If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/19/18

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

One of the breakout late summer shows for me last year was Get Shorty. And the last two weeks, they’ve come back strong. After we found out in the premiere that the director’s cut of the film they were all trying to profit off of, The Admiral’s Mistress, was absolute shite, Miles was left to edit the film. He went on a 40 hour Adderall-fueled editing frenzy. April had switched studios, so she was off this film. Louis, limited by his Mormon religion, proposed marriage to Gladys so they could include sex in dating. She agreed eventually but on the condition that they keep it secret. Amara was feeling the pressure from the L.A. cartel at the same time she was trying to find out how there was a bug planted in her home.

Meanwhile, Yago plotted a big robbery to help pay off Amara’s debts. He coordinated a break-in that got into a sealed safe filled with old movie costumes and props. The best line of the episode may have been: “What’s a Maltese Falcon? Has anyone ever heard of this shit?” He then broke the falcon, thinking it no big deal. Miles’s wife finally gave him the long-awaited divorce papers, but they came with a surprise. She was seeking full custody of their daughter Emma. Amara finally pinned the housekeeper as the culprit that let in the electrician who bugged her house. She has her guys “take care of her.”

Late in the edit process, April showed up to help Miles on her off time. They finally got a watchable cut complete. Then the two totally bumped uglies. And I had been waiting for that since halfway through season one, so yay! While he couldn’t stand to watch it, at the screening of Miles’s cut, Ricky assured him he took a 1 and turned it to a solid 5. The film was marketable now. Miles then lost his chance to produce the new film he was trying to make because he was ID’d as the guy who publicly strong-armed a member of that particular studio the previous episode. He then went and git drunk and sped down an empty road. Until he crashed the car and wrecked it. He awoke a few minutes later though and decided to walk it off.

This iteration of Get Shorty is both hilarious and action packed. It is only loosely similar to the movie/book it was based on, and it manages to create its own definitive feel. #StrongRecommend

On tonight’s episode, “Selenite,” Miles finds himself off the grid at a strange motel; Rick and Amara attend the premiere for “The Admiral’s Mistress,” while Louis, Ed and Yago keep an eye on the movie’s star actor.

I’ll also be tuning into see what Spence and the guys are up to on Ballers, what silliness is afoot on The Venture Bros, & Who Is America?.

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