If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/21/19

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, Pop TV kicks off the new 6-episode dramedy Flack. The series follows Robyn (Anna Paquin, True Blood), an American living in London, working at a PR firm that specializes in crisis management for wealthy celebrities. When a high-profile client is caught doing something bad by the media, it is her job to help these indiscretions go away quickly and quietly. While Robyn makes a living helping other people fix their lives, her own life is a bit of a mess, thanks to her self-sabotaging ways. Her sister, Ruth (Genevieve Angelson, Good Girls Revolt), has a much more quiet and normal life, with a husband and 2 kids, but she often lives vicariously through her sister’s wild adventures.

The PR firm is run by the sharp-witted, though a little off-beat, Caroline (Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda), who spends most of the premiere trying to pass as a lesbian. Robyn’s co-worker/best friend is Eve (Lydia Wilson, Black Mirror), a wild, foul-mouthed single gal who’s a bit of a diva and fashion snob. And new to the firm is intern Melody (Rebecca Benson, Game of Thrones), who is eager and excited to help but a little naive. The series also stars Arinzé Kene (Crazyhead), Marc Warren (The Good Wife), and Rufus Jones (Episodes).

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere, which immediately throws the viewer right into the craziness of Robyn’s work and then does a nice job of exploring the characters and establishing their roles and story lines. The series is fun and fast-paced and finds a nice blend of humor, character development, and ongoing drama mixed with the client-of-the-week story line. This show doesn’t feel like a typical Pop TV series – it is higher caliber and feels more like premium cable with a slightly British slant. I like that it is only 6 episodes, so it isn’t a huge time commitment. I definitely plan to keep watching.

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 1,” Robyn must kill off the latest of many one-night-stand stories circulating in the tabloids about every “housewife’s favorite” celebrity chef, Anthony Henderson (Max Beesley), before the public is exposed to his womanizer tendencies.

Meet Robin and the rest of the gang at work tonight on Pop TV at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Fam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Will & Grace, Gotham, The Orville, and The Other Two.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

It’s hard to recommend comedies sometimes because while some of them are great and a lot of them are funny, there’s not always a ton of plot that happens, and it’s hard talking about what made something funny without it coming across as dry. But sometimes something is GOING to happen in an episode that you just have to write about it, and that’s why my pick tonight is The Big Bang Theory. But first, I’ll try to highlight a few of the best bits from last week… LOL

Keith Carradine was back at Penny’s dad, and as always, he was great. I love that actor. He played a part in the Penny/Leonard story line (obviously), which focused on Leonard preparing to “donate” for Penny’s ex, Zach, and his wife, Marissa. But Penny really stepped up her game in trying to stop Leonard from donating while still acting like she was supporting him in his decision. She even went so far as to dress in some pretty lingerie and try to seduce him – which, admittedly, isn’t hard to do – because he had to abstain for five days. But he went over and slept at Sheldon & Amy’s to get away from her. In the end, Leonard realized he wouldn’t like having a child of his out there who he didn’t know and who wasn’t a part of his life. The other funny part was Bernadette and her refusal to let Howard get the better of her. When he and Raj decided to go ahead and do Raj’s bachelor party even though he wasn’t getting married, they invited Raj’s girlfriend (former fiancée) and Stuart to go with them. Bernadette got upset that Howard didn’t invite her, but he said it was to the “Vomit Commit,” the plane that let you go weightless and float around, and he knew she wouldn’t like it. To prove to him that he didn’t know her as well as he thought she did (why?! LOL), she went instead of Stuart, even though it scared her. I would think she’d be pleased that her husband knew her that well, but whatever. LOL

So back to tonight’s episode. Fans have been waiting to see William Shatner on the show, and tonight they get their wish. Not only that, but there are also a few other guest stars. I won’t list them because it’s a fun surprise when the reveal happens, so if you haven’t seen any previews or write-ups about it, buckle up. It’s a good one!

On tonight’s episode, “The D & D Vortex,” when the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner and three of his other famous friends, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

To see who wins the open seat and who Wil invites to his game, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Top Chef, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dr. Pimple Popper, Fam, Will & Grace, Beat Bobby Flay, & S.W.A.T.

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