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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/27/19

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!

Jenny’s Choice

Starting tonight is a 3-night event miniseries on National Geographic Channel (NGC) called The Hot Zone. From executive producer Ridley Scott, the series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Richard Preston and gives us a dramatic look at the true story of the origins of the Ebola virus and its first arrival on US soil. In 1989, the virus appeared in chimpanzees in a scientific lab near Washington DC. A US Army veterinarian working with a secret military SWAT team put herself in mortal danger when she tried to head off the outbreak before it spread to humans.

The miniseries has a great cast, starting with the lead, Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER). Noah Emmerich (The Americans) plays her husband, also in the army. Alongside them are Robert Sean Leonard (House), James D’Arcy (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Topher Grace (That 70s Show), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Nick Searcy (Easy Money, Justified), Paul James (Greek, The Path), & Robert Wisdom (Happy Town). I’ve heard great things about the short series, and I’m excited to watch it starting tonight!

On tonight’s first episode, “The Arrival,” Dr. Nancy Jaax has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world handling deadly viruses; after a lab accident, she is faced with a possible Ebola outbreak on U.S. soil.

Then on the second episode, “Cell H,” Dr. Nancy Jaax and her lab partner, Dr. Peter Jahrling, must take matters into their own hands to determine the source of the virus before it spreads; Dr. Jaax convinces an employee to hand over samples from infected monkeys.

See how the terrifying virus begins in the US tonight on NGC starting at 9/8c.

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