If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/25/18

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

Each season, the FXX series Archer re-invents itself. Last year, the series became a noir detective mystery, with the characters taking on different roles in the dreamworld inside Archer’s head. This season is called Archer: Danger Island, and once again the characters aren’t quite themselves. The season is set in 1939, on the island of Mitimotu in the South Pacific, where Archer’s mother owns a hotel. Malory pays off local French police Capitaine Reynaud to look the other way when it comes to the illegal businesses she runs out of the hotel. Staying at the hotel is heiress Charlotte Vandertunt, whose life has started to fall apart after she cheated on her husband with Archer, during her honeymoon.

Archer is a one-eyed, eye patch wearing pilot for Sterling Airlines, a small business that flies folks around the island. His co-pilot is Pam, who can also serve double duty as a tough jungle guide. Princess Lanaluakalani charters a flight, but Archer suspects she might be hiding some sort of secret agenda. She is joined by a foreign “businessman,” Siegbert Fuchs, who is obviously some sort of German spy. Oh, and there’s also a talking macaw named Crackers.

I’ve checked out the first two episodes of this new season, and I still find this show to be so much fun. It’s wonderful how the writers find new ways to make each new season feel like a fresh, new, self-contained story. While the characters are different, they still have a lot of the same personality traits we’ve come to love. Archer still drinks a lot, loves female companionship, hates his mother, and makes lots of sarcastic remarks. It looks like Danger Island is going to be another great season, with lots of crazy pitfalls, dangers, and precarious situations to befall the characters.

On tonight’s season premiere, “Strange Pilot,” Archer inserts himself into a domestic dispute; engine troubles threaten to ruin Archer’s business.

Visit Mitimotu with Archer and the gang tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Handmaid’s Tale, Alex, Inc., Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, The Americans, The Expanse, and Krypton.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Hands down the best sci-fi television the last three years has been The Expanse. With a production value that rivals most Hollywood action films and brilliant source material, it just is that damned good. Last week was the second episode of season three, one in which we finally got to see a few vines of the story finally twist together.
We started on Io where the experiments on the children from Ganymede continued. Prax’s daughter Mei was shown to be still alive and in the custody of Dr. Strickland, who infected her with the proto-molecule two seasons ago. At the scene of the last space battle, Bobbie and Chrisjen Avasarala, UN Deputy Undersecretary of Executive Administration, were playing possum, hiding in the debris of the larger recently destroyed ship. They sent out an encrypted plea for help but were forced to move out of their cover and slowly evade the tracking devices on UN starfighter Enright’s ship. Because she was so much older and not trained for high G flights, Bobbie had to toe a difficult line between going fast enough to evade the trackers and not causing Avasarala to stroke out and die.

Aboard the recently renamed Pinus Contorta, Holden and the crew debated on whether or not to respond to Bobbie’s distress signal. They were tempted by the fact the ship she was broadcasting from was registered to Julie Mao, the dead girl who was central to season one’s mysteries. On Earth, there was great unrest as the people protested the open war with Mars that was heating up. UN Secretary General Estoban had summoned his former lover and speech writer Dr. Anna Volovodov to help him politicize his war. She agreed in exchange for funding for her church’s medical needs.

In space, the Pinus Contorta arrived just in time to save Bobbie and Chrisjen. In the heat of the dogfight, though, Prax’s mistake led to his oxygen tube being cut. Amos struggled against the lack of gravity to somehow save him. The Pinus Contorta’s fancy maneuvering saved the day though, and they were able to sever Enright’s engines from his ship and make the getaway to dock with Bobbie’s ship. The last scene showed Bobbie carrying Chrisjen aboard, asking that they help revive her.

On tonight’s episode, “Assured Destruction,” as Earth strategizes a costly ploy to gain advantage in the war against Mars, Anna struggles to convince Sorrento-Gillis to do the right thing. Avasarala and Bobbie seek refuge aboard the Rocinante.

See if Avasarala and Bobbie find the refuge they seek tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also (obviously) be watching the season premiere of Archer and a new Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Megan’s Choice

I am extremely happy that Code Black got a third season, because this show is truly an underappreciated gem. Last season we were taken on so many emotional roller coaster rides with this stellar cast, and I have a good feeling that the new season is going to be even better. If you haven’t already given it a chance, now is the time.

On tonight’s episode, “Third Year,” a drug bust-turned-shootout tests the bravery of the doctors of Angels Memorial as they race to save a girl caught in the crossfire. Also, Willis
shifts his focus to field medicine, choosing to work primarily on an ambulance with his new partner, paramedic Rox. And Leanne begins her journey to adopt Ariel.

To see how this third season starts, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching SEAL Team, Iron Chef Gauntlet, and Riverdale.

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