If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/1/15

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

battlecreek31smallI love both Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters, and you know I love a good procedural, so put them together, and I’ve gotta love it, right? I’ve seen tonight’s premiere of Battle Creek, and I did like it. It’s slightly different than I’d hoped (I adore Josh D, and I wanted him to be a nice guy, but at least in the first episode, his character comes across as a bit of a douche…), but I still enjoyed it.

Duhamel and Winters play two law enforcement officers who have completely opposite views of the world and crime-solving. Winters plays Detective Russ Agnew, a good but kind of gruff, rough-around-the-edges small-town cop. Duhamel plays Special Agent Milton Chamberlain, who opens up an FBI field office at the police station and chooses Russ to be his partner. He’s smooth and polished, and the difference between the men leads to frustration, humor, and more. Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Edward Fordham, Jr., and Aubrey Dollar also star.

On tonight’s episode, “The Battle Creek Way,” jaded Det. Russ Agnew reluctantly partners with charming FBI Agent Milt Chamberlain to solve a drug-related double homicide, but while Milt investigates with the high-tech resources of the FBI, Russ prefers old-school police work and instinct.

Meet TV’s newest two crime solvers tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Mikie Saves the Date, The Great British Baking Show, Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, All-Star Academy, The Last Man on Earth, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
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Megan’s Choice

secretsandliessmallI have been intrigued to watch the premiere of Secrets and Lies since I first read the press release. This seems like it could be an interesting story premise if it’s done properly, and it doesn’t hurt that the lead is played by the always sexy Ryan Phillipe. He plays Ben Crawford, the all-round decent family man, who will never be the same after he stumbles upon the body of his neighbor’s son in the woods. Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) keeps digging around for the truth and considers Ben a “person of interest.” While he’s trying to clear his name, Ben finds out dirty secrets about his neighbors. I love the fact that it’s only going to be a 10-episode run because it means the writers have to move the story along faster.

On the first hour, “The Trail,” as Ben Crawford takes his routine morning jog, he comes across the body of a young boy in town, Tom, and ends up being named a suspect in the kid’s murder case. Then on the second episode, “The Father,” Ben’s family attends Tom’s funeral and are further attacked by the media.

To see if this new drama is what you’ve been looking for, tune in to the two-hour premiere on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Battle Creek, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, and All-Star Academy.

Kyle’s Choice

lastmanonearth31smallI was skeptical about Fox’s new comedy, The Last Man on Earth. In 2020, a virus has ravaged the globe, and 40-year-old Phil Miller (Will Forte, SNL) has spent the past two years combing the country for signs of any other survivors. Dejected, he returns home to Tucson, where he starts to go stir crazy as he accepts that he may very well be the last person on Earth!

While tonight’s premiere started off a bit slow for me, I was soon won over by Phil’s crazy antics, Castaway-like delusions, and ramblings to God. Phil’s wackiness seems to come to a head when things take a hilarious turn, which makes for a delightful second half to this hour-long premiere. The series looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, and I think it will fit in perfectly with the more cartoony nature of FOX’s Sunday night lineup.

On tonight’s premiere, “Alive in Tucson; The Elephant in the Room,” Phil Miller suspects he’s the sole survivor after a deadly virus sweeps the planet in 2020, but after searching in vain all over the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in his RV, he returns to Tucson to mull the future of mankind.

See how Phil handles being the last man on Earth tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Battle Creek, Once Upon a Time, Secrets and Lies, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Walking Dead, Togetherness, Looking, Shameless, and Episodes.

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