If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/17/15

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 #1

izombiesmallAnyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Veronica Mars fan, so when I learned that Rob Thomas had created a new show called iZombie, I was in, regardless of the subject matter. Thankfully, the story itself seems like it’ll be a lot of fun. Rose McIver stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore (*snicker* Live more?), a medical resident who was suddenly turned into a zombie. She transfers to the city morgue for the easy access to brains, breaks things off with her soul mate (played by the sexy Robert Buckley from One Tree Hill), and tries to “live” her life as best she can. Then she figures out that with every brain she eats, she gets “visions,” which turn out to be the corpse’s memories, so with the encouragement of her boss, she works with a newbie homicide detective, using those “visions” to help solve the murders of those people whose brains she consumed.

Sounds fun, right? I hope so… I’m not a huge fan of shows on The CW. The only ones I watch every episode of are Whose Line Is It Anyway and Penn & Teller: Fool Us—I haven’t watched a non-reality show on The CW since One Tree Hill. So I’m *hoping* I like this one enough to stick with it. If anyone can make me do that, it’s Rob Thomas. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Robert Buckley and David Anders (who will always be Julian Stark from Alias to me) are on the show as well. Hellooooo, eye candy! 😉 I really love them both in everything I’ve seen them in, so…) Also starring are Aly Michalka, Malcolm Goodwin, Molly Hagan, & Rahul Kohli.

Kyle did a press room interview for the show, which you can view on his site, NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” an overachieving medical resident who recently became a zombie transfers her residency to the city morgue, where she feeds on brains, but every time she does, she experiences some of the corpse’s memories, sometimes providing clues to how they died.

Meet a new kind of zombies tonight on The CW at 9/8c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

chicagofire317smallChicago Fire wasn’t one of my must-watch shows until Chicago PD came along and introduced me to the cast during the crossover episodes. Now this show is always on my radar, and I’m invested with all the story lines. Last episode, Severide was pushing for his old friend, Scott, to be hired on the team to fill in for Mills, who is still recovering from vertigo. There weren’t many that supported this idea, and Mills was one of them—of course, he’s scared to lose his job. Mills went and pushed himself to climb up too high to prove he was okay, and while he survived, it was an unnecessary risk. Meanwhile, Mouche was trying to make amends for standing his biological daughter up the first time, and eventually he convinced her brother to get her to see him. I’m happy Mouche decided to go, but I get what an intense emotional rollercoaster that would have been. I’ve been really worried about Casey this season because his decisions aren’t always landing him in the right places and I’d hate to see his character lose his job over a sexual encounter. Overall, this season has been dynamite so far, and if the writing on the whole franchise is any indication, then this show is going to be around for a lot longer.

On tonight’s episode, “Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional,” during a harrowing call to a structure fire, Herrmann rescues a trapped toddler, but the questionable circumstances surrounding the event sends him on a personal mission to locate the father and get to the bottom of the situation. Severide makes up for lost time by retracing key friendships from his adolescence, while Mills discovers some surprising news. Elsewhere, Cruz and Brett’s relationship comes to a crucial juncture, while Otis develops some unexpected feelings.

To see how the CFD manages this week, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped, The Voice, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hell’s Kitchen, The Flash, The Mindy Project, and iZombie.

Kyle’s Choice

onebighappysmallTonight, NBC kicks off the new comedy series One Big Happy. Luke (Nick Zano, 2 Broke Girls, What I Like About You) and lesbian Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert, Happy Endings) have been best friends since childhood. They now own a home together and have decided to have a baby. However, things suddenly get complicated when Luke falls for the free-spirited Prudence (Kelly Brook, Smallville) just days before she’s going to be deported back to England and decides to get married to keep her in the country. Can this trio learn to live together as one big happy family?

Rounding out the main cast of characters are Luke’s friend/employee Marcus (Brandon Mychal Smith, Get On Up) and Lizzy’s married friends Leisha (Rebecca Corry, 2 Broke Girls) and Roy (Chris Williams, Satisfaction).

I was a little wary when I saw that this series was written by a writer of 2 Broke Girls, but I did enjoy tonight’s premiere. It’s nice to see Elisha Cuthbert back on my TV, and Kelly Brook is delightful in this show—her character is so fun, upbeat, and nerdy. Tonight’s premiere pretty much just sets up the premise, so I look forward to seeing how the week-to-week show plays out in future episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” when a lesbian named Lizzy decides she is ready to be a mother, she convinces her straight childhood friend Luke to be the father, but he ends up meeting and marrying the free-spirited Prudence, right when Lizzy finds out she’s pregnant.

See if this new comedy’s for you tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Undateable, The Mindy Project, The Flash, iZombie, Justified, Cougar Town, and Face Off.

Jenny’s Choice #2

rizzoliisles317smallLast week on Rizzoli & Isles, I totally called it when the detective from out of town turned out to be the killer, although his motive—that he’d been bullied as a kid and was out to kill his bully from camp and his stepfather, who was his biggest bully—surprised me. Boy, his stepfather was a piece of work… The other part of the episode dealt with Maura after she discovered her identity had been stolen. Instead of freaking out and going straight to Jane, she got curious because her other self—ie: the woman who’d stolen her identity—had bought and done a lot of things that Maura herself wouldn’t have bought or hadn’t done yet wanted to. It seemed to make her feel as if she were limiting herself or missing out on something, making her boring. She took Angela with her to spy on the identity thief, and Angela ended up getting the woman on video when Maura had to end up saving a man who was choking, and that helped Jane to catch the woman for her. In the end, Jane helped her feel better about herself…and isn’t that what true friends are for?

Tonight is the two-hour season finale, which makes me very sad. 🙁 Thankfully it’s already been picked up for season 6, which they just started shooting not long ago, so while we’ll have to wait a few months, it will be back.

On tonight’s first episode, “Bite Out of Crime,” the squad works overtime hunting down a serial killer sniper. Maura befriends a witness to the crime, who happens to suffer from a mental condition that has him believing he is a wolf. Then on the second episode, “Family Matters,” when a woman finds her husband has been murdered, the ensuing investigation reveals that the victim may have been living a double life.

See how the season ends tonight on TNT at 8/7c & 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Married at First Sight (which is airing on both FYI AND A&E this season!), 19 Kids & Counting, Undateable, One Big Happy, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Restaurant Startup, & Cougar Town.

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