If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/1/21

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 was surprised but pleased last week to discover Snowpiercer is back already. Season one ended with “Big Alice” – a 40-car supply train – linking up with the 994-car Snowpiercer – a train that is escaping the doom of icy apocalypse that has befallen the rest of the world by staying in constant motion for seven years in a straight loop around North America. Inside the Snowpiercer, the disenfranchised had successfully thrown a revolution against the rich people that live in the forward cars. But now in season two, the designer of the train, Mr. Wilford, is a real threat on his supply train Big Alice with the ability to stop and freeze out the larger Snowpiercer when he chooses.

The premier started with the Snowpiercer’s engineer, Melanie, going under the stopped train to physically cut off Wilford’s uplink to the larger train’s systems. An emissary from Wilford demanded a list of items before they’d start the train back and spare them icy death. When Melanie made it back into the train, she was on Alice, where she spoke with Wilford. She refused to submit the larger Snowpiercer to him, telling him instead that Layton controlled the train now, having won his revolution. Melanie then saw that her daughter Alexandra, presumed dead, had been with Wilford the last seven years. Alex had been turned against her mother ideologically and ordered her taken to the brig.

Meanwhile, Layton and his wife got a cush new living area in First Class because she is pregnant and he is the defacto “president” in the emerging democracy his revolt was trying to establish. Wilford’s doctors easily healed Melanie’s frostbite with synthetic medicine called “goop.” Layton decided to strike at Wilford quickly before he got a chance to make his next move. At first, they took a few cars and succeed in kidnapping one of Big Alice’s hospitality workers, Kevin, hoping to gain leverage. Wilford responded by sending in a crazy cold resistant cyborg beast called “Bob” to suppress the surging attackers.

In response to the attack, Wilford dropped anchor and was going to leave the whole Snowpiercer to freeze to death. However, Melanie revealed that she had sabotaged the point where the two trains are permanently attached, so his threat to leave them to freeze was nullified. Wilford had no choice but to start them moving again.

On tonight’s episode, “Smolder to Life,” an exchange is made between the two trains, but a far greater revelation might be just over the horizon.

Find out what the greater revelation is tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for Shameless, Batwoman, The Watch, & American Gods. I’ll also watch A Perfect Planet at some point this week. Sunday is just the best night for TV these days.

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