If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/22/15

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

limitless922smallPremiere week continues, and another drama that I’m definitely checking out is CBS’s Limitless. I haven’t seen the movie this is based on, but I’ve heard good things. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman, Manhattan Love Story, Greek) discovers NZT, a drug which boosts brain power by a huge percentage, giving the user extraordinary cognitive abilities. He is found out by FBI Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter) and is coerced into helping the FBI solve some of their most complex cases. Working with them is Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper, CSI: NY), and their boss at the FBI is Nasreen “Naz” Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Grimm, Hostages). Brian also has a secret relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Bradley Cooper, Alias and the Limitless movie), who is a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT himself.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Brian Finch’s life takes an extraordinary turn when he uses a mysterious drug, NZT, that allows him to access his full brain capacity. However, when an NZT-related murder lands Brian on the FBI’s radar, he uses the drug in an attempt to stay ahead of the authorities long enough to clear his name.

Check out this new fast-paced drama tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, The Muppets, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, & Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

themuppets922smallTonight, The Muppets return to the small screen in the series premiere of their new self-titled ABC sitcom. The series takes a The Office-like mockumentary approach, following Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and all your other favorite Muppets as they live their lives on and off the set of the late night talk show “Up Late with Miss Piggy.” The camera crew follow these characters throughout their day, and we also get cutaways to direct-to-camera confessionals, where the characters can speak about exactly what’s on their minds.

As the series opens, Kermit and Piggy are no longer a couple (which ABC did an excellent job publicizing before tonight’s premiere), and Kermit is now dating a new pig named Denise. However, Kermit is the executive producer of Piggy’s talk show and can’t escape dealing with her irrational demands every day. The rest of the gang also work on the show: Fozzie serves as the audience warm-up comedian, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem are the house band, Scooter is the talent coordinator, Gonzo helps come up with skits, the Swedish Chef heads up craft services, and rest of the backstage crew is filled with lots of other familiar Muppets. And Statler and Waldorf are always there in the audience to throw out their snarky comments.

The series takes these characters in a fun, fresh, modern new direction, and we see these Muppets dealing with more adult problems and relationship issues. The series is a lot of fun – not just in the witty writing and humorous situations but also some good old-fashioned physical humor. The jokes work on multiple levels, providing laughs for all ages, and there’s some fun guest stars for the whole family to enjoy.

On tonight’s episode, “Pig Girls Don’t Cry,” Miss Piggy is livid when Kermit books Elizabeth Banks on her late-night talk show; and Fozzie meets his girlfriend’s parents. Also: a performance by Imagine Dragons.

Meet (or re-meet) the Muppets tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Limitless, Fresh Off the Boat, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, Scream Queens, The Bastard Executioner, Face Off, and Bazillion Dollar Club.
 

Megan’s Choice

screamqueens922smallI have loved all the series that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have put forward so far, and them teaming up again with FOX to bring us Scream Queens is very exciting to me. The fact that Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, and Jaime Lee Curtis are in it make it even more exciting. The show follows the girls of Kappa House, which is ruled by the Queen Bitch Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), while they look for new pledges. This task has been made harder this year by Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis), when she mandates that sorority pledging must be open to all students and not just the school’s richest. All hell breaks loose as a devil-clad killer brings insanity to the campus.

This show is part dark comedy, part slasher film – like Scream – and a good old-fashioned mystery with characters who all have a motive for murder or could possibly be the next victim. I am so excited for this show, and I think it’s going to quickly become a new cult classic.

On tonight’s 2-hour series premiere, “Pilot/Hell Week,” the girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by Chanel Oberlin. But when anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell will break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.

To begin your love affair with this fantastic new show, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Muppets, The Voice, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, Limitless, and Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.

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