced himself to vomit all over Rosita as a distraction and ran away. Finally, Michonne called Negan over the radio in order to read the note Carl had left for him. In the letter, Carl pleaded with Negan, asking him to call off the war, but the words seemed to fall on deaf ears as Negan was still planning to go forward with his plan to completely eliminate Rick and the gang.

Will this battle with the Saviors finally come to an end tonight, or will the writers drag this on for yet another season? Has Eugene really changed sides, or does he have some sort of plan he’s hatching to sabotage the Saviors’ ammo? Will Rick and the gang fall into Negan’s trap, or will they figure out his real plan in time? Will any major characters not survive tonight’s episode? I really hope we see the end of Negan in tonight’s finale so that the show can move on to some other storyline next year!

Following tonight’s finale, Morgan will make his way from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead. I’m really curious to see how this is going to work, as Fear takes place before The Walking Dead and in another part of the country. Will Fear do a time jump? Or will we see a pre-The Walking Dead Morgan? Will the helicopter we’ve seen a few times this season on TWD play a role in transporting Morgan to the other series?

On tonight’s The Walking Dead season finale, “Wrath,” the communities join forces in the last stand against the Saviors. The season’s story lines culminate in all-out war.

And in tonight’s Fear the Walking Dead season premiere, “What’s Your Story?” a lone traveler’s wearying journey is interrupted by new acquaintances, some who become friends, others who becomes foes.

Catch all the action tonight on AMC starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Timeless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, Killing Eve, Worst Cooks in America, Trust, Silicon Valley, and Barry.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I love Worst Cooks in America, but the celebrity edition is hit or miss, depending on what celebs are on that season. I’m looking forward to this season though. There are some fun names: Nolan Gould (Luke, Modern Family), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210, Sharknado), Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke, The Dukes of Hazzard), stand-up comedian Maria Bamford, & singer La Toya Jackson.

Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are back as team leaders. Anne has won a total of 8 (I think?!) times out of all the seasons they’ve done of celebrity and non-celebrity editions, so she will be hard to beat. She just beat Tyler on the last season of the non-celebrity edition that aired a couple of months ago, so Tyler may work extra hard because he has something to prove.

On tonight’s episode, “Hit Me with Your Best Dish,” the new cast of celebrity recruits arrives at Boot Camp, and chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence immediately hit them with their first challenge to cook their signature dishes so the chefs can assess their skills in the kitchen.

See which celebrity is the worst of the worst tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Little Big Shots, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, & Genius Junior.

Phoebe’s Choice

I’ve mostly been out in the forest the last month, so I fell behind on a number of shows, but I took this past week to binge and catch up on some of my returning favorites. I have to admit I understand why Brooklyn Nine-Nine may be getting canceled after this season, as the buzz indicates. The writing has slacked noticeably, and several of the episodes this year fell so flat on laughs that they tarnished the unblemished string of hilaritude the first 4 seasons brought. Nonetheless, I’ll watch it till they close the curtain and we find out the final fate of our beloved NYPD clowns.

Last week’s episode opened with Amy finding out she’s passed her test and will become a sergeant soon. Since that means she will have to transfer away from the Nine-Nine, Jake arranged for the two of them to work one last “cool” case as detectives. One which involved a serial arsonist and the weekly crossword puzzle. Jake contacted the author of the puzzle to enlist his help in solving the mystery, and instead of just a puzzle nerd, he got a nerd hunk who was also a model. Elsewhere, Gina coached Captain Holt on how to win the NYPD Commissioner’s seat. He was running against 3 old white guys who Gina characterized as dinosaurs. That is, until Cpt Olivia Crawford, a robust young woman, took the place of one of his competitors. Perhaps Holt is the dinosaur?

Jake was super jelly of puzzle author Melvin, who prefered to be called Vin. They wound up at a “PuzzHang” (or social event for people who do crosswords). There, Jake got a lead on Vin’s old friend Sam Jepson. Vin deflated that theory however, and they developed a stake-out plan based on his predictive model of where the arsonist would strike next. Jake gave no fucks though, and he abandoned his post to stalk Jepson. While he confirmed that Jepson could not have done it, the actual arsonist struck again — at the building Jake was supposed to watch!! Amy confronted him on his distrust and jealousy of Vin, and from that conversation, Jake actually solved the riddles. They traced the fires to a whacky fan of Vin’s who they met at the “PuzzHang.”

In the Holt thread of the episode, the Captain decided to contest the selection committee when he discovered that the votes would be fixed in his favor: they had no intention of having a female commissioner. His public protest of the fix set the stage for a future election against Crawford.

A third plot about Terry and a new cop cruiser was such crêpe that it deserved no note other than: this is why this show is getting canceled.

On tonight’s double, 1-hour episode, “NutriBoom/DFW,” Jake and Charles realize that they’ve been suckered into the cult-like NutriBoom pyramid scheme and must find a way to sever their contracts. Then, Jake invites his newly discovered half-sister (guest star Nasim Pedrad, New Girl) to stay with him in New York, but when he and Amy realize she’s a bit of a nightmare, they must find a way to get her back home to Dallas. Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers) & Christine Garver (Mad Men) also guest star.

Laugh along with me (hopefully!) tonight on FOX starting at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be tuning in tonight to watch Bob’s Burgers, Ash vs Evil Dead, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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