If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/27/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

I don’t know when it got renewed, but I was surprised AF two weeks ago when I saw my favorite impeccable pain in the ass was back on Adam Ruins Everything. Last week’s episode was particularly fun, as it was an “Adam & Emily Ruin Everything” event, in which they together ruined “A Night Out” together. Emily, Adam’s friend who has often been the “victim” of Adam’s informative tirades about various & sundry topics, had a date to go out with her old college roommate, Bex.

Bex was still getting ready at her place when they arrived, so Adam & Emily ruined shaving your legs. They recounted the origins of home shaving in the 1st quarter of the 21st century, when a young man named Gillette invented the disposable shaving razor. To maximize profit, he sought to sells razors to women too. So he paid for women’s magazines to fake a “European fad” of women shaving their armpits. They shamed women into wanting to shave their armpits and legs. They went on to explain the “pink tax,” a famous marketing industry phrase. It basically means, when making a women’s version of anything, just make it pink and charge more money. Once they were out in the club, they tackled the fabricated social constructs like: “handbags are feminine” or “women don’t need pockets in their clothes.”

Emily explained a lot to us then about noise in restaurants and how that has grown immensely in the last two decades since Chef Mario Batali started blasting loud dance music at his restaurants in the late 1990s. The last major topic they covered was drinking, as they destroyed the idea that light drinking was “good for you.” Alcohol is a carcinogenic, meaning it causes cancer. So no. Light wine drinking does not make anyone healthy, sorry. Em & Bex realized they were not really close anymore, but Bex wanted to see Adam again. The last clip was Emily explaining to us, through her hangover, that we have no scientific cures for hangovers because we have no conclusive explanation for them. I love this show. So glad to have it back. Mixing facts with humor is perfect!

On tonight’s episode, “Adam Ruins Doing Good,” Adam takes down do-gooders and reveals how Teach For America is harmful to both students and teachers; he uncovers the ineffectiveness of recycling and calls out the billionaires who create charities for tax breaks.

Don’t miss it tonight on TruTV at 10/9c.

My other Tuesday shows right now are Young Justice and Mysteries Decoded.

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