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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/2/16

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

houdinidoyle52smallTonight, FOX kicks off the new series Houdini & Doyle, a British/Canadian/American co-production inspired by the real-life friendship between illusionist Harry Houdini and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The series takes place in 1900, where friends Harry Houdini (Michael Weston, House, Six Feet Under) and Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan, Episodes) find themselves teaming up with Scotland Yard to help solve inexplicable crimes and supernatural-based cases. The pair has a bit of a Mulder/Scully type of dynamic – while Doyle is much more open to the supernatural and spiritual, Houdini is a skeptic who believes everything can be explained in the same manner as his illusions. This causes the pair to constantly butt heads on their cases and wager as to the outcome. Joining these amateur detectives on their cases is fresh-faced female police officer Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard).

The series comes from producers David Shore (House) and David N. Titcher (The Librarians), and their influence can easily be seen. It combines interesting case-of-the-week type procedural elements with the humorous banter and interactions between the main characters. If you’re looking for a light, fun supernatural drama to add to your schedule, this one is definitely worth checking out. I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere and look forward to seeing what adventures Houdini and Doyle get involved in over the course of the show’s short 10-episode first season.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Maggie’s Redress,” the two investigate the murder of a nun who was killed in the infamous Magdalene Laundries.

Meet the new Houdini and Doyle tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Castle, Blindspot, Gotham, Jane the Virgin, The Detour, Bates Motel, 12 Monkeys, TURN: Washington’s Spies, and The Odd Couple.
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