Women (wives) are happier to be in charge of the remote control all the time. The man often want to have a feel of the control sometimes, maybe there is soccer playing on another channel, while the Wife is watching Desperate HouseWives. The man, in all good grace, just have to endure enjoying The Desperate Housewife.
Having a alternate remote control for the TV won’t work. Not that it can’t work, but it is recipe for nagging, and madame de la Wify won’t take it. Asserting the fundamental huMan right does not augur well for nuptial bliss. The man just have to endure enjoying The Desperate House Wife.
Of desperate house wives is what fairy tales marriages are made. They turn out happily ever after at the end. The Men just have to endure The Desperate House Wives to The End.