If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/5/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

DIG -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Ronen Akerman/USA Network)Tonight, the epic 10-episode limited-series DIG premieres on USA Network, which has been described as Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinici Code. Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs, Awake) is an American legal attaché (aka FBI Agent) working in Israel, who uses his casual relationship with boss Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche, Save Me) as a way to mask the pain of his personal life. When a young American archaeologist is murdered in Jerusalem, Lynn is under pressure from U.S. Ambassador Ruth Ridell (Regina Taylor, The Unit) to close the case as quickly as possible. However, Peter finds himself butting heads with Israeli National Police detective Golan Cohen (Ori Pfeffer, World War Z), who is doing his own investigation.

Peter becomes obsessed with the case, getting a bit too emotionally involved since the victim reminds him of someone he lost. But as he delves deeper into his investigation, Peter uncovers a much larger, centuries-old conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history and life as we know it. Meanwhile, there are two other parallel stories happening in other parts of the world—one involving a religious cult and the other an ancient religious prophecy, both of which will ultimately tie into the answers Peter is looking for.

DIG comes from executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes, Touch) and Gideon Raff (Homeland) and is the perfect blend of these two men’s story-telling styles. Kring once again employs his technique of weaving together seemingly disconnected stories that will ultimately converge over the course of the series. And Raff’s contribution can be seen in the show’s internationally-set political and religious intrigue. The series’ amazing cast also includes Alison Sudol (Transparent), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Richard E. Grant (Downton Abbey), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), and Omar Metwally (Non-Stop).

I’ve really enjoyed the first three episodes. The series looks beautiful and is suspenseful and action-packed. I look forward to discovering more about this underlying mystery and seeing how the three different stories all come together.

I recently had a chance to speak with executive producer Tim Kring about the series. You can find this at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s extended-length premiere, “Pilot,” while investigating the murder of a young American woman in Jerusalem, an FBI agent stationed there discovers an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the entire course of human history, and he must unravel the mystery.

Catch the start of this new show tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Grey’s Anatomy, American Crime, The Slap, The Blacklist, Allegiance, Archer, and Wizard Wars.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

unbreakablekimmyschmidtsmallI don’t generally watch shows on Netflix, but I read about the new series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and think it sounds really cute and funny. Tina Fey, one of the funniest women on TV, is the creator & executive producer, so I have hopes that this show will make me laugh and be a lot of fun to watch.

The show stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, who escaped a doomsday cult and decided to reclaim her life and start over in NYC. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, Kimmy’s ready to take on a world she didn’t even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way. It also stars Jane Krakowski (30 Rock along with Tina Fey), Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, & Tituss Burgess.

See the entire 13 episode season starting tonight on Netflix at 3:01AM/2:01AMc.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Backstrom, Chopped Canada, & Beat Bobby Flay.

Megan’s Choice

americancrime35smallTonight, ABC is premiering the new show, American Crime, and it boasts a strong, star-studded cast such as Felicity Hoffman (Desperate Housewives), Timothy Hutton (Leverage), and Regina King (Ray, The Big Bang Theory). The show’s premise is telling a crime from the point of view of all involved and makes us question common views on faith, family, gender, race, class, and other points of our social experience.

Following the home-invasion murder of Matt Skokie—a war vet—and an assault on his wife, Gwen, four suspects are brought into custody; Tony Gutierrez (Johnny Ortiz), an impressionable teen who got in way over his head even under the watchful eye of his father, Alonzo Gutierrez (Benito Martinez). Hector Tontz (Richard Cabral), a young man who has lived life on the fringes of society and has made bad decisions to stay alive. Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco) and Aubry Taylor (Caitlin Gerard), two incredibly lost souls whose addiction to drugs and to one another has become destructive. The suspects may all fit a profile, but it’s all more complicated than anyone could have guessed—which is also true for the victims themselves. As Russ Skokie (Timothy Hutton) and Barb Hanlon (Felicity Huffman)—divorced and not on speaking terms—arrive to both bury their son Matt and find justice for his killing, they discover their son may not have been as innocent in this as it seems. It’s going to be an interesting ride to find out exactly who did what and how the victims themselves are tangled in this ever-expanding web of deceit.

On the premiere, “Episode One,” social injustice stirs up tensions in a California city after a shocking crime changes the lives of all those involved.

To see how this twisted drama unfolds, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, The Blacklist, Backstrom, Chopped Canada, Scandal, Dig, Elementary, Allegiance, and Vikings.

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