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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/14/15

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 #1

childhoodsend1214smallTonight, Syfy kicks off its 3-night miniseries event, Childhood’s End, which is an adaption of Arthur C. Clark’s 1953 novel of the same name. Mysterious alien ships belonging to a race known as the Overlords appear in the sky all around the globe. However, the unseen supervisor known as Karellen (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones) promises they are there peacefully and promise to help fix the Earth’s problems. Karellen chooses Missouri farmer Ricky (Mike Vogel, Under the Dome) to be his “Blue Collar Prophet” and bridge between humans and the Overlords. The Overlords waste no time turning the Earth into the utopia they promised – achieving world peace, ending hunger, curing disease, etc. But is all of this too good to be true? Some freedom fighters believe so and don’t trust Karellen – especially since he won’t reveal himself to them.

The original novel was broken into three parts, with a time jump in between each one. Syfy is following the same structure with this series. Each night can be thought of as a 2-hour film in an overall saga. I had never read the original novel but have seen the entire series, and I would say expect the unexpected. The series has some really shocking and creepy moments (usually in the closing moments of each episode) and also brings up some thought-provoking topics.

The series also stars Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Daisy Betts (Persons Unknown), Ashley Zuckerman (Manhattan), Osy Ikhile (The Fear), Charlotte Nicdao (Please Like Me), and Haley Magnus (Home and Away).

I had the opportunity to speak with some of the cast/creators of the miniseries at San Diego Comic-Con. You can find videos of these interviews at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Night One – The Overlords,” an alien presence arrives on Earth with the intention to end all suffering and guide humanity into a utopia. But not everyone is so quick to believe these mysterious visitors are as peaceful as they seem.

Catch the beginning of this 3-part special series tonight on Syfy at 8/7c.
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