If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/12/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice

Things are crazy heated right now on SEAL Team going into tonight’s fall finale. Last week began moments after the week ended, with the team scrambling after being surrounded by the bad guys, who shot off a rocket into one of their vehicles. They were able to grab their previous target, Lazo, and eventually took cover at a local church, tying up the priest in case he was in the with cartel (turns out he wasn’t) and patching up Lazo, who’d been shot. They and the others quickly realized they’d been set up and that someone from the inside was feeding information to Doza. Turns out they were right. The guys thought it was Martinez (who later succumbed to his injuries), but turned out to be Rita, Mandy’s Mexican counterpoint. Apparently Doza had captured her sister and nieces. Thankfully, although who knows why, but she left Mandy there alive at Carla Reyes’s place before she disappeared. Lazo had been asking for his last rites, but Jason refused until he gave up info on Doza’s whereabouts. Just as the rest of the bad guys arrived and began shooting up the church from outside, Lazo caved and gave up the intel, but before the priest could administer them, Lazo died. And just before Jason and the guys were overtaken, Blackburn and the others arrived and shot them, saving the team’s hides.

So now the guys have to get to the place Lazo spilled about Doza’s whereabouts. Maybe then finally this story line will be wrapped. I’ve liked some of it, disliked some, but I’m ready to move on. Hopefully when the show comes back after the break, enough time will have passed that Jason is healing from Alana’s death and not as cranky and things between him and the team and him and Mandy are back to normal. All the bickering and biting and questioning of decisions is getting old really fast!

On tonight’s episode, “Prisoner’s Dilemma,” the hunt for Andres Doza comes to a head when the SEAL Team makes one last ditch effort to find and capture the leader of one of the most powerful and lethal drug cartels in Mexico.

To see if the guys can capture Doza, tune in to CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Ellen’s Game of Games, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Single Parents, & Criminal MInds.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Last week’s South Park started with a classic sequence that showed us Butters’ dad, Mr. Stotch, in his new role as a supervisor at the Amazon Fulfillment Center. We saw how pervasive the company is in his life from his job, his delivery service, and his media provider as the song “16 Tons” played to signify his position as a wage slave. After seeing how another kid gets girls and money for winning the bike parade, the boys decided to participate together as a co-ordinated bike squad.

At the Amazon Center, a worker named Josh was attacked by a robot, pushing him onto the packing line. He was summarily squished into a tiny box and marked for delivery. After Amazon announced that the event was caused by “human error,” the enraged workers decided to go on strike. This threw a huge wrench in the boys’ plans to get accessories for their bikes online. Then Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon, showed up in South Park to pressure the mayor to get the fulfillment center opened back up. He was a telepath with an oversize veiny forehead, and his lips never moved as he communicated only with his mind.

The kids decided to go to the mall, like people used to do, to get the parts they needed for their parade presentation. Though it was a dystopian wasteland, there were an assortment of old mall employees that looked and sounded a bit like Gollum. Sadly they didn’t have the things the kids needed for the parade. Nor were they functioning businesses anymore. They just wished they still had jobs. After having his Amazon Prime membership stripped, Mr. Stotch decided to become a scab and cross the picket line. The boys came up with a genius plan: they would connect Bezos to the old mall employees as a new labor force if he agreed to ship their orders for the bike parade first.

They left it as a cliffhanger ending right there, presumably heading into tonight’s season finale. #CancelSouthPark is finally here, but we know they’re contracted for at least one more season. And while they said they’d stop with the episode-to-episode continuity, they just toned it down and kept the rolling continuity. I’m sad it was only a ten-episode season. I can feel how close to the end of South Park we are, and overall it’s been a great run. Let’s hope the finale is side-splittingly funny, cause the season has been “ha-ha” at best.

On tonight’s episode, “Bike Parade,” despite the chaos at the Amazon Fulfillment Center, the Bike Parade is still on. The boys’ chance of winning is in jeopardy when Kenny resists commercialism in solidarity with the striking workers.

See if the strike finally ends tonight on Comedy Central at 10/9c.

I’ll also be tuning in for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Vikings.

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