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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/23/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

I have been looking for summer content, so I decided to give the Pandora premiere last week a try. It’s sci-fi & on The CW, who does a great job on the Arrowverse, so why not? Well. It’s not the best sci-fi I’ve ever experienced, but I am not throwing tomatoes at the screen just yet.

The bizarre pilot opened with Jax, our main character, going for a jog on her planet, when her parents were obliterated by an attack. Fast forward to her being admitted into some academy back on Earth that a relative got her into. That escalated strangely. Okay, next we met and befriended alien Ralen & former sex slave & clone Atria Nine, cause a girl needs supporting cast. Where would Buffy be without Willow after all? They formed a study group, (what is this, Community??), and then Jax needed to check out the remains of her old home.

Once on her homeworld, at the site of her parents’ slaughter, she and the gang were attacked by some weird alien species but were able to duck into a vortex that put them in a safe pocket dimension during the laser bombardment. I was trying to figure out where they found the cool cave that most of these scenes were shot in, and I read that the entire show was produced in Bulgaria. Okay, that tracks. We also learned that Professor Osbourne from the academy was an undercover detective who suspected wrongdoing from the human upper tier. And that’s it. Left on a weird cliffhanger in a Bulgarian cave.

Visually, it is a well-done TV show. The writing so far seems kind of slopped together. I’ll watch it for now, until it either jumps shark or my better Tuesday night shows come back. Check it out if you are content starved. Otherwise you’re not missing the next Expanse or anything.

On tonight’s episode, “Chimes of Freedom,” when Atria Nine learns that Adari leader, Seeker Creston Hubbell, will be speaking on campus, she enlists the help of Jax and the study group to stand up against her former masters to help free her clone sisters and brothers from oppression on her homeworld.

Check out this new sci-fi drama tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’m also watching Young Justice.

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