If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/23/15

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

rosewood923smallBones. Castle. They have a lot in common, but the first thing I think of when I compare the two – besides being crime dramas with lots of comedy – is the fact that the two leads are a man and woman with great chemistry. So when I saw the promos for FOX’s new show Rosewood, I knew I’d have to check it out. This Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie & The Best Man movies) stars as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, a brilliant private pathologist in Miami. He’s a little bit like Brennan on Bones in how amazing he is at his job, but he’s much more outgoing and personable than she was/is. Jaina Lee Ortiz (The After) plays Annalise Villa, a new detective for the Miami PD who doesn’t want to like Rosewood but is unable to not be impressed by his abilities. Rosewood’s sister, Pippy (Gabrielle Dennis, The Game), is the “toxicology queen” in his practice, and her fiancée Tara Milly Izikoff, or TMI (Anna Konkle, Man Seeking Woman & Betas) is their DNA specialist.

I’ve seen the pilot, and I have to say that if you love procedurals and shows like Bones and Castle, I think you’ll love this one too. Morris Chestnut is amazingly sexy, and his character is a lot of fun. The chemistry between Rosewood and Villa is great, although they both have some things in their private lives and background (that I won’t spoil) that make a real relationship something I doubt we’ll see right away.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Dr. Rosewood must team up with Det. Villa in hope of solving a case that hits close to home.

Check out the latest fun crime-solving partners tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Worst Cooks in America, & black-ish.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

empire923smallLast season, Empire came in as a strong freshman show that had people talking by the water cooler, day after day. Personally, I love Cookie. She is the picture of strength, and it helps that she is hilarious. Some of her lines last season had me half in shock and half in giggles. Jamal is amazing, but I was really upset to see how he got drunk with power in the finale when Lucious gave him the keys to the Empire. I’m hoping he gets a hard wake-up call this season and becomes the kind leader I always thought he would be.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Devils Are Here,” it’s been three months after the shocking arrest and incarceration of Empire Entertainment head Lucious. Still in federal lockup, Lucious is trying to run Empire from inside, while a headline-grabbing state prosecutor hangs her political ambitions on bringing him down – no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Cookie stages a star-studded #FreeLucious concert in his support, while scheming with Andre, Hakeem, Anika, and the business savvy Mimi Whiteman to finalize the hostile takeover of Empire.

Join the drama all over again and tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Rosewood, The Middle, The Mysteries of Laura, Survivor, The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, and black-ish.
 

Kyle’s Choice

survivor2015smallLast season, the fans voted for their favorite non-winning Survivor players to get another opportunity to play the game once again. And in the season finale, we got to see the roster of “Second Chance” players announced live, who were immediately whisked off stage to begin their new adventure. Tonight, the 31st season of Survivor kicks off in Cambodia, where the 20 returning castaways will be split into tribes and start their latest 30-day struggle to finally take home the million-dollar prize and win the title of “Sole Survivor.”

There’s an interesting mix of folks this time around. Kelly Wiglesworth – the one Sue Hawk called a rat in her infamous tribal counsel speech in season 1 – is back to play the game after 15 years! And season 2’s Jeff Varner is also returning after a long time away from the game. There’s also a lot of more-recent players returning, like season 28 enemies Kass and Spencer, who both started off on the same “Brains” tribe, which fell apart almost immediately.

While I don’t usually like these “former player” type of seasons, I’m looking forward to this one, as it was fan picked and is not full of those horrible villains that the producers usually put on just to create controversy. It’ll be interesting to see how these players change their strategies, knowing how they and their competitors played the last time. I’m really hoping Spencer can eke out a win this time around. He was my favorite player in his season.

On tonight’s 90-minute premiere, the twenty returning castaways arrive in Koh Rong, Cambodia, an island in the South China Sea, for a second chance to win the top $1 million prize as the 31st season begins.

See the returning castaways tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Rosewood, Empire, Young & Hungry, The Jim Gaffigan Show, The League, You’re the Worst, Worst Cooks in America, Twinning, and Moonbeam City.

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