If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/22/20

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

After the lackluster (at best) first season of Batwoman, I was not expecting a whole lot from another CW Arrowverse show. I did not realize, however, that it was simply being licensed for broadcast on The CW, that it was in fact a DCU show and was not part of the Arrowverse at all. I’m glad my expectations were so low, because now the season that I am swept up into is an absolute delight. Luke Wilson and Brec Bassinger star as S.T.R.I.P.E. and Star Girl respectively, two members of the second incarnation of the Justice Society of America. The tale takes place after the original JSA was wiped out by the Injustice Society of America. I know, real weak branding, but this show is still sooooo good. High school student Courtney Whitmore believes she is Star Man’s daughter because his staff activated for her and gave her all of his powers, even though her stepdad, who is also S.T.R.I.P.E – Star Man’s old sidekick and a robot made out of cars – tells her time and again that he was not her real dad.

After recovering a number of power items associated with each of the ex-members of the JSA, Courtney has been on a quest to find heirs apparent for each of the fallen members of the once prominent superhero team. Last week we added Hourman and Doctor Mid-Nite’s replacements in the form of the trouble student Rick Tyler & nerd outcast Beth Chapel. Beth snooped through Courtney’s room, where she found the relics of power. Donning the glasses of Dr. Mid-Nite, she is now guided by the disembodied voice of Charles McNider, the original Dr. M, incarnated here as an AI with all of his memories and an extensive library of information about the modern world.

While reluctant to let Beth claim the helm of a hero who she is not a direct legacy of, Courtney pursued Rick Tyler because she discovered that he is the original Hourman’s son. After giving him the hourglass medallion that his father used, he was imbued with the power of super-strength but only for one hour each day. He initially intended to use the powers to cause mischief, but after Beth used her goggles to show him that his parents were actually killed by the JSA, he agreed to join their growing group of super-powered beings.

This show has the production value of Titans but with way more heart. It is tremendous fun & if you aren’t watching this yet, it is time to #ketchup.

On today’s episode, “The Powers That Be,” Courtney makes a difficult decision after Pat confronts her about the potential consequences of recruiting new members to the JSA. Elsewhere, Barbara shows up in support of Mike’s science fair, and Courtney, Yolanda, Beth, and Rick prepare for their first major mission.

Don’t miss it this morning on DC at 9AM/8AMc.

I’ll also be watching the ever weird and hilarious American Dad.

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