If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/7/19

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

My first pick tonight is the US premiere (this was previously aired in the UK) of Bulletproof on The CW. According to The CW, “the adrenalin-fueled action thriller Bulletproof follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Pike (Ashley Walters, Top Boy) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, Bulletproof is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode.”

It sounds like it’s right up my alley, although it feels like an odd fit for The CW. Whatever network it’s on, I can’t wait to give it a shot tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Hit the Ground Running,” an informant is killed, leading Pike and Bishop to uncover a luxury car theft ring. When two members of the team are taken hostage, Bishop accidentally shoots Jonesy (David Elliot), but when he arrives at the ER to check on his mate, Bishop is the one who walks away wounded.

Check out this British import tonight on The CW at 8/7c.
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Kyle’s Choice

Last week, Hulu launched the new series Four Weddings and a Funeral. So much happened in those first four episodes, and we can already check off one wedding and the funeral. The wedding between Ainsley and Kash went off without a hitch…but not in the good way. Kash called things off at the alter due to the fact that he hadn’t been honest with Ainsley about his desires to be an actor. Afterwards, he started to pursue his dream career, but after his father became too sick to work, he had to go back to his old job working with Craig. (Ainsley isn’t aware that the two are still friends.) Later, Kash started dating Fatima, a female accountant the head of his mosque set him up with. After the breakup, Ainsley’s parents cut her off, so she had to deal with the harsh reality of her finances. This took up a lot of her attention as she tried to figure out how to cut business costs and which assistant she was going to fire. Gemma was upset that her (only) friend had no time for her, but her husband Quentin stepped in to be her plus one for a girls’ day out. However, later that evening, Quentin passed away due to a sudden aneurysm, leaving Gemma devastated. Quentin’s parents tried to organize a stodgy, traditional funeral, but Gemma and her son turned it into a more fun event Quentin would have enjoyed. She also decided that her son wouldn’t be going back to the boarding school he hated.

Craig kept the news of his surprise 9-year-old daughter from Zara, and once she found out he had confided with Maya and not her, she left him. Craig tried many times to contact Zara, but she seemed to have just disappeared…that is until he turned on the TV and saw her on the new season of the trashy reality dating series, “Love Chalet.” At the same time, Maya finally gave up on Ted and decided to stay in London, getting a job working with an older, more-conservative local politician. She was forced to split the job/salary with her male rival. Meanwhile, it looked like Duffy had started a promising new relationship with a fellow teacher; however, at Quentin’s funeral he decided he didn’t want to die never having told Maya how he felt about her, so he did, and the two kissed in the rain.

So where does that leave us for tonight’s episode? Did Maya and Duffy’s kiss lead to more? Does Maya feel as strongly for Duffy as he does for her? And how are their best friends going to react to this new relationship 10 years in the making? How is Craig going to react to seeing Zara making out with other men on her reality show – is there any hope of them reconciling? Based on the title of tonight’s episode, we’ll be getting a lot more on this! Also, how will Gemma’s life and attitude change now that her husband is gone and her son is now living at home full-time? And finally, will Kash continue to pursue a relationship with Fatima? It seems like he and Maya had quite a connection when they first met, but they are like ships in the night, always passing one another when the other is in a relationship. (If I had to make a guess, I’d say those two will be the subjects of the show’s final wedding…sorry, Duffy. Hopefully you’ll find someone else.) We’ve still got 6 episodes and 3 more weddings to go. Is anyone else enjoying this show as much as I am?

On the new episode, “Love, Chalet,” Craig becomes obsessed with Zara’s reality show, Duffy tries not to screw things up with Maya, and Ainsley meets an exciting new client who could help save her business…as well as the client’s horrible ex-husband, Bryce (guest star Dermot Mulroney).

Check it out now on Hulu, since it premiered overnight last night.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, MasterChef, BH90210, Bulletproof, Hypnotize Me, Krypton, and Younger.

Megan’s Choice

Tonight is the premiere of BH90210, which is a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 but with a reality spin.
The former cast will be playing heightened versions of themselves with their real lives and relationships with each other, formulating these new versions. I’m looking forward to seeing all of them together again and also seeing how they address the passing of Luke Perry.

Overall, I think it is bound to be a fun trip down memory lane that will also be full of delicious and dramatic moments making it worth the watch.

On tonight’s episode, “The Reunion,” having gone their separate ways since the series Beverly Hills, 90210 ended 19 years ago, the cast reunites at a 30th Anniversary fan convention in Las Vegas, causing old flames, feuds, and feelings to reignite. At the end of the weekend, Tori suggests that they get a 90210 reboot off the ground.

To see how our 90s teen idols have changed, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef and Bulletproof.

Jenny’s Choice #2

My second pick is the other new show on The CW, called Hypnotize Me. According to The CW, this is a “comedy game show hosted by Taye Diggs. Based on the hit UK format (You’re Back In The Room), the show features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons…after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, these contestants need to work together as a team. However, their entranced states cause hysterical hurdles that not only sabotage their progress, but reveal aspects of their personalities neither they, their family nor their friends have ever before witnessed! The series also features award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, who stars in the original UK show, as resident hypnotist.”

First, I love Taye Diggs, so that’s a draw right there. Second, I know hypnotism is real, although I’ve never been hypnotized myself and have never seen it done to anyone in real life. But it sounds like a fun premise, so I can’t wait to see how this one is.

On tonight’s episode, “Around the World,” contestants put their skills to the test and take a trip around the world as they are challenged to complete simple tasks all while being hypnotized by hypnotist Keith Barry. We’ll see Greek pottery, Italian pizzas, and Paris Fashion Week. After each round of hypnoses, host Taye Diggs will inform the audience of the amount of money earned and later declare the ultimate amount won following the final group challenge.

See if the new show is as fun as it sounds tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Press Your Luck, BH90210, Card Sharks, & Guy’s Grocery Games.

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