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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/16/15

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

moonbeamcitysmallTonight, Comedy Central kicks off its new retro animated spoof of 1980s cop dramas, Moonbeam City. Rob Lowe stars as Dazzle Novak, an unpredictable, self-centered womanizer who works as a detective for the metropolitan police department. He’s constantly trying to prove that he’s the best cop on the force and is always playing a game of one-upmanship with equally competitive rival Rad Cunningham (Will Forte). Chief Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks) tries to reign in Dazzle but knows his unorthodox methods get the job done. Meanwhile, ambitious young rookie Chrysalis (Kate Mara) is trying to prove she’s ready to take on some cases.

The series is like Archer meets Miami Vice. It’s set in the flashy, neon style of the 1980s with a very synthy soundtrack. The cops of Moonbeam City don pastel suits as they chase down drug dealers, thieves, or whatever criminal element shows up that week. Dazzle is crude and politically incorrect but somehow manages to get the job done — and always finds time to hop into bed with some ladies. This is certainly not a show for kids — it’s very adult-themed and filled with sex, drugs, violence, and language.

While I wasn’t blown away by tonight’s episode, I did find a lot of humor, saw definite potential, and look forward to checking out more of the show. Rob Lowe is great, playing his typical larger-than-life Rob Lowe persona, while Will Forte gives an equally-entertaining performance as pretty much a less suave, more whiney Rob Lowe.

On tonight’s episode, “Mall Hath No Fury,” set in the mean streets of a crime-ridden metropolis, dashing but dim-witted detective Dazzle Novak is determined to get his “#1 Cop” mug back from his chief rival, Rad Cunningham, while an underworld kingpin wreaks havoc on Moonbeam City.

If you don’t want to wait, you can check out tonight’s premiere early on ComedyCentral.com.

Go back to the 1980s tonight on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, MasterChef, Young & Hungry, Kevin From Work, The League, You’re the Worst, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Impastor, and Twinning,
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