If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/5/20

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

Earlier this week, FX kicked off the new FX on Hulu program, where shows that air on FX will also be available for streaming to all Hulu subscribers the next day. However, FX will be airing its new limited series Devs exclusively as a FX on Hulu original, bypassing the cable network altogether. Today the first two episodes of the 8-episode series are available to stream on Hulu.

Devs is a tech thriller set in the near future. Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno, Ex Machina) and her boyfriend Sergei (Karl Glusman, Nocturnal Animals) both work for tech company Amaya – she in the encryption division and he in A.I. division. Company founder Forest (Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation) is a brilliant man but a bit of a recluse ever since the death of his young daughter, for whom he named the company. There is also an enormous statue erected on the campus in her memory.

Sergei is giving a presentation about his current project to Forest and his right-hand engineer, Katie (Alison Pill, American Horror Story, Star Trek: Picard), demonstrating how he is able to predict the future movements and behavior of a small organism. The two are impressed with his work and invite him to join their top secret Devs division. Lily is excited for Sergei but knows that he cannot tell her anything about his work. However, the day that he starts in his new position, Sergei goes missing.

Now, as Lily desperately delves into this, trying to figure out what happened to her boyfriend, she starts to unlock some secrets about Sergei and what is really going on at the company and in this top secret division. The only person Lily can trust and turn to is her ex, a hacker named Jamie (Jin Ha, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert). Meanwhile, Forest’s ruthless head of security Kenton (Zach Grenier, The Good Wife) will do anything to protect the company’s secrets. Other regular characters include Devs department engineers Lyndon (Cailee Spaeny, On the Basis of Sex) and Stewart (Stephen McKinley Henderson, New Amsterdam), and Pete (Jefferson Hall, Taboo), the homeless man who lives outside Lily and Sergei’s apartment.

The series comes from writer/director Alex Garland (Annihilation, Ex Machina, Dredd) and certainly has a similar feeling to his other work. It mixes technology and thriller with a more cosmic and ethereal look and feel. The show takes place in a slightly futuristic San Francisco, where this Google-like company has its hands in all major technology. The first two episodes introduce viewers to this slightly off world and characters and sets up the mysteries of what exactly happened to Sergei, what exactly is this Devs team working on, and is Forest hiding something? I really like the cast and atmosphere the show sets up, but a warning that this show is a bit of a slow burn, going more for an atmosphere than non-stop action.

Check out this new show now on Hulu.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Carol’s Second Act, Tommy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Will & Grace, Indebted, Outmatched, Katy Keene, and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

Station 19 has a knack for mixing the emergency drama with the relationship drama. It makes for a busy but cohesive story line. Last week’s episode, the city was hit by a ginormous blizzard, which left the team stranded at the station and people pouring in to them there. It was a little overwhelming for the crew, but they all made do. JJ went into labor with Miller’s baby and delivered with some help from Andy, Maya, and Pruitt. This birth caused Andy to unravel after finding out her father’s cancer was back and he only had 6 months to live. It was Sullivan who comforted her, which made me both happy and concerned, because while I think they belong together, I am worried about Sullivan’s recent overuse of pain killers. I’m hoping that Sullivan gets help sooner than later and it doesn’t cause the house to fall apart. Elsewhere, Jack was dealing with his own bastardly deeds when Rigo punched him for sleeping with his wife – but Rigo proved the bigger man and didn’t tell anyone at the house because he knows that it will cause them all to side with Rigo and leave Jack out. Later, Jack came clean to Miller, and Miller told him it was unforgivable – you don’t mess with another firefighter’s spouse ever. I know that Jack has some severe emotional issues, but I am upset they went there with this story due to the fact that Jack is legitimately a good guy and deserves a better character story. This week I hope we find out the gender of Miller’s child, seeing as they conveniently left that out last week.

On tonight’s episode, “Satellite of Love,” as Ben readies the new Physician Response Team truck for the field, his suspicions about Sullivan and the missing Fentanyl continue to grow. Meanwhile, Jack and Rigo try to look past their differences when they are forced to work together and fight a mysterious gas station fire; Dean and JJ try to work through their differing parenting styles; and Travis meets someone new.

Find out if Ben confronts Sullivan about his drug use tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, Katy Keene, Young Sheldon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Deputy, A Million Little Things, and Tommy.

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