If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/13/18

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, NBC airs the 2-hour season (possibly series) finale of Timeless. Last week, Lucy, Rufus, Wyatt, and Jiya traveled back to 1981, the day of the attempted assassination of President Reagan. They assumed Rittenhouse’s target was the president but were surprised to learn that they were trying to kill a young Agent Christopher so that she wouldn’t be around in the future to form the Time Team. During the mission, the team discovered that Rittenhouse was forcing people to act as sleeper agents, sending them into the past, to await activation for unknown missions. Meanwhile, in the bunker, Mason & Christopher remained suspicious of Jessica’s return and tried to figure out the reason Rittenhouse saved her. Once the crew returned, Wyatt got a double-whammy of surprises. Jessica revealed that her brother Kevin was still alive – but in Wyatt’s reality, Kevin had died of leukemia when he was three. And then Jessica also revealed that she was pregnant.

Why did Rittenhouse save Jessica, and is she working for them? Why did they save her brother, and what does he have to do with all of this? Can Jiya’s visions of the future be changed, or is Rufus doomed to die in the Wild West? (It seems easy enough for him to just avoid ever going back to that time period!) At the time I’m writing this, NBC still has not announced the fate of the series, even though the network will be announcing its Fall schedule on Monday morning. Tonight’s finale is a fun, exciting, and action-packed 2 hours. This show has found a great mix of action, drama and humor, and I hope we get to see more. Unfortunately, the season ends in an amazing cliffhanger, so I really hope we get a third season to see what happens next. Fingers crossed that at the time you are reading this, the series has already been renewed for a third season!

On tonight’s episode, “The General; Chinatown,” the team partners with Harriet Tubman to thwart Rittenhouse’s plan to alter the outcome of the Civil War; Jiya escapes from Rittenhouse but is stranded in 1888 with no way home; the fractured team goes back to save her.

See how the season (series?) ends tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Deception, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Fear the Walking Dead, Killing Eve, Worst Cooks in America, Trust, Westworld, and Silicon Valley.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

I came late to the Westworld bandwagon, but damn am I glad I hopped aboard. After binging the first season just in time for season two, I am loving the direction, or narrative if you will, the show is taking in its sophomore year. For example, we now know there are at least two more automated worlds run by Delos Corporation as shown in the intro and outro of last week’s episode.

It started in Far Eastworld with a man and a woman testing each other to see if one of them might actually be a sophisticated game host, but no, they’re both humans. But they have chemistry, so they decided to go on a Bengal tiger hunt together. But as they got to the deep jungle hunting outpost, she realized something was wrong. They found the other human guests on the scene slaughtered by the robot hosts. The man was shot, but she fled into the jungle. There a tiger caught her scent and he chased her over the border into Westworld, where they both went over a cliff into a huge reservoir.

Returning to the main world we’ve been following, Delos had finally sent in an armed SWAT team of sorts to sweep the malfunctioning parks and save any surviving humans. We flashed back to Charlotte Hale & Bernard trying to get the Abernathy host safely out of the park a few days ago, but they were separated and Bernard himself was captured. Delores sought out the army at Fort Forlorn Hope to join forces against the Delos men she knew were coming. Maeve & Hector were on the run and almost didn’t make it out of the park when pursued by body painted, very scary Natives (who used to scalp Maeve in one iteration of her role in the park.)

Delores found her father, Abernathy, captured in the park and the two of them somehow recalled their past lifeloop with each other. But his mind started to break down, so she sought out Bernard to look at him. Armistice linked up with Hector & Maeve, and they took three lab techs with them as hostages. In the morning, the Delos mercenaries attacked and the fort was saved only by sacrificing the Federales Army. Bernard saw the hidden data in Abernathy’s head and he was completely shocked. But soon after, Delos, mostly thanks to Hale, extracted Abernathy from the fort. In the aftermath of the battle, Flood refused to kill a half dozen men Delores sent him out back to kill. The very last cliffhanger scene showed Maeve’s team marching through a snowy forest, back in the park somewhere, when they were attacked by a mad samurai!!

On tonight’s 75-minute episode, “The Riddle of the Sphinx,” is this now? If you’re looking forward, you’re looking in the wrong direction.

Solve the riddle tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for a bunch of my funny shows: Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Megan’s Choice

I have loved Deception since the very first episode, and I haven’t stopped. When I found out that this show had been canceled, I was heartbroken. The writing is excellent, with wonderful humor that goes a long way to help the serious topics of the show, and the chemistry between Cameron and Kay is incredible. I hope that they catch the mystery woman before the series finale because I hate when a show is left with loose ends.

On tonight’s episode, “The Unseen Hand,” Cameron and Kay investigate a secret society where they learn that one of them has a close family connection.

To find out why this show has made its way onto my list of favorites, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: Los Angeles, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Timeless.

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