If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/27/18

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

Early this morning, Netflix released all of the episodes of the sixth season of Orange is the New Black. Last season, the series took a unique approach, with the entire season taking place over the course of just 3 days, as the Litchfield inmates rioted for better living conditions after the accidental death of inmate/friend Poussey. After days of trying to negotiate with the prisoners, CERT sent in a tactical team to squelch the uprising. Meanwhile, Red tried to lure former CO Piscatella into a trap to get her revenge. However, he discovered what she was up to and entered the prison on his own, where he held Alex, Piper, Red, and some others hostage. The women eventually managed to turn the tables on Piscatella, but the CERT team found Freida’s hidden bunker just as he was trying to leave, and they shot him, thinking he was an armed assailant in the haze of the smoke bombs they had released.

During the riot, Maritza and Flaca had bonded making their YouTube prison-style videos. However, they were upset to discover that all of the Litchfield inmates were being gathered onto buses to be redistributed to other prisons while the riot aftermath was cleaned up…and the two of them had been placed on different buses. Meanwhile, Leanne and Angie set fire to all of the prisoner records; Lorna discovered she was pregnant, and her boyfriend professed his love; and Pennsatucky managed to escape from prison and made her way to the home of her CO boyfriend. Back in the bunker, Red, Freida, the newly-engaged Piper and Alex, and some other inmates locked arms, bracing themselves for the unknown as the CERT team entered the room with guns locked and loaded.

I’m looking forward to seeing where things open in the new season and how this affects the main characters we have followed for five seasons. Will our group be separated from one another? Is Litchfield no more? Will we jump ahead to after things have been cleaned up from the riots? Or have the women been sent to a new prison/prisons, and if so, how will the environment/character dynamics be different?

Check out the entire sixth season streaming now on Netflix.

I’ll also be watching/recording Welcome to the Family, The Great British Baking Show, Wynonna Earp, Killjoys, and Outcast.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Last week, comedy horror sweetheart Wynonna Earp made her way back to Syfy for the debut of season three, opening with the eponymous heroine slumming it at an old place of employment, Pussy Willows. But rather than stripping, as she once did under the name Aphrodite, she was drunk off her ass, smashing pint glasses & riding the electric bull. That’s our Wyn. Within a minute or two, we saw it was business, not pleasure, that drew her there tonight, and the whole squad was slaughtering a group of revenants they traced to that spot.

After credits rolled, we saw a mobile strip club bus came to town and immediately put the sheriff under a glamour spell by the vampires who emerged. First task of the morning for team Earp was a return to the Pussy Willow, where there was a mass murder of ‘innocents’ in a ritual manner with the dismembered corpses arranged in some arcane pattern. It was the calling card of the Cult of Bulshar that has been around since the 1970s. Haught and Waverly were taken by a glamour spell, and it was soon obvious that was the main gimmick for these vampires (who could walk around in daylight but cast no reflection in the mirror). The lovely lady who charmed our favorite undead-fighting lesbian couple was named Petra. Over at the bar, Doc and Jeremy were overrun by a group of vamps who rolled in with fog and disco ambiance. Sure, why not. Sorta goes with the bus…

A clue led Wynonna to question her mom, who was locked up. She asked her some questions, which led her to believe maybe Bulshar was her dad. Doc was held captive by a masked vampire who he begged to not turn him into a vampire. They tortured him to test if he was really the immortal Doc Holiday. Wyn showed up to find the disco and fog. She was momentarily caught, but Dolls showed up and freed her from a casket. He was unaffected by the glamour spells because he was part dragon or whatever. He now had a Black Badge weapon that will break glamour spells. They made a few dozen stakes and crashed the vamparty.

They arrived just in time to turn the feeding party into a bloodbath for the undead. Doc freed himself in time to overpower his captor, who he clearly had unresolved history with. They shared a kiss before she went off on her own. Unclear if he was affected by a glamour by her – but I approve of her purple lipstick. After Wyn killed Petra and…well…all but one of the vampires at the feeding party, they sent the survivor back to Bulshar with an “F off!” message. He didn’t appreciate that and made the messenger eat some sort of magical insect. Yuck!

Haught shared with Dolls that she has resurfacing memories from childhood. She thinks she may have survived a Bulshar ritual murder years ago. Last scene involved Wyn taking Waverly to see their mom when they got in a nasty car crash. In a shaken state, Waverly was dragged from the overturned car. Is Wynonna still in the car? Who is dragging her away?? Tune in tonight to find out!!!

On tonight’s episode, “When You Call My Name,” the demon who cursed the Earp heir reveals himself in a shocking turn of events that will leave the team forever changed.

Check it out tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

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