If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/27/19

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

It’s taking some time for me to fully like all the characters on the new Whiskey Cavalier. I go back and forth on most of them, depending on the episode. Like last week, I got almost as irritated with Standish as Jai did. He was being pretty disrespectful, having all his trash and crap lying around in other people’s space. I’m no neat freak, but dang. Then again, Standish did well getting the guard to take in the champagne to the bad guy (or rather, the bad guy’s body double. LOL). So it was a tossup. I also got really irritated with Frankie for her crappy attitude toward Will, and going off and kissing the groomsman and then her line about it being the American way for all couples to cheat really ticked me off. I did love the fight in the locker room with the woman from Will’s past! LOL But overall, I’m still enjoying the show, and I think they’re just going to grow and gel as a cast, which will make it even better.

On tonight’s episode, “The English Job,” while investigating suspicious robberies in London, Will hits it off with a sexy British spy, leaving Frankie with some unexpected feelings that she doesn’t know how to process. Meanwhile, Jai competes with Susan over who is more intelligent, and Standish deals with a case of shell shock. Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) guest stars.

See how Frankie handles her feelings tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, FX kicks off the first 10-episode season of its new comedy What We Do in the Shadows. The series is based on the 2014 New Zealand horror/comedy film of the same name, written by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). The series takes a documentary-style format, with cameras constantly following the daily “lives” of a group of vampires in Staten Island who have been cohabiting with one another for hundreds of years. Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak) is the self-appointed leader of the group. He got his “Relentless” nickname as a warrior during the Ottoman Empire, where no one was safe from his torture. Now he just tortures his housemates with his endless lists of rules and procedures. Laszlo (Matt Berry, The IT Crowd) is a bit of a dandy. He was the handsomest man in his leprosy-riddled village in Britain when he was turned by temptress Nadja (Natasia Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats). The couple moved to America over a hundred years ago with the task of complete domination of the New World, but they quickly lost sight of this goal.

Living with the vampires is human Guillermo (Harvey Guillén, The Magicians), Nandor’s familiar. He has been Nandor’s unappreciated servant for the past ten years and yearns for his master to finally turn him into a full-fledged vampire. But Nador is too wrapped up in his himself to notice. Basement-dweller Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch, The Office) refers to himself an “energy vampire.” He is a day-walker who works in a cubicle farm and sucks the energy out of others who are forced to listen to his constant, banal stories. And finally, there’s community college student Jenna (Beanie Feldstein, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), a LARPer who is lured to the home in an effort to feed visiting dark lord/leader, Baron Afanas, who has come to check on the vampires’ progress toward taking over America.

What We Do in the Shadows is a bizarre and quirky show that folks are either going to love or absolutely hate. The good news is that you should be able to figure which side you are on extremely quickly. I really enjoyed the original, and the series does an excellent job of recapturing the same overall look & feel and comedic timing. However, it changes up some of the characters, bringing in some women, which I think helps balance things out nicely. The writing is fast-paced and smart, finding a lot of humor in site gags, word play, and awkward/witty banter. It garners tremendous laughs even as the vampire go about the most mundane of daily activities. These characters are so much fun, and the actors play off of one another perfectly. I found myself constantly laughing out loud throughout tonight’s premiere, and I can’t wait to watch more of this show.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” the vampires try to plan a lavish blood feast in honor of a visit by their ancient master from the Old Country.

Meet the latest vampires to the US TV landscape tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Whiskey Cavalier, Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, Schitt’s Creek, The Magicians, and Happy!

Phoebe’s Choice

I was kinda surprised when I heard Happy! was getting a season two. They already stretched a 4-issue limited series into an eight-episode season. But Grant Morrison titles are a hot commodity, so I guess they figured they’d swing for a season two, ’cause here we are! If you never saw the show, it’s basically about reckless cop Nick Sax and his daughter’s imaginary friend, the blue pegasus, Happy. Season one was mostly about a horrible child-trafficking scheme that was conducted by Very Bad Santa for a slimeball named Lewis J. Shineburg. The season finale last year started with us seeing a bit of Shineburg’s history as a psychotic performer in an audition he did for a show ages ago.

We quickly zipped forward to present though, where/when Detective McCarthy was violently interrogating mob boss Mr. Blue for information on where Shineburg was. Happy had his own interrogation plan: he tortured Very Bad Santa’s former imaginary friend for his location. Amanda, Nick’s ex and kidnapped daughter Hailey’s mom, woke up in Shineburg’s captivity. He threatened to kill her after his show. VBS meanwhile had taken Hailey to his “Toyland,” where he hallucinated a scene from “Babes in Toyland” while lobotomized trafficked children shuffled around and ate garbage. McCarthy confronted Shineburg, threatening an embarrassing arrest unless he gave up Amanda’s location.

Nick and Happy got to VBS’s warehouse just as he was about to lobotomize Hailey, but she screamed and ran away. Nick got caught in a bear trap and was stuck there for a while. Happy tried to take on VBS himself but got stuffed in a jar. The naughty Santa chased Hailey to the roof as police surrounded the building. Nick escaped the bear trap and tried to fight VBS but lost in a fist fight. Then Happy brought the cavalry with a few dozen other imaginary friends. Nick recovered enough to shoot VBS dead center in the forehead, and we finally had saved Hailey.

In the aftermath, Nick was rumored dead. McCarthy told Nick to use this to his advantage and skip town. Before doing that, he wanted to see his daughter one more time. Because she’s getting older and Nick needs the help more, we found out Happy would be Nick’s full-time imaginary friend from now on. In a post credits scene, we saw that Mr. Blue went through some crazy voodoo revitalization thing in prison, so okay, season two has a starting point I guess. Let’s see how it unwinds!

On tonight’s episode, “The War on Easter,” Sax is clean…ish…but somehow the filth just seems to find him.

Check out the fun finale tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching the penultimate episode of You’re the Worst and a new episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Megan’s Choice

Chicago Med has been full of relationship drama lately, and it is stressing me out. Dr. Choi broke up with his girlfriend because he’s still in love with April, and we know April is still in love with him so the writers need to fix this situation by getting them back together now! I am grieving the breakup of Will and Natalie, even though it has been foreshadowed for the longest time. I just really wanted them to work out. Natalie didn’t waste any time moving on, because on the last new episode, she was making out with the father of one of her patients in his kitchen. I get that the two of them have a lot in common, with them both losing a spouse and being single parents, but I think it’s a little too fast for her to be moving on. Hopefully the writers do better overall, because I’m starting to get frustrated with how they’re messing with my favorite characters.

On tonight’s episode, “The Space Between Us,” when a car unexpectedly smashes through the ambulance bay doors, Dr. Choi makes some difficult decisions in an effort to save a worker trapped beneath the wreckage and April, who’s also in danger. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker tend to a patient whose best chance at survival is an extremely risky heart surgery. Dr. Charles struggles to come to terms with ex-wife Caroline’s treatment.

To find out if Dr. Choi can save the day, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Riverdale, Million Dollar Mile, Whiskey Cavalier, and SEAL Team.

Jenny’s Choice #2

If you haven’t been watching Drop the Mic or don’t know what it is, let me tell you, you’ve missed out. I personally hadn’t paid attention when it first came out and assumed it was another show similar to Lip Sync Battle. But when I came across a clip on YouTube a couple of weeks ago, I got caught up in a vortex and spent at least an hour watching clip after clip of celebrities (actors mainly, not just singers and I didn’t watch any pro rappers) battling it out in basically a “comedy roast,” only rapping instead of talking. The lines and insults these people come up with are fantastic (and if they’re scripted, please don’t tell me – just let me live in my little fantasy bubble for a while!). There are some who are definitely better than others, but overall, I enjoyed them! I’m just sad that tonight’s the season finale, but I’m VERY excited for the two battles, especially the second, because I loved the American Pie movies and both Jason Biggs & Eddie Kaye Thomas.

On tonight’s episode, “Glee Reunion Battle & Jason Biggs vs. Eddie Kaye Thomas,” it’s time for two high school reunions! Glee’s Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., and Becca Tobin battle former co-stars Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris. Then American Pie’s Jason Biggs and Eddie Kaye Thomas serve up slices of lyrical hurt.

Check out the battle tonight on TNT at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, Battle of the Ages, Chicago Fire, Dinner Takes All, Gone, Guy’s Grocery Games, Chicago PD, & SEAL Team.

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