If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/29/19

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

My pick tonight is NBC’s newest drama, The Inbetween. Relative newcomer Harriet Dyer plays Cassie Bedford, a young woman who was born with the rare ability of visions, events that have already occurred or ones that will happen in the future. She also can see and communicate with ghosts. Her father is Detective Tom Hackett, played by the sexy and talented Paul Blackthorne (Arrow & The Dresden Files to name a couple of his latest and most famous roles). When he and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante (Justin Cornwell, I am the Night on TNT and CBS’s Training Day), need help solving a dark and twisty murder, Cassie agrees (albeit reluctantly) to help. Unfortunately, once she opens that door, the dead don’t want to let her rest.

I’ve seen the first couple of episodes and really enjoyed it. Cassie’s ability is nothing earth-shatteringly new, but it’s still creepy and spooky and all things ghostly. This show has been in the works for quite a while, and I don’t know that NBC has been advertising it much (although I don’t watch a lot of stuff on NBC right now, so maybe they have?), but I’d suggest giving it a shot because at least the first two episodes are really great.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Cassie helps her father and his partner solve a young woman’s murder using her unique psychic powers. She also encounters a supernatural spirit, Ed Roven (recurring guest star, Sean Bolger), whose evil transcends time.

See how Cassie’s visions help solve the murder tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior, MasterChef, Dinner Takes All, Guy’s Grocery Games, The Hot Zone, Best Room Wins, & The Butcher.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, another season of Archer kicks off on FXX. Each season, the show’s creators like to shake things up, setting things in a completely different time period and genre. Last year we jumped back to the 1930s for a Pacific Island adventure. For the 10th season, Archer: 1999, the gang heads into “the future” for a space adventure. The year is 1999, and Archer is the co-captain of the spaceship Seamus, along with his short-tempered ex-wife Lana. Everyone is just waking up from stasis as the ship encounters a distress beacon. The crew pretty much resembles their usual selves, except for Mallory (who is a ball of energy that can change her shape into any form) and Pam (who is some sort of rock monster and believes she’s the star of her own sitcom, complete with laugh track). Rounding out the crew are fighter pilot Cheryl/Carol, courtesan Ray, and synthetic human Algernop Krieger.

I checked out the first two episodes, and the show is just as fun and crazy as ever. I always enjoy seeing these familiar characters get thrown into an unfamiliar setting and a new genre. This tenth season is like Archer meets Thor: Ragnarok, which is just as great as it sounds! I look forward to seeing what else awaits the crew on this space adventure.

On tonight’s premiere, “Bort the Garj,” Archer and the crew of the Seamus wake up to the smell of shepherd’s pie and see a business opportunity in their new guest.

Learn about the new business opportunity that awaits the gang tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The InBetween, What We Do in the Shadows, and Happy!.

Phoebe’s Choice

Six years ago, Grant Morrison wrote a Christmas-themed action-filled smut fest of a four issue limited series named Happy! about an ex-cop turned hitman, Nick Sax & the imaginary friend of his daughter the eponymous flying blue unicorn Happy. Syfy brought that story to life in a delightful 8-episode season last year and said “All out of source material? Who cares? Let’s do another season of this.” So the last few months we’ve been on a whirlwind adventure that is this time Easter-themed, featuring both child entertainer Sonny Shine & the demon Orcus as juxtaposed Big Bads of a sort.

Last week was episode nine of this ten-part season, so tonight is the finale. We started last time with Nick and his former partner at the PD, Meredith, searching the hospital for Amanda, Nick’s baby mama. Speaking of babies… Amanda was in labor giving birth to the interdimensional blobs known as the Wishies. They are dark versions of the Teletubbies. Last season they briefly entered the story as flavor, but in the second season we have learned much more about them. Amanda gave birth to a few dozen marble-sized jello zygotes. Somehow she then turned an oxygen tank into an improvised blow torch. She destroyed the eggs and the Wishies with the weapon.

Orcus fled the scene but had to face Nick & Merry then. He used his dark powers to make dozens of patients and hospital employees commit “suicide by Nick Sax.” Then Happy showed up to counter Orcus’s death magic with his own love magic. This provided enough diversion for Orcus to get away though. Nick and Amanda reunited and set out to find their daughter Hailey together one more time. We saw that Smoothie had gotten her a nice hotel room filled with teddy bears, where she would be picked up at 7pm to kill Sonny Shine on live TV. Shine meanwhile was saddened by the death of his Wishies, but Orcus consoled him. He promised that the legion of escaped cons that he leads will be enough to storm the studio to make sure they could broadcast his (canceled) Easter special.

While following a lead, Merry got hoodwinked. She was later branded as part of an initiation into a cult: The Blue Feather. Smoothie lured Nick & Amanda to Hailey’s school, where Amanda beat his ass. But he used his knowledge of where their daughter was to take them on a wild goose chase of sorts. Orcus showed up at Hailey’s hotel room to give her a gun and some cheese sticks. In the last moments, Smoothie made Amanda poison Nick for the whereabouts of Hailey. There is a good chance that this show will not get renewed for a round three, so let’s hope this season finale really sticks the landing.

On tonight’s episode, “Resurrection,” Sonny broadcasts his Easter Eggtacular; Sax, Amanda and Happy try desperately to rescue Hailey from meeting a terrible fate.

Find out if they can rescue Hailey tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Twilight Zone season finale, of course the Archer season premiere because holy shit yes!

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