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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/2/16

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

pacificheatsmallToday, Netflix drops the 13-episode first season of Pacific Heat, an animated action/comedy that follows a squad of dimwitted police offers as they go on various undercover missions in the glitzy Gold Coast of Australia. Heading up the team is Special Agent Todd Sommerville, who is constantly throwing out the Horatio Caine-style puns and is more concerned about messing up his hair than wearing the proper protective gear. With her blonde hair and willingness to strip down for the mission, Special Agent Maddie Riggs may not appear to be the smartest of the group, but she is constantly surprising the rest of her team with moments of sheer brilliance. The rest of the team includes simpleminded Special Agent Veronica “V.J.” Delane and meathead Agent Zac Valentic, who is also a former military colleague of Todd’s. And rounding out the main characters are the Chief, who is constantly sending the squad out on unsanctioned missions but then gets frustrated by their rogue practices. At the same time, he also has to deal with his empty-headed assistant and the team’s savvy young female tech.

I got a chance to watch the first and third episodes of the season, and I really enjoyed what I saw. This show is a lot of fun! The animation style and premise will remind many viewers of FX’s Archer. This series has a very similar look and feel, following a team of not-so-bright agents as they go out on dangerous missions and also deal with coworkers and office politics. The series also has a similar mix of irreverent humor, wordplay, sarcasm, and sight gags, and well as these really fun flashbacks that reveal crazy backstories and incidents in the characters’ pasts. The show even breaks the fourth wall at one point in the third episode. I think Archer fans will really enjoy this series, and it’s also well worth checking out for anyone looking for a fun cop show spoof.

Stream all 13 episodes now on Netflix!

I’ll also be watching/recording Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Z Nation, and Van Helsing.

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