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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/21/19

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

Tonight, Pop TV kicks off the new 6-episode dramedy Flack. The series follows Robyn (Anna Paquin, True Blood), an American living in London, working at a PR firm that specializes in crisis management for wealthy celebrities. When a high-profile client is caught doing something bad by the media, it is her job to help these indiscretions go away quickly and quietly. While Robyn makes a living helping other people fix their lives, her own life is a bit of a mess, thanks to her self-sabotaging ways. Her sister, Ruth (Genevieve Angelson, Good Girls Revolt), has a much more quiet and normal life, with a husband and 2 kids, but she often lives vicariously through her sister’s wild adventures.

The PR firm is run by the sharp-witted, though a little off-beat, Caroline (Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda), who spends most of the premiere trying to pass as a lesbian. Robyn’s co-worker/best friend is Eve (Lydia Wilson, Black Mirror), a wild, foul-mouthed single gal who’s a bit of a diva and fashion snob. And new to the firm is intern Melody (Rebecca Benson, Game of Thrones), who is eager and excited to help but a little naive. The series also stars Arinzé Kene (Crazyhead), Marc Warren (The Good Wife), and Rufus Jones (Episodes).

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere, which immediately throws the viewer right into the craziness of Robyn’s work and then does a nice job of exploring the characters and establishing their roles and story lines. The series is fun and fast-paced and finds a nice blend of humor, character development, and ongoing drama mixed with the client-of-the-week story line. This show doesn’t feel like a typical Pop TV series – it is higher caliber and feels more like premium cable with a slightly British slant. I like that it is only 6 episodes, so it isn’t a huge time commitment. I definitely plan to keep watching.

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 1,” Robyn must kill off the latest of many one-night-stand stories circulating in the tabloids about every “housewife’s favorite” celebrity chef, Anthony Henderson (Max Beesley), before the public is exposed to his womanizer tendencies.

Meet Robin and the rest of the gang at work tonight on Pop TV at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Fam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Will & Grace, Gotham, The Orville, and The Other Two.
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