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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/24/21

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

Last year’s debut season of Batwoman did not impress me. They chose Kate’s psycho but decidedly non-superpowered sister Beth, who personifies herself as Alice, leader of the Wonderland gang, as the Big Bad. Batwoman barely battled any actual super villains the entire season. When CoV19 caused the season to be truncated by two episodes, I didn’t even care. I was like “you can just not do any other episodes ever and that’d be OK.” I saw Ruby Rose, who played Kate, left the show between seasons and that she was being replaced by Javicia Leslie, who would take over as Batwoman. I was just befuddled on that, not realizing Leslie was playing a different woman who would become Batwoman. I thought that Kate was suddenly gonna turn into a black woman. Last week’s season two premiere cleared it all up for me, and I actually look forward to this season now.

The episode opened with Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) witnessing a plane wreck just outside the van she lives in (down by the river). She rescued a man and found the Batwoman suit. She decided to keep it and fled the scene. Meanwhile, Alice followed through on planting Arkham escapee Tommy Elliot into present-day Gotham posing as Bruce Wayne, as he now wears Bruce’s face. He was basically able to walk right into his house, get Luke Fox to open the Batcave for him, and then walk out with the Kryptonite bullet that can penetrate the Batsuit (for some reason).

Luke & Mary soon tracked down Ryan, who told them the Wonderland gang killed her mom and left her to be framed with drugs that put her in jail. So she’ll be keeping the suit until she brings down Alice. Elliot, deciding he likes the Bruce Wayne identity, betrayed Alice’s location to the chief of police/her dad. When Elliot ran into Julia Pennyworth at the precinct, she immediately sussed that he was an impostor, got his fingerprints off a glass, and then IDed him. She told Luke & Mary, but by that time Elliot had already stolen the Batmobile and was homing in on Ryan to steal the suit from her. There was a delightfully ridiculous car chase through an amusement park at night that ended in a hand-to-hand confrontation. Elliot managed to shoot Ryan with the Kryotonite bullet, but she literally beat his face off despite the wound. She decided to give the suit back to Luke & Mary.

In a series of closure scenes, both Jacob (Kate’s dad) and Sophie (Kate’s lover) were told she was Batwoman. A note from Safiyah, international criminal and super villain, indicated that she killed Kate, giving Alice a reason to live again. She curled up with Mouse’s corpse and starts to plan her revenge on the woman who killed Kate before she could. In the very last scene, we saw that the Kryptonite bullet wound in Ryan’s chest was glowing, indicating she’ll either be infected or empowered by it. Who knows, who cares? I like this show for the first time, and that’s what matters.

Best moment of the S2 premiere was when the new Batwoman was shaking down two hoodlums for leads on Alice’s location, she accidentally launched a bolas attack that incapacitated the one guy. She went on to threaten the other guy, “I don’t even know what this button does. Wanna find out together?”

On tonight’s episode, “Prior Criminal History,” after her quick spin in the Batgear, Ryan is back to facing the daily challenges of life as herself. Meanwhile, Alice has a new, devious plan to get the attention of both Gotham and Safiyah. With Kate still missing and the city in an uprising, Luke and Mary are desperate to find a stand in. In a pinch, Ryan dons the suit again and comes face-to-face with Alice for the first time. Back at Crows Headquarters, Sophie and Commander Kane try to uncover who may have had a vendetta against Kate.

To see how Ryan fares once again as Batwoman, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.
I’ll also be tuning in for American Gods, which is doing good things with the slowest part of the book, and Shameless.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/5/20

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m so excited for tonight’s (US) series premiere of Coroner, which is based off the book series by @MatthewH_books and originally aired in Canada and is set in Toronto. Serinda Swan (Ballers and what I know her from, Breakout Kings & Graceland) stars as Dr. Jenny Cooper, a recently widowed and newly appointed coroner who investigates any suspicious, unnatural, or sudden deaths. She uses her intuition as much as her intellect and heart to solve cases alongside Homicide Detective Donovan “Mac” McAvoy (Roger Cross, Arrow, The X-Files), who isn’t afraid of challenging the status quo. Also working with Jenny is pathologist Dr. Dwayne Allen (Lovell Adams-Gray, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), his assistant River Baitz (Kiley May, It: Chapter Two), and Jenny’s assistant Alison Trent (Tamara Podemski, Run), who keeps it real. And while Jenny solves mysterious deaths, she also deals with clinical anxiety, a teenage son, Ross (Ehren Kassam, Degrassi: Next Class, Degrassi: The Next Generation), who is still grieving the death of his father, and the prospect of starting a new relationship with the enigmatic (& in my opinion cutie) Liam (Eric Bruneau, Trop).

I’ve seen the entire first season (they had screeners available a LONG time ago, and I’ve been dying for it to finally air here so I could share!), and I loved it. Jenny’s mental health is shaky, at best, but she’s great at her job and you really find yourself rooting for her. Mac is great too, and I really enjoyed the story lines that wind throughout the season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Black Dog,” when Dr. Jenny Cooper’s (Serinda Swan) life is upended by the untimely death of her husband, she changes her professional focus, becoming the newly appointed coroner in Toronto. As she learns to navigate raising a teenage son on her own, Jenny’s first case affects her personally when she is called to investigate the death of a teen in a youth detention center.

To see how Jenny handles everything life suddenly throws her way, tune in to The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Guy’s Grocery Games & United We Fall.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/26/20

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

Last week, The CW kicked off its latest superhero series, Stargirl. (Episodes also air a day earlier, on Mondays, on the DC Universe subscription service.) In the premiere, we learned that a decade earlier, a band of heroes known as the Justice Society of America was protecting the Earth from a similar band of villains, known as the Injustice Society. However, the heroes were nearly all killed in battle. Just before he died, Starman (Joel McHale) gave his Cosmic Staff to his sidekick, Pat Dugan aka Stripesy (Luke Wilson), telling him it would find a worthy successor. However, the staff would just sit in storage, gathering dust for the next decade. During that time, Pat met and married Barbara Whitmore (Amy Smart), a single mother whose first husband mysteriously disappeared one Christmas, right around the time that the Justice Society of America was killed off (is there a connection?!).

In the present day, the newly-combined family – Pat, his son Mike (Trae Romano), Barbara, and her daughter Courtney (Brec Bassinger, School of Rock) – have moved across the country to their new home in Blue Valley, and Courtney’s first day at Blue Valley High School doesn’t go well. She’s picked on by the popular kids and forced to sit at the reject table for lunch (the future members of a new Justice Society of America?). After school, she stumbles upon the Cosmic Staff in the basement, which seems to come to life and flies her to the drive-in theater, where the cool kids are hanging out. Courtney is a bit of a gymnastics star, and her skills seem to blend well with that of the staff. However, the staff gets a mind of its own and blows up jock/bully Henry King Jr.’s (Jake Austin Walker, Rectify) car. It turns out that his father, Henry Sr. (Christopher James Baker, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) was a villain named Brainwave, and now, with this new turn of events, he’s decided to don his old costume and come out of retirement. Courtney eventually meets up with Brainwave and is about to lose their fight when she is saved by Pat, who is wearing a giant 15-foot robot Transformer-like armor.

I really enjoyed the premiere and can’t wait to see more of this series – it has the humor and lighter tone of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, so it should pair well with that on Tuesday nights. I am looking forward to seeing Courtney don the Stargirl uniform (I mean, despite Pat’s denial, Starman has to have been her father, right?), and form a new Justice Society of America to take on these bullies and actual villains.

On tonight’s episode, “S.T.R.I.P.E.,” after Courtney has an unexpected run-in with a member of the Injustice Society of America, Pat reveals the truth to her about their history; Barbara is elated when she sees Courtney making an attempt to get along with Pat.

To learn the truth about Pat and Courtney, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/5/20

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!

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s episode of The Flash was packed full of action and emotions that left us on the edge of our seats. Eva is free of the mirror, while Mirror Iris was shattered in Barry’s arms – which was bittersweet because even though she was a fraud, it still looked like Iris. The end of the episode had Iris still trapped in the mirror and her and Barry speaking to each other through the glass. It was heartbreaking. I can’t wait to see them reunited, but I am not sure how long they are going to have to keep fighting before she’s free.

On tonight’s episode, “Pay the Piper,” when Godspeed returns, Barry turns to Hartley Rathaway for help. However, things get tense quickly after Barry realizes one of the changes from Crisis is that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies. Meanwhile, Iris tries to escape the Mirrorverse.

To see if Iris can escape the Mirrorverse, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and FBI: Most Wanted.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/28/20

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!

Megan’s Choice

The Flash has been stringing viewers for a while now with Iris’s doppelganger, which has put the beloved West-Allen relationship status on the rocks. This was especially apparent with the emotional fleeing of fake Iris from Barry on last week’s episode. The real Iris is trapped in the mirror dimension with the deceptive Eva, who is actually behind the whole thing for revenge against her husband. I am hopeful that going forward we will get answers on Camilla as well as wrap this story up.

On tonight’s episode, “Liberation,” after recent events, Barry takes a closer look at his life with Iris. Eva makes a bold move.

To see what happens with Iris, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, FBI: Most Wanted, and Ellen’s Game of Games.

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