If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/27/19

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

Last week, the new HBO show, Watchmen, started off tense and kept the mood up through most of the episode. It began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921 during the Tulsa Race Riots. That’s a totally real historical event – in response to black people standing up with weapons to stop an African American boy from being lynched, the white people massacred and air bombed the burgeoning, segregated Greenwood neighborhood. That really happened. The show followed one young boy’s escape as many adults around him got slaughtered by white rage. Then we FFWD about 90 years. I got it wrong in my last blog about this show. It’s not 2019 there; it’s about 2008 when we picked things up at a traffic stop in rural Oklahoma outside Tulsa.

The cops all wore yellow masks on their faces to protect their identities and required approval from HQ to access the gun that stayed locked in their center console. When this officer believed he had stopped a member of the rebellious Seventh Kavalry (because he saw a Rorschach mask in the glove), he requested his gun. It took several questions to get the gun authorized however, and then the system glitched, giving the Kav member enough time to get his assault rifle out and riddle the cop’s car and chest with bullets.

Strong open.

Next we met our central protagonist for this series, bakery manager Angela Abar. She used to be a cop in the United State of Vietnam (Because of course…) but was injured in an incident referred to as the White Night. On that night, many cops were attacked by the Seventh Kavalry, who opposed the government and Redfordations, or reparations for victims of the Tulsa Race Riots in 1921. On the ride home from school, Angela and her son had to park while a shower of tiny squid splattered all over the road and car. Despite this front as a baker, Angela was in fact a masked vigilante named Sister Night, whose outfit sorta looks like Captain Marvel meets Sister Act. It looks badder than that descrip, but you know I’m right. #FightMe #YouWont

Once she learned about the shooting, she grabbed a guy that she was certain was a Kavalry soldier. A precinct-wide meeting decided to enact a 24-hour release of all firearms to the cops. After Looking Glass determined that the guy Sister Night nabbed was for sure a 7th Kav member, she brutally beat info out of him. They learned that the recent shooter was holed up in a local cattle ranch. What ensued was a bloody great beef splatter battle set to what could only be described as Knight Rider muzak. The Chief of Police used Night Owl’s flying machine to stop the last escaping criminals but sacrificed the vehicle to do it.

After dinner with the Abar family, the chief was later ambushed on a dark country road. Angela got a threatening call and a location. When she showed up, it was an old black man in a wheelchair. He was the boy who escaped the riots in the opening scene!!! Also though. Sad face. The chief was hanging from the tree, dead as doornails. Outro with: more Knight Rider music.

This show is sick AF, and I can’t wait to see how it pans out. Oh yeah, also in there? Ozymandias is still obsessed with Dr. Manhattan, though John has yet to make an appearance.

On tonight’s episode, “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship,” as Angela relives haunting memories of an attack on her family, she detains a mysterious man (Lou Gossett Jr.) who claims responsibility for Tulsa’s most recent murder. Elsewhere, an original play is performed for an audience of one.

Don’t miss the sick fun tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’m also watching Mr. Robot, Get Shorty, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Batwoman, and my Halloween costume: Supergirl.

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