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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/27/18

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

Early this morning, Netflix released all of the episodes of the sixth season of Orange is the New Black. Last season, the series took a unique approach, with the entire season taking place over the course of just 3 days, as the Litchfield inmates rioted for better living conditions after the accidental death of inmate/friend Poussey. After days of trying to negotiate with the prisoners, CERT sent in a tactical team to squelch the uprising. Meanwhile, Red tried to lure former CO Piscatella into a trap to get her revenge. However, he discovered what she was up to and entered the prison on his own, where he held Alex, Piper, Red, and some others hostage. The women eventually managed to turn the tables on Piscatella, but the CERT team found Freida’s hidden bunker just as he was trying to leave, and they shot him, thinking he was an armed assailant in the haze of the smoke bombs they had released.

During the riot, Maritza and Flaca had bonded making their YouTube prison-style videos. However, they were upset to discover that all of the Litchfield inmates were being gathered onto buses to be redistributed to other prisons while the riot aftermath was cleaned up…and the two of them had been placed on different buses. Meanwhile, Leanne and Angie set fire to all of the prisoner records; Lorna discovered she was pregnant, and her boyfriend professed his love; and Pennsatucky managed to escape from prison and made her way to the home of her CO boyfriend. Back in the bunker, Red, Freida, the newly-engaged Piper and Alex, and some other inmates locked arms, bracing themselves for the unknown as the CERT team entered the room with guns locked and loaded.

I’m looking forward to seeing where things open in the new season and how this affects the main characters we have followed for five seasons. Will our group be separated from one another? Is Litchfield no more? Will we jump ahead to after things have been cleaned up from the riots? Or have the women been sent to a new prison/prisons, and if so, how will the environment/character dynamics be different?

Check out the entire sixth season streaming now on Netflix.

I’ll also be watching/recording Welcome to the Family, The Great British Baking Show, Wynonna Earp, Killjoys, and Outcast.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/5/14

I was really excited that earlier this week, after years of trying, I finally got approved as press for San Diego Comic-Con! It’s still 7 weeks away, but it seems much closer. I’m happy to finally be “official”! It’s another slow night of TV, but we’ve got some recommendations on what’s worth watching from tonight’s sparse lineup.

Kyle’s Choice

oitnbtop102013smallThe thing I’m most excited for is tonight’s release of Orange is the New Black, Season 2, on Netflix, although the episodes won’t be available until around midnight PST, so I won’t be checking it out until I wake up tomorrow morning. I thoroughly enjoyed the first season—I finished all 13 episodes the day after they were released. 🙂

The series comes from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and has her signature mix of quirky characters, black comedy, and drama. It follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman who is sentenced to 15 months in a prison for transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfiend a decade earlier. During the first season, we met all of the crazy inmates—including Piper’s former lover Alex (Laura Prepon)—and learned of the various cell block cliques and corrupt prison staff members. As Piper tried to prove herself, and make some friends, in order to survive her sentence, she also made her own fair share of enemies. Meanwhile, her fiance Larry (Jason Biggs) attempted to remain loyal and supportive at home.

I love the characters, relationships, and humor of this series, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where the show goes next, as it left us with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of the first season. If you haven’t already checked out the first season, I highly recommend doing so before the new season drops later tonight!

While waiting for OITNB Season 2, I’ll be watching Hollywood Game Night, Undateable, and Gang Related.
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