If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/5/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Overnight last night, the dark comedy-drama The End of the F***ing World returned for its second season on Netflix. In the first season, we met 17-year-old James (Alex Lawther), who’s a bit of a psychopath. He enjoyed killing animals and decided he wants to see what killing a human was like. He set his sights on rebellious classmate Alyssa (Jessica Barden), so when she suggested they run away together, he happily agreed. They played house in a seemingly empty home, and he started to fall for her. One day the owner returned and attempted to force himself upon Alyssa. James finally got his chance to experience killing a human as he stabbed the man in the neck. The two ended up on the run, on a road trip across England, eventually ending up at the coastside mobile home belonging to the father who abandoned Alyssa. Alyssa had this idealized view of her father, but when he saw their photos on the news, he called the cops. As the first season ended, it was like a Bonnie & Clyde or Butch & Sundance-like run from the cops and the sound of a gunshot.

The first season seemed like a nice ending to a complete story, so I was surprised when the show got picked up for a second season. But this happens often to successful “limited series” – if they end up being a huge success, the story gets extended. I really enjoyed the first season and am quite curious to see how they continue this story. When is this second season set in regards to the events of last season? Did anyone die? Are James and Alyssa going to continue to be on the run? I hope this season can recapture the magic of the first.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!, Emergence, This Is Us, The Resident, The Flash, Arrow, The Purge, and Treadstone.
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Phoebe’s Choice

I have a new guilty pleasure, and it is The Misery Index, a weird game show that is centered on rating pain and lasting torment in a fun, make some money kinda way. Yay! The hostess is the amazing Jameela Jamil (not a fake name) from The Good Place. The contestants get assistance from the comedy troupe The Tenderloin, or as you might otherwise know them: the guys from Impractical Jokers. I’m not a huge fan of what they do on that show, but their improv skills work well on this one.

So the Index is a scale of 1-100 that measures the suffering produced by an event in three metrics: Pain, Psychological Trauma, & Long-Term Impact. For example, last week in the first round, they cited “Being taken hostage during a bank robbery” as a 67, whereas being stuck overnight in an elevator that plays Mariah Carey’s holiday song on repeat as only a 42. The contestants, Renee & Albert, had to guess if “Being a daughter to a mom who gets all the same clothes, manicures, & plastic surgeries as you” was above, between, or below the first two. It’s like The Price is Right with a solid shot of Schadenfreude throughout. I have loved every episode so far, and oh yeah, Albert once was pooped on by a dolphin.

On tonight’s episode, “How Did It Get in There?” find out the dumbest way to break up with someone, and what gross sex dream Sal needs to “soldier forward” from. A pantless performer and a vertical face planter go all out in the hunt to be masters of misery and for a $30,000 grand prize.

Play along with the contestants tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching Arrow, The Flash, & Treadstone.

Megan’s Choice

It has been a sad start to the season on NCIS: New Orleans, with LaSalle’s brother being murdered when he tried to help get the son of his girlfriend out of trouble. Pride really helped to solve the case with LaSalle, but it was heartbreaking to see him so distraught and blaming himself. Losing a family member is always hard, but I feel it is harder when you feel like you didn’t help them as much as you could have while they were alive. Hopefully going forward, LaSalle can heal and find peace.

On tonight’s episode, “Matthew 5:9,” Lasalle hopes to avenge his brother’s murder by tracking a drug ring in Alabama he believes is responsible. Also, when Pride assists with the case, he crosses paths with Eddie Barrett (Eddie Cahill, CSI: New York), an elusive individual who knows more than he is sharing.

To see if LaSalle can avenge his brother’s death and start to heal, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, NCIS, The Resident, The Flash, This Is Us, Arrow, FBI, Emergence, and New Amsterdam.

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