If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/19/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

It’s so surreal and depressing that we could be only five episodes from the final episode of Archer, but that appears to be the reality. Whether or not it gets picked up for an eleventh season (or more), at the end of tonight’s episode we are halfway done with the newest incarnation of the brilliant, dialogue intensive comedy: Archer 1999. This third season of Archer’s coma dreams is a truncated eight-episode order, as were the first two, Archer Dreamland & Archer Danger Island.

This year the theme is finally fully sci-fi in a galaxy far, far away. As usual the satire spreads across several send ups, with last week’s installment playing like an eff’d up “Tribbles” episode from the seminal Star Trek series. Stuck in deep space with no food, still parsecs from a supply station, they found themselves overwhelmed by the eggs that a stowaway alien creature kept laying. They were slimy little gross eggs, but eventually the crew started consuming them. They then all begin to behave unusually, culminating in Archer & Lana engaging in a sex marathon, when we all know they can’t stand one another.

Mother, now a hologram AI being untethered from a body that required food, analyzed the situation and determined that the alien eggs were unlocking the inner desires of the whole crew. Cheryl eventually jettisoned the rest of the eggs and the alien who produced them, just as Bret showed up in a spaceship to rescue them. Bret, who famously got shot over and over till he died in the baseline reality version of Archer, died again when the eggs poured into his engine, making his ship explode.

This was easily the funniest episode yet this year. I hope that we get another season, even if creator Adam Reed leaves the show. This is one of the most unique and intelligent shows of the last decade. Whatever happens, just let it be known that this show has been baby-tattooingly awesome!

On tonight’s episode, “Dining with the Zarglorp,” deep in space, Archer and the crew encounter a terrifying cosmic beast. Even deeper, they encounter a self-aggrandizing life coach.

Meet the new beast and life coach tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I’ll be watching Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and I’ll also probably catch up on Krypton since I need summer content!

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